This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Traits:||Insect Res. (BT), Insect Resistance|
|Tags:||non-target effects, planthopper, spiders|
Abstract or Summary
Our long‐term study shows that growing two different Bt rice lines did not induce planthoppers outbreak. Importantly, we also showed that these Bt rice lines have no negative effects on the spider sub‐community or on their ecological services, in contrast to the use of broad‐spectrum insecticides. These results clearly indicate that Bt rice is compatible with IPM (Romeis et al., 2019), even in the long term.
Does long‐term Bt rice planting pose risks to spider communities and their capacity to control planthoppers? (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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