<p>Farm Manager, Glenn Mills, capturing a squash borer to show a tour group of Waterman.</p>
<p>Jacob Holley and Cecilia Stone tending to a sticky trap used to monitor the population of the brown marmorated stink bug, which is a pest of sweet corn as well as other crops on Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. Jacob and Cecilia are both entomology majors, employed as Student Assistants in the Department of Entomology.</p>
Cecilia, an Entomology major, is working on a project regarding the biological control of stink bugs. Cecilia is deploying eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug in trees adjacent to the Waterman orchard, in an effort to detect tiny parasitoid wasps that attack stink bug eggs.
<p>Farm Manager, Glenn Mills, educates a tour group regarding a long-term study of codling moth infestation amongst fruit crops, such as our apple orchard (behind Mills).</p>
The Rothenbuhler Honey Bee Research Laboratory studying pollinators, such as the honey bees that pollinate the blossoms in our apple orchard in early spring. Photo courtesy of Hannah Van Zant.