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As anti-pesticide sentiment builds, USDA backs plan to combat invasive Russian wheat aphid with wasps

Turning loose a non-native wasp to sting and kill an aphid that feasts on wheat and barley in the Western ...
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Chemical-free pest control tools on the way thanks to novel gene silencing strategy

In insects, rapidly evolving primary sex-determining signals are transduced by a conserved regulatory module controlling sexual differentiation. In the agricultural ...
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Micro RNA: Genetic suppression might control insect-borne diseases and limit pesticide use

New methods of controlling mosquitos without chemicals include releasing sterile males, spreading confusing pheromones and, most recently, disrupting egg development ...
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Talking Biotech: Benefits and unanticipated consequences of neonicotinoid insecticide use

Penn State entomologist John Tooker: Neonic coated seeds are not a silver bullet for pest control in all situations ...