The brown marmorated stink bug is an emerging exotic invasive pest found in all of the states surrounding Vermont. It is causing serious damage to tree fruits and vegetable crops in several states to the south. It also seeks shelter in homes in the fall, making it a significant nuisance pest in homes. It is only a matter of time before it surfaces here threatening crops and homes. We are assessing the potential of using insect-killing fungi as a non-chemical approach to managing this pest.
Lead Department: Plant & Soil Science Entomology Research Laboratory (PSS)
More Info: Bruce L. Parker, Professor, PSS, firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a need to address key health problems that impact the health, welfare, and productivity of dairy cattle managed under organic production systems, while simultaneously meeting the philosophical principles of environmental sustainability that underlies the emergence and growth of this production system. The objective of this research is to quantify the potential efficacy of alternative treatments that will enhance the health, welfare, and productivity of organic dairy cattle, while also meeting the goal of being environmentally safe and promoting environmental and economic sustainability.
Lead Department or Center: Animal Science (ASCI)
Project Timing: September 2008 – August 2010
More Info: John Barlow, Research Assistant Professor, ASCI, email@example.com