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The Agroecosystems Entomology Lab, located at the West Central Research & Extension Center, pursues research questions addressing the ecology and management of agricultural pests with an emphasis on practical applications for integrated pest management in field crops.

Research projects may address a variety of themes.

  • Food web dynamics
  • Insect behavior
  • Compatibility of pest control strategies (including biological control by natural enemies)
  • Resistance management

Research supports extension programming to develop proactive educational programs in IPM of arthropod pests of field crops grown in west central Nebraska.

Agroecosystems Entomology Lab
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