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Aug 5, 2011

College Profile: Coby Schal

When it comes to cockroaches and bed bugs, entomologist Coby Schal is the go-to guy in the battle to control insect pests. 

Apr 11, 2011

In entomological knowledge, N.C. State is number one

When it comes to entomological knowledge, N.C. State University students can wave oversize foam hands with extended forefingers. In late March, a five-person team made up of entomology graduate students won the southeastern branch, or regional, competition of the Linnaean Games. 

Apr 5, 2011

NCSU entomologist receives regional IPM award

Dr. Hannah Burrack is honored with the Southern Region IPM Center's Friends of IPM Future Leader Award. 

Mar 17, 2011

Louws to direct Center for Integrated Pest Management

Dr. Frank Louws has been named director of N.C. State University's Center for Integrated Pest Management. Louws is a professor of plant pathology and has been a faculty member at N.C. State since 1996. He earned a doctorate from Michigan State University, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Guelph in Canada. 

Jan 5, 2011

Turfgrass Short Course is Feb. 14-18

The annual North Carolina Turfgrass Short Course is Feb. 14-18 at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. 

Dec 6, 2010

Bed bugs target of research, extension efforts

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” may seem like a trite outdated bedtime wish, but unfortunately it is becoming more real for home owners and institutions around the country. Bed bugs are back with a vengeance, and N.C. State University entomologists are looking for solutions to the problem and helping educate the public. 

Nov 3, 2010

Bed bugs are topic of workshops Nov. 3 and 10

As homeowners and institutions experience a re-emergence of bed bugs, N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Forsyth County center will host a workshop on the topic Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Extension center is located at 1450 Fairchild Road in Winston-Salem. A similar workshop will be held in Greenville, Nov. 10. 

Aug 17, 2010

Researchers find ‘key ingredient’ that regulates termite caste system

A North Carolina State University entomologist has for the first time shown which specific chemicals are used by some termite queens to prevent other termites in the colony from becoming mommies like themselves.