Flowering forbs for field margins: selecting species that optimise ecosystem services

Carrié, Romain, George, David and Wäckers, Felix (2012) Flowering forbs for field margins: selecting species that optimise ecosystem services. Landscape Management for Functional Biodiversity IOBC wprs Bulletin, 75. pp. 57-60.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the attractiveness of flowers to target groups of beneficial insects. Water trap samples were taken throughout the entire period of inflorescence and were accompanied by sweep net sampling in early summer. Samples were assessed for target insect groups (predatory beetles, true bugs, aphids, hoverflies and Parasitica) that are known to provide ecosystem services in farm landscapes (such as pollination, conservation and pest control). Yarrow and Oxeye daisy were the most promising flowering plants, attracting multiple beneficial target groups. These species seem to be the most promising for use in flowering field margins.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C900 Others in Biological Sciences
F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 11:07
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:36
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9420

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