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insect act as a carrier for transmission of virus

Insects are a source of transmission of plant viruses it depends upon four components. Availability of virus in the diseased source plant, and susceptibility of healthy plants used as indicators of transmission, transmitting ability of vector, trainability of virus. Better plants are selected for the source of virus and indicators …

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Environmental pollution and its impact on human health

In developing countries of Asia, environmental pollution is the major problem. Pakistan is also facing the serious threat of environmental pollution. This  is mainly results due to different activities performed by men e,g agricultural practices, transportation , construction, which not only attenuate the environment but also resulting a large amount …

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Organic agriculture is helping save bees from extinction

Organic agriculture is helping save bees from extinction   Conventional farming has become a reckless institution that pays no heed to soil nutrition, soil microbes, wildflowers and the natural habitat of pollinators. Under today’s conventional farming systems, insects and herbs are expendable. Farming now works against nature instead of working …

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Aedes Aegypti

The mosquito that attracts more attraction is the Aedes aegypti belongs to family Culcidae consisting of about 2,500 species, along with other genera of mosquitoes such as Anopheles, Culex (Womack 1993, E.B. 1999). This mosquito is very important vectors of yellow fever and human dengue distributed throughout the subtropic and …

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The big picture of small insects

Charles Sturt University (CSU) ecologist Dr Manu Saunders is finding out how the small things, wild pollinators, can affect the big picture of agricultural ecosystems. A post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Land Water and Society (ILWS) at CSU in Albury-Wodonga, Dr Saunders’ research is focused on ecosystem services …

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Organic brews

Having received countless questions about easy, organic, methods of pest control and requests for details of how to make low-cost, organic fertilisers at home, this week’s column is devoted to these two extremely important subjects. Pest sprays The most common garden pests here are, judging from your questions and queries, …

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Troublesome termites

Termites — or ‘white ants’ as they are often called — appear to be causing a startling number of gardening headaches of late as, judging from a recent deluge of mail detailing their destructive activities, they voraciously munch their greedy way through everything from mature trees down to emerging seedlings. …

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Chemical sprays Vs Organic sprays

Question. You advise against using chemical sprays but what should we replace them with? My mali insists on using chemical pesticides every single month. Answer. Replace them with organic sprays and organic practices of course. Recipes and advice on these have been given in this column on numerous occasions. Teaching …

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