publication . Conference object . 2007

Effects of no tillage on the abundance and diversity of soil and olive tree canopy arthropods.

Lousão, C.; Bento, Albino; Campos, M.; Ruano, F.; Pereira, J.A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: Portugal
Soil tillage is a traditional practice in the olive groves of Trás-os-Montes region (Northeast of Portugal) where the soil is maintained without any vegetal cover. However, this agronomic practice may have dangerous environmental effects of several orders. In this way, with the present work we aimed to contribute for the knowledge about the effect of two soil management practices in the olive grove (traditional tillage in comparison to no tillage) on the arthropods abundance and diversity of the olive grove soil and the olive tree canopy with special reference to Formicidae family. The work was developed between April and October of 2004, in two continuous plots...
free text keywords: Olive grove, Tillage, Arthropods, Abundance, Diversity, Formicidae
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