Meet Hillary M. Peterson, Ph.D., Maine state IPM specialist, entomology outreach virtuoso, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
A survey of corn farmers in Iowa shows which insect pests are of most concern and that most are not seeing failures in management methods such as Bt crops. But they do look to IPM and extension agents for guidance in managing insecticide resistance.
Emerald Ash Borer University has delivered critical knowledge about EAB and other invasive forest pests via webinar for more than a decade, and lessons learned from that experience can help improve other entomological extension and outreach efforts, as more of them adopt online formats in a post-pandemic world.
A survey of soybean farmers finds misunderstandings about terms such as "economic threshold" and "economic injury level." The results suggest that improved and well-tailored communication efforts could improve adoption of integrated pest management principles.