Recently, the Lab’s own Tony Dimeglio was included in an interview conducted by the area’s local television station WDBJ7. Him along with Jason Lancaster and Dorothea Tholl explained their collaborative research to create a plant that will hopefully attract stinkbugs away from farmers’ crops, thereby decreasing overall damage and increasing yield. The plant will do so by giving off the same kind of pheromones as the stinkbugs, making that plant more attractive than the other crops that farmers want the bugs to stay away from.
It is extremely exciting to see the Lab’s research making it out into the public eye and gaining interest and popularity. Great job Tony!