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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Lynn J Forlow. Jech

Biological Science Technician (Insects)

Biography

Pest Management & Biological Control Research Unit

USDA-ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

   

Lynn Jech

Biological Science Technician (Insects)

Arid-Lands Agricultural Research Center

21881 North Cardon Lane

Maricopa, AZ. 85239                                   

520-316-6411    

520-316-6330 (FAX)

 

lynn.jech@ars.usda.gov

 

Education:

B.A. Biology (Magna Cum Laude) William Jewell College, 1979

M.S. Biology/Ecology (Magna Cum Laude) Utah State University, 1986

 

Technical Responsibilities:

I participate in the planning, design, data analysis and interpretation of research on cotton insect pests, natural enemies and their relationships to cotton phenology and yields.  Specifically, I have worked with pesticides, insect pheromones, bioassays and field and laboratory studies of entomophogous nematodes, nuclear polyhedrosis virus and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to determine their role in insect management systems.  Most recently, I have been studying the effects pink bollworm larval development and mortality, pupation and tolerance to transgenic cotton plants that produce the Bt toxic protein.  I have used ELISAs to determine the amount of toxic protein in various parts of the cotton plant and PCR to determine the presence or absence of a known resistance gene in the pink bollworm.


Last Modified: 4/2/2008