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Michael Crossley Agricultural Entomologist

Dr. Crossley explores the role of rapid evolution in driving pest success and seeks to develop and refine innovative pest management strategies that benefit growers, the environment and society.

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  • Spider on a yellow leaf and a headshot photo of George Uetz

    The real spider man

    May 16, 2022 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    UD alumnus George Uetz details his illustrious career in spider biology. With more than 40 years of research experience and nearly 200 publications to his name, George Uetz is an expert in arachnology — the study of spiders.
  • Ag Day Returns

    April 22, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host its signature community event — Ag Day — on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Townsend Hall on UD’s South Campus in Newark.
  • For Earth Day, plant native plants

    April 19, 2022 | Written by Jessica Damiano
    Doug Tallamy, a professor of entomology, found that non-native plant species disrupt the food chain, which can lead to a collapse of the ecosystem. “Plant choice matters,” he said. “The plants we choose to landscape our properties (with) should be determined by how much life can live there.”

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