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Small Wasps Control A Big Pest
2012-12-20 14:34:34

Pensoft Publishers With the purpose of developing new biological methods to control one of the major pests affecting the southwest Europe pine stands, a joint collaboration lead by the Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Portugal (R. Petersen-Silva, P. Naves, E. Sousa), together with the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (J. Pujade-Villar) and a member of the Museum and Institute of Zoology from the Polish Academy...

2006-02-08 11:06:57

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has delayed wood packaging rules aimed at keeping out tree-eating insects to allow its trading partners more time to assess whether tree bark really poses a safety risk, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The insects, which lurk in wood packaging used for a wide variety of products, can emerge to destroy entire European forests. They are particularly fond of hiding in bark, if it is not already stripped off the wood used in...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.