Monday, September 29, 2008

Registration is open for the MIPN annual meeting

Registration is now open for the joint annual meeting of The North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS) and the Mid-West Invasive Plant Network (MIPN). The meeting will be held Dec. 8-11th in Indianapolis, IN.. Registration information can be found here under the annual meeting tab.

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Insect (the Gold-spotted Oak Borer) Threatens Oaks in San Diego County, California

Current oak tree mortality levels are reaching 10% and higher in woodlands on and near the Descanso Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest in California according to the US Forest Service. See article here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Images needed for new book

Ray Cloyd and Stanton Gill are working on a book on greenhouse pests. They need a few more images to finish their illustrations. Here are the images they are looking for:

nymphs and adults of

  • flower thrips, Frankliniella tritici
  • gladiolus thrips, Thrips simplex
  • tobacoo thrips, Frankliniella fusca

close ups of

  • melon aphid
  • potato aphid
  • foxglove aphid
  • tulip bulb aphid

You can contact Stanton Gill directly and/or you can contact Bugwood.