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  1. Entomopathogenic nematodes for Asiatic garden beetle control handout now available

    Feb 19, 2020

    Graduate Student, Adrian Pekarcik, along with collaborators Eric Richer and Kelley Tilmon have developed a handy resource for Growers interested in using entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) as a control option against the Asiatic garden beetle in field crops. Entomopathogenic stands for "insect killing" and these nematodes are not like the plant parasitic nematodes.

  2. Updated 2020 Bt Trait Table now Available

    Feb 5, 2020

    There are numerous Bt traits available in corn seed that can vary year to year, leaving growers overwhelmed when choosing a seed to purchase for their farm. Thanks to Michigan State University colleague, Dr. Chris DiFonzo, a "Handy Bt Trait Table" is available to assist with this complicated decision. Thanks to Dr. DiFonzo's efforts, the Bt Trait table is now in it's 18th year of publication. If you have any questions or comments should be directed to her(difonzo@msu.edu or 517-353-5328).

  3. Adrian Awarded 1st place at ESA in P-IE, Molecular & Cell Biology / Novel Tools Section

    Dec 3, 2019

    Congratulations to Tilmon Lab Ph.D. Candidate, Adrian Pekarcik, for his first place talk at the national Entomological Society of America (ESA) talk last month!

    Adrian competed in the 10 minute oral presentation, P-IE Molecular & Cell Biology / Novel Tools Section. His talk was titled "Population genetics of the Asiatic garden beetle: are Great Lakes populations infesting agronomic crops unique?"