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2009-09-16 08:30:25

U.S. scientists seeking to avoid using pesticides in controlling soybean aphids are considering genetically modifying soybeans to prevent aphid damage. Iowa State University Professors Bryony Bonning and Allen Miller say if their research is successful, soybeans will carry in-plant protection from aphids, similar to the way genetically modified corn now keeps the European Corn Borer from reducing corn yields. The researchers said their goal is to support development of technologies with...

2009-09-16 08:24:57

Two Iowa State University researchers are examining a new method of controlling soybean aphids without the use of chemical pesticides. Bryony Bonning, professor of entomology, and Allen Miller, professor of plant pathology and director of the Center for Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses, are looking at a way to genetically modify soybeans to prevent damage from aphids. If the research is successful, soybeans will carry in-plant protection from aphids, similar to the way genetically...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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