Racing to stop the cankerworm

Date posted: January 16, 2013

Undergraduate researcher Bobby Chanthammavong and technician Greg Bryant examine the remains of cankerworms stopped in their tracks by tape covered with a sticky paste. Without their efforts, the annoying pests might have killed the tree.Photo courtesy University CommunicationsUndergraduate researcher Bobby Chanthammavong and technician Greg Bryant examine the remains of cankerworms stopped in their tracks by tape covered with a sticky paste. Without their efforts, the annoying pests might have killed the tree.

Controlling cankerworms is tricky, but on a foggy Friday, entomologist Steve Frank and his colleagues head out on their weekly mission: preventing the cankerworm, an annoying pest, from defoliating North Carolina’s urban deciduous trees. Read more in N.C. State University’s Bulletin.

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