UMN Entomology Successes at ESA 2023

November 15, 2023

ESA 2023 at National Harbor, MD, was an exciting event for UMN Entomology as several graduate and undergraduate students and staff received awards, and the Minnesota-Wisconsin Mixer buzzed with UMN Entomology Alumni chatter!

Alumnus Dr. Anthony Hanson’s, CBS interview about grasshoppers this summer

August 24, 2023

Anthony Hanson, PhD alumnus of the Department of Entomology, was interviewed by CBS News for his perspective on the unusual increase of grasshoppers this summer.

Welcoming President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Cristian Beza-Beza!

August 22, 2023

Dr. Cristian Beza-Beza will be joining the Department of Entomology as a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (PPF) on August 28, 2023!

Corn Entomologist, Dr. Fei Yang, off to a great start!

August 10, 2023

Dr. Fei Yang joined the Department of Entomology as an assistant professor and extension entomologist on May 8, 2023, and hit the ground running! 

Retirement Celebration for Dr. Tim Kurtti and Dr. Uli Munderloh!

August 9, 2023

The Department of Entomology is celebrating the retirements of Dr. Tim Kurtti and Dr. Ulrike (Uli) Munderloh, lead researchers of the UMN Tick Lab since 1986.

Dr. Vera Krischik’s Japanese Beetle research in the Star Tribune

August 8, 2023

Dr. Vera Krischik in the Department of Entomology was interviewed by the Star Tribune for her research on establishing a native soil pathogen that kills Japanese beetles as an alternative management option. 

Entomology in the Media

August 1, 2023

The faculty in the department of entomology are always finding ways to bring factual, easy to understand information to the public. Check out all they are doing here!

Dr. Vera Krischik on Mosquitos - WCCO TV

June 6, 2023

Science-backed tricks to keep mosquitoes out of your yard

MPR interview with Dr. Vera Krischik and Cody Prouty

May 11, 2023

Dr. Vera Krischik and researcher Cody Prouty interviewed with MPR talking about their research on monarchs and pesticides.

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