IPM Success Stories: Invasive Species
- July 18, 2017
- Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation
Officials from New Zealand requested, in April, about twenty odd dead insect specimens preserved in bottles of hand sanitizer.
- January 29, 2015
- Growers and Scientists Tackle Spotted Wing Drosophila
Growers in the Northeast could lose tens of thousands of dollars per farm each year as they try to manage SWD.
- December 29, 2014
- Celebrate National Vinegar Day by Using Vinegar...to Trap This Invasive Fly
If you have any raspberry-infused vinegar on your shelf, you might already know about the invasive spotted wing drosophila and how raspberry growers are worried about it.
- October 31, 2014
- Our Story on Spotted Wing Drosophila an Example of Successful IPM
A story Chris Gonzales wrote about our team’s work on spotted wing drosophila now appears in eLS, published through Wiley and Sons.
- May 14, 2013
- Designing Stink Bugs Out of Landscapes
Researchers want to know whether the brown marmorated stink bug can be designed out of landscapes.
- April 29, 2013
- Collaborators in Region Join Chorus against Spotted Wing Drosophila
Researchers and educators are confronting an invasive species that has changed the tune for Northeastern fruit growers: the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).
- October 16, 2012
- Scientists Draw Maps to Stop Stink Bug Pirates
An integrated pest management program running since the 1980s has led to fresh insights about a new invader. Scientists are deploying maps to aid the fight.
- October 16, 2012
- Serving Up a Bitter End for Eggplant Pests
When researchers plant eggplant into crimson clover, they dish up trouble over and over for two unwanted beetles.
- 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.
- February 26, 2010
- Beetles v. Purple Loosestrife
Can these natural enemies slow the invasion? IPM programs in the Northeast have enlisted the help of two beetle species to slow the spread of purple loosestrife, and they find that these insects can significantly inhibit the weed’s growth.