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2018-09-27T18:00:00.0000000Z
Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-09-microplastics-overlooked-river-ecosystems-percent.html
by Julia Short, Cardiff UniversityResearch led by Cardiff University's School of Biosciences has revealed that microplastics are widespread in …
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2018-09-27T14:00:00.0000000Z
Science Daily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180924153418.htm
The insects can learn many food odors and remember them all their lives
Date:
September 24, 2018
Source:
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
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Desert ants can quickly …
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2018-09-27T14:00:00.0000000Z
In Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda, the top factor affecting banana production, according to a survey, was banana _Xanthomonas_ wilt (BXW), a bacterial disease that affects all types of bananas. [The disease] is detrimental to a crop and has far- … Read more...
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-09-27T04:00:00.0000000Z
Phys.Org
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-tool-grapevine-trunk-disease.html

by Robyn Mills, University of Adelaide

Grapevine trunk disease is estimated to cost the Australian wine sector millions of dollars in lost production each year, but now …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-09-27T04:00:00.0000000Z
Science News
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Cornell University
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Pea aphids -- a serious agricultural pest -- have the ability to see and avoid a common, aphid-killing bacteria on plant leaves, according to a …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-09-27T04:00:00.0000000Z
Phys.Org
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-tomatoes-chemical-cocktails-early-disease.html
University of JohannesburgBacterial wilt devastates tomato crops world-wide. So far farmers had to wait for mature plants to observe resistance to the disease. Now …
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2018-09-27T04:00:00.0000000Z
Search ID Aids is here! The USDA APHIS ITP team is pleased to announce a new searchable interface for pest identification support. Built in cooperation with North Carolina State University's Center for Integrated Pest Management, Search … Read more...
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2018-09-26T18:00:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/9025866/Plastic-eating-mushrooms-aid-in-combating-growing-waste-crisis

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew study:

A new study from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, claims that fungi are capable of expediting …

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Kew
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-09-26T18:00:00.0000000Z
Upper panel: Wild type roots form nodules whether or not they are transgenic (the latter are marked by green fluorescence). Lower panel: Downregulation of miR2111 in transgenic roots (marked by green fluorescence) leads to reduced symbiosis. Nitrogen-fixing nodules (red fluorescence) preferentially form on non-transgenic roots that have normal miR2111 activity. Credit: Katharina Markmann

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-09-roots.html#jCp
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Upper panel: Wild type roots form nodules whether or not they are transgenic (the latter are marked by green fluorescence). Lower panel: Downregulation of miR2111 in transgenic …
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2018-09-26T12:00:00.0000000Z
There are more than 40 types of slug in the UK - RHS Slugs can be unwelcomed guests - Hayley Jones, RHS Egg shells and copper tape do not ward off slugs and snails - Hayley Jones, RHS Deroceras reticulatum - aka the grey garden slug - RHS Scientific trials at the RHS research facility in Wisley, Surrey - RHS
Glad they are going to trial beer; that's do'em! And what about coffee grounds?
BBC Science & Environment https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45652170

By Helen Briggs

Home remedies used to deter slugs and snails from prized plants …
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