A Cornell researcher is testing a novel approach to control diamondback moths, a major pest of brassica crops including cabbage and broccoli.

Genetically engineered moth could help control pest populations

Science Notes: The diamondback moth damages brassica crops such as cabbage and broccoli

Reading Time: 2 minutes A newly published study reports a first-ever open-field release of a self-limiting, genetically engineered diamondback moth, stating that it paves the way for an effective and sustainable approach to pest control. The diamondback moth, also known as Plutella xylostella, is highly damaging to brassica crops such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and canola. This new strain […] Read more