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Arthropod and plant diversity in maize agro-ecosystems of South Africa
(North-West University (South Africa), Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)
Agricultural intensification in the twentieth century has led to rapid biodiversity decreases on farmland. In sub-Saharan Africa, where rapid population increases and high direct dependence on natural resources coincide, ...
Plant and arthropod diversity of maize agro–ecosystems in the Highveld and Lowveld regions of South Africa
(North-West University, 2011)
Surveys of plant and selected insect species was conducted in Highveld and Lowveld agro–ecosystems of four provinces of South Africa, namely North–West, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu–Natal and Limpopo. The objectives of the study ...
Arthropod and plant diversity of maize agro–ecosystems in the grassland and savanna biomes of South Africa
Maize (Zea mays L.) is the most important grain crop in the country. Approximately 12 million tons of maize grain is produced annually on approximately 2.5 million ha of land. However, increased farming intensity can lead ...
Diversity of non-crop plants and arthropods in soybean agro-ecosystems in South Africa
(North-West University (South Africa)North-West University, 2020)
Soybean is widely cultivated in the Grassland Biome of South Africa (>700 000 ha per annum). Yet the possible effects large-scale cultivation of soybean has on biodiversity in adjacent habitat is not fully understood. It ...