Liquid smoke treatments may enhance a plant's natural defenses

Richard Ferrieri never thought a simple bottle of liquid smoke would change the trajectory of his team's research. Originally, Ferrieri and a team of researchers at the University of Missouri focused on studying how soil, ...

How glyphosate affects brood care in bumblebees

Bumblebee colonies exposed to glyphosate are significantly affected in times of resource scarcity. Dr. Anja Weidenm├╝ller, biologist at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behavior at the University of Konstanz, ...

Computational modelling experts pioneer pest-busting model

Mathematicians at the University of Leicester have developed a new mathematical model which could greatly increase the efficiency of pest control and hence significantly reduce the impact of pests on crops whilst minimizing ...

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