News tagged with crop pests

New resource for managing the Mexican rice borer

A moth caterpillar called the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) has taken a heavy toll on sugar cane and rice crops in Texas, and has moved into Louisiana, Florida, and other Gulf Coast states. Now a new article in the ...

dateApr 13, 2016 in Ecology
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Kaolin effectively controls whitefly in beans

In Colombia, bean crops contribute significantly to the region's agriculture. Because these important crops are vulnerable to pests and diseases, growers often need to rely on chemicals to protect valuable crops. New research ...

dateJan 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Study confirms bats' value in combating crop pests

It's dusk in the countryside, and in the fading golden light a small, winged shape takes to the air over a local cornfield. Darting this way and that, the creature executes maneuvers far beyond what any modern fighter jet ...

dateSep 15, 2015 in Ecology
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