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

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.