Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is economical, effective as well as health and environmentally-sensitive.
IPM is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests.
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Bedbugs on bus? SEPTA takes steps vs. pesky pest
September 14, 2015The photo is immediately unsettling. It purports to show bedbugs creeping out of a seam on a bus seat in Philadelphia.
Insect decoys could protect ash trees
September 14, 2015Emerald ash borers have no trouble reproducing themselves as they have now spread through half the United States, but duplicating effective emerald ash borer decoys is not quite as easy. Now, engineers have devised an inexpensive method to produce hundreds of these fake bugs to aid in monitoring and controlling this pest.
School IPM Newsletter - September 2015
September 10, 2015In this issue you will find articles on partners fighting asthma, biting insects, IPM in the Curriculum, and new mobile app on IAQ resources.
Penn State Graduates Benefit from International Experiences
September 9, 2015Recent Penn State graduate students who earned dual degrees in an international program are now pursuing successful careers. The students were enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program.
Caterpillar deceives corn plant into lowering defenses against it
September 9, 2015In a deception that likely has evolved over thousands of years, a caterpillar that feeds on corn leaves induces the plant to turn off its defenses against insect predators, allowing the caterpillar to eat more and grow faster, according to chemical ecologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs
September 12 - December 11, 2015
Integrated Pest Management for Healthy Housing Training
October 13, 2015
October 20-23, 2015
Entomology 2015, the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA)
November 14-18, 2015
2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy
July 18-20, 2016