This study confirms that four of the world's most destructive agricultural pests, the Oriental, Philippine, Invasive and Asian Papaya fruit flies, are actually one and the same.
- Whats in a name? Fruit Flies
- To Wilt Or Not To Wilt
- Emerald Ash Borer May Have Spread to a Different Tree
- New Leafhopper Species
- NEXRAD Radar Can Track Insect Pest Migrations
- Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Biology, Management Options
- A Big Fine For Pesticide Drift
- Utah Beekeepers Say Fewer of the Insects Died Last Winter
- Plant Communication
- Fruit Flies Used to Unlock Mysteries of Human Diabetes
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
Plant breeders have long identified and cultivated disease-resistant varieties. A new study reveals the molecular basis for resistance and susceptibility to a common fungus that causes wilt in susceptible tomato plants.
Oct 10, 2014
The emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the nation, has apparently spread to a different tree, according to a researcher at Wright State University. Professor Don Cipollini has found that the invasive green beetle has apparently begun to attack white fringetree.
Oct 7, 2014
Three new species of leafhoppers from China in the genus Futasujinus were recently identified during a review of leafhoppers in museum collections in China, the UK, and Illinois.
Sep 29, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. National Weather Service posted satellite photos of large clouds of monarch butterflies to their Facebook page. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Ag. are also using radar, but this time they’re employing it to track the spread of bollworms (Helicoverpa zea).
Sep 3, 2014
Management options for the brown marmorated stink bug are outlined in a new article, as well as information about its origin and spread, its pest status in other invaded regions, descriptions of its life stages and biology, its chemical ecology, and the types of damage it does to host plants.
Aug 26, 2014
Nearly a year after residents in Curry County Oregon were sprayed with herbicides, the pilot responsible for the incident had his license suspended for a year and was fined $10,000 by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).
Aug 19, 2014
If results of a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food survey are any indication, there’s a lot of buzz going on in Utah’s backyards. Beekeeping has increased as a hobby and as a second source of income, the department said in a report on the Overwintering Survey 2013-2014.
Aug 14, 2014
A scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another. The finding gives scientists new insight into ways to fight parasitic weeds that wreak havoc on food crops.
Aug 7, 2014
The fruit fly can be used to study how mutations associated with the development of diabetes affect the production and secretion of the vital hormone insulin, researchers report for the first time. The advance is due to a new technique that allows scientists to measure insulin levels in the insects.