Skip to content

Tag: Andrew Porterfield

Monarda fistulosa flower patch

Do Pollinators Prefer Dense Flower Patches? Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No

A study looking at floral density and pollinators finds that some types of pollinating insects prefer dense flower patches more than others, but that preference can also vary by flower species, too. The complicated findings offer clues to how multiple pollinator species co-exist and compete for floral resources.

fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) on maize

The Promise—and Limits—of Bt Maize to Manage Fall Armyworm in Africa

As fall armyworm continues to threaten food security in Africa, the use of Bt maize offers significant potential to manage the pest. But it will be critical to manage resistance via multi-toxin crop varieties and appropriate use of refuge planting—all in forms accessible to the smallholder farmers that grow nearly all of Africa's maize.

Haemaphysalis longicornis tick

Commonly Used Acaricides Found Effective on Invasive Tick

The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis), an invasive species in the U.S., is a threat to cattle and other livestock. A new study finds several pesticides used to manage other tick species are equally effective against the new arrival.

Subscribe to Entomology Today via Email

Enter your email address to receive an alert whenever a new post is published here at Entomology Today.