New Delhi THE rising sale of spurious pesticides in the country is resulting in crop damage, top agricultural scientists said on Wednesday.

White nose syndrome, a devastating disease that has killed more than one million bats in the Northeast, has been found in Maine, the last New England state to discover it, wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

Diminishing populations of bats, an important predator of insects, could have harmful consequences for humans, experts say.

Bats at two sites in Maine's Oxford County that displayed sign

GUWAHATI, Butterflies are one of the most colourful and beautiful insects in the world. Out of the world

This new UNEP report shows that bee colonies worldwide are under threat, with serious consequences for biodiversity and food security. It analyses possible answers to why the bee group, the most important pollinator worldwide, is declining and what are the possible mitigating measures and recommendations to avert such decline.



They are the Earth’s pollinators.

Farmers have been asked to restrict use of chemical insecticides as the incidence of pests and diseases was found below economic threshold levels in the districts of the State.

Light traps

According to experts from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, farmers should monitor the movement of adult insects by setting up light traps, yellow sticky traps and pheromone traps.

They can also use n

The public should be properly consulted ahead of any release of experimental insects. But what do they need to know, and whose job is it to ensure the message gets across? (Editorial)
 

Within the framework of the project "Sustainable insect farming and harvesting for better nutrition, improved food security, and household income generation," which kicked off in January 2011, FAO began introducing small-scale cricket farming at the School for Gifted and Ethnic Students, National University of Laos (NUoL).

Greenhouse gas (GHG) production, as a cause of climate change, is considered as one of the biggest problems society is currently facing. The livestock sector is one of the large contributors of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Also, large amounts of ammonia (NH3), leading to soil nitrification and acidification, are produced by livestock.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) production, as a cause of climate change, is considered as one of the biggest problems society is currently facing. The livestock sector is one of the large contributors of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Also, large
amounts of ammonia (NH3), leading to soil nitrification and acidification, are produced by livestock.

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