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Honey Bees Tracked With Tiny Radar Antennae
2013-07-29 04:41:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of biologists are outfitting honey bees with miniature radar antennae, hoping to discover how the insects are being impacted by controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids. According to Richard Gray, Science Correspondent with The Telegraph, researchers from Rothamsted Research in the UK and the Free University in Germany are gluing lightweight radar transponders to the bees' backs as part of their research. The...

Agricultural Chemicals Causing Bee Colony Collapse
2013-07-25 10:33:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious and increasingly rampant die-off of a honey bee colony, isn't just a problem for bees, it's also a problem for farmers who rely on those bees to pollinate their crops. According to researchers from the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture, commercial bees are regularly exposed to a cocktail of agricultural chemicals that could be playing a role in CCD. In a study...

2013-07-09 23:22:11

In response to an article published on the Wall Street Journal, which discusses the health advantages of eating organic produce, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farming advocate, comments on the necessity in maintaining a healthy life by eating organic. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 On July 9, organic farming advocate Colle Farmers Market comments on an article published on the Wall Street Journal, which details the beneficial effects of eating organic foods in everyday life....

2013-07-01 23:04:58

This is the last in a series of press releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of practicing good pesticide stewardship techniques. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 A farmer, a local lawn and garden supply store, and a department store chain were fined recently for pesticide disposal violations. In each of these cases, the pesticide product itself was disposed of improperly. “Regulations on proper pesticide disposal govern the product and much...

2013-06-28 23:22:41

Advancing Eco-Agriculture announces its new brand image to represent the future of agricultural practice. Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 On June 28, Advancing Eco-Agriculture (aea) announces a new brand identification to represent the organization’s dedication to providing farmers with the tools, education and products necessary to grow healthy, high-yielding, disease-resistant crops without the use of pesticides. Founded in 2006, this is the first major rebrand for Advancing...

2013-06-27 23:26:57

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. is helping antimicrobial pesticide product manufacture’s develop, modify, and validate disinfectant devices in order to satisfy the new requirements mandated by the U.S. EPA. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The EPA released new requirements for antimicrobial pesticide products that are administered via fogging/misting methods and claim to provide control of public-health microorganisms. Products labeled and used for disinfection and sanitization must now provide...

2013-06-21 23:17:28

In response to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Colle Farmers Market, an online market for organic food, outlines some of the major benefits of eating organic while discussing the ‘dirty dozen,’ and the ‘clean fifteen.’ Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 On June 20, organic food advocate Colle Farmers Market comments on an article published in The Wall Street Journal, which details the benefits of eating a mostly organic diet and discusses the safest organic foods....

2013-06-15 23:01:55

Organic food advocate, Colle Farmers Market, responds to a Medical Daily article outlining how patients with Parkinson´s disease may benefit from eating food grown without pesticides. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 On June 15, organic food advocate Colle Farmers Market issues a statement in response to a Medical Daily article, which details how organic food could prevent Parkinson´s disease. According to an article published by Medical Daily, some recent studies have suggested...

2013-06-13 23:21:45

Rutgers University Entomology Laboratory identified Renotech Inc.'s product as a superior treatment for bed bugs. New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 A study was conducted by the Rutgers University Entomology Lab recently comparing effectiveness between some most seen over-the-counter products and identified EcoRaider, a product provided by Reneotech Inc, as the top bed bug killer among 11 other brands. This study highlights the effectiveness of this all-natural bed bug spray and...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.