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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Franklin H Arthur (Frank)

Research Entomologist


Dr. Frank Arthur    

Dr. Frank Arthur
Research Entomologist

Contact Information:

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Frank Arthur
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

frank.arthur@ars.usda.gov

Telephone: 785.776.2783
Fax: 785.537.5584

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


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

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.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Arthur, F. H., J. F. Campbell, and J. E. Donaldson. 2017. Laboratory evaluation of particle size, food contamination, and residual efficacy of Pyrethrin + Methoprene aerosol. J. Stored Prod. Res. 72: 100-110.
Arthur, F. H., K. L. Hartzer, J. E. Throne, and P. W. Flinn. 2017. Freezing for control of stored-product psocids. J. Stored Prod. Res. 72: 166-172.
Ghimire, M. N., S. W. Myers, F. H. Arthur, and T. W. Phillips. 2017. Susceptibility of Trogoderma granarium Everts and Trogoderma inclusum LeConte (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) to residual contact insecticides. J. Stored Prod. Res. 72: 75-82.
Kavallieratos, N.G., C. G. Athanassiou, F. H. Arthur. 2017. Effectiveness of insecticide-incorporated bags to control stored-product beetles. J. Stored Prod. Res. 70: 18-24.
McKay, T., A. L. White, L. A. Starkus, F. H. Arthur, and J. F. Campbell. 2017. Seasonal patterns of stored-product insects at a rice mill. J. Econ. Entomol. 110: 1366-1376.
Paudyal, S., G. P. Opit, E. A. Osekre, F. H. Arthur, G. V. Bingham, M. E. Payton, J. K. Danso, N. Manu and E. P. Nsiah. 2017. Field evaluation of the long-lasting treated storage bab, deltamethrin incorporated, (ZeroFly® Storage Bag) as a barrier to insect pest infestation. J. Stored Prod. Res. 70: 44-52.
Paudyal, S., G. P. Opit, F. H. Arthur, G. V. Bingham, M. E. Payton, S. G. Gautam, and B. H. Noden. 2017. Effectiveness of the ZeroFly® storage bag fabric against stored-product insects. J. Stored Prod. Res. 73: 87-97.
Yang, Y., L. T. Wilson, F. H. Arthur, J. Wang, and C. Jai. 2017. Regional analysis of bin aeration as an alternative to insecticidal control for post-harvest management of Sitophilus oryzae (L.) and Rhyzopertha dominica (F.). Ecol. Modell. 359: 165-181.
Arthur, F. H. 2016. Methodology for evaluating the insect growth regulator (IGR) methoprene on packaging film. Insects 7: 33.
Arthur, F. H., and M. E. Casada. 2016. Temperature stratification and insect pest populations in stored wheat with suction versus pressure aeration. Appl. Eng. Agric. 36: 849-860.

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