ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
November 9, 2012
New ways to repel mosquitoes:
A tip about a folk remedy plant used in India and Africa to ward off bugs has led to the discovery of insect-repelling compounds. USDA scientists have identified components of seed oil from the Jatropha plant that repel mosquitoes. (11/5) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/121105.htm
An app for insecticide spraying:
USDA scientists have released two mobile phone applications, or "apps," to make things easier for anyone who needs to adjust insecticide spray equipment. The apps are designed to ensure that aerial and ground-based crews can hit targets and minimize pesticide drift by keying in specifics on the type of equipment and pesticide they are using. (11/8) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/121108.htm
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