Corn rootworm

Dr. Siva Rama Krishna Jakka

Area of Expertise: 
Insect Resistance Management
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Jakka's research focused on  Bt resistance monitoring, characterization of Bt resistance and cross-resistance patterns among Bt toxins for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera).

Eric Clifton

Area of Expertise: 
Crop pest management
Ph.D. candidate
Graduate Assistant-Teaching/Research

I accepted a research assistantship at Iowa State University in 2011 focused on insect-pathogenic fungi and their interactions with cropping practices.  Along the way I have helped with experiments on western corn rootworm, including a field studies that used insect pathogens to help manage corn rootworm.  I completed my M.S. in summer 2013 and began my Ph.D. research the same summer with the management of soybean aphid and soybean cyst nematode using host plant resistance and pesticidal seed treatments.  

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