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Biodiversity Benefits Greatly From Organic Farming
2014-02-04 10:00:56

[ Watch the Video: Robotic Biodiversity Thrives On Organic Farms ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people argue that organic farming is better for public health, and a new study from researchers at Oxford University has found that organic farms support greater biodiversity in their immediate environment. The study, being published this week in the Journal of Applied Ecology, traced 30 years of organic farming and found that greater biodiversity compared to...

Pesticide Banned In The USA Linked To Alzheimer's Disease
2014-01-29 07:46:56

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 40 years scientists have recognized that DDT, a synthetic pesticide, harms bird habitats and is a threat to the environment. Although DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, other countries continue to use it as a pesticide. According to a new study from Rutgers University, exposure to DDT may cause increased risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease. This is particularly true for people over 60 years of age. As...

Commonly Used Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae In Their Hives
2014-01-27 13:54:54

Sara LaJeunesse - Penn State Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) -- an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae. "We found that four of the pesticides most commonly found in beehives kill bee larvae," said Jim Frazier, professor of...

Bumblebees Shrinking Pesticide
2014-01-20 14:56:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, pesticides could be causing worker bees to shrink. A study by researchers from the Royal Holloway University of London found that exposure to pesticides causes worker bumblebees to grow less and hatch at a smaller size. The team found that prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide reduces the size of individual bees produced by a colony. The team researched colonies...

2014-01-15 23:00:53

Bird-B-Gone Inc.’s Bird-B-Gone University was recently audited for review and approval by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Bird-B-Gone received excellent remarks from the DPR as a four hour Continuing Education (CE) credit in Bird Control training. Irvine, California (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Bird-B-Gone University, a bird control training course offered by Bird-B-Gone, was recently audited by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. The course covers many things commercial...

2013-12-31 23:00:14

MarketReportsChina.com adds “Company Profiles of Thirty-six Chinese Agrochemical Manufacturers-2013 Edition (2)” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 China has become the largest production base and exporter of pesticides in the world. However, it’s observed that most pesticides produced in China are generic products, and the whole Chinese pesticide industry faces problems such as the plight of overcapacity, irrational competition, lack of world...

2013-12-31 12:22:38

The Organic Center's 10 New Year's Resolutions to last a lifetime WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is a New Year's Resolution you can make today that can last a lifetime--and beyond? Going organic--which is good for you, your family and the planet. For 2014, The Organic Center, the trusted source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming, offers 10 everyday, research-backed organic resolutions individuals can follow: One: Eat...


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2009-04-28 21:04:39

The Plutella xylostella is often referred to as the Diamondback or Cabbage moth. This species is has a brief lifespan of only 14 days and is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region of Europe, but has since dispersed across the world. This species is capable of reproducing quickly and can travel great distances. Diamondback are considered serious pests in warmer climates when the absence of a harsh winter prevents their eggs from being destroyed. The moths are resistant to...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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