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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The findings are from a nationally coordinated project supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) which aims to understand which landscape features contribute to the control of pest populations in crops... "Remnant bushland containing few weeds may reduce the number of pest species and at least delay the build-up of pests in crops during the growing season," she said... She is now using computer simulations of landscapes to understand which management practices - within crops and pastures as well as native vegetation - affect pest populations by encouraging beneficial insects or reducing sources of pests...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The findings are from a nationally coordinated project supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) which aims to understand which landscape features contribute to the control of pest populations in crops... Ms Micic said that data taken from remnant vegetation in WA showed that insect pests were more likely to be found on weeds, while beneficial species were more likely to be found on native plant species... "Remnant bushland containing few weeds may reduce the number of pest species and at least delay the build-up of pests in crops during the growing season," she said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Native vegetation in grain-cropping landscapes can provide a habitat for beneficial predatory insects, supporting overall pest-control programs... Pastures, especially weedy pastures, provide habitat for pests.. Native vegetation, particularly remnant natural bush, provides a haven and natural food source for beneficial insects, which prey on exotic insects attracted to grain crops and also to many weed species...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Market Based Ecosystem Services 2009 Nuffield Australia All rights reserved... Recognising that agriculture is vital to the nation's food security and sustainable ecosystem preservation, and that consumers need to pay the true price for ecosystem goods and services... d. consider in detail all funding options, including those proposed in this report; e. create a communications strategy for end users and land managers to promote the ESS and its benefits; 50 Market Based Ecosystem Services f. establish an education and training programme to deliver extension services to land managers; and, g. develop a rigorous monitoring and evaluation programme to underpin the scheme's integrity...
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