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Harvard scientists use PACE to fast-track discovery of Bt toxins to target super-bugs

Harvard scientists use PACE to fast-track discovery of Bt toxins to target super-bugs

Bugs that survive insecticides grow stronger. And discovering new, effective toxins through genetics is time-consuming – finding the nexus between a particular bug and its poison can take decades. Now, scientists at Massachusetts’ Harvard University are using advanced PACE technology speed up the search for new Bt toxins to kill insecticide-resistant super-bugs.
AgInnovators, Published 24th Jun 2016
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
Wasp vs wasp: new citrus pest control strategy pits predator against prey

Wasp vs wasp: new citrus pest control strategy pits predator against prey

A new integrated pest management project is using native predators and natural repellents in a bid to curtail the costly citrus gall wasp.
AgInnovators, Published 27th Mar 2016
Flowering 'companion plants' a win-win for Asian rice farmers- and, potentially, for the planet

Flowering 'companion plants' a win-win for Asian rice farmers- and, potentially, for the planet

Including wild flowering species alongside food crops boosts yield and cuts costly chemical use in rice fields across Asia, finds a long-term study by Australian and New Zealand researchers.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 24th Feb 2016
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