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All you ever wanted to know about gall-inducing insects


Tue Oct 21, 2014    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Bellwood-Antis Public Library
526 Main St., Bellwood, PA, 16617

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John Tooker will discuss the biology and ecology of gall insects, which are fairly common, but often misidentified or misunderstood. He will talk about what they do, where they can be found, how they evolved, and why someone would spend any time at all studying them. Dr. Tooker is an associate professor of insect ecology and an extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at Penn State University. His research and extension programs aim to help farmers of Pennsylvania to more effectively manage their insect pest problems in field and forage crops. As well as he can, he continues to maintain a research program on gall insects because they are very cool.