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Attracting Or Repelling Insects Using Different Scents
2014-04-01 15:48:26

University of Zurich Flowering plants attract pollinating insects with scent from their flowers and bright colors. If they have become infested with herbivores like caterpillars, they attract beneficial insects like parasitic wasps with the help of scent signals from their leaves. The wasps then lay their eggs in the caterpillars and kill the parasites. Floral and foliar scents can, however, mutually reduce their attractiveness. That's why flowering plants face a dilemma: should they use...

New Study Could Help Rearing Of Stink Bugs For Biological Control
2014-01-05 07:13:10

Entomological Society of America Many people think of stink bugs as pests, especially as the brown marmorated stink bugs spreads throughout the U.S. However, certain stink bugs are beneficial, such as Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas), a predatory stink bug that is considered an important biological control agent for various insect pests of cotton, soybean, tomato, corn, kale, and other crops. Now a new study appearing in Annals of the Entomological Society of America called "Effect of Egg...

2013-05-16 23:03:05

Otho´s Pest Management explores the effectiveness of organic pest control methods. May marks the busy planting month and it is very important to have a pest control method in place. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 May is a busy planting month. Gardeners will be getting the vast majority of their seedlings into the ground during May and developing a pest control plan. Otho´s Pest Management, a Pinehurst pest control company, suggests gardeners take some time to consider whether organic...

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2010-01-25 09:25:26

Diverse biofuel plantings such as native prairie attract more beneficial insects than do single crops such as corn, Michigan State University scientists find. Therefore, biofuel policies should take such added value into account, they urge, based on their pioneering studies of beneficial insects in biofuel crops. Lady beetles, bees and other beneficial insects provide numerous ecosystem services, including controlling pests and pollinating crops. Earlier research by MSU scientists estimated...

2009-03-26 08:13:44

A U.S. agriculture economist says the fight against the destructive soybean aphid is a success that will pay big dividends during the coming years. Michigan State University Professor Scott Swinton says state and federal governments have spent $17 million on soybean aphid research and education since 2003. Swinton said the net economic benefit of that integrated pest management work should reach $1.3 billion during the next 15 years. This is an example of what a good payoff you can get as a...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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