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France to ban Swiss pesticide as bee threat

The French government is to ban a pesticide made by Swiss giant Syngenta used in rapeseed cultivation that has been found to shorten bees' lifespan, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said Friday.

dateJun 01, 2012 in Ecology
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Controlling whiteflies the natural way

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with greener alternatives.

dateDec 06, 2011 in Ecology
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Control, treatment of bed bugs challenging

A review of previously published articles indicates there is little evidence supporting an effective treatment of bites from bed bugs, that these insects do not appear to transmit disease, and control and eradication of bed ...

dateMar 31, 2009 in Health
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EU bans three pesticides harmful to bees

The European Commission said Friday that it will ban for two years beginning in December pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops.

dateMay 24, 2013 in Ecology
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Insects beware: The sea anemone is coming

As insects evolve to become resistant to insecticides, the need to develop new ways to control pests grows. A team of scientists from Leuven, Belgium have discovered that the sea anemone's venom harbors several toxins that ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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