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A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

A ‘sixth sense’ for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble

The discovery of the mechanisms – neuronal, genetic and mechanical – governing insects’ ability to detect changes in humidity may lead to new strategies for controlling pest populations.
Marco Gallio & Marcus Stensmyr, The Conversation, Published 18th May 2016
Scientists set to curb costly Qfly with billions of sterile males

Scientists set to curb costly Qfly with billions of sterile males

A new ‘Qfly factory’ will release billions of sterile Queensland fruit flies into orchards across south-eastern Australia in a bid to curb the expansion this costly crop pest and maintain South Australia’s access to key export markets.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 11th Sep 2015
Why it’s raining spiders in regional Australia

Why it’s raining spiders in regional Australia

It’s an arachnophobe’s nightmare: spiders raining down from the sky to crawl on web-shrouded houses, fences and fields. But for those living near Goulburn on New South Wales’ Southern Tablelands, the nightmare – albeit temporarily – is reality....
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 19th May 2015
Black Eyed Peas saved by plastic bag

Black Eyed Peas saved by plastic bag

Grain and legume farmers around the world use a variety of methods to protect their stored crop from infestation by weevils....
Brian Houston, AgInnovators, Published 19th Nov 2014
A new GM weapon in the battle against fruit flies

A new GM weapon in the battle against fruit flies

The fruit fly is a pest that farmers battle with with in many parts of Australia.  New research out of the University of East Anglia may offer a novel solution to controlling fruit flies collapsing colonies over a short time period. ...
Brian Houston, AgInnovators, Published 13th Nov 2014
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