Wednesday, December 18, 2013

IPM saves the world

I've talked a little bit before about podcasts that intersect with entomology. Last night I came across a great one from Story Collider. They offer podcasts of people telling stories live in front of an audience about how science has impacted their lives. There are many great ones that I have listened to over the past year, but one that stands out is this one by Harvard entomologist Richard Pollack who relates the story of a huge fly problem near the Jordan and Israeli border. I won't spoil the story, but suffice it to say the application of IPM principles rather than a "chemical solution-first" mindset really saved the day.

Another win for IPM.

Check out the story ...