News tagged with agricultural pesticides

Scientists say agriculture is good for honey bees

While recent media reports have condemned a commonly used agricultural pesticide as detrimental to honey bee health, scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have found that the overall health ...

dateMay 02, 2017 in Ecology
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A greener way to raise cotton and combat nematodes

(Phys.org) -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using molecular tools to help cotton growers cut back on their use of pesticides in controlling one of their worst adversaries: the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Getting plants to rid themselves of pesticide residues

Scientists in China are reporting the "intriguing" discovery that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides. The study is scheduled for the Sept. 23 issue of ACS' ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Other
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