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2011-12-06 23:31:09

Europe's streams will in future be more heavily polluted with insecticides than before.

2011-12-06 23:07:40

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with greener alternatives.

Bed Bug Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms Identified
2011-10-20 08:22:01

A research team at Virginia Tech has discovered some of the genetic mechanisms for the bed bug's resistance to two of the most popular pyrethroids -- deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin.

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2011-09-24 08:23:27

Improper use of insecticides to kill bedbugs resulted in 80 illnesses and one fatality over a three-year period.

2011-09-19 21:41:14

When wireworms feast on potatoes, the results aren't pretty: The spuds' surfaces are left punctured, pitted and unappealing.

2011-07-13 13:49:14

Farmers who spray insecticides against aphids as a preventative measure only achieve a short-term effect with this method.

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2011-07-12 14:12:28

Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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