Agroforestry benefits natural enemies and pollinatorsCategory: News
10 September 2019
Evaluating the effects of integrating trees into temperate arable systems on pest control and pollination
A new review of agroforestry for pest control and pollination from our PhD student Tom Staton (based at Reading University ) has been published.
Staton T, Walters RJ, Smith J, Girling RD (2019) Evaluating the effects of integrating trees into temperate arable systems on pest control and pollination Agricultural Systems: Volume 176
- Integrating trees into arable systems significantly enhanced natural enemies of pests
- Arthropod pests were significantly reduced in these silvoarable systems
- Evidence for effects on pollinators is scarcer, but suggests beneficial effects
- Authors propose a framework for future research to explain variation in results.