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Regulating Insect Contamination III

The FDA sets limits on acceptable insect damage in raw foods. Insect feeding damage on filbert nuts (aka hazelnuts) in the field can lead to discoloration and rancidity. Customers would not wish to purchase the nuts, but the damage can … Continue reading

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Protecting Pollinators in Your Lawn

Managed lawns, especially golf courses or other sport turf get insect damage that must be controlled. Homeowners who want a picture perfect lawn may treat as well. However, treatments that kill insect pests may also kill beneficial insects including pollinators. … Continue reading

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2017 Tippecanoe Butterfly Encounter

This Saturday July 15, 2017, we will conduct our annual counts of butterflies at the Evonic Corporation Nature Center.  We will meet at 10:30 am, Count from 11am to 12:30 and tabulate and discuss the results between 12:30 and 1. … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes and Inequality

Rising income inequality is a hot topic in the US in 2017. Poor people are often congregated in neighborhoods with lower services and lower quality. A study in Baltimore found that inequality applies to the distribution of Asian Tiger Mosquitoes. … Continue reading

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Right of Way for Monarchs

Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that they will join neighboring states in altering mowing practices. In the past, Illinois has varied the width of the strip that is mowed next to roadways. Mowing improves visibility and prevents hazards such … Continue reading

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Cleaning Bees

From the NYTimes: https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000005089002

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Celebrating Insects and Culture

In mid April, Mexico City has the Festín de Insectos Comestibles. Over 5 thousand people visit to taste the roasted maguey worms, crispy beetle bonbons and mosquito-egg tacos. The festival offers a chance to recognize the folk wisdom of women … Continue reading

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