To speed up reproduction, there’s no substitute for the tender touch of a live roach. That’s the takeaway from a study examining whether artificial antennae can mimic a cockroach antenna’s capacity to hasten reproduction in cockroach females.
- Cockroaches With Company Reproduce Faster
- Ozone May 'Bee' the Answer
- Pest Control with Stink Bug Saliva
- Moths Trapped with Plant Pheromone
- Adapting to Climate Change
- Welcome to Airblast 101
- Integrated Pest Management for Billbugs in Orchardgrass
- Rising Concerns Over Tree Pests and Diseases
- Bees in the Orchard Advisory Update
- Using Bees to drop Pesticides
Apr 1, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Sometimes even honey bees need help with "housekeeping," especially when it comes to cleaning their honeycombs once the honey's been removed. USDA research has shown that fumigating honeycombs with ozone gas can eliminate pests and pathogens that threaten honey bee health and productivity. Now...
Mar 3, 2014
Brown marmorated stink bugs cause millions of dollars in crop losses across the United States because of the damage their saliva does to plant tissues. Researchers have now developed methods to extract the insect saliva and identify the major protein components, which could lead to new...
Feb 28, 2014
Researchers trap moths with plant-produced sex pheromone
Jan 21, 2014
A UNC-Chapel Hill biology professor has shown, for the first time, changes in physiological traits of an organism due to recent climate change, as reported in Functional Ecology. Caterpillars of two species of Colias (sulphur) butterflies in California and Colorado have been evolving...
Jan 6, 2014
A website that offers a self-directed course on the best practices for safe, efficient and effective operation of airblast sprayers in agriculture. It also houses a library of current information in the form of articles, fact sheets, videos and slideshows from researchers & extension specialists...
Dec 6, 2013
Two weevil species, the bluegrass billbug and the hunting billbug, have caused widespread economic damage to orchardgrass, a cool season grass that is cultivated throughout the United States as a high-value forage crop.
Nov 26, 2013
---New research has found that the number of pests and disease outbreaks in trees and forests across the world has been increasing....
Nov 4, 2013
New Tree Fruit IPM Advisory Update: Bees in the Orchard, Vole Management, Post-Harvest Apple Disorders
Oct 28, 2013
The survival of the struggling bee population could soon be doubly important to agriculture. While bees pollinate crops, Canadian researchers have found they can also be used to control pest insects and manage disease by dropping off pest control agents while they work.