1. This key will to help you identify different insect orders. We are using many examples of insects found in Michigan, but the key will work anywhere. How the Key Works This is a dichotomous key, which means that at each step, you will have two choices. Juststart the keyand answer the simple...
  2. Insects and other pests can be a serious constraint to food production, especially where resources for pest management are scarce. For example, inEDN 133, we responded to a question about problems with tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) in Nigeria. Heavy infestations of this pest alone can reduce...
  3. 1/7/2004 Las plantas de gandul se sacuden suavemente a fin de que las larvas del picudo de la vaina caigan. A medida que las larvas caen, se recogen en una sábana que se tira a lo largo del suelo entre los surcos de plantas. Después llegan unas cuantas gallinas y se comen las larvas ricas en proteína.
  4. 20/10/2001 Varroa mites (two strains of Varroa destructor), which parasitize the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) over much of the world, can seriously weaken and even kill honey bee colonies. Some possibilities for control are discussed.
  5. 20/6/2000 Los mosquiteros son efectivos para proteger a las personas que duermen debajo de ellos siempre y cuando el material no tengaagujeros y la persona no esté durmiendo contra el mosquitero. Sin embargo, el mosquito continuará buscando hasta que encuentra un camino o una parte del cuerpo que esté...
  6. 20/3/2000 A method to protect gardens from leaf cutter ants (Atta sp.) using sweet potatoes.
  7. 19/11/1997 Preliminary research done by the USDAsuggests that the smoke of grapefruit leaves may help control varroa mites, which parasitize bees.
  8. 19/11/1997 Two methods for controlling ticks on goats in the tropics.
  9. 19/6/1992 Solar heating of cowpeas for at least 45 minutes will kill weevils without affecting cooking or germination percentages.
  10. 19/6/1992 The U. S. Department of Agriculture is recommending that home gardeners use a cooking oil spray to control aphids, white flies and spider mites.Researchers claim that the oil spray is only about one-third as costly as commercial pesticides with equivalent effectiveness. Recipe for an oil and soap...