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Kenya: New hope for mango farmers as destructive bug meets its foe
August 11th, 2015
/ The Star, Kenya
The fruit fly, a pest that has plagued mango farmers for years, has an unlikely foe – its own species. A new technology uses the pest as a host to a fungus that ensures the fruit fly’s own destruction. See more