Our Center has funded 25 projects this year, including invasive species outreach and regional working groups on pollinators, stink bugs, hops, and slugs.
August 17, 2011 Decoded Secret Betrays Berry Weevil
In New Jersey, a major center of blueberry and cranberry production, entomologists are using pheromones to lure weevils so growers can time their sprays for greatest effectiveness.
August 16, 2011 Swallow-wort Biocontrols Pass Test
Swallow-wort, a rampant invasive species in the Northeast, smothers small trees and native plants. Rhode Island entomologist Richard Casagrande is identifying natural enemies of this pest.
August 12, 2011 Spotted Wing Drosophila in the Northeast
Drosophila suzukii, a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops, has been confirmed in two northeastern states this summer.
August 7, 2011 New IPM Resources, 2011
Growing Green Lawns website; Brown Marmorated Stink Bug information; New York City's bed bug site; and Louisiana State's Pest Identification Guide for Pests In and Around Buildings.
July 7, 2011 School IPM: Good for Children, Easy on the Budget
IPM proponents persuade school districts to choose pest prevention over sprays. “Schools that switch to IPM show a decline in pesticide use and are still able to keep pests at bay,” says UMass entomologist Bill Coli, who evaluates the impact of IPM projects.