Directs an extension program that focuses on irrigated crop production, conservation, and insect pest management. Provide extension programs to address agricultural producer and urban dweller needs that include crop pest management, farm commodity market management, incorporation of conservation area in crop land, crop production efficiency, pesticide safety, landscape maintenance and household pest management. Provides youth development programs to teach participants life skills in agriculture, horticulture, and wildlife conservation. Conducts field demonstration research to address crop production issues.
BS, Colorado State University, 1981
MS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1987
Ph D, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1996
icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions
An emerging pest of cover crop to corn transition systems. , Plant Health Progress
Identification Guide to Common Spiders in Nebraska, Nebraska Extension Circular EC-1590
icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors
Entomology Educational Project, Board Certified Entomologists of Mid-America , 2017
Excellence in Extension Team, Nebraska Extension, 2019
While they don't cause damage to plants when feeding, migrating army cutworm moths can be an irksome household pest. Fortunately, there are simple management methods to prevent them from entering homes and other structures.
Teams of Nebraska Extension educators and specialists will be sharing their field-proven experiences with new research-based, unbiased information at the 2021 Husker Harvest Days (HHD) farm show Sept. 14-16.
During the daylight hours the army cutworm moths seek shelter in cracks and crevices including those found in houses and other buildings. The moths begin to emerge from these locations at dusk to resume their feeding and westward migration.
Integrating cover crops, maximizing irrigation efficiency, managing risk, and making your farm more weather resilient are among the crop production topics being presented in the Big Red Building at Husker Harvest Days Sept. 9-11. Bring your plant samples and ask questions of Extension crop experts.