Invasive insects? Biological Control? It’s all at the International IPM Symposium in March

Learn the latest about Invasive insects, biological controls, and other topics at the 9th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium, March 19-22, 2018 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland USA. Those who register by February 19 will pay a reduced price.

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National Conference on Urban Entomology

The following announcement is from Kyle Jordan, NCUE Conference Chair.

The 2016 National Conference on Urban Entomology in Albuquerque, NM, is fast approaching (May 22-25, 2016). We will be joining forces with the Imported Fire Ant and Invasive Pest Ant Conference this year in what we hope will be a very successful and long-lasting partnership. Deadlines for awards and papers has been extended to March 1. Please go to our website (http://ncue.tamu.edu) and/or our Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ncue16) to check out the nomination forms for the Distinguished Achievement in Urban Entomology Award and the student scholarships (one for each level – undergrad, Master’s, and Ph.D.). Continue reading

The Cost of Invasive Species

Even if you’ve never heard the term ‘invasive species’, chances are they’ve affected you in one way or another.  Invasives are any non-native species or organism that cause harm to a non-native environment.  For example, you may have heard about the brown marmorated stink bug, introduced accidentally into Pennsylvania from Asia, which has descended on towns along the east coast.  With no natural predators, the insects are able to multiply, feeding on a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, hurting farmers and their crops.

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From US Fish and Wildlife Service Open Spaces blog

Battle against invasives takes active engagement

Every year, invasive plants cause $137 billion in economic losses in the United States.

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