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AP (Oct. 11, 2014) — What looks like a Halloween trick is actually an array of treats made with insects being served up Saturday at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans. (Oct. 11) Video provided by AP
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Predictive Models for Farmers: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

Predictive Models for Farmers: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — Agricultural scientists at the University of Kiel are developing forecasting models for the use of pesticides. They're based on long-term studies of weather patterns, plant diseases and the condition of agricultural crops.The models allow farmers to see when the use of pesticides is necessary to combat certain fungi and pests and when they can be avoided. That's helping to protect the environment without endangering harvests.
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Study: Plants Communicate to Defend Themselves

Study: Plants Communicate to Defend Themselves

Buzz60 (May 14, 2013) — Researchers from three United Kingdom institutions say that plants can communicate through underground connections of fungi. Scientists say they do this in an attempt to ward off pests like aphids. Apparently plants are quite chatty, because another recent study says plants also communicate through the air.
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From Zoo to Little Mice on the Prairie

From Zoo to Little Mice on the Prairie

AP (July 31, 2013) — Many people think of mice as pests. Not scientists at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. They're raising meadow jumping mice and other species and releasing them into the wild -- all part of a plan to help restore dwindling Midwestern prairies.
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