IPM Success Stories: Invasive Species

July 18, 2017
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House, and Your Island Nation
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, 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
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.

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.

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.