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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)
The transgenic key to more productive crops
Transgenic tobacco plants engineered with synthetic metabolic pathways designed to bypass the inefficient and costly side effects of natural photorespiration show large increases in productivity -- as much as 40 percent over unmodified tobacco plants, a new study says. (2019-01-03)
Scavenging molecule provides long-term protection against nerve agents in rodents
For the first time, scientists have created a scavenging molecule that provides long-lasting preventative protection against toxic nerve agents in rodents. (2019-01-02)
Pesticide exposure raises risk for cardiovascular disease among Latino workers
Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides at work, according to a new study published in the journal Heart. (2018-12-12)
Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies
Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species from bumblebees to solitary bees, which are probably more important for pollination of food crops than managed honeybees. (2018-12-11)
Can rice filter water from ag fields?
While it's an important part of our diets, new research shows that rice plants can be used in a different way, too: to clean runoff from farms before it gets into rivers, lakes, and streams. (2018-12-05)
The persistence of pesticides threatens European soils
A study developed by researchers from the Diverfarming project finds pesticide residues in the soils of eleven European countries in six different cropping systems (2018-11-26)
Public perspectives on food risks
Roughly half of Americans say the average person faces a serious health risk from food additives over their lifetime, while the other half believes the average person is exposed to potentially threatening additives in such small amounts that there is no serious risk. (2018-11-19)
Flaws in industry-funded pesticide evaluation
Academic researchers have examined raw data from a company-funded safety evaluation of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. (2018-11-15)
Planetary boundaries for antibiotic and pesticide resistance identified
Researchers have now published the first estimates of antibiotic and pesticide 'planetary boundaries' in the journal Nature Sustainability. (2018-11-12)
Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides
Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. (2018-11-09)
Bees on the brink
Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees' behavior, Harvard researchers showed that, following exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides -- the most commonly-used class of pesticides in agriculture -- bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social that other bees. (2018-11-08)
Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, study finds
New research reveals that Aspergillus flavus, a fungus that produces carcinogenic aflatoxins that can contaminate seeds and nuts, has a multilegged partner in crime: the navel orangeworm caterpillar, which targets some of the same nut and fruit orchards afflicted by the fungus. (2018-11-05)
Appendix removal tied to decreased Parkinson's disease risk in about 20 percent of cases
A large-scale epidemiological analysis of more than one million individuals from Sweden has demonstrated that removal of the appendix is associated with reduced risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) in almost 20 percent of cases, a finding that implicates the tiny organ as a contributor to the onset of the condition. (2018-10-31)
New study finds harmful pesticides lurking in NYS homes
Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of pesticides per year. (2018-10-23)
A topical gel to protect farmers from lethal effects of pesticides
A team of researchers at inStem (Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine) has developed a nucleophilic polymer, which formulated into a topical gel can be applied on the skin before spraying of pesticides. (2018-10-22)
Study uncovers new link between neonicotinoid pesticide exposure and bumblebee decline
Adding to evidence that pesticide use may be abetting the decline of bumblebee, a new study reveals that daily consumption of even small doses of neonicotinoids reduces the survival of queen and male bees, which are critical to the viability of wild populations. (2018-10-17)
Unravelling the genetics of fungal fratricide
Selfish genes are genes that are passed on to the next generation but confer no advantage on the individual as a whole, and may sometimes be harmful. (2018-10-15)
Rutgers discovers new delivery system that could help prevent bacterial infections
Rutgers researchers have discovered a new system to deliver antimicrobial agents -- drugs, antiseptics or pesticides -- that could more effectively treat or prevent bacterial infections. (2018-10-08)
Alternatives to pesticides -- Researchers suggest popular weeds
Research proves that extracts from S. nigrum and D. stramonium, globally existing weed species, may help to protect crop systems against agricultural pests. (2018-10-03)
Seeing pesticides spread through insect bodies
Osaka University-led team provides insights into the distribution of pesticides within insects using a newly developed method of insect sample preparation. (2018-09-19)
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