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How Bats Protect California's Walnut Crops


$10 a bat. That’s the economic benefit the winged mammals provide walnut farmers as pest control, according to Rachael Long, a farm advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension. And considering there are 250,000 bats living under the Yolo Causeway alone, that’s one heck of a financial benefit. Long will be discussing her research Wednesday at G Street Wunderbar in Davis. The talk is part of UC Davis’ Science Café series. The series gives attendees a chance to talk with a guest speaker about his or her research over coffee or beer. Long joins us ahead of the Science Café to talk about the benefits of using bats for pest management.


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