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University of Kentucky researchers begin three-year study on pollinator food availability on farmland

Pollinators are extremely important to agriculture, accounting for one in every three bites of food, but their populations have been declining worldwide for a number of years. In a new study, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers are evaluating how food availability on farmland impacts bee communities in early spring. UK entomologist Clare Rittschof is leading...

UK professor Palli named winner of national award for innovation, creativity in entomology

The Entomological Society of America recently named Reddy Palli of the University of Kentucky the 2017 recipient of the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology. This award was created by an endowment from Nan-Yao Su to recognize creative entomologists who have found alternative solutions to problems that significantly impact entomology. Reddy Palli is the recipient of the Nan-Yao...

UK students provide respite, nursery for monarch butterflies as they make 3,000-mile journey

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward It’s an epic journey by a creature so fragile that it is almost beyond the imagination. Thousands of times a monarch butterfly’s wings stroke the air, buffeted by winds and soaked by rains on its 3,000-mile autumn trip from southern Canada to central Mexico. Faced by numerous threats, their populations are in decline. University of Kentucky graduate student...