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
This week several corn fields in south central Nebraska were surveyed to assess damage and longer term effects on stands after last week's high winds and resulting dust storms. While many plants were seriously injured, many would be expected to recover.
Nebraska soybean producers are being asked to answer a survey about their soybean fields and contribute to a benchmark study of current soybean production in Nebraska. Researchers from 10 north central states, including Nebraska, are collecting the data to identify factors that may be impeding growers from reaching full yield. See what they've learned in the first two years of the study and how they hope to use the information.
This week the National Drought Monitor rated almost 25% of Nebraska as "abnormally dry," a major change from 0% since Jan. 1. Most of the affected area was along the southern tier of Nebraska counties.