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2014-03-27 13:12:58

As Rachel Carson predicted 50 years ago in her groundbreaking book Silent Spring, crop pests are capable of outwitting the chemical compounds known as xenobiotics that are devised to kill them.

Study Finds Market Forces Influence The Value Of Bat-provided Services
2014-02-04 10:21:10

Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds.

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.

Secret Of Cattle Ticks' Resistance To Pesticide Unlocked
2013-10-07 14:17:27

Scientists have discovered how a tick which transmits devastating diseases to cattle has developed resistance to one of the main pesticides used to kill it.

Evolution Fights Back Bioengineered Crops
2013-06-11 09:04:31

A new study has attempted to figure out why pests became resistant so quickly to plants bioengineered with the insecticidal protein Bt in some cases but not others.

Pyramid Strategy For Biotech Crops Not A Silver Bullet
2013-03-31 06:12:50

Genetically engineered crops that are designed to be pest resistant may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

2013-03-18 23:00:49

On Contact Solutions (OnContactSolutions.com), a supplier of green products to the hospitality industry, now warrants the efficacy of Cimi Shield, a revolutionary soybean extract spray that is

2013-03-08 00:53:45

What do cancer cells, weeds, and pathogens have in common?

2013-02-13 17:38:44

A new discovery promises to allow expanded use of a mainstay biological pest control method, which avoids the health, environmental and pest-resistance concerns of traditional insecticides, scientists are reporting.


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