Josephine Antwi

Entomology Postdoctoral Scholar
tel: 541-567-6337 x117
541-567-2240
Primary Location
2121 S 1st St
Hermiston, OR 97838

Bio

My research is focused on Lygus bugs and other secondary insect pests transmitting potato pathogens in potatoes. Specifically, I am investigating whether or not these insects are able to transmit Beet Leafhopper Transmitted Virescence Agent (BLTVA), Potato Virus Y (PVY), or Zebra Chip (ZC) to potatoes. Through a collaborative effort which includes entomologists, plant pathologists and molecular biologists, my goal in this study is to provide a better understanding of the role of secondary pests in agricultural crops that will complement existing IPM strategies to manage pests.

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