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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
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
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
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
Invasive species: weeds, pests and diseases

Invasive species: weeds, pests and diseases

According to the federal Department of Environment, an invasive species is “a species occurring, as a result of human activities, beyond its accepted normal...
Merran White, Published 4th Nov 2014

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