Wednesday, October 07, 2009


I didn't even remember this word. A chance encounter triggered memories.
The first time I heard this word was when I was listening to a lecture in my college where the 'guest lecturer' was explaining how to control 'female pests' in tea/coffee plantation!
His idea was simple. Create synthetic pheromones thingy. Female pests will be attracted. Grab them, kill them.
I said wow! Then asked him "What about male pests?". For that he said, "What can males alone do if we kill all the females?". Hooofff! These research fellas really know it all!