In a new article published in the international journal Biological Control, three authors affiliated with Cornell University and the IPM Institute of North America call for increasing investment in biologically based approaches to control pests in agriculture. Read the article here.
The Asian Tiger mosquito, typically associated with tropical climates, has been found in Vermont. Although these viruses were not present in specimens found, the insect is a known disease vector for Zika, chikungunya and dengue. Natalie Kwit, public health veterinarian with the Vermont Department of Health, said that while the discovery of Aedes albopictus in… Read more »
The latest issue of ESA (Entomological Society of America) eNews includes several articles relevant to IPM professionals, such as a discussion of entomological infographics, and reporting on new resources and findings regarding the Pecan Nut Casebearer and Japanese Barberry. Read the entire newsletter here.