20 April 2015
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An insect called the dubas bug is destroying date palm trees in the Middle East. The problem has gotten so bad, in 2014 The Research Council of Oman, established a research project seeking to better understand how the dubas bug can be controlled. The research program of University of Kentucky entomologist James Harwood is helping to find a way to combat the pest. Even though the research is just beginning, there have been discoveries made that contribute to the success of this research. Ag Com student intern Jackie Clark has the story.