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July 5, 2016

Soybean aphid research in the ISU Department of Entomology seeks to use biological control to control this common pest.  http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2016/06/13/biocontrol

July 1, 2016

The Iowa Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) team today announced that EAB has been found in 2 additional counties, bringing the total count to 34 counties with confirmed infestations of this exotic pest that kills ash trees.  See the map below.

June 7, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Mosquitoes are taking flight across Iowa, and it’s likely only a matter of time before they appear in a backyard near you.

The impending mosquito season has already begun for medical entomologists at Iowa State University, who will continue longstanding efforts to monitor West Nile Virus and expand surveillance of mosquito species with the potential to carry Zika virus. - Read more

April 12, 2016

Joel Coats (left) and 2016 Paul Dahm memorial lecturer Ke Dong (right).Joel Coats (left) and 2016 Paul Dahm memorial lecturer Ke Dong (right).

Ke Dong of Michigan State University delivered the 2016 Paul Dahm Memorial Lecture titled Can Mosquitoes and Flies Smell Pyrethroid Insecticides?

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March 1, 2016

Photograph of Sue BlodgettAlthough the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has rebounded, leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and livestock farmers, landowners and conservationists are critical to monarch conservation. Read more...

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