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Pests Are Adapting To GM Crops In Unexpected Ways
2012-06-21 05:12:02

Modern science is no match for Mother Nature when it comes to agriculture, a new research paper has revealed.

More Acreage Needed To Slow Pest Resistance To Biotech Corn
2012-06-05 09:29:21

To slow resistance of western corn rootworm beetles to genetically protected crops, much larger 'refuge' acreages of conventional crops have to be planted, 2 experts warn in a paper published in the Journal of Economic Ecology

2012-01-23 21:49:29

New University of Illinois sweet corn research shows that higher yield and profitability are possible with greater plant populations of certain hybrids.

2012-01-09 11:24:21

An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is "a new plant pest" that was "caused by genetically engineered corn."

Image 1 - Smarter Toxins Help Crops Fight Resistant Pests
2011-10-10 04:33:47

A slight change in molecular structure introduced by genetic engineering gives crop-protecting proteins called Bt toxins a new edge in overcoming resistance of certain pests, a UA-led team of researchers reports in Nature Biotechnology.

2011-06-14 23:11:50

Tropical maize is a valuable genetic resource that can help scientists identify the specific genes controlling daylight response.

2011-03-09 13:50:50

Smut fungi are agents of disease responsible for significant crop losses worldwide.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.