Posts Tagged ‘entomology’

Hay to be in short supply due to weather, insect predation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — High demand for hay last winter, a wet spring and heavy insect pressure have all challenged the state’s pastureland, which means hay may be scarce this winter. Rocky Lemus, forage specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said these factors pushed the state’s hay inventories 20 percent lower than the three-year […] [...]

Invasive stem maggots threaten state’s pasturelands

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Forage producers and their livestock are not the only ones admiring the plentiful bermudagrass fields and pastures across the state this year. Another invasive insect has arrived in Mississippi, this time to take a bite out of potentially strong hay yields. Stem maggots are joining the list of invasive species in the […] [...]

Mississippi State gets buzz for its insects

by Published: January 13,2011

Tags: agriculture, education, entomology, higher education, insects

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has one of the largest populations of insects in the world, and the university couldn’t be prouder. In 1999, professor emeritus Frank Davis and a handful of his colleagues in the MSU entomology department recognized a lack of mass insect-rearing facilities at universities. They approached Vance Watson, then Vice President […] [...]

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