Effects of cover crops on beetle assemblages in tea plantations
Beetles are visible members of food webs in tea plantations, with high species richness and abundance. Many tea pests, as well as natural enemies, are members of this order, so a knowledge of how groundcovers affect beetles can aid pest management. We collected beetles in a replicated field experiment in the Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.
Read more in Chen et al. 2021: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2021.105783