Provision of ecological infrastructures to increase pollinators and other beneficial organisms in rainfed crops in Central Spain

Viñuela Sandoval, Elisa and Adan del Rio, Angeles and Rodríguez, J. and Hernando Amado, Sara and Dorado, José and Fernández-Quintanilla, César and Canomanuel, Germán and Fereres Castiel, Alberto (2012). Provision of ecological infrastructures to increase pollinators and other beneficial organisms in rainfed crops in Central Spain. "IOBC/wrps Bull.", v. 79 ; pp. 113-119. ISSN 978-92-9067-235-7.

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Title: Provision of ecological infrastructures to increase pollinators and other beneficial organisms in rainfed crops in Central Spain
Author/s:
  • Viñuela Sandoval, Elisa
  • Adan del Rio, Angeles
  • Rodríguez, J.
  • Hernando Amado, Sara
  • Dorado, José
  • Fernández-Quintanilla, César
  • Canomanuel, Germán
  • Fereres Castiel, Alberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IOBC/wrps Bull.
Date: 2012
ISSN: 978-92-9067-235-7
Volume: 79
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Producción Vegetal: Botánica y Protección Vegetal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In sustainable intensive agriculture, the biodiversity of monoculture fields can be increased by managing the field margins to provide ecological infrastructures that serve as refuges and resources for beneficial organisms (pollinators and natural enemies). In the present work we summarize two years of field trials following the goal to increase biodiversity of beneficial fauna in a barley field in Central Spain by sowing different herbaceous mixtures in the field margins. The presence of arthropods visiting flowers on plots sown with different types of seed mixtures and unsown natural flora (control plot) was compared by visual sampling every week between April and June. The results showed that a combination of herbaceous big-size seeds was the most successful mixture emerging under our experimental conditions and achieved a higher number of visits of beneficial arthropods than the unsown natural vegetation.

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Item ID: 16014
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16014/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16014
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Nov 2013 16:19
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:22
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