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Congratulations to Dr. Victor Izzo!

Vic is joining Plant and Soil Science at UVM as a Full-time Lecturer! The department is very lucky to have some who is has such a passion for teaching and student mentoring. I am very pleased that we have been … Continue reading

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The swede midge problem intensifies – and we need your help!

Swede midge is an insect pest that has recently caused up to 100% losses of organic broccoli in New York and Vermont. The midge is an invasive pest that also attacks a wide range of other crops in the Brassicaceae … Continue reading

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Crop domestication, global human-mediated migration, and the unresolved role of geography in pest control

One of the major assumptions of sustainable agriculture is that studying the ecology of insect pests in agroecosystems should lead to improved ecologically-based pest management. In the majority of studies, the geographic origin of the plants and insects are rarely … Continue reading

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Andrei Alyokhin is featured in IPM Insights

Our collaborator, Andrei Alyokohin of University of Maine, was featured in IPM Insights, a publication from the Northeastern IPM Center.

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Ross wins the Public Research Impact Award from UVM

Ross Pilischer justĀ  received the Public Research Impact Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research at UVM for his work on swede midge. Ross is studying whether exogenous soil amendments can induce resistance to swede midge. Congratulations Ross!

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