Phone: (309) 681-6310
Fax: (309) 681-6693
USDA ARS NCAUR
1815 N University
Peoria, IL 61604
PhD, Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1992
MS, Entomology, University of Wyoming, 1982
BS, Agronomy, University of Illinois, 1980
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Development of biological pesticides based on insect pathogens.
Current research focuses on microbial control of insect pests with emphasis on developing improved formulations for the storage, mixing, and application of insect pathogens as biopesticides. Applying biological insecticides is one form of biological control defined as augmenting insect pathogens. Augmenting microbial pathogens of insects has the potential to provide environmentally sound control of insect pests in many environments because of the pathogens’ extreme host specificity. My research interests focus on economical production, easy to use formulations and application techniques to develop fungal and baculovirus pathogens of insect into future biological insecticides. Current research efforts are focused on select fungal and baculovirus for application to agricultural, urban, and natural environments. One specific research project focuses on the use of a baculovirus for control of the black cutworm, a pest of bentgrass used for golf greens and tees.
Entomological Society of America
Society for Invertebrate Pathology
Publications Indexed by Google Scholar
(The Google Scholar results may not reflect a complete or accurate listing for this scientist).
No projects listed for this employee.
No publications listed for this employee.