Pests and Diseases, Research, Studies/Reports

US: Insect, virus harangue potato industry, stymie scientists

On the flip side of farmers worrying about pests are entomologists, who earn a living understanding odd creatures such as aphids, a huge family of self-cloning, virus-spreading insects. To Jim Dwyer, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist in Presque Isle, “aphids are really fascinating.” The tiny, lice-sized bugs spend their short lives mostly as populations of females, cloning themselves during[Read More...]

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