is a staple food for millions of people around the world, especially in
West and Central Asia. But the wheat, from which most bread is made,
can be affected by insects known as the Sunn Pest. Even a small
infestation can render a harvest worthless and ruin farmers. Now
research is examining the insect’s natural weaknesses to give the
farmers a chance to fight back.
BBC's Romaine Lancaster visted ICARDA recently to film their research on Sunn pest. Part of the BBC World's Earth Report (Hands On), the film is part of a series titled "Plague to Plenty." You can listen to the audio (mp3) here and download a PDF file.
Click the following for audio or text: AUDIO (mp3) | TEXT (PDF)
Across the Fence Video - Greenhouse IPM
Across the Fence Video
Skinner, Michael Brownbridge, and Tom Doubleday have graciously shared
their time with public television for a gardening series titled "Across the Fence". The video is now available for viewing online.Click HEREto learn more about this endeavor and watch the video online
Asian Longhorned Beetle Videos
Asian Longhorned Beetle
First Line of Defense: You can watch the USDA video now online!
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ALB in motion: Watch a movie about ALB.
Video: Courtesy Rick Hoebeke, Department of Entomology, Cornell