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Franklin H Arthur (Frank)

Research Entomologist

Dr. Frank Arthur    

Dr. Frank Arthur
Research Entomologist

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ATTN: Frank Arthur
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

Telephone: 785.776.2783
Fax: 785.537.5584

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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.

Arthur, F. H. 2019. Efficacy of combinations of methoprene and deltamethrin as long-term commodity protectants. Insects 10(2), 50.
Danso, J. K., E. A. Osekre, G. P. Opit, F. H. Arthur, J. F. Campbell, G. Mbata, N. Manu, P. Armstrong, and S. G. McNeill. 2019. Impact of storage structures on moisture content, insect pests and mycotoxin levels of maize in Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 81: 114-120.
Arthur, F. H. 2018. Residual efficacy of deltamethrin as assessed by rapidity of knockdown of Tribolium castaneum on a treated surface: Temperature and seasonal effects in field and laboratory settings. J. Stored Prod. Res. 76: 151-160.
Arthur, F. H., and K. L. Hartzer. 2018. Susceptibility of selected stored product insects to a combination treatment of pyriproxyfen and novaluron. J. Pest Sci. 91: 699-705.
Arthur, F. H., J. F. Campbell, D. L. Brabec, G. R. Ducatte, and J. E. Donaldson. 2018. Aerosol insecticide distribution inside a flour mill: Assessment using droplet measurements and bioassays. J. Stored Prod. Res. 77: 26-33.
Arthur, F. H., M. N. Ghimire, S. W. Myers, and T. W. Phillips. 2018. Evaluation of pyrethroid insecticides and insect growth regulators applied to different surfaces for control of Trogoderma granarium (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) the Khapra Beetle. J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 612-619.
Athanassiou, C. G., F. H. Arthur, and K. L. Hartzer. 2018. Efficacy of low temperatures for the control of all life stages of Plodia interpunctella and Liposcelis bostrychophila. J. Pest Sci. 91: 1363-1369.
C. G. Athanassiou, F. H. Arthur, N. G. Kavallieratos, and K. L. Hartzer. 2018. Susceptibility of different life stages of Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Oryzaephilus surinamensis (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) to cold treatment. J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 1481-1485.
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.
Danso, J. K., E. A. Osekre, N. Manu, G. P. Opit, P. R. Armstrong, F. H. Arthur, J. F. Campbell, G. Mbata, and S. G. McNeil. 2018. Post-harvest insect infestation and mycotoxin levels in maize markets in the Middle Belt of Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 77: 9-15.