Insecticide

Odisha government to use drones to spray insecticides to kill locusts

In a bid to control the locust attack in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on March 28 had said that 15 sprayers will arrive from Britain in the next 15 days.

Jun 02, 2020, 06:48 AM IST

Rising temperatures may affect pesticide effectiveness

The researchers exposed adult mosquitoes to varying concentrations of permethrin at a range of temperatures.

Dec 01, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Bed nets and vaccines together may worsen malaria

Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines may not provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, finds a study.

Jan 20, 2015, 11:43 AM IST

Cow urine can be better insecticide: BJP MP

 Cow urine mixed with neem leaves can be a better insecticide than the chemical ones, according to a BJP MP.

Dec 11, 2014, 21:25 PM IST

Bihar tragedy: Post-mortem confirms insecticide in mid-day meal

Post-mortem reports on 23 children who died after eating a mid-day meal in Bihar confirmed that insecticide was either in the food or cooking oil.

Jul 18, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

Bugs may be resistant to genetically modified corn

One of the nation`s most widely planted crops — a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide — may be losing its effectiveness.

Dec 29, 2011, 14:17 PM IST

Common insecticide used in homes delay mental development in kids

A new study has found that a common insecticide used in homes is associated with delayed mental development of young children.

Feb 11, 2011, 12:33 PM IST

Common insecticide used in homes delay mental development in kids

A new study has found that a common insecticide used in homes is associated with delayed mental development of young children.

Feb 11, 2011, 00:00 AM IST