A1 Journal article (refereed)
Natural enemies emerging in cereal fields in spring may contribute to biological control (2022)


Tortosa, A., Duflot, R., Rivers‐Moore, J., Ladet, S., Esquerré, D., & Vialatte, A. (2022). Natural enemies emerging in cereal fields in spring may contribute to biological control. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 24(3), 267-278. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12490


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All authors or editorsTortosa, Axelle; Duflot, Rémi; Rivers‐Moore, Justine; Ladet, Sylvie; Esquerré, Diane; Vialatte, Aude

Journal or seriesAgricultural and Forest Entomology

ISSN1461-9555

eISSN1461-9563

Publication year2022

Publication date08/02/2022

Volume24

Issue number3

Pages range267-278

PublisherWiley-Blackwell

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12490

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open accessChannel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79845


Abstract

1. Biological pest control is known to depend on landscape heterogeneity. However, such relationship shows irregular pattern and seems influenced by local farming practices and natural enemies that overwinter within crop fields. The objective of this study was to assess the contribution of emerging natural enemies in spring to biological control, and their response to the interaction between landscape heterogeneity and farming intensity.
2. We monitored the overwintering insect community using emergence traps and measured the local potential pest predation using prey cards in 30 cereal fields, in spring in France. Study fields were selected along a landscape heterogeneity gradient and farming practices were recorded.
3. None of the ten emerging taxa influenced predation of lepidopteran eggs or weed seeds. On the ground, aphid predation was positively correlated with emerging carabid beetles. In foliage, aphid predation was negatively correlated with emerging parasitoids. Overall, the community of natural enemies that overwinter within crop fields seemed to benefit from lower crop diversity and higher edge density in combination with higher farming intensities. This suggest that they represent a subset of species adapted to. This study highlights a large broad taxonomic panel of emerging natural enemies and their potential local pest predation.


Keywordsbiological controlbeneficial insectsnatural diversitywinteringfield croppingpesticidessoil

Free keywordsairborne compartment; beneficial insects; ground compartment; landscape heterogeneity; overwintering; pesticide; potential predation; soil management


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating1


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