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

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The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield : a quantitative synthesis. / Albrecht, Matthias; Kleijn, David; Williams, Neal M. et al.

In: Ecology Letters, Vol. 23, No. 10, 01.10.2020, p. 1488-1498.

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Albrecht, M, Kleijn, D, Williams, NM, Tschumi, M, Blaauw, BR, Bommarco, R, Campbell, AJ, Dainese, M, Drummond, FA, Entling, MH, Ganser, D, Arjen de Groot, G, Goulson, D, Grab, H, Hamilton, H, Herzog, F, Isaacs, R, Jacot, K, Jeanneret, P, Jonsson, M, Knop, E, Kremen, C, Landis, DA, Loeb, GM, Marini, L, McKerchar, M, Morandin, L, Pfister, SC, Potts, SG, Rundlöf, M, Sardiñas, H, Sciligo, A, Thies, C, Tscharntke, T, Venturini, E, Veromann, E, Vollhardt, IMG, Wäckers, F, Ward, K, Wilby, A, Woltz, M, Wratten, S & Sutter, L 2020, 'The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis', Ecology Letters, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 1488-1498. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13576

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Albrecht, M., Kleijn, D., Williams, N. M., Tschumi, M., Blaauw, B. R., Bommarco, R., Campbell, A. J., Dainese, M., Drummond, F. A., Entling, M. H., Ganser, D., Arjen de Groot, G., Goulson, D., Grab, H., Hamilton, H., Herzog, F., Isaacs, R., Jacot, K., Jeanneret, P., ... Sutter, L. (2020). The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis. Ecology Letters, 23(10), 1488-1498. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13576

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Albrecht M, Kleijn D, Williams NM, Tschumi M, Blaauw BR, Bommarco R et al. The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis. Ecology Letters. 2020 Oct 1;23(10):1488-1498. Epub 2020 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/ele.13576

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Albrecht, Matthias ; Kleijn, David ; Williams, Neal M. et al. / The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield : a quantitative synthesis. In: Ecology Letters. 2020 ; Vol. 23, No. 10. pp. 1488-1498.

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title = "The effectiveness of flower strips and hedgerows on pest control, pollination services and crop yield: a quantitative synthesis",
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.",
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T2 - a quantitative synthesis

AU - Albrecht, Matthias

AU - Kleijn, David

AU - Williams, Neal M.

AU - Tschumi, Matthias

AU - Blaauw, Brett R.

AU - Bommarco, Riccardo

AU - Campbell, Alistair J.

AU - Dainese, Matteo

AU - Drummond, Francis A.

AU - Entling, Martin H.

AU - Ganser, Dominik

AU - Arjen de Groot, G.

AU - Goulson, Dave

AU - Grab, Heather

AU - Hamilton, Hannah

AU - Herzog, Felix

AU - Isaacs, Rufus

AU - Jacot, Katja

AU - Jeanneret, Philippe

AU - Jonsson, Mattias

AU - Knop, Eva

AU - Kremen, Claire

AU - Landis, Douglas A.

AU - Loeb, Gregory M.

AU - Marini, Lorenzo

AU - McKerchar, Megan

AU - Morandin, Lora

AU - Pfister, Sonja C.

AU - Potts, Simon G.

AU - Rundlöf, Maj

AU - Sardiñas, Hillary

AU - Sciligo, Amber

AU - Thies, Carsten

AU - Tscharntke, Teja

AU - Venturini, Eric

AU - Veromann, Eve

AU - Vollhardt, Ines M.G.

AU - Wäckers, Felix

AU - Ward, Kimiora

AU - Wilby, Andrew

AU - Woltz, Megan

AU - Wratten, Steve

AU - Sutter, Louis

PY - 2020/10/1

Y1 - 2020/10/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Agroecology

KW - agri-environment schemes

KW - bee pollinators

KW - conservation biological control

KW - ecological intensification

KW - farmland biodiversity

KW - floral enhancements

KW - natural pest regulation

KW - pollination reservoirs

KW - sustainable agriculture

KW - wildflower strips

U2 - 10.1111/ele.13576

DO - 10.1111/ele.13576

M3 - Journal article

VL - 23

SP - 1488

EP - 1498

JO - Ecology Letters

JF - Ecology Letters

SN - 1461-023X

IS - 10

ER -