Illustrations by Patrick Hruby
Vanquishing the Winter Moth
UMass scientists halt a major threat to New England’s trees and crops.
Joseph S. Elkinton, professor of entomology in the UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation, worked with UMass entomologist George H. Boettner and UMass postdoctoral researcher Hannah J. Broadley ’16G, ’18PhD, along with Richard Reardon and Ronald D. Weeks Jr. of the USDA on biological control of the winter moth. The work was funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the U.S. Forest Service, and the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).