Garlic on Broccoli: A Smelly Approach to Repel a Major Pest

New University of Vermont study offers a novel framework to test strategies for managing invasive pests.
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Agricultural insect pests seek out familiar scents to find their plant hosts. However, they can also be repelled by odors from other plant species.

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How Honeybees May Infect Bumblebees

Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline—and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees may be a major culprit.

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Video Games Offer Clues to Help Curb Animal Disease Outbreaks

Strengthening biosecurity is widely considered the best strategy to reduce the devastating impact of disease outbreaks in the multi-billion-dollar global swine industry, but successfully doing so all comes down to human decision-making, a University of Vermont study shows.

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