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Molecular Gut-Content Analysis

In collaboration with James Harwood’s group at the University of Kentucky, we are using PCR to indentify prey species within predator’s stomachs. This is a powerful technique, which will eventually allow us to draw food webs based on the feeding habits of predators collected directly from the field. This project…
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Ecological Pest Management for Potato Farmers

Supported by a large, $2-million grant from USDA’s Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program, we are helping potato farmers in the Pacific Northwest dramatically reduce their need to spray insecticides. This project is a joint effort among the potato industry and university researchers and extension agents, and spans the disciplines of…
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