Scientific meetings for focused specialties and subfields offer a valuable complement to larger conferences like the ESA Annual Meeting. An entomology student shares his experience from the Society of Island Biology's 2023 conference, which offered unique opportunities in cross-discipline communication and international collaboration.
The mite Amblyseius swirskii feeds on various insect and mite species, including many notorious pests of vegetable crops. A new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management explores the biology and applications of this versatile mite that have propelled it to the forefront of many IPM programs.
Spotted Cucumber Beetle: New Guide Profiles Crop Damage, Management for Polyphagous North American Pest
The spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata), also known as southern corn rootworm, feeds on over 200 plant species. A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines its biology, damage, and current and potential management strategies.
With the growing occurrence and range of diseases spread by insects and arthropods, the U.S. has been in serious need of more trained medical entomologists. A CDC-supported master's degree program in vector-borne disease biology at Cornell University is one effort to address this shortage directly.
Two decades after the arrival of the emerald ash borer in North America, plenty of misinformation remains about how best to manage its impact. A group of experts on this pest bust several myths about emerald ash borer in a new article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management.