Press Releases

An IPM Program for Coffee Berry Borer

Lanham, MD; March 14, 2012 -- The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari), is considered one of the most serious pests in coffee plantations worldwide. Infestations of this small beetle are difficult to combat; most of the insect's lifecycle is completed inside coffee berries, making insecticide penetration and contact difficult. Female beetles bore holes into developing berries attached to the tree through the blossom scar and create ‘galleries’ where they remain and deposit their eggs.

Slug Ecology and Management in No-Till Field Crops

Lanham, MD; March 14, 2012 -- As acreage of row crops managed with conservation tillage increases, more growers are encountering slugs, elevating their importance as crop pests. Slugs can eat virtually all crops, and they are challenging to control because of the limited number of management tactics that are available.

Gene Kritsky to Give Founders’ Memorial Lecture

Lanham, MD; March 13, 2012 -- Dr. Gene Kritsky, a professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, adjunct curator of entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, has been selected to deliver the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2012 – the 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) – this November in Knoxville, Tennessee.

SWB Awards Presented in Little Rock, AR

Lanham, MD; March 8, 2012 – The Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) presented awards at a Joint Meeting between the Seoutheastern and Southwestern Branches in Little Rock, Arkansas, held March 3-7, 2012. The awardees are listed below.                 

SEB Awards Presented in Little Rock, AR

Lanham, MD; March 8, 2012 – The Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) presented awards at a Joint Meeting between the Seoutheastern and Southwestern Branches in Little Rock, Arkansas, held March 3-7, 2012. The awardees are listed below.                 
 

Bed Bugs, Stink Bugs Headline the ESA EB Meeting

Entomological Society of America's Eastern Branch Annual Meeting will be held March 16-19, 2012 at the Hilton Hartford Hotel

Lanham, MD; March 6, 2012 -- “Bed bugs are coming back. Are you ready?” asks Dr. Changlu Wang, Rutgers University entomologist and organizer of the Bed Bug and Urban Integrated Pest Management symposium. Bed bugs have become problematic pests of schools, houses, apartments and other public spaces.

Dung Beetle Diversity Affects FL Livestock Producers

Lanham, MD; March 6, 2012 -- Many livestock producers are unaware that herd management practices influence the effectiveness of dung beetles.

Dung beetles are important to healthy cattle pasture ecosystems as they provide for nutrient recycling, removal of waste products from the soil surface and assist in the reduction of pestiferous flies.

Numerous exotic dung beetles have been accidentally or intentionally introduced to the North American continent and several of these have become established.

An Insect Fair for All Ages on St. Patrick's Day

It's Easy Being Green on St. Patrick's Day

An Insect Fair for All Ages -- Keeping Connecticut's Forests Green,
Streams clean, and Bees Seen

March 17, 2012 10:00am – 3:00 pm.  It’s a Bug’s World AT THE HILTON HARTFORD

Pecan Weevil Biology, Management and Control Strategies

Lanham, MD; February 29, 2012 -- The pecan weevil, Curculio caryae (Horn), is a major pest of pecans throughout the southeastern United States, as well as portions of Texas and Oklahoma.

Southern Insect Scientists to Meet in Little Rock

Lanham, MD; February 27, 2012 -- The 2012 Joint Meeting of the Southeastern and Southwestern Branches of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) will be held March 4-7, 2012 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. Southern entomologists from New Mexico to North Carolina will meet to discuss insect pests, invasive species, insect-borne diseases, and other topics.