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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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Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive

A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report. The study offers the first reliable method for tracing viral evolution back to a time when neither viruses nor cells existed in the forms recognized today, the researchers say. …

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