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‘Hitchhiker Bug’ Thumbs Its Way to First State: New Invasive Species Could Harm Farm Produce

It’s official. The spotted lanternfly, an invasive plant-hopping insect pest, has arrived in Delaware.

 

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Purdue entomologist gets USDA grant for neonicotinoid research

Purdue University entomologist Ian Kaplan and his team have received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their research into the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic effects of neonicotinoid pesticide use.   Read more about Kaplan and the grant here.

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Bee Loss Case Gives Environmentalists Endangered Species Win

A California federal court has backed some of environmentalists’ claims that the EPA violated the law in approving products linked to bee deaths. A U.S. district judge granted summary judgment to environmental advocates on two out of six claims in motions brought by beekeepers and pesticide reform groups against the[…]

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