At the MITPPC, we have begun removing the common names for the moth Lymantria dispar and the ant Aphaenogaster araneoides from our communications. We will be replacing them on an ongoing basis with their scientific names across our communications channels until new common names are chosen for these species.
Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund invests $8.75 million in invasive species research at the University of Minnesota
The support allows the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Pests and Plants Center and the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center to continue improving and protecting Minnesota's natural, aquatic, and agricultural resources.
MITPPC researchers are diving deep into the possibilities of integrated pest management for spotted wing drosophila using an economic lens, a project that has spanned five years and will conclude this year.
The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center conducts a biennial research needs assessment which includes public input from stakeholders.
Researchers from the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center and Colorado State University have developed a new test for identifying Palmer Amaranth that is more robust, easier to use, and — most importantly — has shown 99.9% accuracy.
New research from the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center shows a possible path forward in controlling the invasive pest that threatens Minnesota’s nearly one billion ash trees.
The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) is tracking a new invasive fungus, corn tar spot.