ISU ENT had a strong presence at the 2018 NCB-ESA meeting

March 27, 2018

Linnaean Games Team 2018Iowa State had a very strong presence at this year’s North Central Branch-Entomological Society of America meeting. A group of 15 entomology students attended the 2018 NCB-ENT meeting in Wisconsin this past week. 

Five students (pictured right) participated in the Linnaean Games, winning the first round but losing in a close match in the second round. 

Additionally, five of the ISU students placed in the student paper competition. 

  1. Ashley St. Clair (2nd): Ph.D. P-IE Session I: Queen of the prairie: Can honey bee queen fecundity be rescued by prairie in a cultivated landscape?
  2. Ashley Dean (2nd): M.S. P-IE Session I: Using soybean genetics to evaluate the value of soybean aphid management tactics
  3. Erika Rodbell (3rd): M.S. P-IE Session II: Effect of crop rotation on soybean aphid
  4. Kelsey Fisher (3rd) Ph.D. P-IE Session II: Where’d that caterpillar go? Frequency of larval movement and estimates of milkweed utilization by monarch caterpillars
  5. Edmund Norris (2nd): Ph.D. SEB-MUVE-PBT Session: Plant essential oils synergize pyrethroid insecticides against medically relevant mosquito species

Joel Coats won the C.V. Riley Honorary Award and Erin Hodgson won the NCB Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension. Their packets will move on the national ESA meeting in Vancouver