King Solomon used them in the construction of the temple that would bear his name, the Phoenicians used them to build their merchant ships and the ancient Egyptians used their resin in the mummific

Aerial spraying of insecticide is set to begin over Dallas on Thursday night as the city battles the worst outbreak of the West Nile virus in the US this year.

Moga: Agriculture Department scientists have advised the farmers to keep a watch on their paddy crop on a daily basis so that preventive measures could be initiated in the event of an attack by pes

The widespread use of Bt crops reduces the outbreaks of certain targeted pests and the need for insecticide use, leading to enhanced biocontrol of other potential pest species in the Bt crops; neighbouring non-Bt crops may also benefit.

United Phosphorus, Excel Crop Care and Sandhya Organics Chemical have challenged CCI's findings before COMPAT

The Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) has issued notices to fair trade regulator CCI on the pleas of three companies challenging its order imposing penalty of Rs 317.91 crore on the aluminium phosphide tablet manufacturers. Aluminium phosphide tablets are used as a rodenticide, insecticide and fumigant for stored cereal grains. It is used mainly to kill moles and rodents.

Of the deceased, seven were boys and six girls. “The clinical presentation of the cases suggest that these are cases of Chandipura virus. Encephalitis syndrome, sudden fever with convulsions and the affected age group of 1-15 years are strong indicators of Chandipura virus,” Assistant Director (Malaria), Health Services, V R Zare told The Indian Express. “Of course, we have sent about 75 serums for test to the National Institute of Virology, Pune and the results are expected soon,” he added.

Willem Takken and colleagues argue for the expansion of insecticide monotherapy in malaria control by taking lessons from agriculture and including more sustainable integrated vector management strategies.

Ghaziabad: In April 2010, a radiation leak at Mayapuri claimed one life and injured seven people.

GM crops that make their own insecticide also deliver benefits for their conventional plant neighbours, a study in China has concluded.

Aren’t critics of genetically engineered food anti-science? Isn’t the debate over GMOs (genetically modified organisms) a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other? A new report released , “GMO Myths and Truths,” challenges these claims.