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March 08, 2018

Countries Get Heads Up About Leafminer Invasion Thanks to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech researchers have created a modeling system that tracks the tomato leafminer along trade routes, enabling warnings to be issued for the first time to countries bracing for invasion by the pest that threatens tomato crops worldwide.

January 31, 2017

Virginia Tech Effort to Combat Dangerous Tomato Pest Featured in Global Food Security Initiative

Biocomplexity Institute researchers have partnered with the Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab to contain the spread of a major threat to global tomato crops: an insect known as Tuta absoluta. Using computational modeling to guide on-the-ground containment measures, this innovative effort was recently featured by the federal Feed the Future initiative.

October 18, 2016

Researchers Present Invasive Species Modeling Project at the International Congress of Entomology

The Virginia Tech-led Feed the Future Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab led a symposium at the Congress of Entomology on the global spread of the South American tomato leafminer, showcasing number of innovative containment measures.

May 17, 2016

Virginia Tech Awards More Than $11 Million to Help Feed People in Developing Countries

The Biocomplexity Institute's initiative to computationally model the spread of invasive species is among eight projects that will help farmers in seven countries.

April 05, 2016

Virginia Tech Research Team Fights the Spread of Invasive Pests

Modeling and simulation methods typically used to predict the spread of infectious disease may help researchers halt the spread of invasive insect species.