War on weeds loses ground

War on weeds loses ground
At the weed summit, agronomist Michael Walsh of the University of Western Australia in Crawley described the Harrington Seed Destructor, a harvester that collects weed seeds along with the crop, smashes up about 95% of them, and sprinkles the harmless …
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Photosynthesis-like process found in insects
Home-made harvesters. Taking their cue from the 2010 finding that the high levels of carotenoids found in aphids are homegrown, Robichon and his team set out to investigate why the insects make such metabolically expensive chemicals.
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Argentine ant genome sheds light on how to be a successful pest
The other two ant species are the red harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) and the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta). In addition, the genome sequence of a fourth ant, the leaf-cutter ant (Atta cephalotes), … Tsutsui joined forces with …
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