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2013-11-27 23:24:39

Biocides Market provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/biocides-market-1277.html (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 The report, "Biocides Market by Type (Halogen Compounds, Metallic Compounds, Organosulfurs, Organic Acid, Phenolics), Application (Personal Care, Water Treatment, Wood Preservation, Food & Beverages, Paints &...

2013-11-26 16:35:13

Corn that contains proteins that protect it from insect damage has been grown in the U.S. since the mid-1990s. Known as Bt corn, because the proteins are derived from a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis, these plants have been widely grown by farmers. While Bt corn has been highly effective against the European corn borer, it has been less so against the western corn rootworm, which has been documented to show resistance to the Bt proteins. In a new article in the Journal of...

2013-11-25 23:05:05

New research report “Biocides Market by Type (Halogen Compounds, Metallic Compounds, Organosulfurs, Organic Acid, Phenolics), Application (Personal Care, Water Treatment, Wood Preservation, Food & Beverages, Paints & Coatings) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018” elaborated by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 During the past several years, the world biocides market has witnessed...

2013-11-13 23:31:33

DunhamTrimmer LLC focuses exclusively on the global biological agricultural markets, including the biopesticide, biocontrol, and biostimulant industries. DunhamTrimmer LLC has the unique combination of an international network, broad market experience and a thorough understanding of the global biological sector. (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Today’s biological products are diverse, expanding in use rapidly, and becoming an integral part of modern crop protection solutions. If you are in the...

Remarkable 277 New Wasp Species Discovered In Costa Rica
2013-11-06 11:56:18

Pensoft Publishers Costa Rica reveals astonishing biodiversity of braconid wasps, with 277 new species of the tribe Heterospilini described in the latest special issue of the open access journal ZooKeys. This is the second part of an extensive two-part study of the braconid subfamily Doryctinae from Costa Rica, the first part published In this part, the authors Paul M. Marsh, and Alexander L. Wild and James B. Whitfield, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, describe a total of...

2013-10-30 23:29:28

The plague of bed bug infestation across the nation was a topic of major discussion throughout the whole pest management industry during Pestworld, the global pest control conference, especially the problem of bed bugs’ resistance to common synthetic pesticides. Related study finds EcoRaider, a natural product by Reneotech provides the answer. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Pestworld, the world’s largest pest control convention, closed on Oct 25th in Phoenix. During the week,...

Sandpipers Exhibit Different Feeding Behavior Depending On Position In Group
2013-10-28 11:52:55

University of Montreal The behavior of semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) feeding during low tide in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, surprised Guy Beauchamp, an ornithologist and research officer at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. While individuals on the periphery remained alert and used short pecks to feed on the mudflats, birds in the middle of the group relaxed their vigilance and fed on a different resource. The more peripheral group members were...


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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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