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Dr. Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth

Associate Professor

Department of Entomology
North Dakota State University
265 Hultz Hall
NDSU Dept. 7650
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND  58108-6050

Phone: (701) 231-9805
Fax: (701) 231-8557


B.A.  1997.  Alfred University, Biology.
M.S.  2001.  Oregon State University, Entomology.
Ph.D.  2005.  Washington State University, Entomology.

Research Interests:

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Biological Control
  • Insect Ecology

 As an Entomologist, I’m interested in relationships among arthropods and other organisms within an environmental context & how this information can be applied to support integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Current research focuses within my lab are: 1) how to effectively combine IPM tactics to enhance pest management, and 2) how soil properties and soil biota impact herbivorous arthropods and their natural enemies.

Teaching Interests:

350. General Entomology. 3 cr. Fundamental aspects of insect structure, classification, and biology.

431/631. Principles of Insect Pest Management. 3 cr. The principles embodied in the implementation of multifaceted tactics designed to manage pest populations successfully.  Offered spring, odd years.

Select Publications:

  •  Brunner SM†, Goos RJ, Swenson SJ†, Foster SP, Schatz BG, Lawley YE, Prischmann-Voldseth DA. 2014. Impact of nitrogen fixing and plant growth promoting bacteria on a phloem-feeding soybean herbivore. Appl. Soil Ecol. 86: 71-81.
  • Burns EE†, Prischmann-Voldseth DA, Gramig GG. 2013. Integrated management of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) with insect biological control and plant competition under variable soil nutrients. Invasive Plant Sci. Manage. 6: 512-520.
  • Prischmann DA, Dashiell K. 2013. Effects of releasing a generalist predator (Acari: Gaeolaelaps aculeifer) on a subterranean insect herbivore (Coleoptera: Diabrotica virgifera virgifera). Biol. Control. 65: 190-199.
  • Ballman ES†, Ghising K†, Prischmann-Voldseth DA, Harmon JP. 2012. Factors contributing to the poor performance of the soybean aphid parasitoid Binodoxys communis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on an herbivore resistant soybean cultivar. Environ. Entomol. 41(6): 1417-1425.
  • Prischmann DA, Knutson EM†, Dashiell KE, Lundgren JG. 2011. Generalist-feeding subterranean mites as potential biological control agents of immature corn rootworms. Exp. Appl. Acarol. 55: 233-248.
  • Prischmann DA, Dashiell KE, Hibbard BE. 2009. Assessing larval rootworm behavior after exposure to maize roots: impact of maize line, rootworm species, and diapause status. J. Appl. Entomol. 133: 21-32.
  • Prischmann DA, Lehman RM, Christie AA, Dashiell KE. 2008. Characterization of bacteria isolated from maize roots: emphasis on Serratia and infestation with corn rootworms (Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica). Appl. Soil Ecol. 40: 417-431.
  • Prischmann DA, Dashiell KE, Schneider DJ, Hibbard BE. 2007. Field screening maize germplasm for resistance and tolerance to western corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Appl. Entomol. 131(6): 406-415.
  • Prischmann DA, James DG, Wright LC, Snyder WE. 2006. Effects of generalist phytoseiid mites and grapevine canopy structure on spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) biocontrol. Environ. Entomol. 35(1): 56-67.
  • Prischmann DA, James DG, Wright LC, Teneyck RD, Snyder WE. 2005. Effects of chlorpyrifos and sulfur on spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) and their natural enemies. Biol. Control. 33(3): 324-334.
  • Prischmann DA, Croft BA, Luh H-K. 2002. Biological control of spider mites on grape by phytoseiid mites (Acari: Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae): emphasis on regional aspects. J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 340-347.

† = student / employee affiliated with my lab

Project Personnel:

Gene Schmidt

Robert Brenner
Benjamin Glogoza

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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