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Surveillance networks for beneficial insects II: quantifying the canola yield effect of wetlands, shelterbelts and other insect reservoir habitats

Lead Researcher Paul Galpern
Co-Researcher(s) Jess Vickruck, Laurel Thompson
Start Date April 2019
End Date March 2022
Funding Partners Manitoba Canola Growers
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

Producers face operational decisions such as the conversion of wetlands, the expansion of fields, and the establishment or removal of shelterbelts; unsure of which decision will provide the most economical and ecological value.

The Project

Determine how far services extend from beneficial anthropod reservoirs and how much beneficial anthropod reservoirs contribute to canola yield by using precision agriculture.

The Results

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefits

This research will aid farmers in decisions on which areas should be restored or retained, and measure the net benefits to crop yields that these areas may represent.

Keywords: Anthropds, Beneficials, Beneficial insects. Natural Habitats, Shelterbelts, Wetlands

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