Quantcast

Latest Biological pest control Stories

2014-01-06 12:22:26

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) [NASDAQ: MBII], a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, is wrapping up 2013 on a significant high note. The company is announcing that it has passed the 1,000,000 treated acre milestone in the U.S. for its biopesticide products, Grandevo(® )bioinsecticide and Regalia(® )and Regalia(® )Rx biofungicides. (Logo:...

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...

2014-01-03 08:21:20

DUBLIN, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8gvb8j/biocides_market) has announced the addition of the "Biocides Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Biocides with huge application in water treatment and industries, as well as in households, are expected to experience substantial growth in future. The growing...

2014-01-02 12:21:11

DUBLIN, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jx9ccw/global_biocide) has announced the addition of the "Global Biocide Market - By Types, Applications, Trends & Forecast to 2016" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Biocides are substances that kill or inhibit all life forms when introduced in sufficient concentration and/or duration. They are used to control harmful organisms and...

Fruit Flies Pickier Than You Think
2013-12-05 19:17:53

Cell Press On your kitchen counter, it might seem as though fruit flies will show up for just about any type of fruit you leave around for them. But when given a choice about where to lay their eggs, those flies will go for citrus most of the time, new work shows. The basis for that seemingly complex food preference is surprisingly simple, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 5. It boils down to a single odorant receptor found on a single class of...

2013-11-27 23:32:25

Savannah Pest Control Company’s Site Offers Fresh Look, Useful Features Savannah, Ga. (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Preferred Pest Control in Savannah, Ga., has launched its newly designed website, PreferredPestControl.net. The new site, designed by GetUWired, offers a plethora of handy features including a blog, FAQ section and educational information about Savannah pest control issues. New pest control services website offers helpful features PreferredPestControl.net’s new user-friendly...


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...

40_78dc14cff4a1fe30908a19235219a8e8
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...

40_33f0fb953188ac3b764e458e045672c3
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...

40_c79a9ae16083a994e518c081bf23855d
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...

0_84bf941950d18e9daec5b03bc38ba0a0
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...

More Articles (7 articles) »
Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
Related