Download the full-sized PDF
Permanent link (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7939/R3ZK55T3K
This file is in the following communities:
|Renewable Resources, Department of|
This file is in the following collections:
|Journal Articles (Renewable Resources)|
Carabid Assemblages (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in a Rotation of Three Different Crops in Southern Alberta, Canada: A Comparison of Sustainable and Conventional Farming Open Access
- Author or creator
Spence, J. R.
- Additional contributors
Conventional versus sustainable agronomic practices
- Type of item
- Journal Article (Published)
Carabids were sampled in 2000 (pretreatment year) and 2003-2005 in experimental plots in southern Alberta. Canada, after a rotation of beans, and potato under sustainable and conventional farming practices. Each phase of the rotation was present in every year. Crop type had stronger effect than sustainable treatment on carabid-expected species richness, diversity, and species composition. However, carabid activity density was consistently higher in plots under sustainable treatments than those maintained conventionally Potato plots. which were sprayed with insecticide for pest control, showed a significantly lower carabid activity density than the other crops. These results support other studies showing the beneficial effect of sustainable farming on activity density of carabid beetles.
- Date created
- License information
- © 2008 Entomological Society of America. This article is the copyright property of the Entomological Society of America and may not be used for any commercial or other private purpose without specific written permission of the Entomological Society of America.
- Citation for previous publication
Bourassa, S; Cárcamo, HA; Larney, FJ; Spence, JR. (2008). Carabid Assemblages (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in a Rotation of Three Different Crops in Southern Alberta, Canada: A Comparison of Sustainable and Conventional Farming. Environmental Entomology, 37(5), 1214-1223. DOI: 10.1603/0046-225X(2008)37[1214:CACCIA]2.0.CO;2.
- Link to related item
- Date Uploaded
- Date Modified
- Audit Status
- Audits have not yet been run on this file.
File format: pdf (Portable Document Format)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 318342
Last modified: 2015:10:12 18:18:12-06:00
Original checksum: 9a8b3080c68d7c53cb55f950e59e3e69
Well formed: false
Status message: Unexpected error in findFonts java.lang.ClassCastException: edu.harvard.hul.ois.jhove.module.pdf.PdfSimpleObject cannot be cast to edu.harvard.hul.ois.jhove.module.pdf.PdfDictionary offset=2026
Page count: 10