Posted on November 2, 2014
Of Pests and Pathogens
Insects play a role in the spread of food-born pathogens on crops
Posted on March 6, 2014
Goodbye, Bug Guy
He’s been helping farmers, gardeners, landscapers, science students and pest-plagued citizens for decades. We present
a fond look at Phil Pellitteri, Wisconsin’s rock star entomologist, on the eve of his retirement.
Posted on June 18, 2013
Protecting our Pollinators
Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.
Posted on February 15, 2013
Five things everyone should know about . . . Spotted Wing Drosophila
1. There are 113 species of fruit flies. Why worry about this one? While most other fruit flies attack only overripe or damaged fruit, the […]
Posted on October 12, 2012
Coping with the Climate
For Wisconsin farmers dealing with wild swings in weather, adaptation is the key.
Posted on October 18, 2011
How bees make honey
Producing honey is a strenuous team effort for bees
Posted on October 17, 2011
Class Act: Michael Crossley and Learn by Doing
Posted on June 20, 2011
Marching to the Music
“Antennal drumming” guides caste development in social wasps
Posted on February 17, 2011
The Grow Dozen: Alumni who are making a difference in forestry and related industries
12 alumni who are making a difference.
Five things everyone should know about . . . Bedbugs
More on the bugs that go ‘bump’ in the night.
A Bug in the System
Climate change is fueling the biggest outbreak ever of tree-killing bark beetles. The insects are decimating conifer forests from Alaska to Arizona—and raising concerns that they could reach the Upper Midwest.
Posted on November 22, 2010
Forty years after beating malaria as a child, CALS entomologist Que Lan is still battling the disease. And she’s discovered a genetic weakness in malaria-carrying mosquitoes that may finally give us the upper hand.
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