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Insecticides Foster 'Toxic' Slugs, Reduce Crop Yields
Insecticides aimed at controlling early-season crop pests, such as soil-dwelling grubs and maggots, can increase slug populations,...
Cover crops and SCN: What’s the connection?
Iowa farmers are using cover crops for erosion control and soil nutrient and pest management in their fields. There are two aspects...
Can Sound Vibrations Reduce Pesticide Use, Boost Harvests?
Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are...
Global Invasion of Crop Pests Coming
Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current...
Tiny Wasps Used to Biologically Control Crop Pests
Using specialized digital photography methods, Agricultural Research Service scientists and their collaborators are producing high-resolution...
Compressed Air and Grit to Shred Small Annual Weeds
It can take real grit to control tenacious weeds. Although determination is an important attribute in farmers, Agricultural Research...
Identifying Stink Bug Attractant Helps Decipher Solutions
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have deciphered the chemical signals the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) uses to...
Nematodes Can Be Used as Biopesticides
US - Beneficial nematodes are small roundworms that can be used as environmentally friendly biopesticides. Agricultural Research Service...
Insect's Mating Secrets Key to Protecting Australia's Farms
CSIRO scientists are combining micro sensing, sterile insect technology and new insect trapping systems to protect our farms from one...
Could Spiders Be the Answer to Saving our Bees?
A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees – despite being highly...
Research Finds a Way to Protect Crops from Pests, Disease
A team of international researchers has uncovered a mechanism by which plants are able to better defend themselves against disease-causing...
Time to Scout for Palmer Amaranth
Planting progress may have been slowed by the recent precipitation, but weed emergence continues despite wet field conditions....
Water Users Reduce Risk of Spreading Invasive Species
Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be "hitchhiking" around Britain on canoeists' and anglers' kit, according...
Corn Dust Research Calls for Measures To Support Honey Bee Health
US – The non-profit Pollinator Partnership (P2) released the 2013 Preliminary Report and Provisional Recommendations of the Corn...
Flower Power Protects Organic Lettuce Fields
In the language of flowers, sweet alyssum means “worth beyond beauty.” Now findings by Agricultural Research Service horticulturist...
 
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