Mar 2, 2020
Thank you for your interest in the Tilmon Lab! Our summer internship positions have been filled. Please check back for opportuities in the future!
It is hard to believe it is already March! With summer just around the corner, the Tilmon Lab is looking to hire 1-2 summer interns to assist with our research. This is a paid summer internship in our field crop entomology lab. We have a very applied approach which allows students to get both field and lab experience.
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.
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(firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-353-5328).
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?"
Nov 20, 2019
The Tilmon Lab has been busy interpreting their research from the past year to prepare for presentations at annual meetings. Recently, our research on monitoring mechanisms for slugs in no-till cover crop systems was presented at the 2019 Annual Entomological Society of America as an infographic. Congratulations to all authors, Amy Raudenbush, Adrian Pekarcik and Kelley Tilmon!
Nov 20, 2019
Congratulations to Tilmon Lab PhD Candidate, Adrian Pekarcik for presenting his research at the 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting! Pekarcik and his team of researchers presented a poster titled "Influence of Soil Composition on Spatial Distribution of the Asiatic garden beetle, Malader castanea arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), in Ohio Agroecosystems.
For an abstract of the poster, click here.
Oct 9, 2019
Interested in learning more about an early season corn and soybean pest? Check out our newest video featuring Dr. Kelley Tilmon!
Oct 9, 2019
The Tilmon Lab just published our newest extension card highlighting some of the common bees of Ohio soybean. With approximately 5 million acres of soybean planted in Ohio - this agronomic crop provides a habitat for many bee species. Even honey bees forage soybean. A study recently found that some Ohio honeys are 44% dervied from soybean pollen!
Click here to learn more about the common bees of Ohio soybean, check out our quick fact card!
Feb 4, 2019
***This position has been filled*** The Tilmon Lab is excited to announce we are now hiring qualified interns for our 2019 summer field season! This is a paid internship from May through August. Candidates must be 18 years or older and possess a valid US drivers license. No specific entomology background is necessary - we will teach you all the skills you need to know in the field! Anyone who enjoys working outdoors and is interested in learning about agronomic research in Ohio would be a great addition to our team!
Jan 23, 2019
Registration is now open for the OSU Agronomy Workshop for Crop Consultants at this link. http://www.cvent.com/d/bvqlpt
Register by Feb. 1. Workshop is Feb. 8.
· When/Where: February 8, 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM at the Schisler Conference Center, OARDC Wooster
· What: An in-depth program on field crop agronomy and pest management designed for crop professionals