Iowa 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.
- 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?
- Ashley Dean (2nd): M.S. P-IE Session I: Using soybean genetics to evaluate the value of soybean aphid management tactics
- Erika Rodbell (3rd): M.S. P-IE Session II: Effect of crop rotation on soybean aphid
- 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
- Edmund Norris (2nd): Ph.D. SEB-MUVE-PBT Session: Plant essential oils synergize pyrethroid insecticides against medically relevant mosquito species