Discovery: How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

Study shows epigenetic changes, passed to new generations, may solve paradox of rapid resistance
Macro shot of a colorado potato beetle, sitting on a leaf

The Colorado potato beetle is a notorious pest—and a kind of unstoppable genius.

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student standing in dairy barn with cows

Prevent. Detect. Respond.

Animal science major Kortnie Wheaton was always interested in the way diseases spread between animals and humans. She even wrote her UVM admissions essay on mad cow disease, but until arriving at UVM, never envisioned herself working with livestock or in the field of biosecurity.

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Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux examines foliage while Gillian Galford and Joshua Faulkner look on

UVM Leads the Largest Study of Climate Change in Vermont

When it comes to stories about climate change in Vermont, it’s hard to beat Joe’s Pond in the Northeast Kingdom – where locals bet on when the ice melts. 

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Plant and Soil Science Raymond Seminar Series

Join us for our weekly seminar series featuring special guests, faculty, graduate students presenting on a variety of topics. Seminars are held Fridays from 1-2 p.m. in 127 Jeffords Hall during the academic year.

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This seminar series is made possible by the William T. Raymond Memorial Fund.