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...
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...
April 12, 2016
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? Dr. Paul Dahm was a faculty member of Entomology at Iowa State...
March 01, 2016
AMES, Iowa — Although the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has sharply rebounded, leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and livestock farmers, landowners, conservationists and others are critical to ensuring continued...
February 12, 2016
The 2016 Department of Entomology Newsletter is now available, featuring chair Sue Blodgett's Blodgett's Year in Review, along with all the latest happenings.
February 11, 2016
Should 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...
November 02, 2015
Dean 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. View full...
September 28, 2015
Erin Hodgson was awarded $127,247 for the project, “Protecting Soybeans from Aphids, as Easy as (Rag) 1, 2, and 3.” You can read more about the awards on the NCR-SARE website. Congratulations from Department of Entomology, Erin!
September 23, 2015
Ryan 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). During that time, he became interested in mosquito biology and his thesis work focused on the applications of transgenic...
September 22, 2015
Dr. Joel Coats, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Toxicology, has received the Margaret Ellen White Graduate Faculty Award. The title of Distinguished Professor, first awarded in 1956, is the highest academic honor the university bestows. It recognizes a faculty member...
September 18, 2015
Dr. Gregory Courtney, Professor of Entomology, has received the Regents Faculty Excellence Award. The award is presented by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to recognize tenured faculty members who are outstanding university citizens and who have rendered significant service to the...
July 06, 2015
Matt 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
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce that Jerry DeWitt of Holly Springs, North Carolina is being honored as a 2015 “NCR-SARE Hero.” Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, this recognition honors the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that these heroes have made in the field of...
June 05, 2015
The recent North Central Branch of the Entomological Society meetings were held in Manhattan, Kansas in early June.  Three graduate students were recognized for their research poster and presentations in the Student Competition. Eric Clifton took first place for a poster in the MUVE/PIE...
February 17, 2015
The 2015 Department of Entomology Newsletter is now available, featuring chair Sue Blodgett's Year in Review, all the latest happenings, and a retrospective on Professor of Entomology Carl Drake (1885-1965).
December 15, 2014
Dr. Wintersteen and Brian Meyer at Iowa State University provided leadership for a report entitled, Pursuing a Unifying Message: Elevating Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research as a National Priority at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in partnership with Mississippi...
October 03, 2014
This week, the entomology department at Iowa State University is celebrating two of our most productive faculty. Drs. Bryony Bonning and Russell Jurenka have been on the faculty for 20 years! Bonning and Jurenka are Full Professors and have active...
September 25, 2014
Professor Russ Jurenka is now the Serial Editor for Advances in Insect Physiology.  As Serial Editor he will recruit volume editors and authors to write in-depth reviews on various aspects of insect physiology.  
May 20, 2014
Mark Shour and Kristine Schaefer of the Pesticide Management and the Environment program participated in the 2014 North Central Region PAT Certification and Workshop in Indianapolis. Mark copresented IPM in Sensitive Environments and Kristine moderated several sessions.  
May 20, 2014
Aaron Gassmann publishes landmark article on western corn rootworm resistance to Bt corn.


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