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A prototype device for applying beneficial mites to a greenhouse crop
TS-038983 — A method of evenly distributing beneficial mites throughout a greenhouse using a novel device.
Beneficial insects and mites feed on plant pests to improve overall plant health in greenhouses. Also called "biological controls," these mites are a valuable tool in pest management. Current distribution methods typically blow the mites over the crops, which result in uneven application…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Morse, Justin
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Novel use of natural compounds for controlling insect pests
TS-014975 — Natural compounds from plants that exhibit insecticidal activity on important disease-carrying insect vectors.
Most current insecticides are organophosphate, carbamate, organochlorine, or pyrethroid insecticides; however, many insect pests have become resistant to these conventional insecticides. Natural compounds represent a diverse, replenishable, and environmentally friendly source for the development o…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Piermarini, Peter; Drew, Mark; Rakotondraibe, Harinantenaina (Liva)
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"
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