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    Mow Before You Spray, and Other Tips for Protecting Pollinators in Grassy Landscapes

    Mow Before You Spray, and Other Tips for Protecting Pollinators in Grassy Landscapes

    With the right combination of methods, you can manage your lawn with a strikingly effective balance between pest management and protecting pollinators in turf-grass settings.

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    Insect Cannibalism: New Way to Halt Spread of Disease?

    Insect Cannibalism: New Way to Halt Spread of Disease?

    Cannibalism may be just what the doctor ordered, according to a new study that will be published in American Naturalist led by former LSU postdoctoral researcher and current University of California, San Diego, or UCSD, postdoctoral researcher Benjamin Van Allen, along with other individuals in Bret Elderd lab's at LSU and Volker Rudolf's lab at Rice University.

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    Insecticides damage bee socialization and learning skills, study reports

    Insecticides damage bee socialization and learning skills, study reports

    The effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees has been widely covered in the news recently, with laboratory-based studies suggesting that the chemicals are harmful, and field studies which are much less clear cut. Adding to current knowledge on the topic, new research further explores the effects that these chemicals may have on social behavior and learning in honey bees.

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    Citizen Science Delivers "Unprecedented View" of Monarch Butterfly Parasitoids

    Larvae of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) can be targeted by several species of parasitoid flies from the family Tachinidae. New research using data collected by volunteers in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project offers the deepest view yet of how parasitoids factor into monarch larval ecology.

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