Byproduct of Biofuel Production Shows Potential for Insect Pest Management
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.
Khapra Beetle Can’t Beat the Heat
The khapra beetle does outsize damage to stored grains and is a top target at ports and border crossings. Researchers in Canada have found the threshold temperature that will kill the beetle at all life stages, even diapause.
Insecticide Netting Could Keep Beetles Out of Your Breakfast Cereal
A new study shows that long-lasting insecticide netting could have promising applications in stored-product facilities to protect foods like wheat, corn, and soybeans from insect pests.
UV Light Best for Luring Cigarette and Drugstore Beetles
By Edward Ricciuti Their common names—cigarette beetle and drugstore beetle—only hint at the amazingly eclectic and destructive diet of two related insects, which can wreak havoc on products stored in […]