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New, T.R., McEwen, P.K. and Whittington, A.E. (2001) Lacewings in the Crop Environment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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  • TITLE: The Potential of Common Beneficial Insects and Strategies for Maintaining Them in Bean Fields of Sub Saharan Africa

    AUTHORS: Baltazar Ndakidemi, Kelvin Mtei, Patrick A Ndakidemi

    KEYWORDS: Ecosystem Services, Biological Control, Natural Enemies, Pollinators, Pest Management

    JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.7 No.3, March 10, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Beneficial insects provide natural ecosystem services such as biological control of pests, soil formation, nutrient cycling and pollination of plants. Beneficial insects include pollinators important in the essential pollination process of all plants, and natural enemies of pests such as parasitoids and predators which are important in the suppression of pest damage to crops. Knowledge on management techniques to attract beneficial insects in the agricultural fields is a way forward to enhance agro ecosystems for increased crop production. Therefore, proper understanding and identification of natural enemies, as well as pollinators in agricultural fields, is essential in promoting biological control and pollination activity. Natural enemies and pollinators, within legume fields, play a key role in ensuring sustainable production, especially in smallholder farms. There is a limited understanding of beneficial insects and the ecosystem services they offer to the agricultural production process in much of sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reviewed and provided existing knowledge on beneficial insects in bean fields. This will give the basis for research on beneficial insects in bean fields and practices that encourage their populations.