My research program focuses on understanding the biology and ecology of insects that attack and/or spread viruses to vegetable crops. Major projects have included describing spatial and temporal patterns of insect dispersal and the epidemiology of insect-transmitted viruses in vegetable cropping systems. Information generated from this research has advanced our knowledge about predicting pest outbreaks, developing insecticide resistance management strategies and mitigating the spread of insect-transmitted viruses. Information generated from my research program is conveyed to the vegetable industry at producer-focused meetings, publications and via the web.
ENTOM 8900: Master's Level Thesis Research
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Since its arrival in the U.S., it has spread to New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey, and is considered a major agricultural threat. A Cornell-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides...
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