PASCO, Wash., June 18 --The strong smell of new-mown grass--or other damaged plants-- includes chemicals that attract plant-eating insects. This new information may help researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create new artificial plant odors with which to lure and trap insects. Peter J. Landolt, a researcher at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Wapato, reported the findings here recently (June 18) at the Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.
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