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New tool for tracking a voracious pest

Since it first appeared in Texas in 1986, the Russian wheat aphid has cost U.S. wheat growers an estimated $200 million each year. But U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new tool to keep track ...

dateMay 09, 2012 in Other
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Invasive weeds could shed light on climate-coping

( —In the race to adapt to climate change, weeds may be the winners. Understanding their well-honed coping mechanisms could inform strategies for ecological management, says a Cornell crop and soil researcher.

dateMar 13, 2013 in Ecology
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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 research related ...

dateJul 08, 2013 in Ecology
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Examining the neonicotinoid threat to honey bees

The decline of honey bees has been a major concern globally for the past decade. One of the factors that could be contributing to the decline is the use of insecticides—specifically neonicotinoids—that persist in rivers ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Environment
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