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Video: NCSU’s Robotic Cockroach

February 22, 2017

N.C. State researchers have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas — such as collapsed buildings after a disaster. One of the experiments they’ve done involves using Hexbugs which illustrates NCSU’s dynamic... Read More

Video: Learn About the Latest Offerings from Industry Suppliers

Video: Learn About the Latest Offerings from Industry Suppliers

February 22, 2017

At the NPMA PestWorld 2016 exhibit hall, PCT filmed videos from many of the pest control industry’s leading manufacturers. These informative videos highlight the latest developments at these companies, including new product introductions and enhancements to existing products. Read More

House Ag Committee Approves Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

House Ag Committee Approves Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

February 20, 2017

The House Agriculture Committee, last week, approved the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 953), legislation that would eliminate the duplicative permit requirement for use of pesticides that have already been approved by the EPA in the Federal Insecticide Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Read More

UF Entomologist Working on Zika Detection

UF Entomologist Working on Zika Detection

February 16, 2017

Barry Alto, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of medical entomology, will use a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to improve tests for the detection of Zika virus. Read More