Opportunities and Challenges for Managing Pests in Organic Greenhouses

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By Meredith Swett Walker If you live in a temperate climate, you probably think of greenhouses as a tool to produce fruit, vegetable, and flower crops out of season. But these structures don’t just trap heat; they can also keep pests out. In fact, greenhouses are commonly used in warmer climates but primarily for pest […]

Newly Discovered Planthopper Appendage Doesn’t Fit the Bauplan

Although the world of insects is incredibly diverse, there are some morphological characteristics that all adult winged insects have shared in common for hundreds of millions of years. For example, all of them have five-segmented heads, three-segmented thoraxes with three pairs of legs, and 11-segmented abdomens. Any appendages that appear on their abdomens have been […]