Senior Extension Associate, NYS Integrated Pest Management
As NYSIPM’s first Grape IPM Coordinator, German grows and sustains the state’s booming grape industry by working collaboratively, across disciplines, and with a variety of rights-holders to develop, demonstrate and guide IPM implementation efforts. A native of Colombia, German is an award-winning entomologist and has published more than a dozen scientific papers. He has a Ph.D. from Kansas State University and most recently served as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center, where he worked to develop a comprehensive, integrated pest management plan for the hibiscus bud weevil.
- Bachelor of Science, Agronomy, National University of Colombia
- Ph.D., Entomology, Kansas State University
Ph.D. Entomology, 2012. Kansas State University, Department of Entomology, Manhattan, KS. USA. Patterns of reproductive allocation in aphidophagous lady beetles and their response to various levels of resource availability (Passed, December 2011).
B.Sc. Agronomy, 2003. National University of Colombia, Palmira, Colombia. Survey of the natural enemies of the crazy ant, Paratrechina fulva (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in the Cauca River Valley (Passed with Distinction, April 2003).
6592 W Main Road
Portland, NY 14769
gav33 [at] cornell.edu