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October 10, 2018

Allow us to explain the gruesome process by which ordinary ants become the pawns of an insidious and spectacularly clever fungus.

October 10, 2018

Preventing malaria requires multiple approaches — vaccine development, new pesticides and bed-net technologies with a current focus on sterilizing male mosquitoes and manipulating the genomes of female mosquitoes to kill off the malarial parasites they carry.

October 10, 2018

Expert says adult spotted laternfly females are currently laying eggs for next year.

October 9, 2018

Every fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies make their way from the United States and Canada to overwintering sites in Mexico. In recent years, this phenomenal migration is threatened by habitat loss in North America and at their overwintering grounds, so people across the continent have been setting up monarch way stations to help protect this species.

October 3, 2018

A bizarre pest from Asia is spreading fast and putting billions of dollars’ worth of resources at risk.

October 2, 2018

The Pest Management Professional Magazine (PMP) staff is pleased to announce the five newest nominees for the PMP Hall of Fame.

September 26, 2018

In the past week, there have been numerous sightings of spotted lanternfly in Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township, Akron Borough, West Cocalico Township and Clay Township, according to Chief William Harvey, Ephrata borough emergency management coordinator and spotted lanternfly instructor for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

September 26, 2018

With home gardening season now in the rear-view mirror, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Berks County thought calls to their garden hotline would wind down a bit, as in years past.

September 24, 2018

The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Apple Program recently awarded nearly $233,000 in funding to support new and ongoing fruit research and extension projects in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

September 21, 2018

Andrew Read has been appointed director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read is an Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, Eberly Professor of Biotechnology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.

September 19, 2018

Everything insect, from edible bug-based treats to bug-centered games and crafts to an insect zoo of strange creatures, will pack Snider Agricultural Arena at Penn State's University Park for the Department of Entomology's annual Great Insect Fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 22.

September 19, 2018

Penn State University Extension recently updated conventional spray recommendations for spotted lanternfly in both grape and tree fruit.

September 17, 2018

Since 2016 the López-Uribe lab has been leading a citizen science project that aims to map and characterize the health status of feral bees across Pennsylvania

September 13, 2018

In the age of digital technology, mobile devices are good for more than just text messaging and playing games. According to Penn State College of Education researchers, the combination of technology and the outdoors is getting children and their families outside to learn more about science and their communities.

September 12, 2018

Nearing the end of what anecdotally appears to have been a strong summer for the monarch butterfly population in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, the butterflies are coming up on time for their fall migration to mountains in central Mexico, just as Hurricane Florence is expected to smash into the region.

September 12, 2018

With Labor Day come and gone, many people are starting to dread the thought of cold temperatures and snowy days to come.

September 12, 2018

From pesticides to land development to electromagnetic pollution, humans often harm the ability of honeybees to reproduce.

September 10, 2018

The Penn State Postdoctoral Society has announced postdoctoral researcher Glen Sterner III and Distinguished Professor of Entomology Christina Grozinger as the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Postdoc Award and Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award, respectively.

September 5, 2018

Healthy soil + happy plants = healthy soil, unhappy pests. It’s a formula that seemingly works as a growing number of America’s farmers are using soil health management systems to improve the function of their growing medium.

September 5, 2018

Strictly speaking, one spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania is one lanternfly too many.