Penn State University develops new tool for fruit growers

In Growing Produce

Penn State University Extension reports that Pennsylvania growers will have a valuable tool this growing season. The Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) IPM Monitoring system, a Cornell University program, is now available for all Pennsylvania growers thanks to funding from State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania Extension Committee. Continue reading

Penn State seeks Post-doctoral Research Associate

Full announcement and application instructions: https://psu.jobs/job/74773

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Veterinary Entomology Laboratory of Dr. Erika Machtinger at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. The successful applicant will have flexibility to work in several different research areas including integrated pest management and ecology of filth flies on livestock and poultry facilities, West Nile virus cycles associated with ruffed grouse in Pennsylvania, tick chemical ecology and associations with white-footed mice and other hosts, or arthropod transmission of avian influenza. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree. Previous training in veterinary entomology, vector management, vector-host interactions, wildlife conservation and ecology, is desired. Other requirements may be determined by the avenue of proposed research. The successful candidate will also participate in Extension activities through the College of Agriculture at Penn State. Continue reading

Penn State seeks Professor of Entomology: Mosquito Transmission of Biosafety Level 3 Arboviruses

Professor of Entomology: Mosquito Transmission of Biosafety Level 3 Arboviruses

JOB NUMBER: 67910 (https://psu.jobs/job/67910)

STARTING DATE: March 1, 2017 or as negotiated

LOCATION: Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 Continue reading

Insect Identification Lab Director, Penn State University

The Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University is seeking an enthusiastic scientist to lead efforts on identification of arthropod pests, which impact biosecurity, food security, and public health. The successful candidate will respond to inquiries and requests for information from the public and will participate in one or more Penn State Extension teams such as the Horticulture Team. Success in this position will lead to a reduction in pesticide use and improvements in water quality, biosecurity, and public health. Candidates must possess effective communication skills (verbal and written), teaching skills, interpersonal skills, ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues and clientele, and work as an active member of the Department and Extension team. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. The individual also must be able to work effectively in a team and with diverse populations and audiences. While not a requirement, the ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus. Continue reading

Assistant Professor of Entomology: Arthropod Vectors of Vertebrate Diseases – Penn State University

STARTING DATE:  January 1, 2017 or as negotiated

LOCATION: Department of Entomology
College of Agricultural Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

As part of Penn State’s continuing dedication to develop excellence in the area of infectious disease dynamics, we seek to strengthen the Department of Entomology with a scientist whose program is focused on arthropods and vertebrate diseases. Continue reading

Assistant professor of entomology open, pollinator focus

The position is a tenure track, 60% research, 40% extension.  The successful applicant will housed in the Penn State Department of Entomology and a very integral part of our Center for Pollinator Research.  Applications should be submitted before August 31, 2015 to receive full consideration.

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3D printing is bringing new possibilities to IPM

Scientists in Florida and Pennsylvania are using new 3-D printers to battle destructive invasive insects.

In Florida, scientists at the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) are experimenting with new trap designs to aid in the control of the Asian citrus psyllid, the vector of citrus greening. Pennsylvania State University scientists are using the printers to make deadly mates for emerald ash borer.

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