What if we could use byproducts from biofuel production as new insect pest management tools—to make both energy and food production more sustainable? New research shows this vision is well within reach.
When an invasive insect appears, responders must quickly set monitoring traps in the area to determine the extent of the pest outbreak. A collaboration between USDA-APHIS and USDA-ARS is working to improve such delimitation trapping survey designs and will publish new guidelines after field experiments are completed later this year.
A career dedicated to improving IPM in Arizona cotton, fostering up-and-coming entomologists, and volunteering within the profession has earned Steve Naranjo, Ph.D., accolades from colleagues and Honorary Member status at ESA. Learn more about Naranjo's career achievements and why he champions research roles for entomologists in the federal government.
A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines the important insect pests of sorghum and shares management options including host-plant resistance, selective insecticides, and natural enemies for various sorghum pests of concern.