Two insecticides recommended in pest management negatively affect beneficial insects through honeydew

A study by the University of Valencia (UV), the CSIC, the CIDE (Desertification Research Centre) and the Valencian Institute for Agrarian Research (IVIA) shows that pymetrozine and flonicamide, two insecticides recommended in some integrated management programs pests (GIP), can negatively affect biological control agents when they feed on honeydew. The work, applied to citrus fruits, has been published in the journal Environmental Pollution.

The Industrial Engineer Mª Teresa Estevan Bolea, an example for the new generations

I have been asked to participate in the “Mednight” by writing a short review on the topic “Pioneering scientists”. From my position as professor of the Environmental Technologies Area, with almost all of my teaching at the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers of the UPCT, the choice could not be other than Mª Teresa […]