Navigation Links
Southern insect scientists to meet in Little Rock
Date:2/27/2012

The 2012 Joint Meeting of the Southeastern and Southwestern Branches of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) will be held March 4-7, 2012 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. Southern entomologists from New Mexico to North Carolina will meet to discuss insect pests, invasive species, insect-borne diseases, and other topics.

In addition, the two Branches will host student competitions, an awards ceremony, an Insect Photo Salon, and the Linnaean Games, a lively question-and-answer, college bowl-style competition on entomological facts played between university-sponsored student teams.

"This special joint meeting is a great opportunity to share information and network with fellow entomologists," said Norm Leppla, President of the ESA Southeastern Branch. "The meeting will have symposia on important topics and informative presentations."

Some topics that will be discussed at the meeting include:

  • Insect pests of cotton, corn, soybeans, citrus, sugarcane, wheat, sorghum, vegetables, turfgrass, and ornamental plants

  • Invasive species such as the spotted wing drosophila, Caribbean crazy ant, Imported fire ant, and the Formosan subterranean termite

  • Biological control (using insects to control pest insects or weeds)

  • Diseases transmitted by ticks

  • Medical and veterinary entomology

  • Transgenic crops (GMOs)

  • Organic farming

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

"This joint meeting, the first ever for two Branches, provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, both current and new, and to share information on entomological topics of interest across the southeastern and southwestern US," said Allen Knutson, President of the ESA Southwestern Branch.

Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Richard Levine at rlevine@entsoc.org or 301-731-4535, ext. 3009, for a press pass.


'/>"/>

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. 15-state Southern obesity summit to focus on deadly epidemic
2. Missouri Botanical Garden publishes first catalogue of plants of the Southern Cone
3. ORNL, Southern Cal set sights on preventing blindness
4. New Southern California beetle killing oaks
5. The war against wildlife comes to an end in Southern Europe
6. UAB study shows African-Americans have highest stroke rate, southerners more likely to die
7. Exotic plant takes over dunes of Southern Spain
8. 4,000-year study supports use of prescribed burns in Southern Appalachians
9. Massive Southern Ocean current discovered
10. Forest Service updates free guide to Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
11. Southern soils mitigate manure microbes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/6/2017)... Calif. , March 6, 2017 ... and sales technology, today announced Predictive Sales Coach ... for infusing actionable sales intelligence into Salesforce. This ... automatically enable their sales organizations with deep knowledge ... that allow for intelligent engagement. Predictive Sales Coach ...
(Date:3/1/2017)... 2017  Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a leading supplier ... P. Moberg has resigned, effective March 3, 2017, ... Officer and Treasurer of Aware citing a desire to ... member of the Board of Directors of Aware. ... Officer and co-President, General Counsel has been named Chief ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and ... corrections and monitoring, announces the appointment of a ... often, too many offenders return to jail or ... to tackle this ongoing problem and improve the ... significant steps are underway, Securus continues to invest ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... March 29, 2017 The Global Microfluidic Chips ... is a specialized and comprehensive study on the existing state of ... , Europe and Asia-Pacific ... East and Africa . ... Browse 172 Tables and Figures, ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... its flagship product, AllegroGraph , has been named a ‘Champion’ by Bloor Research ... is the highest ranked product in its class, and, thanks to Gruff, it was ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 2017 Summary This report provides ... and its partnering interests and activities since 2010. Description ... in-depth insight into the partnering activity of one of the ... reports are prepared upon purchase to ensure inclusion of the ... The report will be delivered in PDF format within 1 ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... 2017  Viking Therapeutics, Inc. ("Viking") (NASDAQ: VKTX), a ... therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that ... will deliver a corporate presentation at H.C. Wainwright & ... held April 3, 2017 at the St. Regis Hotel ... presentation are as follows: H.C. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: