Breadfruit can be effective mosquito repellent, studies show

From USDA ARS

Breadfruit, used as a folk remedy in Pacific regions to control insects, is an effective mosquito repellent, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found.

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Reclaiming Turf from an Irksome Invader

From USDA ARS

At the Joint Base Lewis-McChord military installation near Tacoma, Wash., efforts to thwart a flowery intruder are benefiting significantly from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) backup. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologists helped resource managers at the base evaluate different strategies for controlling flourishing thickets of Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), a native European perennial that can grow more than six feet tall. ARS is USDA’s chief intramural scientific research agency.

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