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Dr. Frank Arthur    

Dr. Frank Arthur

ATTN: Frank Arthur
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502
Telephone: 785-317-2199

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Frank Arthur received his Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University in December 1985. He joined the staff of the Stored Product Insects Research and Development Laboratory at Savannah, GA in March 1986, and was transferred to the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research upon closure of the Savannah Laboratory in November 1994. He is responsible for developing applied research programs for insect pest management in stored cereal grains and processed food warehouses. Previous studies have included pesticide degradation on stored commodities, residual efficacy of insecticides applied to different substrates, evaluation of new chemicals for use in post-harvest environments, and expanded use of aeration to control insect pests in stored grains. Current research interests are the development of aeration management strategies for crops stored in different geographic regions, evaluation of microbial pathogens for use in raw grains or on surface substrates, identification of physical and environmental factors that affect the efficacy of residual insecticides, and simulated field studies involving chemical and non-chemical controls. Research projects often involve cooperative efforts with private industry, other entomologists at the Manhattan laboratory, research and extension entomologists at various state universities, and biologists associated with the U. S. Military.

Athanassiou, C. G., N. G. Kavallieratos, F. H. Arthur, and C. T. Nakas. 2021. Rating knockdown of flour beetles after exposure to two insecticides as an indicator of mortality. Sci. Rep. 11: 1145.
Brabec, D. L., W. R. Morrison, J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, A. I. Bruce, and K. M. Yeater. 2021. Evaluation of dosimeter tubes for monitoring phosphine fumigations. J. Stored Prod. Res. 91: 101762.
Domingue, M. J., D. S. Scheff, F. H. Arthur, and S. W. Myers. 2021. Sublethal exposure of Trogoderma granarium Everts (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) to insecticide-treated netting alters thigmotactic arrestment and olfactory-mediated anemotaxis. Pestic. Biochem. Physio. 171: 104742.
Morrison, W. R., F. H. Arthur, and A. Bruce. 2021. Characterizing and predicting sublethal shifts in mobility by multiple stored product insects over time to an old and novel contact insecticide in three key stored commodities. Pest Manag. Sci. 77: 1990-2006.
Scheff, D. S., A. R. Gerken, W. R. Morrison, J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, and K. Y. Zhu. 2021. Assessing repellency, movement, and mortality of three species of stored product insects after exposure to deltamethrin-incorporated long-lasting polyethylene netting. J. Pest Sci. 94: 885-898.
Scully, E. D., A. R. Gerken, A. Fifield, V. Nguyen, N. Van Pelt, and F. H. Arthur. 2021. Impacts of Storicide II on internal feeders of brown rice. J. Stored Prod. Res. 90: 101758.
Arthur, F. H. 2020. Scientific manuscripts and the peer review process. Am. Entomol. 66: 36-40.
Arthur, F. H., and W. R. Morrison. 2020. Methodology for assessing progeny production and grain damage on commodities treated with insecticides. Agronomy 10: 804.
Arthur, F. H., C. G Athanassiou, and W. R. Morrison III. 2020. Mobility of stored product beetles after exposure to a combination insecticide containing deltamethrin, methoprene, and a piperonyl butoxide synergist depends on species, concentration, and exposure time. Insects 11: 151.
Arthur, F. H., S. R. Bean, D. Smolensky, A. R. Gerken, K. Siliveru, E. D. Scully, and N. Baker. 2020. Development of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on sorghum milling fractions. J. Stored Prod. Res. page.