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velociraptor-like snouts
2015-05-13 09:35:38

This is just...strange. Scientists at Yale apparently created chicken embryos with Velociraptor-like muzzles in place of beaks, according to a statement released yesterday by the university.

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2015-05-02 14:22:42

With the continued loss of the world's largest herbivores, we are heading relentlessly towards what some scientists describe as an “empty landscape.”

2015-04-30 12:27:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biopesticides Market in North America is estimated to grow from $823.7 million in 2014 to $1,658.1 million by 2019,

2015-04-30 04:22:54

BANGALORE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mordor Intelligence announces their publication of the 2015 updated version of their report Global Crop Protection Chemicals (Pesticides)

2015-04-23 12:22:53

Pennsylvania member made leader of group HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Pest Management Month, the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association

2015-04-22 23:10:58

EcoRaider launches new ecommerce website and offers free shipping for customers during the month of April. North Bergen, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 More

2015-03-24 23:02:59

Insight Pest Solutions unveils huge list of pest control tips for homeowners as spring kicks off.

2015-03-11 20:21:34

US demand to rise 3.9% annually through 2018 LONDON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand for specialty biocides is forecast to rise 3.9 percent per year to $4.3 billion in 2018.

2015-03-05 08:23:41

Suppliers must communicate the efficacy of biopesticides to bring in more business opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Escalating

2015-03-04 08:25:04

SEOUL, South Korea, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vegalab announced the acquisition of Ecowin, a Korea based biopesticide company, in August of last year.


Latest Biological pest control Reference Libraries

Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

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2005-09-09 07:49:22

PHOTO CAPTION: The common asparagus beetle Crioceris asparagi is an important pest of asparagus crops. Photo by Keith Edkins 2003 The Common Asparagus Beetle (Crioceris asparagi) is an chief pest of Asparagus crops both in Europe and in North America; asparagus is its only food plant. The adult beetles and the larvae strip the needle-like leaves off the asparagus fronds which deprives the plants of the ability to build food reserves for future years. They also damage the shoots, thereby...

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2005-09-08 12:23:38

PHOTO CAPTION: Eriothrix rufomaculata (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The tachinid flies (family Tachinidae) are by far the largest and most important group of insect parasitic flies, with over 1300 species in North America. It is a diverse group with some resembling drab houseflies and others brilliantly colored. All species are parasitic in the larval stage, and many are important natural enemies of major pests. Many species of tachinids have been introduced into North America from...

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2005-09-08 11:25:28

Flower-flies (also known as hover-flies) are a family of flies (Diptera), with the scientific name of "Syrphidae". As their names suggests, they are most often seen around flowers. The adults feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In certain species, the larvae are saprophytes, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In others, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other...

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2005-09-07 20:31:53

The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) is a beetle about 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and 0.4 inches (1 cm) wide (smaller in Canada), with shiny copper-colored elytra and a shiny green top of the thorax and head. Although it is not very destructive in Japan, where it is controlled by natural enemies, in America it is a serious pest to rose bushes and other plants. It is a weak flyer and drops several centimeters when it hits a wall. Japanese Beetle traps therefore consist of a pair of crossed...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.