Landscaping Designs

7250 Landscaping Designs

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Agricultural Entomology

The study of all economically important insects is the object of the subdiscipline economic entomology. Agricultural entomology, a branch of economic entomology, is dedicated to the study of insects of interest to agriculture because they help increase crop production (e.g., pollinators) help produce a commodity (e.g., honey, silk, lacquer) cause injury leading to economic losses to plants grown for food, feed, fiber, or landscaping cause injury to farm animals or are natural enemies of agricultural pests and, therefore, considered to be beneficial. Study of all fundamental aspects of the ecology, life history, and behavior of insects associated with agricultural crops and farm animals falls within the realm of agricultural entomology. These studies provide the foundation for the design and implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) programs (Fig. 1).

Prevention And Control

The use of baits containing many of the active ingredients mentioned above have been used extensively to control cockroaches. These baits are used indoors in the form of child-resistant bait stations to reduce human exposure. Other bait formulations of gels or pastes are used in craclc-and-crevice treatments, making them inaccessible to children and pets. Scatter baits are commonly used outdoors to treat mulches and other landscaping materials that harbor cockroaches.

Variation in coldtolerance within species

As discussed above, there is considerable variation in cold-tolerance between species, but variation may also be observed within species. The source of this variation may be difficult to identify, unless appropriate experimental methods are used. Intraspecific variation is often manifested in variable cold-tolerance among local populations collected along a climatic gradient, and this type of geographic variation in insect cold-tolerance generally correlates with altitude and latitude in the expected direction (Gaston and Chown, 1999 Chown, 2001 Ayrinhac etal., 2004 Hoffmann etal., 2005a). However, in some of these studies, the data are generated from field collected (F0) generations, which does not allow for an evaluation of whether differences are due to genetic differentiation or due to local acclimation (see Fig. 11.2). Indeed, several studies have suggested that the role of phenotypic plasticity is much larger than that of the genetic differences along these gradients for...

Structural Protection

Since then organophosphates and pyrethroids formed the basis of termite control products. These products were either fast-killing insecticides or were themselves repellent to the termites and thus a continuous soil barrier prevented the termites from entering a structure. However, members of a colony that did not come into contact with the insecticide were simply directed to forage for a source of food that was unprotected from such a barrier. Thus, although structures were protected from termite assault by these chemical barriers, colony populations were largely unaffected. Disruption of the chemical barrier through landscaping or construction activities, degradation of the barrier itself, or bridges of untreated material inadvertently placed over the chemical barrier could then allow the remaining population to enter and attack the structure. On the other hand, when applied to the soil of an infested structure, such repellent barriers could prevent any termites that had created a...

Restoration of insect diversity

A useful starting point for restoration ecology is to conceptualize a spectrum of activity. In response to loss of biodiversity worldwide, a first option for a particular physical area may be to do 'nothing', or alternatively, 'something'. On the positive side, where we do 'nothing', it may be because biodiversity is so intact that urgent attention will make little difference. This is the case with certain wildlife reserves that are principally set-aside areas of land where naturalness is largely intact, and at most, there is minimal management to address a particular conservation goal. On the other hand, we may do 'nothing' because the biodiversity is so degraded, as in a city harbour. In this second case, to do something truly meaningful in terms of naturalness or biodiversity recovery would be a monumental task. This does not mean, however, that some sort of ecological landscaping cannot be done, we are simply conceptualizing extremes. Between these two extremes of 'doing nothing'...

Ancient woodland

Cricket Metrioptera bicolor, for example, normally prefers low grassland in Sweden, but during extremely dry conditions moves to tall grassland (Kindvall, 1995). This returns us again to the importance of conserving as much heterogeneity in and between patches and landscapes as possible. How much exactly is difficult to answer, but it does reflect Leopold's (1949) 'Precautionary Principle', of keeping all the parts. For our purposes here, this maintenance of as much heterogeneity as possible, we may call the Second Premise of ecological landscaping for insect diversity conservation. Let us now consider the Third Premise. habitats, having a positive effect on the surrounding areas. And this applies to plants as well as insects (Smart et al., 2002). However, a rider here is that small fragments are subject to edge impacts and attrition, and that tropical forest fragments of < 5000 ha are in serious and immediate danger of suffering receding edges (Gascon et al., 2000). This is partly...


These centipedes are subterranean, as their name implies. They are worm-like centipedes with slender bodies composed of 35-181 segments, and they have short legs. They live in loose soil in natural areas, but occur in suburban landscaping and gardens. They feed on soft-bodied insects and earthworms their mouthparts are small and unable to bite humans. In a number of geophilomorphs the secretions of sternal glands are luminescent. In Europe, the luminescent species include Geophilus simplex, G. electricus, G. carpophagus, Necrophloeophagus longicornis, Haplophilus subterraneus, and Strigamia crassipes. In Micronesia, East Indies, and West Africa, the red secretion of Orphaneus brevilabiatus is strongly phosphorescent. In the USA, G. vittatus emits a faint blue-green glow. In general, the geophilomorphs lack eyes, which makes it unlikely that luminescence is used for recognition or sexual attraction. G. car-pophagus is commonly found in houses and outbuildings in the UK.

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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