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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:

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.

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.
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.
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.
Arthur. F. H. 2016. Efficacy of methoprene for multi-year protection of stored wheat, brown rice, rough rice and corn. J. Stored Prod. Res. 68: 85-92.
Ghimire, M. N., F. H. Arthur, S. W. Myers, and T. W. Phillips. 2016. Residual efficacy of deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin against Trogoderma variabile and Trogoderma inclusum (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 66: 6-11.
Liu, S. S., F. H. Arthur, D. VanGundy, and T. W. Phillips. 2016. Combination of methoprene and controlled aeration to manage insects in stored wheat. Insects 7: 25.
Paudyal, S., G. P. Opit, F. H. Arthur, G. V. Bingham, and S. G. Gautam. 2016. Contact toxicity of deltamethrin against Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) adults. J. Econ. Entomol. 109: 1936-1942.
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.
Agrafioti, P., C. G. Athnassiou, T. N. Vassilakos, G. Vlontzos, and F. H. Arthur. 2015. Using a lethality index to assess susceptibility of Tribolium confusum and Oryzaephilus surinamensis to insecticides. PloS ONE 10: e0142044.

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