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Actions to conserve wildlife

We have summarised evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of actions to conserve wildlife and ecosystems.

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Allow natural regeneration of ground cover beneath perennial crops

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 9 Allow natural regeneration of ground cover beneath perennial crops

Alter the timing of insecticide use

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 5 Alter the timing of insecticide use

Combine trap and repellent crops in a push-pull system

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Beneficial 10 Combine trap and repellent crops in a push-pull system

Convert to organic farming

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Evidence not assessed 19 Convert to organic farming

Create beetle banks

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Unlikely to be beneficial 18 Create beetle banks

Delay herbicide use

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Delay herbicide use

Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 11 Delay mowing or first grazing date on pasture or grassland

Exclude ants that protect pests

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Likely to be beneficial 7 Exclude ants that protect pests

Grow non-crop plants that produce chemicals that attract natural enemies

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Likely to be beneficial 4 Grow non-crop plants that produce chemicals that attract natural enemies

Grow plants that compete with damaging weeds

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Likely to be beneficial 9 Grow plants that compete with damaging weeds

Incorporate parasitism rates when setting thresholds for insecticide use

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Incorporate parasitism rates when setting thresholds for insecticide use

Incorporate plant remains into the soil that produce weed-controlling chemicals

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 10 Incorporate plant remains into the soil that produce weed-controlling chemicals

Isolate colonies of beneficial ants

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 1 Isolate colonies of beneficial ants

Leave part of the crop or pasture unharvested or uncut

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 8 Leave part of the crop or pasture unharvested or uncut

Plant new hedges

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 4 Plant new hedges

Use alley cropping

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 8 Use alley cropping

Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

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Likely to be beneficial 15 Use chemicals to attract natural enemies

Use crop rotation in potato farming systems

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Trade-off between benefit and harms 10 Use crop rotation in potato farming systems

Use grazing instead of cutting for pasture or grassland management

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 8 Use grazing instead of cutting for pasture or grassland management

Use mass-emergence devices to increase natural enemy populations

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Evidence not assessed 1 Use mass-emergence devices to increase natural enemy populations

Use mixed pasture

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Likely to be ineffective or harmful 7 Use mixed pasture

Use pesticides only when pests or crop damage reach threshold levels

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Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) 14 Use pesticides only when pests or crop damage reach threshold levels
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Natural Pest Control

Natural Pest Control - Published 2013

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