Rising temperatures take their toll on rice pest

SciDev.Net: A warming climate and occasional extreme high temperature events in tropical countries are likely to limit both the survival and distribution of the brown planthopper, a pest that has devastated rice crops in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, according to UK researchers. The scientists, based at the University of Birmingham, measured the upper thermal thresholds that could be survived by the brown planthopper, including the temperatures at which the insects became immobilised by heat stress,......

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