PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Entomological Society of America, Entomological Society of Canada, Entomological Society of Manitoba, International Organization for Biological Control, North Dakota Pea and Lentil Association, National Sunflower Association, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta
PROGRAM AND/OR RESEARCH INTERESTS: I have provided leadership in extension entomology programming relevant to the Upper Great Plains and in disseminating extension and applied research information in both professional and lay publications. Activities focus on integrated pest management strategies for insect pests of agricultural crops grown in North Dakota including sunflower, canola, corn, pulse crops, dry beans, soybean, barley and spring wheat. Research projects include: developing alternative pest management strategies (host plant resistance, cultural control, biological control), evaluating insecticide efficacy for pest control (including seed and foliar treatments), forecasting pest populations and infestation risks in the field, and conducting pest surveys. These strategies optimize crop outputs (yields, oils) and minimize crop inputs (pesticides). New technology (e.g. videos, web, podcasts) is utilized for information transfer to audience groups such as researchers, producers, commodity groups, crop consultants, ag industry representatives, consumers and others.
Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, New York - Adjunct Assistant Professor (January-May 1991)
Florist and Nursery Crops Laboratory, USDA-ARS, and Department of Entomology, University of Maryland - Faculty Research Assistant (January 1984-August 1985)
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