UArizona Researchers Help Tackle Cotton Pests in China

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University of Arizona entomologists are joining forces with scientists across the Pacific to protect cotton in China from potentially devastating pests. Dr. Xianchun Li, associate professor of entomology in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dr. Bruce Tabashnik, head of the department of entomology, are partnering with Chinese scientists to combat insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants. The team has been awarded a $475K grant from China’s National Science Foundation to study and combat resistance in pink bollworm in China.