News tagged with invasive pests

Overseas lab seeks US weed control 'recruits'

The search is on for insects, mites, microbes or nematodes that could be used in a biologically based approach to controlling silverleaf nightshade, an invasive weed from the Americas that has spread to southern Europe, Africa, ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in Ecology
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Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia

(Phys.org) —An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists from a Virginia Tech-led program have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in Ecology
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Hidden crop pest threat to poorer nations revealed

The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to research led by the ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Battling insects that cause trouble in paradise

(PhysOrg.com) -- We aren't the only species that like tropical vacation spots. Japanese beetles plague parts of the Azores, and Oriental fruit flies infest some of French Polynesia. But U.S. Department of ...

dateFeb 27, 2012 in Ecology
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Biofuel crops pose invasive pest risk

Researchers with the University of Hawaii Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit have examined the impact of unregulated planting of biofuel crops for their potential invasiveness and raised concerns about their impacts on Hawaii's ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Ecology
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