Benning Le, a MS student from the Choe laboratory successfully defended his MS thesis today (March 9, 2022). Benning's thesis research was on the development and laboratory / field testing of boric acid hydrogel bait targeting Argentine ant populations in agricultural settings. Benning is one of the students who went through our department's new graduate program, the combined BS+MS (4+1) program.
For more information regarding the UCR Entomology's combined BS+MS program, please click here./span>
UCR Urban Pest Management Conference was held in an online format in 2020. The conference was originally schedule in March 2020, but the conference organizing committee had to cancel and reschedule it in an online format with new May 2020 dates (May 18-20, 2020). Most of our conference speakers graciously adjusted their schedule to participate for the online conference.
For this 3-day events, we had over 110 participants from pest management industry and other institutes, including 12 sponsoring companies and 12 speakers. Here are some photos from 2020 UCR UPMC Online.
To find out more about the speakers and their presentations, visit the conference resource page here.
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 yellowjacket baiting study has been recently published in Journal of Economic Entomology.
Our Argentine ant research is mentioned in a recent news article written by UC Newsroom. To see the full article, click the link.