News tagged with agricultural pests

New wasp species may be friends of agriculture

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered large numbers of new species of tiny Australian parasitic wasps - some of which may have potential as new biological control agents of insect pests in agriculture.

dateJun 20, 2014 in Ecology
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Pest-killing wasps and berry fungus

We know more about wildlife this week, thanks to research by two Canadian teens. Teens from Ottawa and rural British Columbia published their research in this week's issue of a scientific journal, The Ca ...

dateDec 11, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Moving beyond agricultural pesticides

The smart use of fertilisers could help reduce global dependence on pesticides in agriculture, and slow the trend of pests developing resistance to the chemicals meant to control them, new research suggests.

dateNov 27, 2013 in Ecology
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Seeing more than carbon for the trees

'Best practice' carbon farming that considers more than just the carbon in trees is needed if the full benefits of trees in the landscape are to be realised by farmers, landholders, and the community.

dateSep 24, 2013 in Environment
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Sharing the risks, costs of biomass crops

Farmers who grow corn and soybeans can take advantage of government price support programs and crop insurance, but similar programs are not available for those who grow biomass crops such as Miscanthus. A Univ ...

dateSep 04, 2013 in Ecology
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