This recording is part of a public forum hosted at the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station on August 9, 2017 to discuss the Diamondback Moth research project. In this segment, panelists are answering questions from the audience collected online and in person. Panelists included:
Dr. Jan Nyrop, interim director, NY State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University
Dr. Tony Shelton, Entomologist and project lead for Cornell University
Dr. Neil Morrison, project lead scientist at Oxitec
Dr. Jennifer Grant, director, NYS IPM program
For more than 150 years, Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has worked on behalf of the people of New York state to tackle challenges and test new technologies using purpose-driven science. Cornell entomologists will soon be field testing a bio-based technology intended to battle the invasive and agriculturally destructive diamondback moth in a more effective and environmentally friendly way. The technique relies on genetically engineered (GE) moths created by scientists at a company called Oxitec. Initial 2015 research conducted in greenhouses and outdoor cages at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva indicated this technology can be an effective way to battle pests.
For more information, see the Shelton Lab website: https://shelton.entomology.cornell.edu/
Post time: Aug-23-2017