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Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle against insect pests – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Gardeners commonly use nematodes to naturally get rid of harmful soil-dwelling insects. A new study published today in the journal Functional Ecology revealed that these insect-killing nematodes also produce distinctive chemical cues, which deter Colorado potato beetles and make potato leaves less palatable to them. The Colorado potato beetle is a devastating pest of potato leaves in …