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SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers who specialize in fruit crop pests have begun testing the effectiveness of a new biocontrol agent that could help reduce the damage caused by spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) on crops.

How heat waves are creating a pollen crisis

Many of the crops we rely on need to be pollinated to produce food, but extreme heat can destroy pollen. In a world facing rising temperatures due to climate change, scientists are searching for a solution.