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2013-10-04 23:21:46

Botector® is an effective organic plant protection product that works through natural competition for space and nutrients to prevent the gray mold pathogen, Botrytis cinerea, from colonizing on the flower or berry surface. It is ideal for use in Integrated Pest Management, there is no development of pathogen resistance and it is safe for humans, animals and beneficial insects. Vista, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today that the California...

Bonellis Eagle
2013-10-03 03:55:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A 30-year study of Bonelli’s Eagle populations in Western Europe has revealed the birds are most at risk in northern Spain, researchers from the University of Barcelona announced on Wednesday. Bonelli’s Eagle (also known as Aquila fasciata) is one of the most common birds of prey in the Mediterranean area, as well as one of the region’s most endangered avian species, Joan Real and Antonio Hernández Matías of the...

2013-09-25 23:35:50

The British Crop Production Council, in association with TSGE Forum, is pleased to announce the 2013 BCPC Congress, to be held in Brighton at The Hilton Metropole Hotel on October 1st and 2nd. (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Bill Dunham will be a guest speaker at BCPC Congress held on October 1st and 2nd. Bill has more than 35 years international agribusiness experience in the seed, biotechnology, crop protection, and biopesticide businesses. Bill has successfully developed and launched crop...

2013-09-21 23:01:10

Biopesticides Market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of Active ingredient, applications, product types, crop type, and geography; forecasting revenue. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/biopesticides-267.html (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 The report “Global Biopesticides Market - Trends & Forecasts (2012 - 2017)” published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global biopesticides market with analysis and forecasting of the global...

2013-09-18 23:21:42

Biocides Market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of applications, product types and geography; forecasting volume and revenue. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/biocide-market-415.html (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The report “Global Biocide Market - by Types, Applications, Trends & Forecast (2011 - 2016)” defines and segments the global biocide market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue for biocide. It also...

2013-09-18 23:21:20

A New Jersey-based pest control company has implemented discounts in honor of back to school. (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Officials with Alliance Commercial Pest Control announced today that all new customers will receive 15 percent off any new pest control services. “With buying all the necessary back to school supplies, Alliance will save you 15 percent off any new pest control service,” said R. Brett Madden, Esq., spokesman for Alliance Commercial Pest Control, a leading provider of...

Shy Male Birds Likely To Flock Together And Have Fewer Friends
2013-09-18 12:11:31

University of Oxford Male birds that exhibit 'shy' social behavior are much more likely to join flocks of birds with a similar personality than their 'bold' male counterparts, a new study has found. But shy birds also have fewer social partners than bold birds. The research, carried out by scientists from Oxford University and the Australian National University, used a new way of analyzing the social networks that link individual animals to each other – a kind of 'Facebook for birds'...

2013-09-16 23:24:12

Greenix Pest control is now opened in Cincinnati, Ohio where they offer both pest and wildlife removal services. Homes will be protected all year round from summer bugs and critters as well as uninvited winter guests. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Greenix Pest Control has recently announced that they are launching a new branch and expanding its services to the city of Cincinnati. With Greenix’s unique brand of customer service and the option of green, eco-friendly...

Tarantula Venom Protein May Serve As Bioinsecticide For Cotton Crop Pests
2013-09-12 10:10:21

Public Library of Science Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas can also kill prey insects that consume the venom orally. The protein is strongly insecticidal to the cotton bollworm, an important agricultural pest, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Glenn King and Maggie Hardy from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland,...

Beetles Defeat Plant Defenses With Help From Microbes
2013-09-10 11:03:44

Penn State Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore, according to a team of Penn State researchers who found that the beetles with bacteria were healthier and grew better. "For the last couple of decades, my lab has focused on induced defenses in plants," said Gary W. Felton, professor and head of entomology. "We had some clues that oral secretions of beetles suppressed...


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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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