Friday, August 14, 2020
Tags Fertilizers/pest management

Tag: fertilizers/pest management

Bees grooming each other can boost colony immunity

Honeybees that specialise in grooming their nestmates (allogroomers) to ward off pests play a central role in the colony, finds a new UCL and...

All microgastrinae wasps from around the world finally together in a...

With 3,000 known species and thousands more left to describe, the wasps of the subfamily Microgastrinae are the single most important group...

Pesticide seed coatings are widespread but underreported

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Pesticide-coated seeds -- such as neonicotinoids, many of which are highly toxic to both pest and beneficial insects...

Long-term analysis shows GM cotton no match for insects in India

Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produces its own insecticide. The seeds were introduced in India in 2002 and today account for 90%...

Hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement

ITHACA, NY, March 13, 2020 -- Some 500 million years ago - when our continents were likely connected in a single land...

Fall precipitation predicts abundance of curly top disease and guides weed...

Transmitted by an insect known as the beet leafhopper, curly top disease is a viral disease affecting many crops, including melons, peppers,...

Aerial insect trap network describes life in the skies

URBANA, Ill. - Like most invasive species, when the soybean aphid arrived in the Midwest in 2000, it brought none of its...

Superweed resists another class of herbicides, study finds

URBANA, Ill. - We've all heard about bacteria that are becoming resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. These are the so-called superbugs perplexing...

USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides

Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA,...

First-ever spider glue genes sequenced, paving way to next biomaterials breakthrough

UMBC postdoctoral fellow Sarah Stellwagen and co-author Rebecca Renberg at the Army Research Lab have published the first-ever complete sequences of two genes...