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July Featured Creatures – Entomopathogenic Nematodes by Tofangsazi, Arthurs, Giblin-Davis

Photograph by James Kerrigan, University of Florida.Entomopathogenic nematodes – or really cool, microscopic worms that provide targeted management for insect pests and are not harmful to humans or the environment.

Want to know more? Visit the July 2012 Featured Creatures by Nastaran Tofangsazi, Steven P. Arthurs, Robin M. Giblin-Davis, University of Florida:

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/nematode/entomopathogenic_nematode.htm

Apologies if my simplified definition is offensive to anyone, especially the authors.

Yesterday, we just had an afternoon session on ‘Communicating Science to the General Public’ at the American Phytopathological Society (APS) conference.  One of the speakers began with a video interview of what phytopathological might actually mean to her neighbors…  So, you are now suffering at my perhaps less than suitable attempt to apply the seminar to UF-IFAS Pest Alert.

Dr. Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman gillett@ufl.edu is the coordinator for UF-IFAS Featured Creatures. Entomopathogenic Nematodes is UF/IFAS publication number EENY-530.