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Lanham, MD; February 8, 2012 -- The light brown apple moth (LBAM), Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), an invasive insect from Australia, was found in California in 2006. The LBAM feeds on apples, pears, stonefruits, citrus, grapes, berries and many other plants. A native of Australia, it has been found in California since 2007. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has spent more than $70 million in CDFA and USDA funds to eradicate the LBAM, and estimates that failure to eradicate it could cost California growers over $133 million per year.
Lanham, MD; February 7, 2012 -- ESA is looking for the best insect photos to grace our “2013 World of Insects Calendar.”
Photos should be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. Photographs for the calendar will be selected by the ESA Presidential Committee on the World of Insects Calendar.
The requirements for submission of photos are:
Lanham, MD; February 2, 2012 -- A new study recently published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) explains the best management practices for consideration and adoption by sod producers in the northeastern U.S.
ST. PAUL, MN (February 1, 2012) -- The Coalition for a Sustainable Agricultural Workforce (CSAW), of which ESA is a member, sent a clear message to DC this week: help prevent the spread of misconceptions about agriculture and support increasing agricultural research and education funding to meet the challenge of feeding the world.
In a letter sent to U.S. Senate and House members of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture,CSAW outlined the issues currently at play:
Lanham, MD; February 1, 2012 -- A new study recently published in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) shows that from 2003 to 2008, the use of insecticide active ingredients was reduced by about 90% in University of Florida housing buildings after an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program was implemented.
Lanham, MD; February 1, 2012 -- Charles Vincent, an agronomist and research scientist at Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, has joined the ESA Governing Board as the Representative from the International Branch.
Dr. Vincent replaces Myron Zalucki, who chose to step down from the Governing Board late last year due to scheduling conflicts that would prevent him from fully representing the International Branch.
Lanham, MD; January 24, 2012 -- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is sponsoring a competition for travel grants to the 2012 International Congress of Entomology (ICE) to be held in Daegu, South Korea this summer.
The competition is open to all ESA members who are undergraduate or graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or professionals having less than three years of experience.
A total of $60,000 will be distributed for travel awards to ICE 2012, with 22-24 awards of up to $3,000 each.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology (http://bit.ly/AlYBUM) by University of Florida researchers, a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry.
Lanham, Maryland; Enero 17, 2012 -- Un artículo por aparecer en el próximo número de Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refuta las aseveraciones de Greenpeace Alemania que el trozador Striacosta albicosta (Smith), es una "plaga nueva provocada por el maíz genéticamente modificado." El reporte de Greenpeace Alemania, escrito por Christoph Then de Testbiotech, ofrece una "concusión sorprendentemente simple" sobre la diseminación del trozado
Lanham, MD, 13 janvier 2012 -- Un article dans le prochain numéro du Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) réfute les déclarations de Greenpeace (Allemagne) qui attribue au maïs génétiquement transformé la présence nouvelle du ver du haricot (Western bean cutworm, WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), nuisible des plantes. Le rapport de Greenpeace dont l’auteur est Richard Then de Testobiotech offre une conclusion