As fall armyworm continues to threaten food security in Africa, the use of Bt maize offers significant potential to manage the pest. But it will be critical to manage resistance via multi-toxin crop varieties and appropriate use of refuge planting—all in forms accessible to the smallholder farmers that grow nearly all of Africa’s maize.
By Rebecca A. Schmidt-Jeffris and Brian A. Nault When used as foliar sprays, neonicotinoids have caused some concern among the general public because — like any pesticide — they can […]
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By Richard Levine An article published in the Journal of Medical Entomology is the first to report that bed bugs have developed resistance to a class of insecticides known as […]
Products that claim to control bed bugs have been on the market for years. Some work, and some don’t. Dr. Susan Jones, a professor of entomology at Ohio State University, […]