Navigation Links
Abundance of ladybugs in olive orchards is an indicator of health and sustainability
Date:1/6/2009

Present concern for the negative environmental impacts and growing demand for organic olive oil, arise the need to develop useful indicators of agroecosystem health in olive-growing regions. One key indicator of health and sustainability is the abundance and biodiversity of invertebrates, especially arthropod fauna. Spanish scientists have determined that Coccinellids (ladybugs) can be used to distinguish organic, conventional and integrated farming systems.

Coccinellids were chosen because they are the most abundant family of coleopteran in the olive agroecosystem. They fulfill all the requirements for a useful bioindicator, because thay are a widely distributed and abundant species; are relatively easy to sample and identify; have well-known biologies and life cycles; and are relatively immobile.

The study was carried out over two years, collecting ladybugs from three large olive grove zones, one per management. Results indicate that the richness and abundance of ladybirds were higher in the organic than the non-organic orchards. Conclusions led to identify orchards respectfull with environment.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Belen Cotes
belen.cotes@eez.csic.es
Universidad de Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. A compound extracted from olives inhibits cancer cells growth and prevents their appearance
2. Saltwater olives
3. Technical report explores role of lichens as bioindicators
4. New indicator uncovered that can predict coral health
5. Lichens function as indicators of nitrogen pollution in forests
6. Genes for 9 health indicators
7. Study finds blocking angiogenesis signaling from inside cell may lead to serious health problems
8. Youre likely to order more calories at a healthy restaurant
9. UC health news: molecular pathway may predict chemotherapy effectiveness
10. Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring
11. UCR engineers to develop new tool to measure how environmental exposures affect health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Vehicle Anti-Theft System Market ... the next decade to reach approximately $14.21 billion by 2025. ... for all the given segments on global as well as regional ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 21, 2017 Vigilant Solutions , ... law enforcement agencies, announced today the appointment of retired ... of public safety business development. Mr. Sheridan ... experience, including a focus on the aviation transportation sector, ... recent position, Mr. Sheridan served as the Aviation Liaison ...
(Date:3/16/2017)... March 16, 2017 CeBIT 2017 - Against identity fraud with DERMALOG ... ... Used combined in one project, multi-biometric solutions provide a crucial contribution ... Used combined in one ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) , ... April 20, 2017 , ... ... optimization firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, is pleased to announce ... the new established USDM subsidiary “USDM Europe GmbH” based in Germany. , Braemer ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... - Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: PLI) (OTCQX: PFSCF) ("Prometic" or ... Congress ("ILC") 2017 of the European Association for the Study ... on the positive effects of PBI-4050 on reduction of non-alcoholic ... syndrome. ... Lyne Gagnon, Vice-President of R&D Pre-clinical of Prometic "This extensive ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... April 20, 2017 , ... ... the formation of a unique intellectual property (IP) sharing and commercialization model. , ... most promising inventions. A main component of this effort is bringing the IP ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017 For today, Stock-Callers.com redirects investors, ... development and clinical research aimed at treating diseases and medical ... Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX), Kite Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: KITE), ... can access our complimentary research reports on these stocks now ... http://stock-callers.com/registration ...
Breaking Biology Technology: