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BATS PROTECT CORN
A former graduate student at Southern Illinois University has found bats play a significant role in protecting corn by feasting on some its most troublesome insect pests.
Josiah Maine outlines his findings in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, http://tinyurl.com/…. An experiment funded by Bat Conservation International took a look at what bats' appetites for certain bugs might mean to corn fields in Illinois.
He found nearly 60% more earworm larvae in corn where ...