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Increasing pest storehouse among cash crops increases pest defence.

Agricultural Research Service’s – ARS - Researchers Use "Banker Plants" to Help Battle Whitefly Pests . ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security. Entomologists at ARS showed how the use of ‘banker plants’ improves the effectiveness of...
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New Biological Control of insect crop pest supports global food security.

Collaborative research study between Lancaster University, University of Greenwich and Tanzania (EcoAgriConsult Ltd.) find new biopesticide to control armyworms and other insect crop pests around the globe. Wolbachia are common vertically transmitted endosymbiotic bacteria found in < 70% of insect species. This intra-cellular bacterium has taken centre-stage recently because...
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