Of the 44 currently active research awards in Entomology, 16 were new in calendar year 2018.For more information on these awards choose "Read More" below.
Four Entomology Department graduate students received grants, including three from the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program – a USDA-NIFA grants program administered by the University of Vermont – and one from the Maryland Department of Agriculture:
• Dylan Kutz (M.S. student, Lamp Lab), “Movement of spiders from drainage ditches to agricultural fields to enhance conservation biocontrol,” Northeast SARE, $13,684, 1 year
• Morgan Thompson (M.S. student, Lamp Lab), “Evaluating the effect of potato leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) feeding on biological nitrogen fixation in alfalfa,” Northeast SARE, $8,804, 1 year
• Margaret Lewis (Ph.D. student, Hamby Lab), “Understanding spotted wing drosophila's role as a vector for fruit rot fungi in fall red-raspberries,” Northeast SARE, $14,994, 2.5 years
• Rebecca Wilson (Ph.D. student, Lamp Lab), “Identifying the larval sources of nuisance black flies in northwestern Cecil County, Maryland,” Maryland Department of Agriculture, $6,165, 4 months
Additional research funding was awarded to Entomology Department faculty and postdoctoral researchers from the Maryland Grain Producers’ Board, Monsanto Corporation, Maryland Soybean Board, Eastern Apicultural Society, Maryland State Horticultural Society, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.