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Steven E Naranjo



Pest Management and Biocontrol Research Unit

USDA-ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center


Steven E. Naranjo

Research Entomologist Emeritus
Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

21881 North Cardon Lane
Maricopa, Arizona, USA 85138

B.S. Zoology, Colorado State University 1978
M.S. Entomology, University of Florida 1983
Ph.D. Entomology, Cornell University 1987

Fellow, Entomological Society of America

Honorary Member, Entomological Society of America


Research Interests:
My areas of expertise include, population ecology, biological control, sampling and decision-support systems, integrated pest management, and risk assessment in transgenic crops. My current interests include characterizing and estimating the impact of arthropod predation on cotton pests, conservation biological control through the use of selective insecticides, non-target effects of transgenic cotton, development and implementation of decision-support tools for IPM, intercrop movement of cotton insect pests and their natural enemies, and bionomics of arthropod pests and natural enemies in new desert crops.  


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