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FLOWERY DIETS HELP PREDATORY INSECTS HELP FARMERS KEEP PESTS IN CHECK

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(AGENPARL) – WORCESTER (MASSACHUSETTS), sab 23 gennaio 2021 (University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) Predatory insects have been shown to live longer when they have access to nectar and pollen, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Thus, flowers don’t just benefit insects, they......
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ANCIENT INSECT GENITALS FOUND IN 50-MILLION-YEAR-OLD FOSSIL

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (DC), mar 19 gennaio 2021 The fossil record is a lot more than just giant dinosaurs. In fact, some of the most impressive fossils are not hulking, pillar-like bones but the remains of small, delicate organisms that were buried in just the right conditions to reveal lost......
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GET A LEG UP ON FRUIT TREE PROBLEMS WITH DORMANT OILS

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(AGENPARL) – CORVALLIS (OREGON), ven 25 dicembre 2020 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Just when you’re ready for a long winter’s nap, it’s time to tend your fruit trees. If you don’t, chances are they’ll struggle in the coming season. Giving them attention now helps ward off insects and diseases, said Steve......
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NATURE DETECTIVES IN THE BACKYARD: 3 SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR CURIOUS KIDS THIS SUMMER

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(AGENPARL) – PERTH (AUSTRALIA), mer 23 dicembre 2020 Shutterstock During lockdowns, millions of homes were transformed into mini schools as parents and teachers joined forces to facilitate remote learning. The experience proved education doesn’t only happen in classrooms. The green spaces around our homes can be stimulating learning environments. Backyard......
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POWERHOUSE PLANTS THAT BOLSTER THE FOOD WEB

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(AGENPARL) – WORCESTER (MASSACHUSETTS), lun 14 dicembre 2020 IMAGE: A white-blotched Heterocampa munches on an oak leaf. A new study led by the University of Delaware’s Doug Tallamy identifies the most critical plants needed to sustain food webs across… view more  Credit: University of Delaware University of Delaware Professor of Entomology......
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JKUAT CONTRIBUTES TO GAZETTEMENT OF STANDARDS TO REGULATE UTILIZATION OF EDIBLE INSECTS

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(AGENPARL) – JUJA (KENYA), ven 11 dicembre 2020 Dr. Kinyuru makes a presentation on edible insects during a previous event held at JKUAT Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) played a leading role in the development of the now gazetted standards to regulate the production, handling and processing......
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DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITS NEW FOOD PRODUCTS

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(AGENPARL) – CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA), gio 19 novembre 2020 On the recent 32nd anniversary of the New Product Launch, Head of Department of Food Science and Technology, Prof Jessy Van Wyk expressed her contentment with the students’ proficiency in producing new food products from insects essentially for poor communities.......
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WATER-DWELLING INSECTS TRANSPORT HIGH LEVELS OF PFAS CHEMICALS TO LAND-BASED INSECTS

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(AGENPARL) – ÖREBRO (SWEDEN) sab 31 ottobre 2020 In her doctoral thesis in environmental science at Örebro University, Alina Koch has studied how freshwater insects transport highly fluorinated chemicals called PFAS to land-based insects. Currently, there is little research on this process – that PFAS can pass through the food......
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LIFE AFTER DEATH: HOW INSECTS RISE FROM THE DEAD AND TRANSFORM CORPSES INTO SKELETONS

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(AGENPARL) – HALIFAX (NOVA SCOTIA CANADA), sab 31 ottobre 2020 About the author: Paul Manning is a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University. It’s that time of the year when skeletons, skulls and bones have found their way onto cookies, porches and storefront windows. While skeletons are......

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