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Ozone Masks Plants Volatiles, Plant Eating Insects Confused

April 2, 2013

striped cucumber beetle Increases in ground-level ozone, especially in rural areas, may interfere not only with predator insects finding host plants, but also with pollinators finding flowers, according to researchers from Penn State and the University of Virginia. Full Story

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