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Dr. Frank Arthur    

Dr. Frank Arthur
Collaborator

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

frank.arthur@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., 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. 87: 101606 .
Athanassiou, C. G., and F. H. Arthur. 2020. Cool down - warm up: Differential responses of stored product insects after gradual temperature changes. Insects 11: 158.
Athanassiou, C. G., T. W. Phillips, F. H. Arthur, M. J. Aikins, P. Agrafioti, and K. L. Hartzer. 2020. Efficacy of phosphine fumigation for different life stages of Trogoderma inclusum and Dermestes maculatus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 86: 101556.
Morrison III, W. R., R. F. Grosdidier, F. H. Arthur, S. W. Myers, and M. J. Domingue. 2020. Attraction, arrestment, and preference by immature Trogoderma variabile and Trogoderma granarium to food and pheromonal stimuli. J. Pest Sci. 93: 135-147.
Scheff, D. S., F. H. Arthur, S. W. Myers, and M. J. Domingue. 2020. Efficacy determination of commercial deltamethrin-treated storage bags on Trogoderma granarium Everts adults and larvae. Agronomy 10: 814.
Scheff, D. S., J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, and K. Y. Zhu. 2020. Effects of aerosol insecticide application location on the patterns of residual efficacy against Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) larvae. J. Econ. Entomol. 113: 2007-2015.
Arthur F. H., W. R. Morrison III, and Am C. Morey. 2019. Modeling the potential range expansion of larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Sci. Rep. 9: 6862.
Arthur, F. H. 2019. Efficacy of combinations of methoprene and deltamethrin as long-term commodity protectants. Insects 10: 50.