Friday 24 October, 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 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...

Photo Credit: Gabriele Berberich, Universit├Ąt Duisburg-Essen
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 Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Lethal new breed of mosquitoes discovered

Entomologists have discovered an unknown but potentially dangerous malaria-transmitting mosquito in western Kenya Continue reading “Lethal new breed of mosquitoes discovered” »  More...