Posts Tagged: entomology
When you hear those three little words, "Integrated Pest Management," you immediately think of two...
IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.
As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Program sponsored by the Partners of the Americas and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Walter Bentley, UCANR integrated pest management entomologist, emeritus, at Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, and Washington State University entomologist Jay Brunner traveled to Guatemala in April to help growers improve the peach and apple industry. Their primary goal was to identify pest problems and possible solutions to help peach and apple growers improve fruit production, taking into account the region's unique climate.
Bentley and Brunner worked with the Asociación Nacional de Productores de Frutales Deciduos (ANAPDE) and its director, Armando Hernandez, to reach out to various growers in the area. Bentley and Brunner set out to identify insect and mite problems. Fortunately, they found that there were only a few entomological problems.
Jay Brunner (far left), Walter Bentley and Armando Hernandez (center), with family members from one of the Guatemalan farms visited in April, 2016.
The seven speakers who addressed the UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposium on Thursday, May 26...
Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dr. Emanual Maverakis (in white shirt) Department of Dermatology, UC Davis School of Medicine, answers questions after the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Walter Leal (center right) answers questions following the symposium. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Coordinators of the symposium: (front row, from left) Esmeralda Curiel, Irene Orellano Bonilla, Nepheli Neeta Aji, Amarita Singh, Professor Walter Leal, Nida Ahmed, Leah Uto and Navjot Grewal. In the second row (from left) are John Tenorio, Mahmoud Jabaieh, Holly Vickery, Justin Hildebrand (back), Savannah Tobin, Christian Wirawan (back), Justin Hwang, James Warwick and Andre Tran. Not pictured: Hanni Newland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What an honor! And so deserving. He's an entomologist, trained to find ways to control insect...
Bruce Hammock (center) with colleagues Dipak Panigrahy (left) of Harvard Medical School and Guodong Zhang of the University of Massachusetts. This photo was taken at the International Winder Eicosanoid (WEC) Conference in Baltimore, where Hammock received the first-ever John C. McGiff Award.
Insects populate the earth and they're also populating the 140th annual Dixon May Fair...
Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Sharon Payne with some of the insect photographs taken by youth exhibitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lady beetles, aka lady bugs, are popular images at the Dixon May Fair. Dixon May Fair Youth Building assistant superintendent Julianna Payne holds two of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Chris Conklin works on the agricultural display in Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dixon May Fair chief administrative officer Patrica "Pat" Conklin stands next to a photo of a bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)