Recognize your Southeastern entomologist colleagues

Please take the opportunity to recognize your colleagues for their outstanding accomplishments in entomology by nominating them for a Southeastern Branch Member Award. Award winners will be recognized at the 2017 Southeastern Branch meeting in Memphis, TN.

The committee is seeking nominations for the following nine awards including the new Excellence in Early Career Award.  Continue reading

UGA’s David Riley earns Recognition Award in Entomology

By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia

David Riley’s work on the effects of cowpea curculio and other insects on vegetables has earned him the 2016 Recognition Award in Entomology from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA).

Riley, an entomologist based on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, will be recognized at the society’s annual meeting March 15-16 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Continue reading

Virginia Tech masters student wins regional award for inventive bed bug remediation

Not every Masters student knows what it’s like to live with a bed bug infestation, but Virginia Tech masters student Molly Stedfast has worked with people who do. Since starting her masters project with Dr. Dini Miller in the fall of 2010, Molly has developed a bed bug integrated pest management plan and training for both residents and staff of public housing apartments. At the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America meeting on March 17, Molly received a regional award for her work.

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Team recognized for helping farmers transition from methyl bromide

A group of Extension specialists from North Carolina State University received an award on April 14 for helping farmers to stay in business during the phase-out of a popular fumigant.

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