Hopper parasitoids do not significantly benefit from non-crop habitats in rice production landscapes

Hopper parasitoids do not significantly benefit from non-crop habitats in rice production landscapes •Parasitism by four hopper parasitoid genera was not enhanced by diverse habitats.•Rice monoculture and ratoon rice was sufficient to sustain parasitoid populations.•Increase in egg parasitism correlated with a decrease in the hopper hatching rates.•Spatial and temporal heterogeneity in rice systems enhances biological control.•We suggest asynchronous planting cycles for ecological intensification. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Hopper parasitoids do not significantly benefit from non-crop habitats in rice production landscapes

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.11.035
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Abstract

•Parasitism by four hopper parasitoid genera was not enhanced by diverse habitats.•Rice monoculture and ratoon rice was sufficient to sustain parasitoid populations.•Increase in egg parasitism correlated with a decrease in the hopper hatching rates.•Spatial and temporal heterogeneity in rice systems enhances biological control.•We suggest asynchronous planting cycles for ecological intensification.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Feb 15, 2018

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