News tagged with insect pest

From protein to planes and pigskin

Scientists may soon be able to make pest insects buzz off for good or even turn them into models for new technologies, all thanks to a tiny finding with enormous potential.

dateSep 21, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Presence of insect pest discovered in Indonesia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists with a Virginia Tech-led program have discovered the presence of the giant whitefly in western Java, the first known infestation of this pest in Asia. The scientists fear an infestation ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Ecology
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Research leads to fewer yellowjackets on Christmas trees

Hawaiians can now worry less about finding stray yellowjackets living in their Christmas trees shipped from the mainland United States, partly due to research by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist and his university ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Ecology
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Invasive pest danger closer than you think

In Australia, when crossing from one state to another, travelers may encounter a quarantine stop and may be required to forfeit recently purchased fruits and vegetables as a hedge against invasive pests. But in the U.S., ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Ecology
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