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Posts Tagged: New York Times

Tough Time for Bees

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In February--the afternoon of Feb. 8 to be exact--Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology told us that California almond growers may not have enough honey bees to pollinate this year’s crop of 800,000 acres. He...

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Why Organic Farmers Love Hover Flies

Hover Fly

“If you were an aphid on a head of lettuce, a hoverfly larva would be a nightmare. They are voracious eaters of aphids. One larva per plant will control the aphids.” That's what organic researcher Eric Brennan of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS),...

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Yes, Indeed, Let's Hear It for the Bees

Honey bee on button willow

Great article in the Tuesday, April 28 edition of  The New York Times on "Let's Hear It for the Bees." And did I mention that the photo accompanying the article is one I shot last year on a Yolo County farm tour? The bee is nectaring a...

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6:03 PM

War on Dengue Fever

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott

UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott is mentioned in "The War on Dengue Fever," a news article published Nov. 3, 2008 in the New York Times. Scott is a leading expert on dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease transmitted by Aeges...

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 4:28 PM
Tags: dengue (1), New York Times (4), Thomas Scott (1)
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