News tagged with aphid

Big science from small insects

Anniversaries are often a time to look back. But after taking stock of the past, it can be just as important to look to the future.

Sep 22, 2014
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Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance

Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air—and the soybeans—were still?

Sep 19, 2014
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The betrayal of the aphids

Aphids are devastating insect pests and cause great losses to agriculture worldwide. These sap-feeding plant pests harbor in their body cavity bacteria, which are essential for the aphids' fecundity and survival. ...

Jun 02, 2014
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Exploring the natural enemies of insect pests

A method of investigating whether aphid pests have been targeted by their gruesome enemies could shed new light on how farmland organisms interact, and potentially help protect important food crops.

Mar 27, 2014
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Crop-infecting virus uses aphids as carrier

(Phys.org) —University of Cambridge researchers have shown that viruses use aphids as pawns, discouraging the insects from permanently settling on already-infected crops and using this forced migration ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Flower power fights orchard pests

Washington State University researchers have found they can control one of fruit growers' more severe pests, aphids, with a remarkably benign tool: flowers. The discovery is a boon for organic as well as ...

May 14, 2013
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