Researchers develop fungus as a pesticide alternative

07/6/2010 | BBC

Researchers at Swansea University in Wales are hopeful that they have developed a fungus that could kill vine weevil larvae and western flower thrips. If successful, the fungus could be a natural, green alternative to harmful pesticides and could save money, researchers say. The fungus has proven effective in various tests. "The benefits are far-reaching -- not just for those with organic farms or nurseries but also for conventional growers," said Tariq Butt, one of the researchers.

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