We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Y. Long will join the faculty of the Department of Entomology as an Assistant Professor beginning on January 1, 2016. Her program will focus on the ecology and management of insect pests of horticultural food crops. Check out her website (http://elizabethylong.wix.com/research) for more information about her education, experiences, and additional research interests. She will be based out of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) campus of Ohio State in Wooster, OH.
Thousands of seeds have been planted, and amateur scientists across the state are stepping into their laboratories, also known as their backyards.
About 2,400 sunflowers, tomatoes, cucumbers and banana peppers were set to sprout in this study on pollination.
Entomology graduate student Scott Prajzner's study of bumble bees uses radio tagged bees to examine the role of pesticides in bee decline.
4-H youth in Lucas County learned about pollinators and bee habitat this summer by planting bee-friendly plants and creating nesting habitat at the Toledo Botanical Garden and the Lucas County fairgrounds. The project was funded in part by a grant from the OSU Department of Entomology, awarded to eight 4-H projects across the state.