Applying Integrated Pest Management to Wild Turkeys

Integrated Pest Management, also known as IPM, is an environmentally sound approach to pest control that was first developed in the 1970s. IPM is a strategy based on multiple control tactics to ensure that 1) pest populations are managed at acceptable levels, 2) risks to people, other non-target organisms, and the environment are minimized, and […]

Two Pest Insects Intercepted by CBP Agents at the Mexican Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at two South Texas ports of entry recently intercepted a first-in-the-nation pest and a first-time port interception of a particular pest within commercial produce shipments. “Our nation’s food supply is constantly at risk from pests not known to occur in the U.S.” said David P. Higgerson, director […]

Five Ways to Improve your Science Writing

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Summary of the “Writing for a General Audience” workshop at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

Robot Scanner Photographs Whole Tray of Insects in Minutes

A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online, according to South Dakota State University entomologist Paul Johnson, director of the Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection. The work is part of a 10-year, $100 million National Science […]

May Berenbaum Receives New Species of Cockroach Named After Her

Earlier this year, a PhD student named Dominic Evangelista wrote a blog post for Entomology Today where he described a new species of cockroach he had discovered, and offered to name it after the person who donated the most money to his future research efforts. The highest bidder turned out to be none other than […]