Science interviews Alyokhin on new tool for combating pesticide-resistant beetle

Science interviewed Andrei Alyokhin, a professor of applied entomology at the University of Maine School of Biology & Ecology, for a story about Calantha, a new pesticide to combat Colorado potato beetles. These beetles have developed a resistance to traditional pesticides over the years, but Calantha, created by GreenLight Biosciences, uses RNA interference (RNAi) to deal with them. Alyokhin worked with GreenLight Biosciences on testing ledprona, an active ingredient in Calantha, for several years.