Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

1-2020

Journal or Book Title

Annual Review of Entomology

Volume

65

First Page

81

Last Page

100

DOI

10.1146/annurev-ento-011019-025143

Abstract

Disturbances associated with agricultural intensification reduce our ability to achieve sustainable crop production. These disturbances stem from crop-management tactics and can leave crop fields more vulnerable to insect outbreaks, in part because natural-enemy communities often tend to be more susceptible to disturbance than herbivorous pests. Recent research has explored practices that conserve natural-enemy communities and reduce pest outbreaks, revealing that different components of agroecosystems can influence natural-enemy populations. In this review, we consider a range of disturbances that influence pest control provided by natural enemies and how conservation practices can mitigate or counteract disturbance. We use four case studies to illustrate how conservation and disturbance mitigation increase the potential for biological 2 control and provide co-benefits for the broader agroecosystem. To facilitate the adoption of conservation practices that improve top-down control across significant areas of the landscape, they will need to provide multifunctional benefits, but should be implemented with natural enemies explicitly in mind.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Tooker, John F., Matthew E. O'Neal, and Cesar Rodriguez-Saona. "Balancing disturbance and conservation in agroecosystems to improve biological control." Annual Review of Entomology 65 (2020): 81-100. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-011019-025143. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Annual Reviews

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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