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Fertilizers/Pest Management

Rare bee found after 100 years

Rainforest degradation, wildfire reducing speciesCredit: James Dorey Photography A widespread field search for a rare Australian native bee not recorded for almost a century has found it's been there all along - but is probably…

Silencing the alarm

An enzyme in the saliva of certain insects prevents their food plants from warning neighboring plants of an attackCredit: Nick Sloff, Penn State UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Like a scene from a horror movie, tomato fruitworm…

Variable weather makes weeds harder to whack

Credit: Lauren D. Quinn, University of Illinois URBANA, Ill. - From flooded spring fields to summer hailstorms and drought, farmers are well aware the weather is changing. It often means spring planting can't happen on time or has…