Thinking Outside the Crop: Influence   of Surrounding Landscapes on Ecosystem Services in Crop Fields            Megan Woltz
Surrounding landscapes also provide resources                                            Megan Woltz
Surrounding landscapes provide resources
Habitat diversity and more non-crop area support more NEs                                                      4
Increased NE abundance                            Increased predation/                            parasitism of crop pests...
Increased NE abundance                            Increased predation/                            parasitism of crop pests...
Increased NE abundance                            Increased predation/                            parasitism of crop pests...
Increased NE abundance                            Increased predation/                            parasitism of crop pests...
Landscape simplification leads to increased insecticide use                                                              S...
Types of Habitats Supporting NEs• Non-crop habitat   – Wooded habitats (forest, woodlots)   – Grasslands (old fields, prai...
Types of Habitats Supporting NEs• Linear habitats   – Fencerows   – Roadside vegetationMegan Woltz                        ...
Types of Habitats Supporting NEs• forage crops• pasture                                                    Biogis.eu
Scales at which landscape effects act
Scales at which landscape effects act
Scales at which landscape effects act
What would you do?
Thinking Beyond the Crop in High Tunnels
Thinking Beyond the Crop in High Tunnels
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by Megan Wolz. Presented at the 2012 MN Statewide High Tunnel Conference.

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Thinking Beyond the Crop in High Tunnels

  1. 1. Thinking Outside the Crop: Influence of Surrounding Landscapes on Ecosystem Services in Crop Fields Megan Woltz
  2. 2. Surrounding landscapes also provide resources Megan Woltz
  3. 3. Surrounding landscapes provide resources
  4. 4. Habitat diversity and more non-crop area support more NEs 4
  5. 5. Increased NE abundance Increased predation/ parasitism of crop pestsIncreased # of NE species
  6. 6. Increased NE abundance Increased predation/ parasitism of crop pestsIncreased # of NE species
  7. 7. Increased NE abundance Increased predation/ parasitism of crop pestsIncreased # of NE species
  8. 8. Increased NE abundance Increased predation/ parasitism of crop pestsIncreased # of NE species
  9. 9. Landscape simplification leads to increased insecticide use Source: Meehan et al. (2011) PNAS
  10. 10. Types of Habitats Supporting NEs• Non-crop habitat – Wooded habitats (forest, woodlots) – Grasslands (old fields, prairies, CRP)Megan Woltz White Oak NurseryMegan Woltz NativeConnections
  11. 11. Types of Habitats Supporting NEs• Linear habitats – Fencerows – Roadside vegetationMegan Woltz Megan Woltz
  12. 12. Types of Habitats Supporting NEs• forage crops• pasture Biogis.eu
  13. 13. Scales at which landscape effects act
  14. 14. Scales at which landscape effects act
  15. 15. Scales at which landscape effects act
  16. 16. What would you do?

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