Isadora Carlos Bordini
Entomology & Insect Sciences
International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) - Nearctic Regional Section at the Entomology Society of America Conference
St. Louis, MO
November 17-20, 2019
The Carter Travel Award provided me with the opportunity to receive an Outstanding Master’s Student in Biological control award from the prestigious International Organization for Biological Control - Nearctic Regional Section during the Entomological Society of America conference in St. Louis, MO in November 2019. I was granted the opportunity to orally present my research and talk about the globally acknowledged Cotton Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practiced in Arizona to scientists from the United States and other parts of the world. I explained how cotton IPM in Arizona has contributed to large issues that govern our science nowadays, such as, insecticides’ impacts on non-target organisms and biodiversity conservation. I talked about my research, which documented compounds very safe towards non-target organisms, especially beneficial insects, in cotton in Arizona. This was an important professional opportunity to present new information about insecticides’ impacts on non-target organisms that may help the scientific community in other agricultural systems, beyond Arizona. In addition to presenting my research, I was able to attend presentations and learn about other topics related to agriculture and entomology, and meet professors and graduate students. I am deeply grateful for this award.