The objective of my research is to improve integrated management of insect pests of postharvest concern to commodities produced in Central California. Target pests include both stored products pests and pests which infest in the field and threaten marketability of the harvested product.
Much of my recent work has centered around use of semiochemical products to improve monitoring and treatment of two moth pests: the navel orangeworm in almonds and pistachios, and the Indianmeal moth in processing and warehouse facilities. Earlier work examined control of the navel orangeworm and the driedfruit beetle in dried figs.
Selected publications can be downloaded using the “downloadable publications” link at the left.