Every fall, it seems as though we should be slowing down, and finishing up the summer research projects. Of course, we are doing this. But we are also busy gearing up for the big rush in fall data collection, and putting the final touches on our overwintering experiments. This fall, we have been pushing hard to finish … More A fall update… still busy!
Our group has been learning a lot about how to identify naturally-occurring enemies of plant pests (mostly aphids). As part of one of our research projects, we have been scouting very carefully, every other week, in our tomato and pepper experiments. We are learning that when we look closely, we are seeing a whole new world!! As … More Biological warfare
Last week, several members of our group took a trip. We travelled all the way over to Burlington, VT, where Margaret Skinner and Cheryl Frank Sullivan led a fantastic hands-on training for us as well as our collaborators from University of Maine and Pennsylvania State University. We got some direct experience identifying different species of aphids. We … More an excursion
This is the first year of our Northeast SARE high tunnel tomato project. Part of this project involves studying soil fertility management, which we have been working on for a few years – but it also includes a new focus on using habitat plants as part of a biological control strategy. What’s a habitat plant? Habitat plants … More Habitat plants in bloom