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Sep 13, 2019

Entomology Faculty to be Awarded at ESA Annual Meeting

Both awards will be presented at the ESA meeting in St. Louis during the P-IE Networking Session starting at 2:30 pm on Monday, November 18.

Aug 14, 2019

Jin Receives 2019 Storkan-Hanes-McCaslin Research Foundation Award

The award is highly competitive and is the most prestigious award given to students in the area of soilborne pathogens. 

Aug 8, 2019

Tobacco Plant ‘Stickiness’ Aids Helpful Insects, Plant Health

Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that “sticky” hairlike structures on tobacco leaves can help attract beneficial insects that scavenge on other insects trapped on the leaves, increasing leaf yield and reducing pest damage to plant structures.

Aug 1, 2019

DEPP Welcomes Fall 2019 Students

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology would like to welcome our new students for the Fall 2019 semester:   PP-PHD Christopher Gillespie – Hu Lab Althea  Loucanides – Baars Lab Hao Wei Teh – Whitfield Lab   PP-MS Chris Hahne […]

Jul 25, 2019

How Fireflies Glow – and What Signals They’re Sending

Fireflies probably originally evolved the ability to light up as a way to ward off predators, but now they mostly use this ability to find mates.

Jul 25, 2019

New Microneedle Technique Speeds Plant Disease Detection

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques.

Jul 17, 2019

She Finds Her Calling in Student Government

Ph.D. student Meredith Spence Beaulieu was the first graduate student to hold the office of study body vice president.

May 29, 2019

Gutzmann receives $60,000 USDA NIFA Predoctoral Grant

This award is provided to a Ph.D. candidate who has completed his or her preliminary exams and provides funding for the last year of the candidate's Ph.D.

May 15, 2019

Peter Ojiambo promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Peter Ojiambo on his promotion to Full Professor

May 9, 2019

Webster and Hatano Win NCALS Research Competition

Sophia Webster won 1st place and Eduardo Hatano won 3rd place at the recent NCALS Research Competition that included a single slide each accompanied by a 2 minute presentation.