Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

PA Agriculture Secretary Talks Farm Bill, Pollinator Research at Penn State
Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding, visited Penn State to speak with f the College of Agricultural Sciences about the impact of the state’s 2019 Farm Bill, with a focus on university research addressing the role of pollinators in agriculture.
Building the Hive
IBC, CPR Director and Entomologist Christina Grozinger broadens her research directions and collaborations after discovering the paramount importance of climate change on pollinator health.
Bug of the Month: April
The grape berry moth (GBM) is an insect pest of grapes in the eastern United States.
Cover crops more effective than insecticides for managing pests, study suggests
Promoting early season plant cover, primarily through the use of cover crops, can be more effective at reducing pest density and crop damage than insecticide applications, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Sustainability Showcase Series
Ang Roell, Beekeeper and Queen Breeder
What Honeybees Can Teach Us About Shaping Social Change
Friday, April 8 @ 12-1:15 PM. Register online for free.
Entomology Departmental Seminar
Sanford Eigenbrode, University of Idaho
Insects, agriculture, and climate change: a perspective from Inland Pacific Northwest cereal-based cropping systems
Friday, April 8 @ 10:10-11 AM, 101 Thomas Building
Colloquium on the Environment
L. Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Climate Change: Profitably Solving the Problem
Wednesday, April 6 @ 7-8 PM, 118 Katz or register online for free.
SciComm-U Workshop
Chemistry Graduate Student Association, the Eberly College of Science, Office of Science Outreach and Graduate Women in Science
Science Communication and Outreach Workshop
Friday, April 8 @ 12:30-6:00 PM & Saturday, April 9 @ 9:30 AM-5:30 PM. Register online, $5.
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