|Dr. Peter W. Shearer
Dr. Kaushalya Amarasekare
Dr. Helmut Riedl
The entomology program, headed by Dr. Peter W. Shearer, conducts research on arthropod (insects and mites) pests and their natural enemies that are found on pears, sweet cherries and apples in the Mid-Columbia fruit-growing district.
The overall goal of the entomology program is to develop and evaluate integrated pest management (IPM) programs for tree fruits that are less reliant on broad-spectrum pesticides and promote the use of newer, selective materials that are compatible with biological control.
Current Projects include: