Fungal spore ‘death clouds’ key in gypsy moth fight

ITHACA, N.Y. – A fungus known to decimate populations of gypsy moths creates “death clouds” of spores that can travel more than 40 miles to potentially infect populations of invasive moths, according to a new Cornell study. That’s good news as gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillars ravage the leaves of forest trees – especially oak and […]

Set strawberry alarm clock for post-apple bloom

Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do can reap a better harvest, according to new Cornell University research. When apple trees blossom, the sheer abundance of flowers attracts most of the pollinators, which not only leaves fewer bees for other nearby crops such as strawberries, but also lowers their yields. But […]

Cornell biologist available for interviews about the Zika virus following outbreak in Latin America

Several Latin American countries have seen a surge in the number of Zika virus cases, with the largest known outbreak happening in Brazil. According to health officials, the virus has caused the death of several infants and almost 4,000 cases of microcephaly, a rare brain defect in babies. Laura Harrington, chair of the Department of […]

Bizarre, bad and beneficial bugs on display at hands-on Insectapalooza

WHAT: 2015 Insectapalooza WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Comstock Hall on the Cornell University Campus, Ithaca MEDIA: The event is open to the public. Interviews previewing Insectapalooza are available by contacting Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at (607) 254-4799 or dal296@cornell.edu. ITHACA, N.Y. – Come see the […]

Amazing arthropods headline Insectapalooza hands-on fair

  CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA ADVISORY   Amazing arthropods headline Insectapalooza hands-on fair WHAT:          2013 Insectapalooza WHEN:          Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE:        Comstock Hall on the Cornell University Campus NOTE:           Images of insects and other arthropods featured at Insectapalooza are available for download. ITHACA, N.Y. – What […]

Wild bees could save the day for farms as honeybees decline

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Wild bees could save the day for farms as honeybees decline Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2013 Bryan N. Danforth, a bee expert and Professor of Entomology at Cornell University, discusses the growing importance of wild, native bees as alternative pollinators. As the non-native, domesticated honeybee (Apis mellifera) continues to show declines […]

Cicadas 101: What you need to know before they invade NYC

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA ADVISORY Cicadas 101: What you need to know before they invade NYC WHAT: Cole Gilbert, entomologist at Cornell University, will discuss his research of cicadas during a journalist-only luncheon WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. (lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.) WHERE: Cornell’s ILR Conference Center, 16 E. 34th […]