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The Fragrance of a New Pesticide

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Methyl benzoate is a natural compound from snapdragons and petunias which is used in foods and cosmetics. ARS scientists discovered that methyl benzoate could also be an environmentally friendly pesticide for the control of spotted wing drosophila and other agricultural pests.

https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/2017/jun/pesticide/


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