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2022-2023 Annual Report

Invasive Species

Spotted Lanternfly Update

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A white mealybug crawls on a leaf


Beneficial insects support agriculture, protect environments
There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects (that’s 10 plus 17 zeroes) on planet earth and, with the exception of our beloved pollinators, they get mostly bad press: Mosquitoes that spread malaria, ticks that cause Lyme disease, and invasive...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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There is much confusion about the potential for glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®) to cause adverse health effects, including cancer.—Dan Wixted Dan Wixted of NYSIPM’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) joined...
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
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A Jefferson County native, Hunter grew up working on his family’s dairy farm and has dedicated his career to supporting New York’s agriculture and agribusiness sectors. Prior to joining NYSIPM, Hunter spent 25 years as a field crops specialist...
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • Field Crops
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Pinto, a postdoctoral research associate, began working with Cornell University Professor Miguel Gomez, Ph.D., in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management last year, where he contributed to an economic analysis of on-farm...
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • Applied Economics
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Julie Suarez has been named the inaugural director of translational research programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Suarez will remain CALS’ associate dean for land-grant affairs while she fulfills the five-year...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Institute for Food Safety
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management