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Insectapalooza Volunteers 2014 by Ryan McGuire

Insectapalooza 2014 by David Duneau

Welcome to the Department of Entomology

For more than 125 years, our faculty members, staff and students have been working to advance the field of insect biology and apply that knowledge to solve problems and improve lives.

As one of the top-ranked entomology programs in the country, our work spans the globe and impacts human lives on many levels, influencing a broad range of disciplines including human and veterinary medicine, farming, biodiversity and genomics.

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NNYADP alfalfa snout beetle project boosts growers and agribusinesses

Nov 6, 2015
NNYADP alfalfa snout beetle project boosts growers and agribusinesses | Dairy Herd ManagementCornell University entomologist Elson Shields and research support specialist Antonio Testa discovered native New York nematodes as a naturally occurring biological control for alfalfa snout beetle (ASB), and pioneered the use of the insect-attacking, microscopic worms to reduce beetle populations to manageable levels. Read more

Chapman Fellowship Awarded

Oct 1, 2015
The Paul J. Chapman Graduate Student Fellowship for 2015-2016 has been awarded to Heather Connelly in recognition of her many accomplishments.  Read more

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