3 October 2019
Beneficial insects in organic greenhouses

Workshop for growers at Northdown Orchard, Hants

23 October 2019
Soil nutrient management

A workshop with Mark Measures



17 September 2019
The Diversification Cluster web page has been launched!

Six Horizon 2020 projects are working together in the crop diversification cluster

17 September 2019
Organic World Congress 2020 call for contributions

20th Organic World Congress in France, September 2020



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Agroforestry benefits natural enemies and pollinators

Category: 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

Highlights

  • 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.

Keywords: agroforestry trees pests pollinators natural enemies beneficial insects

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