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2010-03-17 14:04:34

An improved method for sustainable pest control using "super-sexed" but sterile male insects to copulate with female ones is being developed by agricultural researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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2009-11-28 09:05:00

One of the most devastating obstacles to development in Africa is the tsetse fly, which causes a sometimes fatal disease in cattle and humans.

2009-11-16 14:13:16

The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), the release of sexually sterile male insects to wipe out a pest population, is one suggested solution to the problem of malaria in Africa.

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2009-01-21 15:46:15

Fruit farmers in Southern Europe have been struggling for decades in a losing battle against the Mediterranean fruit fly, or Medfly, which is one of the world’s most destructive farm pests, since it lays its eggs in fruit and vegetables.

2006-03-28 08:21:59

By Mica Rosenberg EL CERINAL, Guatemala (Reuters) - Every week, Guatemalan scientists blast 2.7 billion fruit flies with radiation to make them sterile in a bizarre nuclear war against one of the world's most destructive farm pests.


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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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