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2022-06-10T21:51:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org

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by University of British Columbia Researchers have mimicked a corn plant's make-up in the lab to investigate "corn smut," opening the door to finding a cure for the …

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2022-06-04T06:19:00.0000000Z

IITA https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2022/05/31/iita-unveils-new-varieties-to-boost-cassava-production/

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has unveiled new cassava varieties developed by the NextGen project to boost …

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2022-06-04T06:12:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org

by Universitaet Tübingen Many disease-causing bacteria are able to inhibit the defense mechanisms in plants and thus escape dissolution by the plant cell, a process known as xenophagy. Animal and human cells have a similar mechanism whereby …

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2022-06-04T05:29:00.0000000Z

Nature Abstract

The parasitoid wasp Trichopria drosophilae is promising as a biocontrol agent for controlling the ubiquitous pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura). Crucial for the successful implementation of any biocontrol agent is …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-06-04T02:21:00.0000000Z

Scientific American

For insects trying to avoid hungry birds, flashy iridescent shells might not seem like the best evolutionary strategy. But in recent years, biologists have shown that iridescence—lustrous shifts in color, depending on the …

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Jewel_beetles
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-06-04T02:15:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily

40 years of conservation data: Researchers show population trends of native insects

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Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Summary:
Sparse data often make it difficult to track how climate change is affecting populations of insect …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2022-06-04T00:33:00.0000000Z

Entomology Today

By David Coyle, Ph.D. There’s been a lot of attention given to pollinators recently, especially native pollinators—which include bees, wasps, flies, beetles, and several other organisms—but also those species used commercially. Yes, I …

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2022-06-03T23:54:00.0000000Z

ProducePLus https://www.fruitnet.com/produce-plus/banana-freckle-detected-in-australias-northern-territory/246421.article

By Matthew Jones Response effort underway after positive sequencing result on property near Darwin

Banana freckle has been …

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Braunschweig, Deutschland
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2022-06-02T09:33:04.4220541Z

Dear Pestnet friends, 

I urgently need help on this Acronita beast eating up almost everything from banana to coffee on the island of Idjwi, DR Congo. Is there anything that can instantly be done?  What type of insecticide can be safely used …

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2022-05-29T08:02:00.0000000Z

The Guardian

Experts say 35% rise in acreage covered by migratory insects my reflect adaptation to changing climate

Mexican experts have said that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared with …

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