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The mission of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is to develop, advance, and disseminate scientific knowledge, improve agricultural productivity and environmental quality, protect plants, and enhance human health and well-being through research for the benefit of Connecticut residents and the nation.  Seeking solutions across a variety of disciplines for the benefit of urban, suburban, and rural communities, Station scientists remain committed to "Putting Science to Work for Society", a motto as relevant today as it was at our founding in 1875.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
CAES in the News
  NEW--CAES in the News--March 25, 2017--Moth Infestation Warning Issued for Connecticut--March 24, 2017--Public entomologists struggle with an epidemic of delusional parasitosis--March 2017--New Deal on Lyme Disease--March 25, 2017--Shaping up to be a bad season for ticks--March 23, 2017--Heavy gypsy moth defoliation expected to continue this year--March 22, 2017--Accidental therapists: For insect detectives, the trickiest cases involve the bugs that aren't really there--March 19, 2017--Gypsy moth outbreak concerns locals--March 19, 2017--Research Life: Connect To Community And Science, CT Ag Experiment Station--March 16, 2017--Tree Warden Association plans 25th anniversary celebration--March 14, 2017--March 10, 2017--Early May rain needed to prevent another severe gypsy moth infestation--Calling all gardeners--March 7, 2017--A worsening tick problem on the way--February 27, 2017--Wallingford one of the first in state to allow beekeeping in residential areas--February 11, 2017--Ledyard committee racing against time to apply for gypsy moth spraying--February 7, 2017--Outside the boxwood--February 1, 2017--Boxwood blight spreads as researchers seek answers--January 24, 2017--New paper explains consequences of plant disappearance of Atlantic coast salt marshes--January 16, 2017--CDC provides $10 million grant for vector-borne disease prevention--January 10, 2017--JWMS Lego Robotics Teams Make an Environmental Impact--January 10, 2017--Once common bee now heading for endangered species list--January 9, 2017--$10M CDC grant funds center to fight vector borne diseases

Monday, March 27, 2017
CAES Seminar Series
  NEW--CAES Seminar Series--Open to the Public--Wednesday, March 29, 2017--Prof. Beth Lawrence, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Center for Environmental Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, "Impacts of Invasive Cattail (Typha x glauca) Management on Wetland Ecosystems Services"--Wednesday, April 12, 2017--Dr. Gale Ridge, Department of Entomology, CAES, “The Maligned Human Bed Bug: A Masterpiece in Adaptation and Survival”--Wednesday, April 26, 2017--Dr. Zheng Wang, Yale University, “Traffic lights to fungal sex–toward systems biology of the asexual-sexual switch in fungi”--Wednesday, May 10, 2017--Dr. Craig Brodersen, Assistant Professor of Plant Physiological Ecology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, title TBA--Wednesday, May 24, 2017--Prof. Julia Kuzovkina, Department of Plant Science, University of Connecticut, “Willows Beyond Wetlands: Uses of Salix L. Species for Ecosystem Services”

Monday, March 27, 2017
Lockwood Lectures
  NEW--Lockwood Lecture--Open to the Public--Tuesday, April 4, 2017--The Greening of the Arctic: How Shrubs Are Changing the Tundra, Jennie R. McLaren, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Job Opportunities
  NEW--Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases (Mosquito Ecology--Seasonal Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences, Invasive Aquatic Plant Program (IAPP)--Summer Farm Worker, Griswold Research Center, Griswold--Summer Research Assistants, Department of Entomology and Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases--Summer Research Assistant, Department of Forestry & Horticulture--Seasonal Research Assistants Valley Laboratory and Research Farm, Windsor

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Press Releases
  NEW--March 23, 2017--CAES and DEEP Anticipate Another Spring of Heavy Gypsy Moth Defoliation May and June Rains to Determine Effectiveness of Beneficial Fungus--Thursday, January 19, 2017--The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) Department of Analytical Chemistry Receives ISO Accreditation from American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017
Current Events
  NEW--SAVE THE DATE--CAES EVENTS--CAES SEMINAR SERIES—CAES LOCKWOOD LECTURES--SAVE THE DATE--Plant Science Day 2017, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Event 10:00am-4:00pm, Lockwood Farm, Hamden