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The new rules are de facto non-tariff barriers to trade. They increase trade costs for South Africa’s citrus industry.
Research into fox scents suggests a complex form of ‘chemical communication’ underlies the animal’s behaviour. The findings could help improve pest control methods and protect native wildlife.
A swarm of roughly 40 million desert locusts can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 people.
A caterpillar of the cabbage looper moth (Trichoplusia ni), a pest that feeds on vegetables.
Gluttonous caterpillars are excellent crop pests — their kidneys perform several tasks that allow them to grow rapidly, while eating plants.
Gene drives could prove useful for controlling mosquitoes which spread diseases like malaria, dengue and zika virus.
A broad process of communication and consultation should be initiated before gene drives are applied to control pests and diseases in Australia.
I’m just a sprayer, the pest manager does the thinking.
To most people pest management brings up images of rats, cockroaches and chemical spraying. Poisoning vermin and insect is only one minor, albeit important, aspect of pest management. Few people know about…