This year’s unprecedented fall armyworm invasion has laid waste to lawns, athletic fields and crops. Is it a fluke? When will it end?
Eggs can remain in the soil for several years with the embryos waiting to receive sufficient moisture to complete development. This results in synchronised hatching when there’s sufficient rain.
EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too.
The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control.
Eating locusts is an old strategy used to get food after locusts devastated crops, but things have changed.
Currently, outbreaks are managed using chemical pesticides or an insect fungus. Neither is a good option.
You’ve probably seen ants marching over your kitchen bench this summer. Should you get out the insecticide, or learn to live with them?
The sustainability of African agriculture is critical to the continent’s food security and for maintaining agriculture’s contribution to Africa’s rural communities and national economies
Regulators are still licensing insecticides without properly assessing whether they harm the wildlife on which we rely.
Pesticides have become almost essential for agriculture, but their misuse can have negative effects on crops too.
The rice-eating fall armyworm has spread across Asia in a year and is now found in half the provinces of China.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
Possible causes of limb malformations in babies born in rural areas of France.
New research shows teaming fungi with ‘friendly’ viruses could create an environmentally sustaiable and efficient way to protect crops.
Research shows that managed honey bees may pose a threat to free roaming honey bee populations.
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
A tree-killing beetle has invaded South Africa. This is what should be done.
Meta-analysis studies have made it possible to sort through apparently contradictory research by looking at the bigger picture.
Farmers needs a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance.
The beetle and the fungus have devastated trees in California in the US as well as in Israel. Now they’re in South Africa.