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Effects of season and management of irrigated cotton fields on Collembola (Hexapoda) in New South Wales, Australia

Lytton-Hitchins, James A.; Greenslade, Penelope; Wilson, Lewis J.


The effects of production practices on the relative abundance of springtails (Collembola) in irrigated cotton fields of northern New South Wales (NSW) were studied over 2 yr to examine effects of farmmanagement on these decomposer organisms. Pitfall trapping and soil core extraction was undertaken in both pseudoreplicated plots within whole fields on cotton farms and on experimental replicate plots of Envirofeast cotton and Lucerne. The relative abundance of surface-active springtails in cotton...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Entomology
DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv029


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