Hiding Tomato Plants from Thrips
Entomologist Stuart Reitz says camouflaging tomato plants with a mixture of
kaolin--a type of powdered clay--and a plant essential oil could make it hard
for disease-spreading thrips to hone in on the plants.
Read the entire story about controlling thrips...
Congratulations to recent IBBRU award winners!
Research Technician of the Year, South Atlantic Area, 2008
Charles Stuhl, Biological Science Laboratory Technician
For outstanding independent creativity in expanding the scope and
accelerating the rate of research into the natural enemies of fruit flies,
and for sharing your skills with others.
EEO/CR Award, South Atlantic Area, 2008
Richard Mankin, Research Entomologist
For his leadership in both influencing policies
concerning disabilities and for assisting disabled individuals; he has shared
his talents and compassion at many levels.