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March 21, 2017

Donald Lewis (left) and Jerry DeWitt in summer of 1977.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 23, 2017

Ginny MitchellGinny 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.

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.

January 11, 2017

Ryan SmithAMES, 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

Wendy WintersteenDean 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. 

October 05, 2016

Bryony BonningCongratulations 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.

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.

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

IA EAB postive sites 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.  

June 07, 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. 

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 01, 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.

February 12, 2016

Department of Entomology Alumni Newsletter 2016The 2016 Department of Entomology Newsletter is now available

February 11, 2016

Screenshot of Ryan Smith's interviewShould Iowans be concerned about the Zika virus? Dr. Ryan Smith weighs in with information from his lab's mosquito research. You can watch the interview on KCCI's website.

January 07, 2016

Richard L. Hellmich, assistant professor of entomology at Iowa State University and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, has been inducted into the Greensburg, Indiana Community High School Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony took place on December 18; he graduated from the high school in 1973.

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November 02, 2015

photograph of Dr. Wendy WintersteenDean Wendy Wintersteen received the CAST President’s Award at a gathering held Wednesday, October 28, at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. The event was part of CAST’s Fall Board Meeting, and it featured a speech by Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize.

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September 28, 2015

photograph of Erin HodgsonErin Hodgson was awarded $127,247 for the project, “Protecting Soybeans from Aphids, as Easy as (Rag) 1, 2, and 3.”

 

September 23, 2015

photograph of Dr. Ryan SmithRyan grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California, Riverside for both his BS (Biology) and Ph.D. (Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology).

September 22, 2015

photograph of Joel Coats with President LeathDr. Joel Coats, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Toxicology, has received the Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award.

Photograph of Joel Coats receiving award from President Leath

September 18, 2015

photograph of Dr. Gregory CourtneyDr. Gregory Courtney, Professor of Entomology, has received the Regents Faculty Excellence Award.

 

July 06, 2015

Matthew ONealMatt O'Neal will serve as the Chair of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture through 2017. Lisa Schulte-Moore will remain as Associate Chair.

June 05, 2015

Photograph of Jerry DeWittNCR-SARE is pleased to announce that Jerry DeWitt of Holly Springs, North Carolina is being honored as a 2015 “NCR-SARE Hero.”

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