Flower power? Potential benefits and pitfalls of using (flowering) vegetation for conservation biological control

F.L. Wackers, P.C.J. van Rijn, K. Winkler, D. Olson

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Abstract

Whereas nectar and pollen provision to predators and parasitoids is often a main objective in pursuing agricultural biodiversity, we generally know little about whether the flowering plant species involved are actually suitable as insect food sources or what their ultimate impact is on biological pest control. Here we highlight the potential as well as the pitfalls of using biodiversity in conservation biological control and discuss how we can optimise the benefits
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
JournalAspects of Applied Biology
Volume81
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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