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Bats worth billions to agriculture

— 2 Apr 2011 11:16 | Environment

Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and yet insectivorous bats are among…

Ravenous foreign pests threaten national treasures

— 6 Dec 2010 18:03 | Biology

Foreign pests are eating their way through our national forests, destroying majestic scenery and costing taxpayers millions of dollars…

Invasive pest danger closer than you think

— 2 Dec 2010 20:16 | Biology

In Australia, when crossing from one state to another, travellers may encounter a quarantine stop and may be required to forfeit recently purchased fruits and vegetables as a hedge…

New insect birth control strategy zaps cotton pests

— 7 Nov 2010 18:49 | Biology

Using pests as part of an insect birth control program helps to get rid of them, UA researchers find. A new approach that combines the planting of pest-resistant cotton and releasing…

Progress toward first commercial repellent for East Coast's stinker

— 11 Oct 2010 09:48 | Chemistry

Help may be on the way for millions of people on the East Coast bugged out about the invasion of stink bugs. Scientists have reported a key advance in efforts to develop the first commercial…

Genetically modified crop resistance to pests benefits non-modified crop

— 8 Oct 2010 13:51 | Environment

Transgenic corn's resistance to pests has benefited even non-transgenic corn, a new study led by scientists from the University of Minnesota shows…

On organic coffee farm, complex interactions keep pests under control

— 26 Aug 2010 19:46 | Biology

Proponents of organic farming often speak of nature's balance in ways that sound almost spiritual, prompting criticism that their views are unscientific and naive. At the other end…

Nematodes vanquish billion dollar pest

— 25 Jun 2010 09:38 | Biology

The larvae of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera beetles wreak havoc on maize. Feasting on the plants' roots, they are estimated to cause $1 billion of damage every year in the US. Ted…

Entomologist helps manage invasion threats posed to California's avocados

— 23 Jun 2010 13:22 | Biology

California's avocado industry is worth more than $320 million annually, and has about 6,000 growers farming more than 6,000 acres of land. Indeed, California grows nearly 95 percent…

Cycad pest uses small size to hide from predators

— 22 Jun 2010 10:55 | Biology

'The small size of an alien insect that feeds on a native tree from the western Pacific island of Guam allows it to hide in cracks and other locations that are out of reach for its…

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