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2014-09-12 12:22:13

- "Right to Grow" program offers U.S. farmers corn rootworm control and a stewardship premium for Agrisure Duracade corn planted in 2015 MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that it has renewed and enhanced its program with Gavilon Grain, LLC, to provide grain marketing opportunities for U.S. farmers who plant Agrisure Duracade(TM) in 2015. Agrisure Duracade is Syngenta's cutting-edge corn rootworm (CRW) control technology approved in the U.S....

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...

2013-06-03 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...


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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