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Small, Cryptic, and Devastating 20 May 2020

Small, Cryptic, and Devastating

Recognize the pests that threaten your backyard garden

Essentially, all crops we grow in Hawai‘i could be attacked by an insect or mite pest. Of the most significant pests, many are very small, and some barely resemble insects. So how does one go about fighting scale insects, mealybugs, whitefly, and thrips? It’s important to be able to recognize the pest, or the specific damage it causes, so you can take corrective action.

Congratulations to Dan Rubinoff 18 May 2020

Congratulations to Dan Rubinoff

Winner of the 2020 Dean’s Award for Research

Normally celebrated at the CTAHR Annual Banquet, this year’s Dean’s Award recipients will be honored here, on your laptops and tablets, and with their names carved into the plaques that adorn Gilmore Hall. Prize monies will also be distributed, per the usual means. 2020 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Researcher: Daniel Rubinoff.

What the Wasps Like 12 May 2020

What the Wasps Like

Corrected information on parasitoid wasp study

Entomology PhD student Abdulla Ali’s dissertation project, “Captive Rearing and Semiochemical Ecology of Trichogramma papilionis (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae),” was mischaracterized in the May 4 story “Fighting Insects With Insects.” CTAHR Notes apologizes for the error.

Decapitating Invaders! 7 May 2020

Decapitating Invaders!

PEPS professor weighs in on the murder hornet

Entomologist and invasive species expert Dan Rubinoff was interviewed by KHON about the scary possibility that the highly aggressive “murder hornet” recently discovered in the Pacific Northwest will make its way to Hawai‘i…and what the effects will be if it does reach our shores.

Happy 50th Earth Day! 22 April 2020

Happy 50th Earth Day!

PEPS and TPSS students celebrate the International Year of Plant Health

As a way to raise awareness of Earth Day, students in CTAHR’s Sustainable Plant and Soil Health Management class have created a new video on Soil Health Management that illustrates the importance of keeping the soil covered.

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