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The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
The Conversation, Published 16th May 2018
100,000+ sterile Qflies dropped on Adelaide in biotech attack

100,000+ sterile Qflies dropped on Adelaide in biotech attack

Hundreds of thousands of sterile Queensland fruit flies were dropped from planes over the Adelaide region on 2 March 2018, launching an ambitious national plan to reduce the numbers of this costly, endemic crop pest.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Mar 2018
Bugs on the Menu at the Environmental Film Festival

Bugs on the Menu at the Environmental Film Festival

In Bugs on the Menu, Canadian filmmaker Ian Toews explores the health and environmental benefits of adding more insect protein to 21st-century diets.
Ary Hoffmann, The University of Melbourne (UoM), Published 7th Oct 2016
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
New DNA tests detect resistant insects – before they attack your stored grain

New DNA tests detect resistant insects – before they attack your stored grain

New DNA tests for pesticide-resistant critters developed by researchers at New South Wales’ Yanco Agricultural Institute could revolutionise the way we protect valuable stored grain from insect pests.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Dec 2015
Dog’s super-sense saving crops

Dog’s super-sense saving crops

New Zealand’s fruit and vegie growers have a new best friend. And he has an awesome nose.
Merran White, Published 17th Jul 2015
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