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Greg Hunt quoted by Christian Science MonitorNew

​Samantha Laine
The Christian Science Monitor
April 17, 2015

Date Added: 4/21/2015


A truck crash in Washington state prompted a call to Dr. Greg Hunt after millions of angry bees escaped.  To read his comments and the entire article, click on bees flee truck crash.

President Daniels cites PICS research in addressing global food securityNew

​Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
April 15, 2015

Date Added: 4/20/2015

Mitch Daniels.jpgDuring his presentation at the Global Food Security Symposium 2015 organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, President Mitch Daniels mentioned the PICS project:

"Perhaps most illustrative are the Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags.  What started as a simple realization by an entomology professor that without oxygen, crop-destroying insects couldn't metabolize starch into water, has become an innovative crop storage solution that has already saved farmers in West and Central Africa millions of dollars in lost crops at a cost of less than 1 penny per pound of crop produced."
You can read the entire article by clicking on Daniels credits PICS.
Chicago Post-Tribune highlights Bug Bowl

​Joan Dittmann
Freelance columnist
April 15, 2015

Photo courtesy John Obermeyer

Date Added: 4/17/2015

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​​An article carried this week in the Chicago Post-Tribune Describes Spring Fest and highlights the Bug Bowl activities.  Entitled "Family destinations: Visitors go buggy over Spring Fest at Purdue," you can read the entire article here.

Invasive beetle found in Indiana


Date Added: 4/14/2015
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The Walnut Twig Beetle - the insect involved in Thousand Cankers Disease of Black Walnut - has been detected in Indiana for the first time at a Franklin County sawmill.  To read the DNRs press release, click walnut twig beetle.
Shown here are a walnut twig beetle and the cankers they can cause.