Archive for July, 2011

Wanted: Berry-saving beetles

July 25, 2011

Paul Manning, right, a third-year environmental science student, and Chris Cutler, an entomology professor, study species of carabidae or ground beetles that could control insect pests in wild blueberry fields. (Adrien Veczan)

Researchers at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College are looking for a few good beetles.

It turns out some of the bugs, one of the most common organisms on the planet, are great natural predators, a helpful trait that can be exploited by blueberry growers who want to naturally keep plant-munching bugs at bay.

Read more here.

The Packer – Session focuses on marketing health benefits – Summer Berries

July 22, 2011

The Packer – Session focuses on marketing health benefits – Summer Berries.