Currently, I manage the non-profit, Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program.
I am also the Director of the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program, which promotes quality and standardized beekeeping education in the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Illinois.
I was the Research Entomologist at the University of Missouri's Delta Research Center located in Portageville, MO. I received my doctorate from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2010, where I studied the susceptibility of Oriental fruit moth to selected insecticides and mixtures. I briefly worked with integrated pest management of bed bugs at Rutgers University as a Research Assistant for the Urban Entomology Department. Most recent research focused on management programs for the Asian citrus psyllid, the vector of citrus greening disease – a serious threat to citrus production in Florida, and citrus leafminer - a pest that contributes to the spread of canker. My research emphasized the development of efficient monitoring methods to evaluate control, economic feasibility, and impact on secondary pests to assist in making rational control decisions. I also evaluated new chemical tools for psyllid suppression and compatibility with natural enemies. I assisted growers with planning and evaluation of field tests to develop site specific season-long psyllid control which provided an information bridge between growers and researchers to communicate this information effectively to the industry.
Bioassays with Arthropods, Third Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1482217082/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_jfvwzbKGY6C26
Reviews “Bioassays with Arthropods” is an excellent book and reference guide for all level of students who are interested in biological sciences and in need of an easy-to-use reference. The best part about this book is that it uses real… Read More ›
Due to MU budget cuts, myself and other faculty members are being laid off/contracts not renewed. My last day working for MU will be August 31, 2017. I am just trying to finish up and submit 4 journal papers before… Read More ›
EVALUATION OF SEED TREATMENTS AND IN FURROW SPRAYS FOR CONTROL OF TOBACCO THRIPS IN COTTON. EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF CORN AGAINST CORN EARWORM. EVALUATION OF FOLIAR INSECTICIDES FOR CONTROL OF RICE STINK BUG AT THE MISSOURI RICE RESEARCH FARM… Read More ›
Well, our Bureau of Pesticide Control sent these emails to the wrong Jones the first time they were sent out. Here’s the emergency exempt Section 18 labels for Transform in cotton and17MO02 signed auth letter17-MO-01 Signed Authorization Letter 04-20-1717MO01 Final… Read More ›