Blueberries are more adept to buzz pollination, a vibrating act performed by bumble bee species and other native pollinators that literally shakes the pollen from the flower. However, the availability and abundance of these native pollinators are often not enough to support pollination needs for larger or commercial operations. This is where managed pollinators come into the picture.
Purdue University entomologist Ian Kaplan and his team have received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their research into the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic effects of neonicotinoid pesticide use. Read more about Kaplan and the grant here.Read More »
With big advancements in science including the new concept of gene-altering CRISPR/Cas9, scientists believe they have found an effective way of protecting humans from deadly, disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Read more about their advancements by clicking here.Read More »