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A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides a review of cereal leaf beetle biology, past and present management practices, and current research being conducted.
Lanham, MD; October 12, 2011 – The Entomological Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a future for entomology by educating young people about science through insects, has announced the winners of its 2011 student and professional awards. The Foundation's professional awards will be presented at their Awards Luau Reception, Monday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm at Entomology 2011 in Reno Nevada. The student awards will be presented Tuesday, November 15, 7:30-8:30 pm. The awardees are as follows:
Lanham, MD; October 12, 2011 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 awards. Professional awards will be presented at Entomology 2011, ESA’s 59th Annual Meeting, in Reno, Nevada during Monday’s Plenary Session on November 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m. ESA student awards will be presented on Tuesday, November 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m. The awardees are listed below.
Lanham, MD; September 28, 2011 – Dr. Robert Van Steenwyk, a 40-year member of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), has been appointed by the United States Secretary of the Interior to serve on the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Dr. Van Steenwyk, a cooperative extension specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, was nominated for the position by the ESA's Plant-Insect Ecosystems (P-IE) Section.
Lanham, MD; September 13, 2011 – Scientists with the Entomological Society of America (ESA), the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), and the American Phytopathological Society (APS) recently expressed concern about the precarious state of the U.S. Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP). Funding for the program has plummeted in recent years and is now in danger of evaporating completely.
Lanham, MD; September 9, 2011 – A new, open-access article (DOI: 10.1603/IPM10024) in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides a brief summary of the various species of thrips present in U.S. cotton, their plant host range and injury to cotton, a general description of thrips biology, and management practices currently available to growers.
Lanham, MD; September 8, 2011 – A new, open-access article (DOI: 10.1603/PM10016) in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the biology and ecology profiles of the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura), an insect pest which can reduce soybean yields by $2.4 billion annually if left untreated.
Lanham, MD; September 8, 2011 – A new, open-access article (DOI: 10.1603/IPM11003) in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the background, usage, and value of the Legume Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (ipmPIPE).
Lanham, MD; September 8, 2011 – A new, open-access article (DOI: 10.1603/IPM11001) in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the origin, function, successes, limitations, and future of the Soybean Rust Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (PIPE).
Lanham, MD; September 1, 2011 – The votes from the 2012 ESA Officers Election have been counted and the new officers have been selected for ESA national offices and for ESA Sections. In addition, the ESA membership has selected four new Honorary Members, and has approved of three amendments to the ESA Bylaws.
The following incoming officers will begin their terms at the ESA Final Business Meeting in Reno, Nevada, Wednesday, November 16, 2011: