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Nancy Hinkle CAES News
Urban Entomology Award
The Entomological Society of America’s Southeastern Branch presented University of Georgia entomologist Nancy Hinkle with its 2014 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology.
Mosquito cage in Mark Brown's mosquito endocrinology lab on the UGA Athens campus. CAES News
Enduring Insects
This winter’s unusually cold temperatures may have people wondering — or hoping — that Georgia’s insect populations will shrink this spring. That’s just wishful thinking.
In this file photo, an array of pesticides are lined on the shelves of a Griffin, Ga., feed and seed store. CAES News
Pesticide Applicator Classes
Certified pesticide applicators need recertification training and credits to keep their licenses up-to-date. To help provide this training, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has planned pesticide applicator recertification classes in Savannah, Griffin and Cartersville this February.
Entomologist Brendan Hunt has joined the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He is based on the Griffin campus and his research focus is fire ant genetics. CAES News
Fire Ant Genetics
A newly-hired University of Georgia entomologist hopes to develop genetic resources to understand fire ant success in the southeastern United States. Ultimately, this research could lead to new methods to reduce the number of fire ants inflicting pain on humans and taking over lawns and pastures across Georgia.
This wasp, Vespula maculifrons, is also known as the Eastern yellow jacket.  It is one of the most common wasps in the Eastern United States. Their most distinguishing feature is the yellow and black stripes on their abdomen, in a pattern that differs between the queen, adult males, and adult females. They build nests in the ground or in stumps and logs. CAES News
Hornets and Yellow Jackets
This is the time of year that Extension agents receive numerous calls about yellow jackets, hornets and how to control them.
Mosquitoes feed on sugar water in Mark Brown's endocrinology lab on UGA's Athens campus. CAES News
Mosquito season

Although the rate of mosquito-borne diseases has been low this summer, University of Georgia experts urge the public to continue to take caution during this last month of mosquito season.

Mobile applications are a way for farmers to identify unwanted pests in their fields. CAES News
Smart phone apps
Is there an unwanted insect or plant on your farm or in your garden that you don’t recognize? The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has an app for that.
Michael Strand and Kevin D. Clark's recently published study refocused the way scientists view the development of melanin in insects. CAES News
Understanding insect defense
For scientists who study insects, having a correct model of how an insect forms melanin is important for not only their research on insect structures but also on how to control them. In a new study, published May 17 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, University of Georgia entomologists find that the model they and other scientists have been using is wrong.
The bermudagrass stem maggot is having a major impact on forage production. CAES News
Bermudagrass stem maggot
A new invasive pest is having a major impact on bermudagrass hay production in south Georgia.