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  • If You Grow It, They Will Come: Ornamental Plants Impact the Abundance and Diversity of Pollinators and Other Flower-Visiting Insects in Gardens 

    Palmersheim, Michala C.; Schürch, Roger; O’Rourke, Megan E.; Slezak, Jenna; Couvillon, Margaret J. (MDPI, 2022-11-14)
    Gardening for pollinators and other flower-visiting insects, where ornamental landscaping plants are added to provide habitats and foraging resources, may provide substantial benefits to declining insect populations. ...
  • Phylogenetic review of the millipede genus Cherokia Chamberlin, 1949 (Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae) 

    Vasquez-Valverde, Luisa Fernanda; Marek, Paul E. (Pensoft Publishers, 2022-06-20)
    The millipede genus Cherokia Chamberlin, 1949 is a monospecific taxon, with the type species Cherokia georgiana (Bollman, 1889). The last revision of the genus was made by Hoffman (1960) where he established three subspecies. ...
  • Drugs and Biodiversity Loss: Narcotraffic-Linked Landscape Change in Guatemala 

    Winter, Steven N.; Eastwood, Gillian; Barrios-Izás, Manuel A. (IntechOpen, 2022-10-13)
    Characteristic of the Anthropocene, human impacts have resulted in worldwide losses in forested land cover, which can directly and indirectly drive biodiversity loss. The global illicit drug trade is one source of deforestation ...
  • Warm Blood Meal Increases Digestion Rate and Milk Protein Production to Maximize Reproductive Output for the Tsetse Fly, Glossina morsitans 

    Benoit, Joshua B.; Lahondère, Chloé; Attardo, Geoffrey M.; Michalkova, Veronika; Oyen, Kennan; Xiao, Yanyu; Aksoy, Serap (MDPI, 2022-10-31)
    The ingestion of blood represents a significant burden that immediately increases water, oxidative, and thermal stress, but provides a significant nutrient source to generate resources necessary for the development of ...
  • Row crop fields provide mid-summer forage for honey bees 

    Silliman, Mary R.; Schurch, Roger; Malone, Sean; Taylor, Sally, V; Couvillon, Margaret J. (Wiley, 2022-07)
    Honey bees provide invaluable economic and ecological services while simultaneously facing stressors that may compromise their health. For example, agricultural landscapes, such as a row crop system, are necessary for our ...
  • First Evidence of Powassan Virus (Flaviviridae) in Ixodes scapularis in Appalachian Virginia, USA 

    Cumbie, Alexandra N.; Whitlow, Amanda M.; Eastwood, Gillian (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2022-03-01)
    Here we report the first detection and confirmation of Powassan virus (POWV) (family: Flaviridae) in Ixodes scapularis ticks collected from Appalachian Virginia. Ixodes scapularis ticks were collected from vegetation across ...
  • First Polycipivirus and Unmapped RNA Virus Diversity in the Yellow Crazy Ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes 

    Lee, Chih-Chi; Hsu, Hung-Wei; Lin, Chun-Yi; Gustafson, Nicolas; Matsuura, Kenji; Lee, Chow-Yang; Yang, Chin-Cheng Scotty (MDPI, 2022-09-30)
    The yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes is a widespread invasive ant that poses significant threats to local biodiversity. Yet, compared to other global invasive ant species such as the red imported fire ant ...
  • Directed Foliar Application via Spray Gun 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Hipkins, Pat (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2013-05-21)
    Demonstration of manual ground application of a directed foliar spray using water.
  • Decontamination Kit Contents 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline S. (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Components included in a decontamination kit. Includes written instructions and contents list in english and Spanish; 1.25 gallon potable water container with flow-restricting lid; bottle of sterile, buffered, isotonic ...
  • Decontamination Kit - Towels 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline S. (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Single-use absorptive towels from a decontamination kit.
  • Unreadable Label 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021)
    An old, unreadable pesticide label of a discontinued product from 1979. A label in this condition needs to be replaced if continued storage is desired.
  • Decontamination Kit - Towels 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Brown, Jacqueline S. (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021-05-17)
    Single-use absorptive towels from a decontamination kit.
  • Model 785 John Bean Spray Gun 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Hipkins, Pat (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2013-05-21)
    Model 785 John Bean Spray Gun used by arborists and forestry professionals. Can accommodate flow rates between 10-58 gallons per minute and allows for spray pattern adjustment by twisting the barrel.
  • Poison Transportation Placard 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2021)
    Placard for Class 6 Poison required by U.S. Department of Transportation when transporting pesticides that have been classified as hazardous materials.
  • Heavy Duty Spray Gun 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Hipkins, Pat (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2013-05-21)
    Heavy duty spray gun attached to the hosing of a truck mounted skid spraying system.
  • Pesticide Products - Surflan ® 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2005)
    Plastic jug of Surflan®. The front of the container shows important label components such as: trade/brand name (Surflan®); ingredient statement (active ingredient: oryzalin (3,5-dinitro-N4,N4-dipropylsulfanilamide); net ...
  • Directed Foliar Application via Spray Gun 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Hipkins, Pat (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2013-05-21)
    Demonstration of manual ground application of a directed foliar spray using water.
  • Truck Mounted Skid Sprayer 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Hipkins, Pat (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2013-05-21)
    Truck mounted skid sprayer system for liquid ground applications.
  • SpotOn ® Sprayer Calibrator 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Hipkins, Pat (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2010-06-16)
    SpotOn ® Sprayer Calibrator Model SC-4 being used to check nozzle flow rate. A pressure gauge is installed above the nozzle.
  • Capturing Nozzle Flow Rate 

    Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs; Hipkins, Pat (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, 2010-06-16)
    Nozzle flow rate is being captured using a liquid measuring container. A pressure gauge is installed above the nozzle.

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