Biocontrol

Lady Beetle Diet Influences Its Effectiveness as Biocontrol Agent

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist Jonathan Lundgren at the agency's North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Brookings, S.D., and…

Green Leaf Volatiles Increase Plant Fitness Via Biocontrol

To solve the acute, global problem of securing food resources for a continuously growing population, we must work constantly to increase the sustainability and…

Rearing Technique May Bolster Biocontrol Wasp's Commercial Prospects

But despite the prospects for reduced insecticide use and product losses, the approach has yet to gain traction commercially, in part because of the lack of an…

The structure-based design of zinc finger nucleases can facilitate genomic editing

Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) can actively introduce a double-strand break (DSB) at target loci in eukaryotic genomes and this can improve the efficiency of…

Scientists Identify New Potential Biocontrol for Skunk Vine

The insect, named Himalusa thailandensis, was found in Thailand by entomologists Bob Pemberton (now retired), with the ARS Invasive Plants Research Laboratory…

Scientists Release Biocontrol for Waterhyacinth

Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a free-floating aquatic plant native to South America that has infested freshwater ecosystems from North Carolina to…

Biocontrol Option for Soybean Aphid Tested

South Dakota State University soybean research and Extension entomologist Kelley Tilmon said there have been 10 releases of the insect, Binodoxys communis, at…

Technology to beat Super-bugs wins major new Funding

This is part of a funding round totalling £500,000, with the rest of the funding coming from existing Biocontrol shareholders. Established in 2002, The Capital…