Do bees like caffeine?
In the last episode of the year, Matt and Erin talk about midges in the news and interesting honey bee behavior. Here are links to some of the research Matt mentioned in his re-occurring F.I.T. segment:
Bees prefer foods containing neonicotinoid pesticides. Kessler et al. 2015
NPR story about midges:“Scientists say miniature flies are a big worry for Antarctic island”
Drs. Matt O’Neal and Erin Hodgson created a podcast to promote IPM concepts, like identification, sampling, economic thresholds, and insecticide efficacy. They also talk about updates on invasive pests and regulatory news, and translate new research relative to insects in agriculture.