Learning From Squash Bugs

Learning From Squash Bugs

Learning From Squash Bugs by Linda Walsh – SEMG 2018  If There’s Squash Bugs in Heaven I Ain’t Staying is the title of Stacia Spragg-Baude’s biography of Evelyn Curtis Losack, woman farmer and water rights activist from Corrales. With all there is to talk about...
Moth Invasion May 2020

Moth Invasion May 2020

Moth Invasion May 2020 From Dr. Amanda Skidmore, IPM Specialist   Most of the moths we are seeing are Noctuidae, possibly cut worm species. These moths are making the news in the ABQ area. It looks like Jason Schaller (ABQ BioPark entomologist) is on top of it....
Science Triumphs

Science Triumphs

Science Triumphs By Dudley Vines, SCMG A few months ago Linda Walsh, a 2018 SCMG intern, emailed me (one of her mentors) worried about some spots on her cherry tree. She said they looked like tiny red bugs, but since they didn’t move she thought maybe they were some...
Good Bug, Bad Bug

Good Bug, Bad Bug

Good Bug, Bad Bug Good Bug, Bad Bug By Dudley Vines Vegetable gardeners around these parts soon learn to hate the squash bug, but check out this photo:   Spined soldier bug nymph (left) attacking squash bug nymph.     There is a wide variety of...
Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid

Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid

Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid It was the middle of May this year and the leaves on my toddler Toca Plum tree were looking shriveled and intensely unhappy. Feverish prayers offered at the Google altar earned...