The Promise—and Limits—of Bt Maize to Manage Fall Armyworm in Africa
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.
Anthranilic Diamides Can Potentially Replace Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Vegetable Crops
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 […]
New Research Shows How Different Strains of Bed Bugs are Able to Resist Insecticides
By Cameron Webb The wellness industry is booming, but it’s not just people looking for the latest “detox” diet. Some of our closest parasitic foes are well ahead of us […]
Bed Bugs Have Developed Resistance to Neonicotinoids
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 […]