Effects of green veining on natural enemies of invertebrate pest species in leek and sprouts

W.K.R.E. van Wingerden, A.J. Griffioen, M. van der Veen, M.J.J. van der Straten, A.P. Noordam, Th. Heijerman, C.J.F. ter Braak, H.A.M. Meeuwsen, H. Timmermans, F.J.J.A. Bianchi

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Arachnids and insects have been sampled with different methods in leek, sprouts and adjacent green veining (i.e. (semi-)natural non-crop elements). Composition of 10 taxonomic or functional groups of potential enemies has been analysed in relation to crop type, green veining at the farm, and composition of the closely surrounding landscape. Different groups of enemies colonise leek and sprouts crops in similar numbers, and occur in green veining at farms, in similar or higher numbers. Hoverfly and lacewing larvae, earwig, and carabid and cantharid beetle densities in leek and sprouts may be enhanced by stands of woodland and tree lines at farms and their direct surroundings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Netherlands Entomological Society Meeting; Volume 15
EditorsJ. Bruin
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
ISBN (Print)9789071912252
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event15e entomologendag, Groningen -
Duration: 19 Dec 2003 → …


Conference15e entomologendag, Groningen
Period19/12/03 → …


  • allium porrum
  • sprouts
  • plant pests
  • pest control
  • landscape ecology
  • natural enemies
  • landscape architecture
  • biological control
  • natural landscape


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