Let’s Get Together: How Invasion Ecology and Biological Control Can Improve Collaboration
A new research review finds communication between invasion ecologists and biological control experts tends to go one way, highlighting opportunities for invasion ecologists to benefit more from biocontrol publications and datasets.
Conventional Soil Management Draws European Corn Borer Toward Bt Corn
A study on European corn borer in conventional and organic growing systems finds an "unintentional attract-and-kill" mechanism whereby borers are attracted to corn in conventionally managed fields but then fall victim to Bt corn there.
Learnings From Latin America: Potential Risk of Helicoverpa armigera to U.S. Soybean Production
It may be only a matter of time before the Old World bollworm arrives in the U.S. A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management will help soybean growers and IPM pros be ready when it does.
Hitchin’ a Ride: A Review of Firewood as a Vector of Forest Pests in North America
Human-mediated movement is a major way in which forest pests get from one place to another. Many pests that live in or on wood can be unknowingly moved in firewood. A new review in the Journal of Economic Entomology looks at what we know about forest pest movement in firewood, and what we can do about it.