Here are some pictures from UCR Fumigation School 2019 (Nov5-6, 2019; UCR Extension). We had a great turnout and it was a successful educational event, covering all aspects of fumigation (target pest, preparations, aeration, bagging, calculation, safety, regulations and rules, legal aspects, violations, etc.). To find out what topics were covered in the 2019 program, click here.
Daniel Perry has successfully defended his MS thesis today. His research involved western drywood termite (Incisitermes minor) and the structural heat treatment.
Great job, Daniel!
Here are some pictures from 28th Annual UCR Urban Pest Management Conference (March 20, 2019), which was held at UCR Extension Center. We had 14 speakers from university, research lab, government agencies, etc. to provide the most up-to-date information for the conference attendees (mostly pest management professionals). We had a great turnout.
Our postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Jia-Wei Tay, has successfully completed her postoctoral research, and will be leaving the Choe laboratory. Dr. Tay has been working on a novel baiting system (i.e., biodegradable hydrogel bait) for Argentine ant, one of the most important invasive pest ant species in California. She will be taking a new position in University of Hawaii soon, working on urban / structural insects. For more about her research, visit http://www.jiaweitay.com/.
The lab members had the farewell lunch with Dr. Tay on Dec 4, 2018.
Good luck and all the best for your new endeavor, Dr. Tay!
The yellowjacket image we used for a recent publication is selected as the cover photo for August 2018 issue of Journal of Economic Entomology.
(D.-H. Choe, K. Campbell, M. S. Hoddle, J. Kabashima, M. Dimson, and M. K. Rust. 2018. Evaluation of a hydrogel matrix for baiting western yellowjacket (Vespidae: Hymenoptera).J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 1799–1805. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy139)