volume 168, issue 1, P41-52 2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12848
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Agathe Mansion‐Vaquié, Aurélie Ferrer, Felipe Ramon‐Portugal, Alexander Wezel, Alexandra Magro

Abstract: Increasing intrafield plant diversity has been shown to regulate pest populations in various agroecosystems. Among the suggested mechanisms for this bottom-up pest control, the disruptive crop hypothesis states that herbivores' abilities to locate and colonize their host plants are reduced by the presence of non-host plants. Under laboratory conditions, we evaluated how intercropping wheat and legumes modifies the behaviour of apterous cereal aphids, Sitobion avenae (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), in term…

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