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Subject: Science: Environment

Advances in Science & Technology Series: Environment

9 of 41 state-of-the-art programs from the Advances in Science and Technology Series that focus on Environmental Science advances. Each program offers 4 - 6 clearly illustrated individual segments. Produced by London Television Service. Series: 41 x 30-minute programs.
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Insecticide Advances

Insecticide Advances

"Recommended. Well illustrated, each shows how background knowledge of the undesirable insect can lead to a unique and ecologically sound solution to bothersome insects." -Science Books & Films
"Black Widow" - choosing one element from a Black Widow spider and synthesizing it has given us a new insecticide, harmless to man and nature but devastating to locusts; "No Flies on Me" - the common housefly is a pest and can spread disease. Now, minute worms are used as a natural insecticide against them; "Locust Killers" - a fungus named Green Muscle kills locusts - and only locusts; "Spray Mixer" - a simple, rotating spray reduces risk and waste while washing out commercial agricultural machinery; "Micronair" - a highly-targeted insecticide, sprayed carefully, pinpoints one species without harming the environment; "Locust Groupies" - Scientists study locusts' hormonal changes attempting to control their swarming behavior. 02/08DE IJSCA 30 min.





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