CALS Seminars in Sustainable Pest Management begin Sept. 21

This fall the CALS Distinguished Seminar Series in Sustainable Pest Management will examine the current state of pest management — insect pest management in particular — and explore future possibilities for a more ecologically based, sustainable pest management. The four invited speakers are at the forefront of pest management research, extension and administration, and their programs address pest management needs in the upper Midwest as well as internationally.Here are the scheduled seminars:

  • Sept. 21: Miguel Altieri, University of California-Berkeley, “Agroecology: foundations for a renewed approach to ecologically based pest management”
  • Nov.2: Michael Gray, University of Illinois, “IPM implementation in a transgenic landscape of field crops: is it time to admit defeat?”
  • Nov. 16: Marion Harris, North Dakota State University, “Plant resistance to insects and diseases: an urgent need for a shared language”
  • To be scheduled: Peter Kenmore, UN/FAO Rome

The seminars are being integrated into the Department of Entomology’s weekly colloquium at Noon on Fridays in 150 Russell Labs, 1630 Linden Dr. (see map). There will be a reception preceding each of the seminars from 11 a.m. – Noon in the foyer of Russell Labs.

These seminars are funded in part by the CALS Dean’s office in tribute to David Hogg’s service to the College as Executive Associate Dean and Interim Dean.

For more information, contact the UW-Madison Entomology Department at 608-262-3227.