Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology
The strengths of our Veterinary Entomology program at Cornell are integrated pest management (IPM) and technology transfer. My split appointment provides me with the exceptional opportunity to interact directly with stakeholders and work toward needed pest management solutions on both dairy and poultry farms. As the only veterinary entomology program in the Northeast, we are currently investigating several components of IPM from basic cultural and physical control strategies to the enhancement and adaptation of existing biological control components to the monitoring and manipulation of insecticide resistant pest populations. Incorporation of these components by our livestock and poultry producers/stakeholders (both commercial and organic) has simultaneously led to drastic reductions in insecticide use, greatly reduced pest abundance and environmental protection.
Awards & Honors
- Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension 2012. Entomological Society of America
- Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension. 2012 Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America
Schwardt Lab/Comstock Hall
dar11 [at] cornell.edu