Tuesday 29 July, 2014

How spider toxin can protect crops from insects

In a discovery that offers new ways to protect crops from insects, researchers have found that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees Continue reading “How spider toxin can protect crops from insects” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Two-inch-long hedgehog species identified!

From its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains, researchers have identified a two-inch-long hedgehog species Continue reading “Two-inch-long hedgehog species identified!” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Space farming to help humans colonise other planets?

Even if humans settle down in other planets in future, will they have a sustained food supply, considering the huge cost of transporting food from earth Continue reading “Space farming to help humans colonise More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Indian plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram wins World Food Prize

Eminent Indian plant scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, has been named winner of the 2014 World Food Prize in recognition of his outstanding work in the improvement of wheat crop Continue reading “Indian plant More...

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By BioNews On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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How plants can produce species without sex

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner, research reveals Continue reading “How plants can produce species without sex” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Drones to power farmers check crop progress

Drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles – would soon help farmers check the progress of their crops and determine where they may need to replant or direct pesticide applications Continue reading “Drones More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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A pest management toolbox to reduce pesticide use

Integrated pest management gains momentum due to European regulations on pesticides reduction. Continue reading “A pest management toolbox to reduce pesticide use” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Getting to the root of horseradish root problems

Approximately 55 percent of the horseradish produced in the United States is grown in the Collinsville Continue reading “Getting to the root of horseradish root problems” »  More...

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By IANS On Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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German insects can sense earthquakes a day in advance

A new study has suggested ants are able to sense earthquakes before the Earth even lightly shudders. Continue reading “German insects can sense earthquakes a day in advance” »  More...

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By IANS On Saturday, November 17th, 2012
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Indian state Goa looks to cashew to green mining pits

Cashew, which is distilled to make popular Goan drink feni, also has the power to revitalise the state’s pits Continue reading “Indian state Goa looks to cashew to green mining pits” »  More...