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Enhanced lure proves irresistible to orchard pest

New lures that entice codling moths with the scent of food and a possible mate are available for use in monitoring this orchard pest and controlling it with carefully timed applications of insecticide. The ...

dateJul 08, 2013 in Ecology
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Fungal fumes clear out crop pests

A cocktail of compounds emitted by the beneficial fungus Muscodor albus may offer a biologically based way to fumigate certain crops and rid them of destructive pests. That's the indication from Agricultural Research Servic ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Ecology
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What do walnuts smell like?

Why do some insects lay their eggs in some walnuts and not in others? The answer is to be found in the smell given off by these nuts when they are broken, and that is why it is important to differentiate ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateMay 14, 2013 in Ecology
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Little E/Z changes make a big difference

The coming of summer brings promise for humans and insects alike. The farmer planted maize for a bountiful harvest, but the European Corn Borer (ECB) is looking for a good meal right away. The caterpillars ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Biotechnology
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