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Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
123 W. Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Place
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-4004

785-532-6154
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entomology@ksu.edu

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Safe and Sustainable Food Production
 
  • Pest management options, including integrated crop management strategies and development of pest-resistant crops, using molecular and conventional techniques Godfrey Ching'Oma with pheromone trap
  • Host-arthropod interactions ranging from individual to landscape level interactions and system design
  • Gene flow and impact on non-target organisms in ecosystems to explain agricultural biotechnology risk assessment
  • Novel transgenic and biorational pest management options
  • Efficacy of biologically based pest management options, biocontrol and sustainable agricultural and natural resource practices
  • Accurately forecast where new pests will establish
  • Manage resistance to insecticides/Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • New, sustainable methods for suppressing arthropod populations

Check out the research focus of our faculty members listed to the right, or go to our People Page to read about all our faculty's research interests.

Courses with an emphasis in this core area
 
*Not offered in all years
Course No:CourseSemesterCreditsDelivery Method 
ENTOM 300Economic Entomology
 
SpringVOn Campus    
ENTOM 301Insects and People
 
Fall3On Campus    
ENTOM 320Horticultural Entomology
 
Fall3On Campus    
ENTOM 612Insect Pest Diagnosis
 
Fall*2On Campus    
ENTOM 635Introduction to Plant Resistance to Pests
 
Fall**2On Campus    
ENTOM 745Plant Resistance to Insects
 
Fall**2On Campus    
ENTOM 767Insect Pest Management
 
Fall**3On Campus    
ENTOM 799Problems in Entomology
 
Fall
Spring
VOn Campus    
ENTOM 805Insects of Stored Products
 
Spring**3On Campus    
ENTOM 815Experience in Extension Entomology
 
Spring**VOn Campus    
ENTOM 820Biological Control
 
Spring*3On Campus    
ENTOM 857Toxicology of Insecticides
 
Spring*3On Campus    
ENTOM 885Conventional and Molecular Methods for Evaluation of Crop Re
 

Faculty

 

Frank Arthur
Stored grain pest management
 

James F. Campbell
Stored product insects
 

Ming-Shun Chen
Plant resistance to insects
 

Michael W. Dryden
Flea biology
 

Paul W. Flinn
Stored grain insects
 

Srini Kambhampati
Insect genetics
 

David Margolies
Population dynamics
 

J.P. Michaud
Integrated pest management
 

James R. Nechols
Horticultural entomology
 

Dr. William R. Reid
Pecan pest biology
 

C. Michael Smith
Plant resistance to insects
 

Gregory Zolnerowich
Systematics and phylogenetics
 

Kun Yan Zhu
Insect toxicology