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FEFU scientist reported on concentration of pesticides in marine organisms
According to ecotoxicologist from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), from the 90s and during 2000s in the tissues of Russian Far Eastern mussels the concentration of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) that had been globally used in agriculture in the mid-twentieth century has increased about ten times. (2019-06-19)
Biting backfire: Some mosquitoes actually benefit from pesticide application
The common perception that pesticides reduce or eliminate target insect species may not always hold. (2019-06-17)
USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides
Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA, according to a study published in the open access journal Environmental Health. (2019-06-06)
Verifying 'organic' foods
Organic foods are increasingly popular -- and pricey. Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without synthetic pesticides, and because of that, they are often perceived to be more healthful than those grown with these substances. (2019-06-05)
Hypertension found in children exposed to flower pesticides
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found higher blood pressure and pesticide exposures in children associated with a heightened pesticide spraying period around the Mother's Day flower harvest. (2019-05-22)
Toward zero hunger: More food or a smarter food system?
When thinking about ways to end global hunger, many scholars focus too narrowly on increasing crop yields while overlooking other critical aspects of the food system. (2019-05-21)
How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy
Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. (2019-05-20)
Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulation
New analysis by the UK Trade Policy Observatory is warning of a significant weakening of enforcement arrangements covering the approval of pesticides as part of legislative changes carried out under the EU Withdrawal Act. (2019-05-15)
Chronic kidney disease epidemic may be result of high heat, toxins
A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2019-05-08)
Study finds lifestyle factors that could harden arteries
A new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries. (2019-05-06)
Sussex mathematician's breakthrough on non-toxic pest control
Breakthrough 'gene silencing' technique uses naturally occurring soil bacteria to kill specific crop-destroying pests without harming other insects or the environment. (2019-05-02)
Do additives help the soil?
A UBC researcher is using her latest study to question whether soil additives are worth their salt. (2019-05-01)
New study finds river wildlife contain cocaine, pharmaceuticals and pesticides
For the first time, researchers at King's College London, in collaboration with the University of Suffolk, have found a diverse array of chemicals, including illicit drugs and pesticides in UK river wildlife. (2019-04-30)
Novel method developed by HKBU scholars could help produce purer, safer drugs
Novel method developed by HKBU scholars could help produce purer, safer drugs (2019-04-29)
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. (2019-04-23)
Tiny traces of neonicotinoid pesticides impair insects' ability to spot predators
Traces of neonicotinoid pesticides can impair a flying insect's ability to spot predators and avoid collisions with objects in their path. (2019-04-10)
Pesticide cocktail can harm honey bees
A series of tests conducted over several years by scientists at UC San Diego have shown for the first time that Sivanto, developed by Bayer CropScience AG and first registered for commercial use in 2014, could pose a range of threats to honey bees depending on seasonality, bee age and use in combination with common chemicals such as fungicides. (2019-04-10)
Banned pesticides in Europe's rivers
Tests of Europe's rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides -- including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU. (2019-04-08)
Autonomous weed control via smart robots
Soybean fields are becoming increasingly infested with a glyphosate-resistant weed called 'palmer amaranth.' One pesticide currently used for controlling it is 'Dicamba,' but it has devastating effects on adjacent areas, because it tends to drift when sprayed during windy conditions. (2019-03-27)
Plant seed research provides basis for sustainable alternatives to chemical fertilizers
Scientists assessed the seed microbiomes of two successive plant generations for the first time and discovered that seeds are an important vector for transmission of beneficial endophytes across generations. (2019-03-25)
Breakthrough in fight against plant diseases
A global research team including scientists from La Trobe University have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their offspring. (2019-03-20)
Early exposure to pesticides linked to small increased risk of autism spectrum disorder
Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of women without such exposure, finds a study published in The BMJ today. (2019-03-20)
Researchers: Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity
Results from a new study suggest that bees might be exposed to pesticides in more ways than we thought, and it could impact their development significantly. (2019-03-13)
Scientists warn about the dangerous interaction of plant protection products
A recent study by researchers at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Ghend, and Cardiff University found that the toxins used in agriculture to combat insect pests and fungi can be more dangerous than expected. (2019-03-12)
Researchers show how coffee growers can optimize profits, sustainably
First study to quantify economic trade-offs of shifting from conventional to shade-grown coffee production. (2019-03-12)
Insects in decline: On farmland, latecomers lose out
Wild bees in Europe are in trouble -- more than 50 percent of local species are now classified as endangered. (2019-03-07)
Improved regulation needed as pesticides found to affect genes in bees
Scientists are urging for improved regulation on pesticides after finding that they affect genes in bumblebees, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Imperial College London. (2019-03-06)
Researchers discover sustainable and natural alternative to man-made chemical pesticides
Repurposing a strain of beneficial bacteria could offer a safe, sustainable and natural alternative to man-made chemical pesticides, according to research from Cardiff University. (2019-03-04)
How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest
Researchers from Newcastle University's School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, carried out a study to prove what gardeners around the world have known for generations -- marigolds repel tomato whiteflies. (2019-03-01)
Study first to show processes determining fate of new RNA pesticide in soils
Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. (2019-02-28)
The trials of turfgrass breeders
In the United States, turfgrasses occupy 1.9 percent of the continental surface and cover an area three times larger than any irrigated crop. (2019-02-27)
Study: Pesticide exposure contributes to faster ALS progression
A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative disease that has no cure. (2019-02-27)
Nematode odors offer possible advantage in the battle against insect pests
Gardeners commonly use nematodes to naturally get rid of harmful soil-dwelling insects. (2019-02-26)
Packaging insecticides in tiny capsules may make them more toxic
Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules -- a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market -- could lead to unintended consequences. (2019-02-26)
Faced with choice overload, Indian farmers say, 'I'll have what he's having'
After the Indian government liberalized its economy, shops stocking a previously controlled market of public agricultural goods were suddenly flooded with new private brands. (2019-02-25)
Scientists to create new 'chemical noses' to rid the environment of industrial pollutants
Scientists from five European countries have joined forces to develop next-generation 'chemical noses' to remove industrial pollutants from the environment. (2019-02-06)
Rapid gene cloning technique will transform crop disease protection
Researchers have pioneered a new method which allows them to rapidly recruit disease resistance genes from wild plants and transfer them into domestic crops. (2019-02-04)
'Bug bombs' are ineffective killing roaches indoors
Total release foggers, commonly known as 'bug bombs,' are ineffective at removing cockroaches from indoor environments, according to a new study from North Carolina State University. (2019-01-27)
High pesticide exposure among farmers linked to poor sense of smell later
A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. (2019-01-16)
Insect biological control shields tropical forests
An international team of scientists*, involving entomologists, conservation biologists, agro-ecologists and geographers, has just revealed how on-farm biological control can slow the pace of tropical deforestation and avert biodiversity loss on a macro-scale. (2019-01-07)
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