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K-State Today

June 26, 2013

Entomology students garner presentation awards

Submitted by John Ruberson

Entomology student winners

K-State department of entomology graduate students presented and won awards for their presentations at the North Central Branch meeting of the Entomological Society of America June 16-19 in Rapid City, S.D.

Salehe Abbar, pictured on the left, was awarded second place in the plant-insect ecosystem section doctoral posters for her poster titled "Evaluation of low risk compounds as methyl bromide alternatives to manage ham mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae." Her major professor is Tom Phillips.

Barbara Amoah, pictured in the middle, was awarded third place in the physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology, medical, urban, and veterinary entomology sections of the doctoral oral competition for her paper titled "Towards IPM of the mold mite, Tyrophagus putrescentiae: Trapping and monitoring mite populations in ham processing facilities." Her major professor is Phillips.

Alice Harris, pictured on the right, was awarded third place in the plant-insect ecosystems section of the doctoral oral competition for her paper titled "Reduced insecticide use in soybean fields: A look into the development of site-specific strategies to manage Dectes texanus." Brian McCornack, assistant professor, is her major professor.