Silvia I. Rondon

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Biography

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Extension Research: My appointment is 75% extension and 25% research. I am interested in developing an Ecological Based - Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in various crops. My area of expertise encompasses biological control, insect biology, ecology, and population dynamics; both basic and applied (field and greenhouse production). Crops I have worked with include potato, sweet potato, asparagus, cotton, corn, soybean, alfalfa, wheat, strawberry, and vegetables. My major responsibilities as an Extension Entomologist at OSU are to attend emergencies in irrigated crops in Eastern Oregon.

Area of Expertise: IPM, Biological Control, Insect Ecology, Pest Management

Rondon's Irrigated Agricultural Entomology Program

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Content by Silvia I. Rondon

What is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial hemp was grown as a commodity crop for decades until it was banned in the mid-1930s. Congress decriminalized the crop in 2018, sparking interest in it among growers in Oregon, where hemp can be grown successfully. The plant's uses and restrictions, as well as many frequently asked...

By Richard Roseberg, Silvia Rondon, Jay Noller, Valtcho Jeliazkov, Sam Angima | OSU Extension Catalog

Collecting and Preserving Insects

Collecting insects can be a fun hobby, and is also an important step in IPM. The resources in this collection will help you learn how to find and collect insects and arthropods, then prepare them so that they can be useful for identification and research efforts.

By Silvia Rondon, Mary Corp, | Collection

IPM Insect Pests of Wheat

Presentation by Steve Van Vleet, Washington State University, Whitman County Extension

By Silvia Rondon, Stuart Reitz, Steve Van Vleet | Video

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