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Sarah N. Zukoff

Sarah ZukoffAssociate Professor

Southwest Research and Extension Center
4500 E. Mary Street
Garden City, KS  67846
Phone: 620-275-9164
cell: 620-290-1111
Fax: 620-276-6028



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 Area(s) of Specialization:

I have a dual role in extension and research which revolves around IPM and IRM of arthropods in corn, soybean, sorghum, cotton and wheat.

Current research projects:

  • Effect of host hybrid on spider mites in the high plains region
  • Limited and variable irrigation effects on corn pests
  • Insecticide resistance of major corn pests including spider mites and western corn rootworm
  • Effect of cross pollination on ear feeding pests of corn


B.S.: Georgia Southern University
M.S.: Entomology, Georgia Southern University
Ph.D.: Plant, Insect, and Microbial Science (entomology emphasis area), University of Missouri

Select Publications

Zukoff, S. N., A. L. Zukoff, R. W. Geisert, and B. E. Hibbard. 2016. Western Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Larval Movement in eCry3.1Ab+mCry3A Seed Blend Scenarios. Journal of Economic Entomology

Zukoff, S.N., Ostlie, K.R., Potter, B., Meihls, L.N., Zukoff, A.L., French, L., Ellersieck, M.R., French, B.W. and Hibbard, B.E., 2016. Multiple Assays Indicate Varying Levels of Cross Resistance in Cry3Bb1-Selected Field Populations of the Western Corn Rootworm to mCry3A, eCry3. 1Ab, and Cry34/35Ab1. Journal of Economic Entomology, p.tow073.

Zukoff, S. N., W. C. Bailey, M. R. Ellersieck, and B. E. Hibbard. 2012. Western Corn Rootworm Larval Movement in SmartStax Seed Blend Scenarios. Journal of Economic Entomology 105: 1248-1260.

Harvey, A., and S. Zukoff. 2011. Wind-Powered Wheel Locomotion, Initiated by Leaping Somersaults, in Larvae of the Southeastern Beach Tiger Beetle (Cicindela dorsalis media). PloS one 6: e17746. (http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017746)