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Steven J Castle

Research Entomologist


Management & Biological Control Research Unit

USDA-ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center


Steven J. Castle

Research Entomologist

US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center

21881 North Cardon Lane

Maricopa, AZ, 85239

(520) 316-6338

(520) 316-6330 FAX



PhD 1989, University of California, Riverside         


Research Interests:

My areas of interest include IPM and alternative control approaches, monitoring and management of insecticide resistance, non-target effects of insecticide use in agriculture, vector/plant pathogen relations and disease epidemiology, and insect population dynamics. Current research is focused on developing management solutions and mitigating plant diseases resulting from the vectoring activity of the invasive pests Bemisia tabaci (biotype B, silverleaf whitefly) and Homalodisca vitripennis (glassy-winged sharpshooter). Complementary field, greenhouse, and laboratory-based approaches provide a holistic approach to addressing fundamental and applied aspects of pest insect biology and ecology.




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