Woodcock, B.A.; Bullock, J.M.; Pywell, R.F.

Experimental data on herbivorous pest insects, predatory insect occurrence and population growth rates of artificially established aphids from three crops

This dataset contains percentage cover of plants, mean numbers of aphids, mean counts of predators and mean counts of herbivores on three crops (field bean, wheat and oilseed rape) within different grassland types (improved, restored and species rich). Data were collected in 2013 on five farms in the Salisbury Plain area of the UK as part of the Wessex Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Sustainability (BESS) project within the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) BESS programme. This data set was used to provide an assessment of the potential for different grassland types to provide natural pest control ecosystem services. The study uses sentinel plants of the three crops established in the grasslands to monitor herbivorous pest insects, predatory insect occurrence and the population growth rates of artificially established aphids.

Publication date: 2018-01-19

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Woodcock, B.A.; Bullock, J.M.; Pywell, R.F. (2018). Experimental data on herbivorous pest insects, predatory insect occurrence and population growth rates of artificially established aphids from three crops. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4c02ae08-5703-46f4-947e-80e5d0a34a28

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-11    to    2013-06-16

Provenance & quality

Data has been checked for anomalous values following its entry from hand written sheets to electronic spreadsheet. Invertebrate identification was verified by comparison to museum held material at the Oxford University Museums of Natural History.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Ben Woodcock
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Woodcock, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bullock, J.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pywell, R.F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Farming
Keywords
aphid,  Biodiversity Coccinellidae,  field bean,  oilseed rape,  predatory beetles,  spiders,  Wessex BESS,  wheat
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities