Press Releases

Tadpole Shrimp a New Rice Pest in the Midsouth

Lanham, MD; September 28, 2012 -- Tadpole shrimp are pests of rice production systems in California and have recently been found impacting Missouri and Arkansas rice fields. The shrimp feed on rice seedlings and uproot them during foraging, and their foraging behavior causes water to become muddy, which reduces light penetration to submerged seedlings and delays the development of the rice plant.

An Old Pest Reemerges in Organic Orchards

Lanham, MD; September 28, 2012 -- The apple flea weevil, a sporadic insect pest in the early 1900s, has reemerged as a severe pest in organic apple orchards in Michigan, where outbreak population levels have been observed since 2008, and damage has resulted in up to 90% losses for apple growers.

Biology and Management of the Green Stink Bug

Lanham, MD; September 26, 2012 -- The green stink bug is one of the most damaging native stink bug species in the United States. Stink bugs feeding on cotton, soybeans, tomatoes, peaches, and other crops can result in cosmetic damage as well as reduced quality and yield.

Sonny Ramaswamy to Speak at Entomology 2012

Lanham, MD; September 24, 2012 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce that Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will be speaking twice at Entomology 2012, ESA's 60th Annual Meeting to be held November 11-14, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Press Invitation to Attend Entomology 2012

Lanham, MD; September 19, 2012 – Nearly 3,000 insect scientists are expected to attend Entomology 2012, the 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, this November in Knoxville, TN. Members of the media who would like to attend can contact ESA for a complimentary press pass.

WHEN: November 11-14, 2012

WHERE: The Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee

ESA Names 2012 Award Winners

Lanham, MD; September 11, 2012 – The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 awards. The awards will be presented at Entomology 2012, ESA's 60th Annual Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee from November 11-14, 2012.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Entomological Foundation Announces 2012 Award Winners

Lanham, MD; September 11, 2012 – The Entomological Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 awards. The awards will be presented at Entomology 2012, the 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Knoxville, Tennessee from November 11-14, 2012.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

ESA Names 2012 Honorary Members

Lanham, MD; August 28, 2012 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the selection of three new entomologists as Honorary Members of the Society. Honorary Membership acknowledges those who have served ESA for at least 20 years through significant involvement in the affairs of the Society that has reached an extraordinary level. Candidates for this honor are selected by the ESA Governing Board and then voted on by the ESA membership. All three will be honored at the Awards Ceremony at Entomology 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee this November.

ESA to Host 2016 International Congress of Entomology

Lanham, MD; August 23, 2012 -- ESA President Dr. Grayson C. Brown has just announced that the Entomological Society of America will host ICE 2016, the XXV International Congress of Entomology, September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Entomological Society of America Names 2012 Fellows

Lanham, MD; August 1, 2012 -- The ESA Governing Board has elected ten new Fellows of the Society for 2012. The election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will be recognized during Entomology 2012 -- ESA's 60th Annual Meeting -- which will be held November 11-14, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee: