Role of organic and conventional field boundaries on boreal bumblebees and butterflies

  • Published source details Ekroos J., Piha M. & Tiainen J. (2008) Role of organic and conventional field boundaries on boreal bumblebees and butterflies. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 124, 155-159.


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Convert to organic farming

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Bee Conservation
  1. Convert to organic farming

    A study of 15 organic and 40 conventional arable field boundaries in Finland found no significant difference in the numbers of bumblebees or bumblebee species (Ekroos et al. 2008). On average, three bumblebees from 1.1 species were recorded per transect on conventional farm field boundaries, and 3.8 bumblebees from 1.4 species on organic farm field boundaries.

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