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Deanna S Scheff

Research Entomologist

Dr. Deanna Scheff    

Dr. Deanna Scheff
Research Entomologist

ATTN: Deanna Scheff
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502
Telephone: 785.537.5527
Fax: 785.537.5584

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Deanna Scheff is a Research Entomologist with the USDA ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, her M.S. in Food and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and her Ph.D. in Grain Science at Kansas State University. She has received certifications for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance-Preventive Controls for Human Food. She has conducted research on food microbiology pertaining to Salmonella in juice beverages, created HACCP plans for food industry clients, and researched stored-product insect resistance of food packaging materials to insect invasion and penetration. Her research interests include evaluating packaging incorporating insect growth regulators (IGR’s) against insect penetrations and subsequent infestation, investigating how insects exploit food spillage inside and outside food facilities to improve pest management techniques, evaluating spatial distribution of aerosol insecticides and the impact on the efficacy on stored-product insects, and insect behavior and management pertaining to the food safety of human and animal food products.


Arthur, F. H., D. S. Scheff, D. Brabec, and J. Bindel. 2019. Aerosol concentration, deposition, particle size, and exposure interval as mortality factors Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 83: 191-199.
Arthur, F. H., J. J. Domingue, D. S. Scheff., and S. W. Myers. 2019. Bioassays and methodologies for insecticide tests with larvae of Trogoderma granarium (Everts), the khapra beetle. Insects 10: E145.
Scheff, D. S., D. L. Brabec, J. F. Campbell and F. H. Arthur. 2019. Case study: A practical application of an aerosol treatment in a commercial mill. Insects 10: 150.
D. S. Scheff, J. F. Campbell, and F. H. Arthur. 2018. Aerosol dispersal patterns and resulting effects on Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) adults. J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 2435-2442.
Morrison, W. R., R. V. Wilkins, A. R. Gerken, D. S. Scheff, K. Y. Zhu, F. H. Arthur, and J. F. Campbell. 2018. Mobility of adult Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) after exposure to long-lasting insecticide-incorporated netting. J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 2443-2453.
Scheff, D. S., B. Sehgal, and B. Subramanyam. 2018. Evaluating penetration of Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae into multilayer polypropylene packages. Insects 9: 1-15.
Scheff, D. S., B. Subramanyam, F. H. Arthur, and H. Dogan. 2018. Plodia interpunctella and Trogoderma variabile larval penetration and invasion of untreated and methoprene-treated foil packaging. J. Stored Prod. Res. 78: 74-82.
Scheff, D. S., B. Subramanyam, and F. H. Arthur. 2017. Susceptibility of Tribolium castaneum and Trogoderma variabile larvae and adults exposed to methoprene-treated woven packaging material. J. Stored Prod. Res. 73: 142-150.
Scheff, D.S., and F. H. Arthur. 2017. Fecundity of Tribolium castaneum and Tribolium confusum adults after exposure to deltamethrin packaging. J. Pest Sci.
Scheff, D. S., B. Subramanyam, and F. H. Arthur. 2016. Effect of methoprene treated polymer packaging on fecundity, egg hatchability, and egg-to-adult emergence of Tribolium castaneum and Trogoderma variabile. J. Stored Prod. Res. 69: 227-234.