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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...

2013-11-04 23:23:59

Cassida Corporation today began shipping an upgraded version of its 5520 Professional Currency Counter that will save time and simplify operations for cash handlers and processors nationwide. The upgraded 5520 offers ValuCount™ and a new LCD screen that showcases both currency counts and currency values. Tualatin, Oregon (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Cassida Corporation today began shipping an upgraded version of its 5520 Professional Currency Counter that will save time and simplify...

New Species Of Shelter Using Leaf Beetles
2013-09-27 12:24:58

Pensoft Publishers Previously unknown to science leaf beetles modify and use as shelter the holes in leaves of their host plants made by other beetles Many animals construct homes or shelters to escape from biological and physical hostilities. Birds, spiders, termites, ants, bees and wasps are the most famous animal architects. As shelter construction requires considerable investment of resources and time, builders tend to minimize the cost of building while maximizing the benefits....

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...

2013-07-29 12:22:25

Environmental groups join USDA to recognize August as Tree Check Month, urging public to look for the signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The backyard barbecue. A hike in the woods. Camping or fishing in the wilderness. Even a stroll in the neighborhood. These are all activities that can make a difference in preserving the great outdoors, if you can spare a few extra minutes to take a closer look at the surrounding trees, according to the...

2013-06-03 23:22:28

Cassida´s complete line of bill counters and counterfeit detectors is fully compatible with the new $100 bill. Tualatin, Ore (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Cassida (http://www.cassidausa.com), a world leader in money handling equipment, announced today that their complete line of currency counting and counterfeit detection products is compatible with the new $100 bill which is set to debut on Oct. 8. “Cassida verifies the compatibility of our products with any new currency changes as part...

2013-04-11 08:23:59

Agreements enable next-generation SmartStax® corn with additional insect protection and access to Enlist(TM) herbicide-tolerant corn trait INDIANAPOLIS and ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), have reached new cross-licensing agreements for creation of the next generation of advanced weed and insect control technology in corn. Monsanto will license Dow AgroSciences'...

2013-02-28 00:22:59

- Approval sets new standard for corn rootworm control BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has fully deregulated Agrisure(®) Duracade(TM), enabling launch in the US for the 2014 planting season. Agrisure Duracade expresses a unique protein to control corn rootworm. It has a different mode of action to Syngenta's existing Agrisure(®) RW trait. When combined these traits...

2013-02-25 12:21:21

Recipients will pursue research dedicated to finding solutions to help manage corn rootworm ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company has announced that six recipients will be awarded research grants as part of the Corn Rootworm Knowledge Research Program. The program was established to provide merit-based awards of up to $250,000 per award per year for up to three years for outstanding research projects that address specific aspects of corn rootworm biology,...

Salt Cedar Beetle Damage Widespread After Warm Summer
2012-09-28 09:24:28

Salt cedar along the waterways of the southern and eastern Panhandle is rapidly being defoliated and dying back, and one Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist believes he knows why. When salt cedar beetles from Uzbekistan were released in 2006 by Dr. Jerry Michels and his entomology crew in parts of Lake Meredith and the Palo Duro Canyon, it was thought they would be more prolific eaters of salt cedar than other beetle species tried before. Salt cedar displaces native vegetation...


Latest Chrysomelidae Reference Libraries

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2005-09-12 10:10:06

The Scarlet Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) is native to Europe but is now widely found in North America. Larvae damage cultivated lily and Fritillaria plants. Photo by Keith Edkins The beetle family Chrysomelidae, or leaf beetles is a family of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera. Leaf beetles are recognizable by their tarsal formula and distinguished from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by their short, filiform antennae. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all...

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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 11:11:08

PHOTO CAPTION: Goliath Beetle Beetles are one of the main groups of insects. Their order, Coleoptera (meaning "sheathed wing"), has more species than any other order in the entire animal kingdom. Forty percent of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species), and new species are regularly discovered. Estimates put the total number of species at between 5 and 8 million. When J. B. S. Haldane, a British geneticist, was asked what his studies of nature revealed about...

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2005-07-14 11:29:50

The beetle family Chrysomelidae, or leaf beetles, is a family of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera. Leaf beetles are recognizable by their tarsal formula and distinguished from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by their short, filiform antennae. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all sorts of plant tissue. Many are economically important pests of agriculture, for example the colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the asparagus beetle (Crioceris...

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