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Raiding the rape field

Oilseed rape fields are home to a variety of insects that bother farmers. The pollen beetle is one of them. The beetle's larvae feed...

Lifting the economy on hawks’ wings

What can help boost Michigan's economy? American kestrels. A new Michigan State University study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and funded by the National Science...

Refining pesticides to kill pests, not bees

Pyrethroid pesticides are effective. Sometimes too effective. Researchers at Michigan State University's entomology department have unlocked a key to maintain the insecticide's effectiveness in eliminating...