Insect Farming Articles

  • Mosquito Egg Weak Spots

    Malaria. Yellow Fever. Zika. Dengue. West Nile virus. These are some of the diseases, carried by mosquitos, that infect millions of people worldwide every year. According to the World Health Organization, these infections result in over 700,000 deaths annually. To help curb this huge burden on public health, scientists ...

  • Interference Methods (pheromones)

    In China, investigation on insect sexual pheromones started in the beginning of the 1970’s, having been produced in 1997 pheromones of at least the following 23 species: Adoxophes orana, Agrotis ipsilon, Ancylis saliva, Carposina nipponensis, Chilo infuscatellus, Chilo suppressalis, Cydia pomonella, Dacus cucurbitae, Dacus dorsalis, Dendrolimus punctatus, Dichocrocis punctiferalis, ...


    By BIOSANI

  • 5 things to do in an African swine fever outbreak

    The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided updated numbers on the number of animals affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) across the Asian continent. Following the outbreak, more than 5.7 million pigs have been culled in Vietnam alone, with millions of other animals having to be destroyed across other countries including the Philippines, China, Cambodia, Myanmar and more. ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Bio-organic fertilizer production process

    Bio-organic fertilizer refers to fertilizer that is processed by microbial fermentation, decomposing and harmless treatment, using livestock manure, straw, agricultural and sideline products and food processing waste, organic waste and municipal sludge. The effect of bio-organic fertilizer: (1) ...

  • African Swine Fever devastates swine herds across Europe

    How to protect yourself from the dangers of African Swine Fever. ...

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...

  • Protix Receives 45M€ in Funding to Scale Production of Insect Proteins

    Today, the insect supply industry reached a significant milestone with Netherlands-based Protix, the leading insect company, closing 45M€ in funding – delivered by Aqua-Spark, the first investment company focused on sustainable aquaculture, Rabobank, BOM and various private investors. Protix breeds insects for animal feed, as insects offer a low-impact protein alternative that ...


    By Protix

  • The Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Change Too.

    On October 16th, we celebrate World Food Day. It is a day of action against hunger, which is one of the biggest global challenges. Since we expect that global population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, we need to act now. Our global goal is to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. This is because, food is the basic human need and without addressing climate change, we cannot produce sufficient quantities ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Affordable Orlando Organic Fertilizers, Healthy Soil for Vegetables & Crops

    The success of a garden or crops is directly affected by the health of the soil ecosystem, creating a bounty of delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers. For true sustainability, maximum nutrition and amazing flavor, organic fertilizers and black worm castings are the the answer. How to Create Healthy Soil? Don’t use synthetic fertilizer or harmful chemicals. “When ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?

    Ecologist Katherine Ingram is on a quest to quantify the economic value of insect-eating bats in walnut groves. For the past three years, Katherine Ingram has had a most unusual summer job: catching bats and studying their droppings to see what they eat. A doctoral student in ecology at the University of California, Davis, Ingram is exploring the role bats can play as winged ...


    By Ensia

  • Biopesticide‐induced behavioral and morphological alterations in the stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata

    Due to their natural origin, biopesticides are assumed to be less harmful to beneficial insects, including bees, and therefore their use has been widely encouraged for crop protection. However, there is little evidence to support this ingrained notion of the biopesticide safety to pollinators. As larval exposure is still largely unexplored in ecotoxicology and risk assessment on bees, we ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Detection of universal GMOs marker 35S-Promoter and tNOS-Terminator by using qTOWER 2.2, real-time PCR

    1. Introduction Due to dramatically increment of human population, many countries realized that food insufficiency will be a big issue during the next decade. To improve agriculture and livestock, they started producing genetically modified organisms (GMO) with high productivity of yield and a resistance to insects and pathogenic ...

  • Could traditional plants hold the secret to saving crops from pests?

    Researchers build on age-old practices to reduce food loss in Africa Without any effort at all, Hawa Saidi Ibura crushes dried beans, one at a time, between her fingers outside her home in Endagaw, a village in northern Tanzania. She’s holding a basket of a type of red bean eaten all over East Africa, but these beans ...


    By Ensia

  • Main Applications of Truck Mounted ULV Fogger

    A fogger is a machine which distributes chemicals such as insecticide or disinfectant into an area by means of a fine spray for killing insects and other arthropods. They are often used by consumers as a low-cost alternative to professional pest control services. The number of fogger needed for pest control depends on the size of the space needed to treat. There are different types of ...

  • Strategies to Successfully Manage Northeastern Apple Pests

    A wide range of pests threaten Northeastern apple crops, forcing some growers to spend up to 25 percent of production costs to manage mites, insects, disease and other pests. Practical strategies to help growers lower this huge cost while protecting their region’s $580 million annual apple crop are outlined in ...

  • Could evolution be our ally when it comes to mosquito control?

    Two researchers propose a novel approach to reduce mosquitoes’ human toll without disrupting ecosystems. By the quirks of genetics, some people are natural mosquito bait. In any group of 10, it seems, one person will draw a fury of bites, while the rest get off lightly. Which makes a dreamer wonder: Why not devise a nonhuman target to attract mosquitoes and so reduce the toll of ...


    By Ensia

  • Bt rice producing Cry1C protein does not have direct detrimental effects on the green lacewing Chrysoperla sinica Tjeder

    The effects of insect‐resistant genetically engineered rice producing Cry1C protein derived from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) on Chrysoperla sinica Tjeder (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) were assessed in laboratory bioassays. Survival and development of C. sinica larvae were not adversely affected when the larvae were fed a diet containing purified Cry1C protein at 200 µg/g fresh weight of diet, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Success Story Sessions Company, USA - Case Study

    Sessions Company, an Alabama based peanut sheller and processor, chose TOMRA Sorting as the preferred supplier for optical sorting equipment, to guarantee quality, limit losses and increase yield. They installed a Helius sorter to efficiently detect and remove foreign material and aflatoxin. Sessions Company, a family owned and operated peanut sheller and processor headquartered in Enterprise, ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • High End Golf Course on Site Composting

    The Broken Sound Golf Course in Boca Raton, FL uses Managed Organic Recycling, Inc. Compost Covers to speed up the composting curing phase and reduce odors, vectors (animals and insects), and produce quality soil amendment for use on the greens.  Compost increases soil health and water retention at the same time reducing costs for chemical fertilizers and green watering. With Managed Organic ...

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