Passing of Larry Gut, BMSB Project Co-director

Larry Gut in an orchard

The Northeastern IPM Center joins the rest of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) specialty crop research initiative (SCRI) project team in acknowledging the passing of Larry Gut on September 6, 2021.

Larry was a professor of entomology at Michigan State University and one of the regional co-directors for the BMSB SCRI project, leading the program in the Great Lakes Region since 2016. He was a world authority on integrated pest management of tree fruits, especially in the area of mating disruption.

Both in and outside his profession, Larry left an indelible mark and will be missed. Family and friends, as well as colleagues past and present, join in mourning his passing but also celebrating his life.

Peter McGhee, a stakeholder advisory panel member for the BMSB project and former graduate student of Larry’s, wrote a tribute that eloquently honored Larry and his enduring legacy:

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