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Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
A nano-sized bio-degradable clay-comprising double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) developed by scientists at the University of Queensland could offer a cost-effective, clean and green alternative to chemical-based plant pesticides.
New DNA tests for pesticide-resistant critters developed by researchers at New South Wales’ Yanco Agricultural Institute could revolutionise the way we protect valuable stored grain from insect pests.