I grew up on a crop and beef cattle farm near Brooten, in west-central MN and focus on IPM that affects Minnesota growers. I've worked on insect overwintering, biological control, insecticide resistance, host-plant resistance and related crop breeding, insect phenology and other pest risk modeling to keep a full toolbox of IPM tactics available for pest management. Species of interest include: soybean aphid, western bean cutworm, European corn borer, alfalfa weevil, and emerald ash borer and beneficial insects that control it.
The Minn. Extension IPM Program is a collaboration of University of Minnesota Extension & the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).
Minnesota Extension IPM Program 219 Hodson Hall | 1980 Folwell Avenue | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108 612-624-3670 | firstname.lastname@example.org