College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Entomology

Forty Years of Data Quantifies Benefits of Bt Corn Adoption Across a Wide Variety of Crops for the First Time

corn at harvest
UMD researchers have pulled together forty years of data to quantify the effects of Bt corn, a highly marketed and successful genetically modified corn variety, in a novel and large-scale study. Other studies have demonstrated the benefits of Bt corn adoption on pest management for pests like the...

Tracing the Origins of the Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado potato beetle
A UMD researcher has traced the origin of pest populations of the Colorado potato beetle, by far the most important insect for the potato industry in Maryland, back to the Plains states, dispelling theories that the beetle came from Mexican or other divergent populations. Little was previously...

Stink Bugs Have Strong Taste for Ripe Fruit

The brown marmorated stink bug has a bad reputation. And for good reason: every summer, this pest attacks crops and invades homes, causing both sizable economic losses and a messy, smelly nuisance—especially in the eastern United States. A new study by entomologists at the University of Maryland...

WANTED: STINK BUGS

As the weather turns warmer, stink bugs stowed away for the winter in houses and buildings will start to seep out of cracks and crevices much to the dismay of residents all over the region. Before simply getting rid of the pests, however, scientists at the University of Maryland are urging people...

Extension’s “Bug Guy” featured in TERP

University of Maryland Extension specialist and entomologist Michael Raupp has fed Jay Leno a cicada. He’s consulted the TV series “Bones” on bugs found on cadavers in the Washington, D.C., area. He’s practically a regular on NPR and WTOP. Known as “The Bug Guy,” the longtime Maryland professor...

UME's "Bug Guy" Calls Stink Bug Season "Spectacular"

University of Maryland Extension Specialist and Entomology Professor Mike Raupp talks about the current stink bug season to WTOP News. This article appeared on WTOP News October 7: Washington -- It's that time of year again - time for the invasion of stink bugs. The smelly pests are taking over the...

Tracking the Kudzu Bug in Maryland

A group of researchers at the University of Maryland is spending the summer tracking the latest invasive pest to threaten crops and aggravate homeowners along the East Coast – the kudzu bug. The olive-brown bug, measuring less than ¼ inch in size, is a species native to Asia that typically feeds on...

Extinguishing Stink Bugs

Researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS) are part of a multi-state team planning a strategic defense against the invasive and destructive brown marmorated stink bug, known as the...

“Bug Guy” Receives Big Honor

He’s known primarily as “The Bug Guy” at the University of Maryland, but a recent international distinction highlights the fact that Extension educator and entomology professor Dr. Mike Raupp is so much more than that. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) awarded Raupp the 2012 R. W...

AGNR Students, Faculty Let Research Work Shine at Commodity Classic

A brutally hot and humid summer day couldn’t keep faculty and students with the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources from showing off some of their latest cutting edge research at the Wye Research and Education Center in Queen Anne’s County. On Thursday, July 26,...
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