Friday, May 4, 2012

Insect Scientists to Meet in Lincoln, Nebraska in June

More than 300 entomologists from the United States and Canada will attend the 67th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America's North Central Branch in downtown Linclon, Nebraska, June 3-6, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Topics of discusssion will include new crop protection products for corn, soybean and vegetables; invasive species, integrated pest management, biological control, pheromones, GMOs, beef and dairy cattle, stored-grain protection, insect zoos and museums, endangered species, conservation efforts, allergies spread by insects, insect-plant relationships, and insecticide resistance, among others.

A diverse number of economically important insects will be covered, including bed bugs, corn earworm, brown marmorated stink bug, cockroaches, filth flies, stable flies, honey bees, lady beetles, burying beetles, tiger beetles, caddisflies, termites, wasps, ants, and aphids.

In addition, the meeting will feature student competitions, field trips, an awards ceremony, receptions, and other social events.

Scientists, agriculturalists, growers, ranchers and anyone else who would like to attend the meeting can register at

Members of the media who would like a press pass should contact Richard Levine at or call 301-731-4535, ext 3009.

The ESA North Central regional branch includes Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, Nunavut, and Ontario.

The Entomological Society of America is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists. For more information, visit