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The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis

Albrecht, Matthias and Kleijn, David and Williams, Neal M. and Tschumi, Matthias and Blaauw, Brett R. and Bommarco, Riccardo and Campbell, Alistair J. and Dainese, Matteo and Drummond, Francis A. and Entling, Martin H. and Ganser, Dominik and de Groot, G. Arjen and Goulson, Dave and Grab, Heather and Hamilton, Hannah and Herzog, Felix and Isaacs, Rufus and Jacot, Katja and Jeanneret, Philippe and Jonsson, Mattias and Knop, Eva and Kremen, Claire and Landis, Douglas A. and Loeb, Gregory M. and Marini, Lorenzo and McKerchar, Megan and Morandin, Lora and Pfister, Sonja C. and Potts, Simon G. and Rundlof, Maj and Sardinas, Hillary and Sciligo, Amber and Thies, Carsten and Tscharntke, Teja and Venturini, Eric and Veromann, Eve and Vollhardt, Ines M. G. and Wackers, Felix and Ward, Kimiora and Wilby, Andrew and Woltz, Megan and Wratten, Steve and Sutter, Louis (2020). The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis. Ecology Letters. 23 , 1488-1498
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Abstract

Floral plantings are promoted to foster ecological intensification of agriculture through provisioning of ecosystem services. However, a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of different floral plantings, their characteristics and consequences for crop yield is lacking. Here we quantified the impacts of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control (18 studies) and pollination services (17 studies) in adjacent crops in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Flower strips, but not hedgerows, enhanced pest control services in adjacent fields by 16% on average. However, effects on crop pollination and yield were more variable. Our synthesis identifies several important drivers of variability in effectiveness of plantings: pollination services declined exponentially with distance from plantings, and perennial and older flower strips with higher flowering plant diversity enhanced pollination more effectively. These findings provide promising pathways to optimise floral plantings to more effectively contribute to ecosystem service delivery and ecological intensification of agriculture in the future.

Authors/Creators:Albrecht, Matthias and Kleijn, David and Williams, Neal M. and Tschumi, Matthias and Blaauw, Brett R. and Bommarco, Riccardo and Campbell, Alistair J. and Dainese, Matteo and Drummond, Francis A. and Entling, Martin H. and Ganser, Dominik and de Groot, G. Arjen and Goulson, Dave and Grab, Heather and Hamilton, Hannah and Herzog, Felix and Isaacs, Rufus and Jacot, Katja and Jeanneret, Philippe and Jonsson, Mattias and Knop, Eva and Kremen, Claire and Landis, Douglas A. and Loeb, Gregory M. and Marini, Lorenzo and McKerchar, Megan and Morandin, Lora and Pfister, Sonja C. and Potts, Simon G. and Rundlof, Maj and Sardinas, Hillary and Sciligo, Amber and Thies, Carsten and Tscharntke, Teja and Venturini, Eric and Veromann, Eve and Vollhardt, Ines M. G. and Wackers, Felix and Ward, Kimiora and Wilby, Andrew and Woltz, Megan and Wratten, Steve and Sutter, Louis
Title:The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:23
Page range:1488-1498
Number of Pages:11
ISSN:1461-023X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Agroecology, agri-environment schemes, bee pollinators, conservation biological control, ecological intensification, farmland biodiversity, floral enhancements, natural pest regulation, pollination reservoirs, sustainable agriculture, wildflower strips
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107728
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107728
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1111/ele.13576
Web of Science (WoS)000560902300001
ID Code:17945
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:27 Oct 2020 11:11
Metadata Last Modified:27 Oct 2020 11:21

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