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Scientists Aim to Protect Crops, Gardens With the ‘Smell of Fear’

Both the backyard gardener and commercial farmer must contend with aphids, the tiny green bugs with a voracious appetite. Small but mighty, aphids are good at two things: developing resistance to once-effective insecticides and transmitting plant pathogens that can quickly devastate an entire crop.  “They’re like the mosquitos of the plant world,” said Dr. Sara […]