I am the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center Director based at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) with a tenure home in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences. I am also the interim director for HAREC, I plan to foster, empower, and connect IPM activities in Oregon while serving our diverse clientele.
In general, I am interested in developing Ecological Based - Integrated Pest Management programs. My area of expertise includes biological control, insect biology, ecology, population dynamics, insect plant interactions, insect movement; 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 other high value vegetables.
Area of Expertise: IPM, Biological Control, Insect Ecology, Pest Management, Insect Control, Insect-Plant Interactions
Hometown: Lima, Peru