Stacking of ecosystem services: mechanisms and interactions for optimal crop protection, pollination enhancement, and productivity

EcoStack

Alkamispäivä

10.09.2018

Päättymispäivä

09.09.2023

Tavoitteet

EcoStack will provide European farmers with knowledge and tools to maximise ecosystem services for the production of crops, while minimising environmental impacts of agriculture and ensuring the profitability of farming. The objective will be achieved by stacking ecosystem services to enhance synergistically the effective interplay of the service providers.

Tuotokset

In EcoStack, we will focus on the management of beneficial organisms within the field, rather than trying to manage the external influx. We will make full use of increased knowledge of interactions between trophic levels (microbe-plant-herbivore-natural enemy / pollinator), and will manage and assess functional biodiversity benefits at different levels (within and between species, fields, landscapes), and stack them for maximizing farmer benefits and system resilience.