August 2013. The National Science Foundation has funded an industry-university cooperative research center that will explore new strategies for managing insect pests that devastate crops and harm human health.
Led by Iowa State University and the University of Kentucky, the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies will be established, pending approval from the Iowa Board of Regents, with $800,000 over five years from the NSF. The center primarily will be supported by the membership of industry partners and will conduct research relevant to both industry and center scientists.
Bryony Bonning, professor of entomology at Iowa State, will be the center’s director. S. Reddy Palli, professor of entomology with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will be co-director.
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