America’s deadliest pest on its way to eradication

AUSTIN – Birth control for insects? It worked in the late 1930s to eradicate a deadly agricultural pest called the screwworm, and it worked again in this century when the screwworm showed up in the Florida Keys. The screwworm had not been seen in the United States for decades when it was found infesting endangered…

Erica Overfelt

Hello friends, I am Erica Overfelt, a junior studying Science & Agricultural Journalism emphasizing in Convergence and Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Atmospheric Science. My love for science started with my love for the outdoors. I soon realized my love for being outside must be protected, so I decided that I could have my…