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  1. 4-H honey bee challenge

    Bees Create a Buzz with Annual 4-H Challenge

    May 4, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Honeybees don’t just buzz. They dance.

    And thousands of students in Ohio and seven other states will learn why that’s a vital aspect of honeybee pollination as they participate in this year’s 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, the Honey Bee Challenge.

    The challenge was developed by specialists with Ohio State University Extension.

    It’s the third consecutive year that OSU Extension has developed the challenge used for the annual innovators experience, sponsored by the National 4-H Council and Monsanto Company.

    “There’s a lot of interest and concern about honeybees,” said Beth Hecht, grant manager for the National 4-H Council. “This topic seemed like a natural for our annual challenge.”

  2. Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes: New Multi-state Bulletin

    Apr 12, 2016

    This 30 page full-color bulletin includes plant lists for bees and butterflies (including annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees) and details steps to create and maintain pollinator habitat. Pollinator-friendly pest management strategies are outlined. A season-long plant sequence is included.

  3. Zika Virus: Overview and Outlook

    Mar 18, 2016

    Zika Virus

    Compiled by Dr. Pete Piermarini, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University

    Visit the OSU Zika website for recent updates.

  4. Concerns Over Chagas Disease and Kissing Bugs in Ohio Unwarranted

    Dec 11, 2015

    The risk of contracting this disease in Ohio is extremely low. Chagas disease is a chronic illness caused by a protozoan parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) that is similar to the one that causes African sleeping sickness.  In brief, when an infected kissing bug feeds on a human host, the parasite can be transmitted to humans.  Chagas disease is an important illness throughout Central and South America. Read 12/22/15 story here.

  5. Outreach continues during Covid-19 health issue

    Jul 15, 2020

    Entomology’s outreach plans creatively evolved to accommodate the COVID-19 cancellation of all OSU in-person activities on March 16. Our outreach team, Denise Ellsworth, Jeni Ruisch, and Jeni Filbrun implemented successful dynamic and interactive online programs, while maintaining their high level of continuous care for our Columbus and Wooster Bug Zoos.

  6. Mosquito

    Enroll in On-Line Veterinary Entomology Certificate Courses

    May 19, 2020

    Introduction to Veterinary Entomology

    An introduction to the fascinating world of Veterinary Entomology and arthropod pests that impact the health of domestic animals. This course is approved for CE credit by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board (OVMLB) on an hour per hour basis.

    Register for the course here ($35 enrollment fee):      http://www.cvent.com/d/fgq8ry/4W

    Veterinary Entomology:  Mites and Ticks

  7. Mosquito

    Enroll in On-line Veterinary Entomology Certificate Courses

    May 31, 2019

    Introduction to Veterinary Entomology

    An introduction to the fascinating world of Veterinary Entomology and arthropod pests that impact the health of domestic animals. This course is approved for CE credit by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board (OVMLB) on an hour per hour basis.

    Register for the course here ($35 enrollment fee):      http://www.cvent.com/d/fgq8ry/4W

     

    Veterinary Entomology:  Mites and Ticks

  8. Mary Gardiner receives 2019 CFAES Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award

    May 2, 2019

    Dr. Mary Gardiner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology whose research program focuses on the ecological value of urban vacant land. This work is concentrated in Cleveland, Ohio – a city that has experienced significant economic and population decline in recent years. Cleveland currently contains 27,000 vacant lots encompassing approximately 4,000 acres of land. The Gardiner Lab examines how alternative vegetation designs and management regimes influence the value of vacant land for the conservation of biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services. Dr.

  9. 2019 ESA North Central Branch Meeting Award Winners

    Mar 20, 2019

    Contratulations to our award-winning faculty and students! (follow link for complete list).

  10. Megan Meuti attends CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing workshop

    Aug 30, 2018

    Megan Meuti attended a workshop sponsored by the Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network in Rockville, Maryland from July 22-27th. While there she learned how to use transposons and CRISPR/Cas9 to create transgenic insects and received hands-on training in preparing and injecting freshly laid insect embryos.

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