Corn rootworm

Eric Clifton

Area of Expertise: 
Crop pest management
Ph.D. student

I’ve always enjoyed photographing the insects and fungi encountered during strolls through the woods.  It was only fitting to accept a research assistantship at Iowa State University focused on insect-pathogenic fungi and their interactions with cropping practices.  Along the way I helped with experiments on western corn rootworm, including a field study that used insect pathogens to help manage corn rootworm.  I completed my M.S. in summer 2013 and recently began Ph.D. research on pest and pesticide interactions to optimize soybean yield.

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