Dec 13, 2022
Tilmon Lab research on the 'Active and passive sampling methods for grubs of the Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera formosae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), in a corn-soybean rotation' was recently accepted and published in the journal, Crop Protection. This research was led by former Tilmon Lab Ph.D student, Dr. Adrian Pekarcik and included co-authors Amy Raudenbush, Eric Richer and Kelley Tilmon. The article focuses on AGB grub sampling in corn fields in northwest Ohio. The paper evaluates multiple sampling methods that growers/researchers could use to monitor for AGB grubs.
Dec 7, 2022
Congratulations to Kyle Akred, Tilmon Lab MS student, for taking 1st Place at the 2022 Entomological Society of America Student Oral Presentation Competition: Grad P-IE: IPM-Field Crops 2 section! Kyle's talk, titled "Determining the relationship between Asiatic garden beetle (AGB) grub density and damage to field corn" summarized his MS research in the greenhouse, microplots and field settings.
Aug 5, 2022
A new video featuring Dr. Adrian Pekarcik was recently added to the Ohio State IPM You Tube page. In this video, Dr. Pekarcik addresses how to identify the Asiatic garden beetle (AGB) grubs, how to identifiy problematic areas in a field, scouting tips and management options.