News tagged with pest

Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested ...

dateMay 17, 2018 in Ecology
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The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

Insect pests cause a huge amount of damage to crops globally. In Australia alone, pests are responsible for around A$360 million of crop losses a year. Controlling pest outbreaks is crucial for food security and human health. ...

dateMay 11, 2018 in Ecology
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Study traces the origins of a major potato pest

A new study from a University of Maryland-led team of researchers confirms the long held idea that the Colorado potato beetle, by far the most damaging insect to the U.S. potato industry, originated in the Great Plains region ...

dateMar 06, 2018 in Ecology
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