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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

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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
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



Frank Arthur
Stored grain pest management

James F. Campbell
Stored product insects

Ming-Shun Chen
Plant resistance to insects

Michael W. Dryden
Flea biology

J.P. Michaud
Integrated pest management
Stored product insects

C. Michael Smith
Plant resistance to insects

Gregory Zolnerowich
Systematics and phylogenetics

Kun Yan Zhu
Insect toxicology