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How to promote beneficial insects in agriculture.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:10pm

Dr. Riccardo Bommarco, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept of Ecology

Abstract. Beneficial wildlife provide ecosystem services that support agricultural production. There is opportunity to capitalize on their services and manage them for productive and environmentally friendly cropping. Focusing mainly on crop pollination and insect pest regulation, I go through evidence of land use solutions from the farmer's field to the landscape, and suggest future options to bolster beneficial arthropods in agriculture.