Chinese scientists are seeking to deploy bedbugsTo fight the autumn marching insects that threaten crops。 The bedbug known as the cockroach is the natural enemy of the autumn marching insect. Researchers at the Institute of Plant Protection of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences believe that biology can be used to control pests that damage crops.
The autumn marching insect entered China at the beginning of this year. It has spread to 18 provinces and cities. It is expected to arrive in the corn planting area of northeast China this month and spread to all grain producing areas next year. The killing power of bedbugs is impressive. A field test in Yunnan Province by Chinese scientists found that an adult bedbug could kill up to 41 autumn marching larvae in one day. The Institute for Plant Conservation has set up a factory that can reproduce 10 million bedbugs a year.