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They Did It!

ESA IPM Team Award

They did it. The University of California team that developed a successful insect pest management program for almond growers, leading to significant pesticide reduction, drew praise and applause at the  Entomological Society of America's 56th...

Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 5:44 PM

Fly Away

The Fly

God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. --Ogden Nash, "The Fly"   Every time I see a fly I think of the Ogden Nash poem.   Our bee-friendly garden is attracting a few flies. I captured this...

Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 6:14 PM
Tags: blow fly (4), Ogden Nash (1), sage (8)

Where Are All the Monarchs?

Monarch Butterfly

Folk singer Pete Seeger asked "Where have all the flowers gone?" UC Davis butterfly expert Art Shapiro wants to know "Where are all the Monarchs?" In the current edition of the Bohart Museum Society newsletter, Shapiro notes that...

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Pack Memories, Not Pests

Mediterranean Fruit Fly

I ran into two members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Patrol this afternoon. No, I wasn't at a border.  I was merely walking the halls of the UC Davis Department of Entomology. The border patrol agents were there to meet with entomology...

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 5:52 PM

DEET Plays a Role

Michael Gray and Walter Leal

When UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal received a major award from the Entomological Society of America at its 56th annual meeting, held in Reno, DEET has something to do with it. Leal, who received the Recognition Award in Insect Physiology,...

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 3:57 PM

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