Spring 2013

Small Steps to Help Honey Bees

Scientists are trying to stop the small hive beetle (SHB, Aethina tumida) that carries pathogens into honey bee colonies.

Designing Stink Bugs Out of Landscapes

Researchers want to know whether the brown marmorated stink bug can be designed out of landscapes.

Spring 2013 Download

The Spring 2013 issue of IPM Insights is now available as a downloadable e-book.

Setting the Gold Standard for Tomatoes

In 2009, late blight decimated tomato crops in the Northeast. Scientists stepped up the creation of blight-resistant tomato varieties with new urgency.

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).

How to Catch a Spotted Wing Drosophila

Traps can be made inexpensively from plastic cups, or from pint- or quart-sized deli or yogurt containers with lids.

Researchers Make Movies to Get a Jump on Bed Bugs

Scientists are sharing their knowledge in the battle against bed bugs by fashioning themselves after Hollywood stars and launching three web videos.

Informe: La PoblaciĆ³n de Monarcas Disminuye

La población de las monarcas ha declinado a los niveles más bajos de las últimas décadas, según una investigación realizado por la Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) de México.

Report Says Monarch Population Plunges

According to a study by Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, the monarch population has declined to the lowest levels in decades.

Stink Bug Detectives

You may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, and even bed-bug-sniffing dogs. But, have you ever heard of stink-bug-sniffing dogs?

Academy Award for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?

Well, maybe not this year, but we may be in the running with the hiring of Jim Monahan, a videographer who plans to shoot half a dozen clips on how to recognize, trap, and manage brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB).