Bill Hutchison and Sally Nelson, New Article in Good Fruit Grower

March 13, 2023

Hutchison and Nelson study hail-netting as an insect exclusion tactic in apple orchards in Minnesota

Uli Munderloh, Co-Author in Science Publication: Dome1–JAK–STAT signaling between parasite and host integrates vector immunity and development

February 17, 2023

In this study, the authors explore the identity and characteristics of the tick receptor for IFN-γ to uncover the mechanisms and biological significance of a cross-species cell signaling cascade that extends from mammals to their ectoparasites. 

PNAS publication including co-authors Amy Morey, Bill Hutchison, Rob Venette, Eric Burkness, and Julie Peterson

February 13, 2023

Co-authors Amy Morey, Bill Hutchison, Rob Venette, Eric Burkness, and Julie Peterson discuss Helicoverpa zea population dynamics, and how climate change has affected the pest's overwintering range and migration timing.

Let’s just eat the bugs

September 8, 2022

Entomophagy (the practice of eating insects as food) is common in many cultures around the world, with bugs on the menu as a delicacy or just a regular part of an everyday diet. In fact, up to 80 percent of the world’s nations, particularly in tropical areas, eat insects. Read more.

Saving Nutella: New Guide Details IPM for Weevil Pests in Hazelnut

June 22, 2022

People around the globe are nuts about hazelnuts: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the global demand for hazelnuts is strong and growing. Read more.

University of Minnesota bug expert advocated for a free Ukraine

June 11, 2022

Ukrainian-born Alexander Granovsky was a poet, painter, U.S. Army private during World War I and a renowned insect expert at the University of Minnesota in the mid-1900s. Read more.

Expecting the mountain pine beetle

June 3, 2022

For decades, the mountain pine beetle (MPB) has caused an unprecedented amount of forest mortality in western North America, tearing through pine stands from the Pacific Coast all the way to the Black Hills of South Dakota, and from central British Columbia and western Alberta to northern Baja California, Mexico. Read more.

University of Minnesota home to millions of insect specimens

May 30, 2022

Not far from the KARE 11 studio, at the University of Minnesota's Department of Entomology, there are millions of dead insects just hanging out in storage. So, naturally, we just had to find out why. Read more.

Bitten by the Bug Bug

March 31, 2022

As curator of the University of Minnesota Insect Collection, Robin Thomson is in charge of some 4,060,820 deceased insects and other arthropods from around the world. Read more.