Tag: "biocontrol" at biology news
Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State
...icides. Initial tests in Brazil indicate that the biocontrol
strains are also effective in controlling disease ...nder field conditions. The research team will test biocontrol
strains in field plots in New York in 1998. "Biological control may become an important component i...
Competitive Inhibition May Enhance Safety Of Minimally Processed Fruits And Vegetables
...od Technology. Called competitive inhibition, this biocontrol
approach uses non-pathogenicmicroorganisms to prevent the growth of pathogens in targeted substances. Forexample, LAB cultures may be applied to MPR fruits and vegetables (e.g., alreadypeeled, and possibly sliced, grated, or shredded) to inhibit the...
Beyond Jurassic Park: Real Science With Ancient DNA
...ts genetic evolution could help identify potential biocontrol
uses foreradicating the rangeland weed it infects. "We are primarily concerned with genetic changes that have occurred inpopulations of organisms during the past tens or hundreds of years up to thepresent," says Dr. Kevin McCluskey, University of Kan...
Invading Pests Harm People, Plants And Animals
...ow starthistle than the peacockfly -- or any other biocontrol
insect to date. The "false" peacock fly is theonly one that attacks late-blooming yellow starthistle flowers. Of the herbicides registered for use on California rangelands andwildlands, the majority are effective only when applied to the fol...
LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...have a new nemesis in an environmentally friendly biocontrol
agent developed by Russian scientists with suppor... live plant roots. In greenhouse lab tests, this biocontrol
agent reduced nematode infection in tomatoes and cucumbers by more than 61 percent. Through the D...
Scientists fight to bring the American chestnut tree back to life
...ogical control discovered in Europe. Although the biocontrol
is not good enough to produce timber trees Anagnostakis says, "At the very least, we will be able to maintain American trees as nut-bearing populations. Then if we plant our new resistant hybrids out into these plots, they will cross with native tre...
Of gallflies, bees, mosquitoes, and butterflies: researchers to discuss insects
...cal controls is very low, however, and though many biocontrol
insects successfully establish and spread, they often fail to suppress the targeted weed. Amanda Stanley from the University of Washington will discuss her research on the topic and explore interactions between a well-known invasive, spotted knapwee...
Trouble in paradise? 'Natural' pest control requires careful planning, Science authors conclude
...ural experts, foresters and conservationists favor biocontrol
over chemical solutions such as insecticides and p...rning widespread impacts of biocontrol. The use of biocontrol
to fight pestsand even invasive species, the second largest problem in biodiversity and conservation...
Special section: Invasive species
...also harm native species. And more often than not, biocontrol
doesn't even work. One reason is that the tests to...dict the effectiveness and specificity of proposed biocontrol
agents are often inadequate, which can lead to surprises when they are released in the field. For in...
Researchers find invasive species are healthy species They leave their parasites behind
...tes are not specific to the target pest. "Suitable biocontrol
agents should be harmless to native species, just as kryptonite is harmless to Earthlings," said Lafferty....
Theyre healthier: With fewer parasites, invaders gain competitive edge over native species
...es are not specific to the target pest. "Suitable biocontrol
agents should be harmless to native species just as kryptonite is harmless to earthlings," said Lafferty....
Red Imported Fire Ant Conference to discuss control and eradication of fire ants
...and detection; quarantine and eradication efforts; biocontrol
and chemical control of RIFAs; and areawide suppression projects. The conference is also host to a poster presentation, details of which can be found at http://www.morselab.ucr.edu/ . For registration information, or information regarding exhibitor...
UC Riverside's Brian Federici receives Secretary's Annual Honor Award from USDA
... Bacillus thuringiensis ], that has led to a novel biocontrol
product and has significantly enhanced understandi... certain Bt strains more potent, engineering novel biocontrol
agents, and discovering a new class of insect viruses. The award recognizes Federici's objectivity ...
Plant pathologists to discuss strategies for global crop protection at the APS Annual Meeting
...program against mycotoxins in maize. Introduced biocontrol
agents to combat exotic pests of cassava in West and Central Africa. Cardwell noted that there is an ongoing need to create and maintain partnerships in order to keep international programs effective. "There are many opportunities for people and o...
Disease threatens cucumbers, pumpkins, and other vine crops
...ssibilities of using induced resistance in plants, biocontrol
agents, and fungicides for control of this disease in cucurbits and other crops," said Babadoost. More on this subject including details on the disease, the pathogen that causes it, and current control methods can be found in this month's APS featur...
... the western US it became the first plant in which biocontrol
was attempted, through the introduction of a beetle. Yet, not all exotic species introduced become invasive. What makes some exotic species one successful and others fail has never been fully understood. In an attempt to understand the role of evolu...
Keeping your peas and carrots safe to eat
...egulations (a brew of compost with water used as a biocontrol
agent or fertilizer). "Using techniques developed by plant pathologists, scientists are just beginning to understand how human pathogens colonize leaf surfaces, and how their survival can be influenced by manipulating leaf surface microflora and envi...
Summer in the South: Kudzu and oriental bittersweet
...ave identified 110 species of insects as potential biocontrol
agents, and are conducting preliminary tests in China on some of the most promising candidates. Read more at http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/4505/exotic_pests.htm . Contact: James Hanula Research Entomologist firstname.lastname@example.org 706-559-4253...