Killing wolves leads to more dead cattle, study finds

Washington State University researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer.

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Insecticide application timing vital to native bee conservation

Many homeowners may grimace at the sight of grubs, caterpillars or other pests lurking in their lawns, but understanding when and how to apply an insecticide to control these pests could have a big impact on native pollinator populations, according to a researcher from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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Dung beetles reduce climate change, study shows

Scientists in Europe have published a study that shows how dung beetles reduce methane emissions into the atmosphere, simply by doing what they do best–eating cattle dung.

Read more about the study in today’s Entomology Today post, which has links to the paper in PLoS ONE.

Bees Exposed to Fungicide More Vulnerable to Nosema Parasite

By Kim Kaplan

In ARS News

Honey bees that consume pollen that contains amounts of commonly used fungicides at levels too low to cause the bee’s death still may leave them more susceptible to infection by a gut parasite, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and University of Maryland research published today in PLOS ONE.

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