Agricultural and urban pest management product characterization
and development; Integrated Pest Management (especially bioeconomics) and economic entomology.
Professional Responsibilities and Activities: Responsible for global product development of Crop Protection products for Dow AgroSciences. Activities include product design (formulation, delivery system, process research, and packaging) as well as biological characterization of performance and fit within Pest Management Systems. Oversees activities and careers for approximately 400 Scientists and Staff.
Publications: Hutchins, S.H. 2003. Technology and service innovation as a unifying focus for the future of IPM. Fourth National IPM Symposium, Indianapolis, IN (8 Apr). Hutchins, S.H. 2002. Agricultural technology: Safely sustaining the capacity for world food production. Agrofood Industry Hi-Tech (in press). Hutchins, S.H. 1997. Thresholds Involving Plant Quality and Phenological Disruption (Chapter 16). In L.G. Higley and L.P. Pedigo (eds.) Economic Thresholds for Integrated Pest Management. University of Nebraska Press, pp. 275-290. Hutchins, S.H. 1995. Free enterprise: The only sustainable solution to IPM implementation. J. Agric. Entomol. 12(4):211-217 (Invited Manuscript). Hutchins, S.H. 1994. Techniques for Sampling Arthropods for IPM (chapter 5). In LP Pedigo and G. D. Buntin (eds.) Handbook of Sampling Methods for Arthropod Pests in Agriculture. CRC Press, pp. 74-97. Hutchins, S.H. and P.J. Gehring. 1993. Perspective on the value, regulation, and objective utilization of pest control technology. Amer. Entomol. 39:12-15. Huchins, S.H., G.D. Buntin, and LP Pedigo. 1990. Impact of insect feeding on alfalfa regrowth: A review of physiological responses and economic consequences. Agronomy Journal 82:1035-1044 (Invited Review). Hutchins, S.H., L.G. Higley, and LP Pedigo. 1988. Injury equivalency as a basis for developing multiple-species economic-injury levels. J. Econ. Entomol. 81:1-8 (Forum Section). Pedigo, LP, S.H. Hutchins, and L.G. Higley. 1986. Economic-injury levels in theory and practice. Ann. Rev. Entomol. Vol 31:341-368.