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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 ...
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, ...