January 26, 2022

Wednesday, 4pm EST
Virtual American Entomological Society Seminar

Dr. Matthew Persons, Professor of Biology,
Susquehanna University

Lethal and sublethal effects of herbicides on spiders: Hidden costs to beneficial agrobionts

Commercial farming practices often use a cocktail of herbicides to control weeds. These herbicides can have unintended, sometimes surprising consequences on beneficial spiders. This talk will discuss a series of formal laboratory experiments that examines the effects of chronic exposure to a variety of herbicides on spiders that live within these systems.

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