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  • Dancing bees evaluate central urban forage resources as superior to agricultural land 

    Samuelson, Ash E.; Schurch, Roger; Leadbeater, Ellouise (2021-10-05)
    Recent evidence suggests that flower-rich areas within cities could play an important role in pollinator conservation, but direct comparison of floral resources within agricultural and urban areas has proved challenging ...
  • Isolation of a novel insect-specific flavivirus with immunomodulatory effects in vertebrate systems 

    Auguste, Albert J.; Langsjoen, Rose M.; Porier, Danielle L.; Erasmus, Jesse H.; Bergren, Nicholas A.; Bolling, Bethany G.; Luo, Huanle; Singh, Ankita; Guzman, Hilda; Popov, Vsevolod L.; da Rosa, Amelia P. A. Travassos; Wang, Tian; Kang, Lin; Allen, Irving C.; Carrington, Christine V. F.; Tesh, Robert B.; Weaver, Scott C. (2021-10)
    We describe the isolation and characterization of a novel insect-specific flavivirus (ISFV), tentatively named Aripo virus (ARPV), that was isolated from Psorophora albipes mosquitoes collected in Trinidad. The ARPV genome ...
  • Refining Pheromone Lures for the Invasive Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Through Collaborative Trials in the United States and Europe 

    Leskey, Tracy C.; Andrews, Heather; Bady, Angelika; Benvenuto, Luca; Bernardinelli, Iris; Blaauw, Brett; Bortolotti, Pier Paolo; Bosco, Lara; Di Bella, Emanuele; Hamilton, George; Kuhar, Thomas; Ludwick, Dalton; Maistrello, Lara; Malossini, Giorgio; Nannini, Roberta; Nixon, Laura J.; Pasqualini, Edison; Preti, Michele; Short, Brent D.; Spears, Lori; Tavella, Luciana; Vetek, Gabor; Wiman, Nik (2021-08)
    Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is native to Asia and has invaded North America and Europe inflicting serious agricultural damage to specialty and row crops. Tools to monitor the spread of H. halys include ...
  • Megamelus scutellaris (Berg) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) biology and population dynamics in the highly variable landscape of southern Florida 

    Goode, A. B. C.; Tipping, P. W.; Minteer, C. R.; Pokorny, E. N.; Knowles, B. K.; Foley, Jeremiah R.; Valmonte, R. J. (2021-09)
    Changes to the historical flow and nutrient levels of freshwater bodies in Florida have made control of waterhyacinth difficult. Biological control agents were introduced to augment herbicidal control of this plant. The ...
  • Interspecific Competition Between Idiobiont Larval Parasitoids of Emerald Ash Borer 

    Ragozzino, Max; Duan, Jian; Salom, Scott (2021-07)
    New associations between parasitoid species is common in biological control with interactions ranging from coexistence to competitive exclusion. Spathius agrili and Spathius galinae, native to North East Asia, are two ...
  • The Influence of Southwestern Virginia Environmental Conditions on the Potential Ability of Haemaphysalis longicornis, Amblyomma americanum, and Amblyomma maculatum to Overwinter in the Region 

    Whitlow, Amanda Marie; Schürch, Roger; Mullins, Donald; Eastwood, Gillian (MDPI, 2021-11-06)
    Ticks are susceptible to environmental conditions and, to ensure survival during winter conditions, they adopt a wide variety of physiological and behavioral adaptations including utilization of a suitable niche with ...
  • 'VT Sweet': A vegetable soybean cultivar for commercial edamame production in the mid-Atlantic USA 

    Zhang, Bo; Lord, Nilanka; Kuhar, Thomas; Duncan, Susan; Huang, Haibo; Ross, Jeremy; Rideout, Steven; Arancibia, Ramon; Reiter, Mark; Li, Song; Chen, Pengyin; Mozzoni, Leandro; Gillen, Anne; Yin, Yun; Neill, Clinton; Carneiro, Renata; Yu, Dajun; Sutton, Kemper; Li, Xiaoying; Wang, Zhibo; Buss, Glenn (2021-10-26)
    Commercially viable cultivars adapted to U.S. production regions that meet consumer acceptance criteria are desperately needed by the growing domestic edamame industry. Here, we report the development and release of 'VT ...
  • Absorbent towels 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    White absorbent towels from a pesticide spray kite.
  • Decontamination kit (packed) 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Top down view of packed decontamination kit.
  • Measuring containers 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Three plastic measuring containers.
  • Pesticide measuring cup 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-19)
    Plastic 64 ounce measuring pitcher demarked in oz and ml.
  • Soil injection applicator 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Front view of soil injection applicator.
  • Spill response PPE_2 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Spill response PPE: coveralls and gloves.
  • Spill response signage 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Yellow Caution Spill Area sign.
  • Backpack sprayer (front view) 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Front view of 4 gallon backpack sprayer.
  • Backpack sprayer (backside) 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Backside view of 4 gallon backpack sprayer.
  • Spill response kit 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Spill response kit stored on shelf.
  • Spill response PPE 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Spill response PPE: coveralls, gloves, and goggles.
  • Posted herbicide storage room 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-19)
    Closed door labeled 'Herbicide storage'.
  • Decontamination kit (content list) 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    The content list on the outside of a decontamination kit.

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