A new research review outlines current knowledge on essential oils as alternatives to synthetic insecticides for managing insect pests such as ants, termites, and cockroaches. Essential oils show a lot of promise, but more research on real-world applications is sorely needed.
What makes a flower worthy of "pollinator friendly" status? And how is that measured? A new study makes strides toward a more standardized and scalable approach for measuring plants' pollinator attractiveness.
Could specialty cut flowers grown in high tunnels attract pollinators to nearby agricultural crops—and provide growers with a supplemental income source? A research team in Wyoming finds promising results.
What if we could use byproducts from biofuel production as new insect pest management tools—to make both energy and food production more sustainable? New research shows this vision is well within reach.