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Moonlight Can Be A Benefit For Some Prey Species
2013-10-22 17:12:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new study published online recently in the Journal of Animal Ecology, not all animal species are negatively affected by moonlight. One prevailing theory in ecology is that moonlight increases predation risk, but Laura Prugh, a wildlife biologist at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, says that is not always the case. "Ecologists have long viewed the darkness of a moonless night as a protective blanket for...

Ecological Impacts Linked To Poorly Camouflaged Walking Sticks
2013-10-22 06:31:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers studying the evolution of a California walking stick into two separate, distinct forms have found that such rapid changes in a creature’s appearance can set off a chain of ecological impacts. Investigators from the Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Helsinki report that the evolution of the species Timema cristinae resulted in two unique individuals – one that is all green in color and well...

2013-10-21 23:29:02

More than 500 delegates representing more than 250 organizations from around the globe will learn about the latest advances in market development, regulatory affairs and novel products for plant protection. http://www.abim.ch/ (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Basel, Switzerland, organized by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). The prime international meeting on biocontrol, the...

Invasive Plant Thrives Because It Adapts Quickly To Local Climates
2013-10-17 14:25:07

University of Toronto University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely rapidly, flowering about three weeks earlier as it has spread to northern Ontario. This has allowed populations of the species to thrive in the colder climate with a more than 30-fold increase in seed production. "The ability of invasive species to rapidly...

2013-10-08 23:31:03

Cutting-edge technology and information are the principles that are available at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) meeting. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 The Semi Annual meeting of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance (BPIA) will take place at the Marriott Crystal City, Arlington, VA. Day one of the meeting will be dedicated to an EPA biopesticide registration workshop, with separate sessions for regulatory professionals and senior managers. About Bill Dunham:...

2013-10-08 23:26:53

Venus Pest Company provides extermination and pest control services to Bryan, College Station, Texas and the surrounding Brazos Valley. They recently gained a web resource that was created by the associates of AgniTEK. College Station, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 AgniTEK, a nationally-recognized company for their expertise in helping organizations leverage technology to improve businesses, is pleased to announce the launch of a website for Venus Pest Company at http://www.venuspest.com....

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...


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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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