In order to properly manage the insects we study, it is most prudent to understand them on a most basic level. This means anything from understanding how to rear them to their genetic composition and the many nuances in-between. It is our responsibility to fully comprehend the biology and ecology of these insects in order to develop the most intensive and exhaustive applied management guidelines for growers in NYS.
- Developing novel rearing protocols for invasive insects in NYS
- Understanding how abiotic factors affect phenology of pests
- Screening insects for pesticide sensitivities and potential resistance
- Investigating fitness costs for vectoring plant disease
- Noting the presence and epidemiology of insect-vectored plant diseases
Cornell Pest Management guidelines [purchased here]