October 10, 2017
August 28, 2017
Edmund Norris and Joel Coats organized a symposium on Biorational Control of Medical and Veterinary Pests at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in Washington, DC this past week. One of our speakers got some publicity on the Science mag website, and Edmund got mentioned as he...
August 22, 2017
Jeff Bradshaw (’07 PhD entomology, plant pathology), entomologist for University of Nebraska Extension and Outreach, has been named research and extension director intern for the Panhandle Center and Panhandle Extension District.
August 11, 2017
The U.S. Postal Service on August 3, 2017 issued Protect Pollinator stamps to “pay tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators.” “Two of our continents most iconic” insects are featured: the monarch butterfly and the western honey bee. The insects are pictured pollinating five plants...
July 27, 2017
Congratulations to Betsy Buffington on receiving the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE) Distinguished Achievement in Pesticide Safety Education Award. Betsy has been instrumental in the development of Worker Protection Standards training materials, online educational...
June 26, 2017
Dr. Ryan Smith, entomology, is encouraging Iowans to take precautions this summer when spending time outdoors in areas commonly populated by mosquitoes and ticks, which can transmit West Nile virus and other diseases that can have serious or potentially fatal outcomes. More
June 20, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Erin Hodgson on completing the 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders Academy Read more: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/registration/events/ela/
June 15, 2017
Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, emerald ash borer (EAB) continues to expand its range across the Iowa landscape. With confirmed detections now in 50 counties, EAB has now reached more than half of Iowa counties. “This is traditionally the time of year we experience an increase in calls from...
June 09, 2017
Ge Zhang and Teresa Blader each placed third in their respective highly-competitive student competitions at the Entomological Society of America - North Central Branch meeting held in Indianapolis, IN, June 4-6, 2017. Ge presented his Ph.D. research titled, "Does Landscape Complexity Affect...
May 15, 2017
Dr. Ken Holscher had a total of 112 students enrolled in ENT 283 in spring semester 2017. Usually about half of the students opt to take the IDALS State Pesticide Certification Exam; its voluntary. This semester 83 students took the exam. About 2/3 of the students took the exams...
April 25, 2017
Dr. Aaron Gassmann received the 2017 University Mission Award in Research from the Iowa State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta. Gamma Sigma Delta is the Honor Society of Agriculture.
March 31, 2017
Congratulations to Rebekah Reynolds, Entomology Graduate Assistant, on recently being awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology...
March 21, 2017
Happy 40th Anniversary to Dr. Donald Lewis, Extension Entomologist, who started at ISU on March 21, 1977. Photo is from the summer of 1977; Dr. Jerry DeWitt (right) and Lewis.
February 28, 2017
View the recent Des Moines Register article. Additional related articles: Iowa Partnership Unveils Strategy to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy
February 23, 2017
Ginny Mitchell has a fondness for something that may make other people’s skin crawl. She loves insects, and has made a career out of it. Read more
February 14, 2017
Bob was the Entomology Department's Systematist and Taxonomist from 1967 until his retirement in 1996. He passed away on Jan. 18, 2017, at Green Hills Heath Care Center in Ames. Burial of the cremains will take place in the ISU cemetery. Obituary: http://www.amestrib.com/obituaries/20170203/robert-...
February 13, 2017
The 2017 Department of Entomology Newsletter is now available, featuring several department achievements and awards, along with all the latest happenings.
January 11, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Systematic mosquito surveillance conducted by Iowa State University entomologists last year found no evidence that the two species most associated with Zika virus have established themselves in the state. Read the full Iowa State news release.
November 15, 2016
Dean Wendy Wintersteen is the 2016 recipient of the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Wintersteen was honored for her "tireless efforts and commitment to agriculture and her leadership and contributions to Iowa...
November 10, 2016
This year's Entomology Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) Insect Film Festival will be Thursday, November 10th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Reiman Gardens. There will be crafts, snacks, tours of the butterfly wing, an Insect Zoo display, and a showing of the movie Epic. This is a free event! Please...
October 05, 2016
Congratulations to Bryony Bonning, Professor, who received the Iowa State University Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research at the University Awards Ceremony held Monday, September 26, 2016. The award recognizes a tenured faculty member who has a national or international...
September 20, 2016
New County Record. The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to 35 counties in Iowa where EAB is confirmed. Read more in the ISU Extension & Outreach news release from September 19, 2016. http://www.extension....
July 27, 2016
Dr. William Showers received the Plant-Insect Ecosystems Lifetime Achievement Award from the Entomological Society of America. Only five of these have been awarded and two were made to faculty from Iowa State (the other was Larry Pedigo).
July 05, 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 01, 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. Read more about the recent discovery and confirmation of...