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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Deanna S Scheff

Research Entomologist


Dr. Deanna Scheff    

Dr. Deanna Scheff
Research Entomologist

Contact Information:

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Deanna Scheff
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

deanna.scheff@ars.usda.gov

Telephone: 785.776.5503
Fax: 785.537.5584

www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/scheff


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

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.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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.
Scheff, D., Subramanyam, Bh., Sehgal, B., Dogan, H. 2014. Resistance of three energy bar packages to penetration by Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) larvae. In Arthur, F.H; Kengkanpanich , R.; Chayaprasert, W.; Suthisut, D. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 24-28 November 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand. pp. 159-165.

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