Entomology and Integrated Pest Management
determine how how climatic and biotic factors have influenced CPB geographic range expansion
Climate range expansion during colonization of a major crop pest, Colorado Potato Beetle
demonstrate effectiveness of microfactory enhanced biopesticide for protecting hemlock forest from hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect pest
Whey-Based, Fungal Micro-Factory Technology for Enhanced Mycopathogen Deployment in Forest Pest Management
provide efficacy data, ecological insights and molecular tools to further implementation of microfactory enhanced biopesticide for protecting hemlock forest from hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect pest
Aerial Application of the Adelgid Killing Fungus L. Muscarium
participate in a NE wide network of Plant Diagnostic Clinics and First Detector Networks to identify new and introduced pests, diseases and invasives
Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network
improve management of soybean cyst nematode by better understanding mechanisms associated with disease suppression
Ecology of Nematode-Suppressive Soils in Midwest Soybean-Cropping Systems
reduce reliance on pesticides and the risk of human, animal and environmental exposure to pesticides
Practical Management of SCN and Other Nematodes of Regional Importance: With Special Reference to Invasive Biology
gain a better understanding of the biological diversity in soil that leads to natural disease suppression
Plant-Parasitic Nematode Management as a Component of Sustainable Soil Health Programs in Horticultural and Field Crop Production Systems
assess the potential of fungi for management of thrips in forests and greenhouse ornamental crops.
Entomopathogenic Fungi for Management of Pear Thrips, Western Flower Thrips and Other Related Insect Pests with Soil - Inhabiting Stages in Greenhouses and Forests
assess the virulence and persistence of select fungal isolates applied to hemlock woolly adelgid and determine the occurrence of fungal epizootics within northern New England.
Hemlock Resource Protection in Northern New England: Assessing the Potential of Myriangium sp., an Insect-Killing Fungus, in Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
conduct research and produce manuals for the development of insect-killing fungi and other IPM strategies for Sunn Pest to reduce excessive reliance on chemical pesticide use.
Sunn Pest IPM
assess the effectiveness of insect-killing fungi for management of the brown marmorated stink bug.
Biology, Distribution, and Pest Status of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Agronomic, Fruit and Vegetable Crops and Urban Areas
assess the potential of fungi for management of plum curculio in fruit orchards.
Evaluation of Two Fungal Biopesticides Using a New and Novel Application Method in Commercial Tart Cherry and Apple Production
assess a maple tree species as a sentinel tree system for early detection of the Asian longhorned beetle.
Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds
assess the effectiveness of combining insect-killing fungi and predatory mites on marigold guardian plant systems for thrips IPM of spring bedding plants in commercial greenhouses.
Granular Formulations of Insect-Killing Fungi with Plant-Mediated IPM Systems for Thrips
conduct a pilot training program on scouting and pest and disease ID to encourage growers to implement IPM.
Scouting to Reduce Chemical Pesticide Use in Greenhouse Ornamentals
assess the effectiveness of plant-mediated systems for early detection and IPM of thrips in greenhouse grown ornamentals.
Fungi, Predatory Mites and Habitat Plants for Thrips IPM in Greenhouse Ornamentals
assess the effectiveness of combining insect-killing fungi and predatory mites on marigold guardian plant systems for thrips IPM in organic greenhouses.
Fungi, Predatory Mites and Guardian Plants for Thrips IPM in Organic Greenhouse Ornamentals
evaluate the effectiveness of a plant-mediated system combining marigolds, Beauveria bassiana and predatory mites to manage thrips in greenhouse ornamentals
Discovery of Entomopathogens and Their Integration and Safety in Pest Management Systems
Nutrient Runoff and Water Quality
evaluate current landfill conditions in Vermont rural areas and providing training to assist landfill operators and state agencies to reduce threats to water resources
Evaluation of Current Landfill Conditions in Vermont Rural Areas and Providing Training to Help Landfill Operators Reduce Threats to Water Resources
implement and test a novel silage leachate treatment system, consisting of evaporative beds, steel slag berms and a vegetative buffer, as a potential management practice for dairy farms in VT
Phosphorus and E. Coli Reduction from Silage Leachate via Innovative Steel Slag Filtration
implement and evaluate a steel slag based filtration system (PhosphoReduc) and its potential as a best management practice (BMP) for phosphorus and suspended solids reduction from agricultural tile drainage.
Phosphorus, Escherichia Coli and Suspended Solids Reduction from Agricultural Tile Drainage via Steel Slag Filtration
develop a pilot program for pay-for-performance conservation programs
Facilitating the Development of Stakeholder-Driven, Performance-Based Policies for Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Control
creating awareness among stakeholders, agencies, and scientists to develop incentive programs leading to improved water quality Choptank River watershed and to broader regional and national audiences
Improving Agricultural Pollution Control through Performance-based Incentives in the Choptank River Watershed of the Chesapeake Bay
determine the amount of nitrogen that moves directly from precipitation to streams in the northeast
A Survey of Nitrate Isotopes to Detect Atmospheric Nitrate Inputs to Stream and Soil Waters of Forested Watersheds in the Northeastern USA
examine how various ecological and forest management practices affect the future population viability of rare plant Polemonium vanbruntiae
to develop a predictive habitat model to locate suitable habitat areas for P. vanbruntiae within the Green Mountain National Forest
The Effect of Management Activities on the Population Persistence of Rare Plant Appalachian Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium Vanbrunatiae) in the Green Mountain National Forest
develop a genetic profile of the fiddlehead fern to allow for long-term conservation of genetic diversity in the species
Genetic Diversity and Watershed in Vermont's fiddlehead fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris, Onocleaceae)
investigate fire feedbacks on ecological communities.
Linking Models to Data to Investigate Patterns and Process in Savannas
forecast forest composition and carbon sequestration in response to global climate change.
Using Historical Change to Predict Future Distribution of High Elevation Forests in Northern New England
project forest responses to climate change
Projecting climate change impacts on Vermont forests using dynamic vegetation models