Welcome to the Agroecosystems Entomology Lab!

Agroecosystems Entomology Lab

Western bean cutworm on an ear of corn in the field.

Trap Light Data

Our lab participates in a trapping network to provide timely information about crop pest populations for our stakeholders. We run our trap from mid-May through September. We try to process the light trap and post new information five days a week.

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About Us

Located at the West Central Research & Extension Center, we pursue research questions addressing the ecology and management of agricultural pests with an emphasis on practical applications for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in field crops.

Research projects may address a variety of themes, such as food web dynamics, insect behavior, compatibility of pest control strategies (including biological control by natural enemies), and resistance management.