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    Viruses and Aphids Could Help Corn Grow? Speculative research says it may be possible

    Viruses and Aphids Could Help Corn Grow? Speculative research says it may be possible

    Farmers often go to great lengths to keep viruses and aphids out of their fields, but Iowa State University scientists are imagining a future in which these harmful agents could be engineered to help crops.

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    Building a Better Light Trap: Study Finds Specific Light Waves Attract Anopheline Mosquitoes

    Building a Better Light Trap: Study Finds Specific Light Waves Attract Anopheline Mosquitoes

    The common light trap for monitoring mosquitoes, such as this historical example from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has remained largely unchanged for decades. A new study, however, shows that replacing the incandescent light source with light-emitting diodes of specific wavelengths can improve the trapping of mosquitoes known to carry and transmit malaria.

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    Local Collaboration is Key for Pollinatior Protection and Vector Management

    Local Collaboration is Key for Pollinatior Protection and Vector Management

    A cross-disciplinary task force of scientists, government agencies, and industry stakeholders convened by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign has examined common vector-management and pollinator-protection practices and urges community-level connection among professionals in both fields.

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    Genomes of Corn Earworm and Cotton Bollworm Finally Sequenced

    Genomes of Corn Earworm and Cotton Bollworm Finally Sequenced

    For the first time, researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have mapped the complete genome of two closely related megapests potentially saving the international agricultural community billions of dollars a year.

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