Essential oils help to stop invasive beetles from eating palm trees

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Life 23 July 2021

By Gary Hartley

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Red thenar weevils devour their mode done thenar trees

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The reddish thenar weevil, a beetle known for its devastating effect connected thenar trees, tin beryllium stopped successful its tracks by clove and thyme lipid – offering anticipation of caller power options for growers deed hard by the insect’s harm to their crops.

Researchers astatine the University of Malaysia, Terengganu tested the effect of 8 chemicals derived from the 2 indispensable oils connected feeding by larvae of the red thenar weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). It is 1 of the world’s astir invasive taxon …

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