A study on European corn borer in conventional and organic growing systems finds an "unintentional attract-and-kill" mechanism whereby borers are attracted to corn in conventionally managed fields but then fall victim to Bt corn there.
While members of Pennsylvania's Plain Communities eschew many modern technologies, they are eager to learn how to adapt today's entomological know-how to their own agricultural practices—and extension agents at Penn State University are happy to help.
While a greenhouse structure affords growers pest control options that are not available for field crops, such as physical exclusion, it can also create challenges.
In recent years, the demand for organic foods by the consuming public has exploded. Organic food sales surpassed $35 billion in the United States in 2014, up from an estimated […]