The Evolution is On

Grow Magazine: Fall 2009

A beetle’s newfound abilities remind us that life is always adapting to overcome our best strategies. How the eternal struggle for survival changes the way we farm. 

“There’s really no way around the fact that if you expose an insect population to one suppressive method over time it will develop resistance,” says Cullen, an associate professor of entomology for CALS and UW-Extension. “Most insects reproduce quickly, and that means that they have more opportunity for exchanging their genes and adapting to management practices.”
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Courtesy of Grow Magazine

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