2016 Southeast Pest Management Conference

Struggling to control insects on your trees and shrubs? Is your lawn constantly getting damaged by insects? If so, come to this and learn how to deal with them.

Registration for the 2016 Southeast Pest Management Conference is open! Be sure to register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-southeast-pest-management-conference-registration-20968767147. It will be held Monday, May 2nd through Wednesday, May 4th in Gainesville, Fl.

Every year for the past 20, this conference has educated pest managers ranging from household arthropod pests to lawn and ornamental pests throughout the southeastern U.S. Attendees learn about the best and latest pest management tactics and receive continuing education units (CEUs). Also, registration is FREE for Florida residents. How can you turn that down?

Wasps or Butterflies? Seems easy enough

This week I found several insect larvae eating some river birch leaves along the greenway trail near my apartment. The question is, are these butterfly or wasp larvae? Most would call them caterpillars (butterfly larvae) but, in fact, they are sawfly larvae, which are wasp-like insects. Read more about them in my blog post on our lab’s website here: http://ecoipm.org/blog/.

Dusky birch sawfly larvae feeding on river birch

Dusky birch sawfly larvae feeding on river birch

Early Career Climate Forum kicks off new website

The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) is a place for young climate scientists to interact and communicate about climate science and make connections with other climate scientists around the world. It was founded in 2012 among several students attending a climate science workshop and has since developed into a larger, more sophisticated group of scientists who are interested in meeting and collaborating with other scientists within the field.

The mission of the ECCF is to serve as a place where young scientists around the world can come to share information, make connections, and learn about new opportunities in climate science.

Visit the website and become connected with other climate scientists around the world here: https://www.eccforum.org