Project Team

Project Directors

Jim Walgenbach, project director, guides our interdisciplinary team of researchers.

In addition, the project has six co-directors from different regions of the country and the USDA-ARS.

  • Elizabeth Beers, Washington State University (Pacific Northwest Region)
  • Kent Daane, University of California-Berkeley (Western Region)
  • Larry Gut, Michigan State University (Great Lakes Region)
  • Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech (Mid-Atlantic Region)
  • Tracy Leskey, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station (USDA-ARS)
  • Mike Toews, University of Georgia (Southeastern Region)

Objective Leaders

  • David Crowder – Objective 1, Washington State University
  • Kim Hoelmer – Objective 2 (predators and parasites), USDA-ARS
  • Ann Hajek – Objective 2 (pathogens), Cornell University
  • Anne Nielsen – Objective 3, Rutgers University
  • Jayson Harper – Objective 4, Penn State
  • Steve Young – Objective 5, Northeastern IPM Center, Cornell University

Extension Committee

  • Art Agnello, Cornell University
  • Diane Alston, Utah State University
  • Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky
  • George Hamilton, Rutgers University
  • Jayson Harper, Penn State
  • Nik Wiman, Oregon State University
  • Steve Young, Northeastern IPM Center, Cornell University
  • Chris Gonzales, Northeastern IPM Center, Cornell University
  • Kevin Judd, Northeastern IPM Center, Cornell University
  • Yifen Liu, Northeastern IPM Center, Cornell University

Co-Project Investigators

GREAT LAKES

Larry Gut, Michigan State University

Julianna Wilson, Michigan State University

Bill Hutchison, University of Minnesota

Bob Koch, University of Minnesota

Chris Philips, University of Minnesota

Art Agnello, Cornell University

Ann Hajek, Cornell University

Peter Jentsch, Cornell University

Steve Young, Northeastern IPM Center, Cornell University

Celeste Welty, Ohio State University


MID-ATLANTIC

Cerruti Hooks, University of Maryland

Paula Shrewsbury, University of Maryland

George Hamilton, Rutgers University

Anne Nielsen, Rutgers University

Jayson Harper, Penn State

Greg Krawczyk, Penn State

Chris Bergh, Virginia Tech

Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech


SOUTHEAST

George Kennedy, NC State University

Dominic Reisig, NC State University

Jim Walgenbach, NC State University

Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky

John Obrycki, University of Kentucky

Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky

Mike Toews, University of Georgia

Ashfaq Sial, University of Georgia

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Richard Hilton, Oregon State University

Clive Kaiser, Oregon State University

Vaughn Walton, Oregon State University

Nik Wiman, Oregon State University

Elizabeth Beers, Washington State University

David Crowder, Washington State University



WEST

Monica Cooper, UC Cooperative Extension Napa County

Kent Daane, UC-Berkeley

Larry Godfrey, UC-Davis

Mark Hoddle, UC-Riverside

Frank Zalom, UC-Davis

Diane Alston, Utah State University

Lori Spears, Utah State University


USDA

Kim Hoelmer, USDA-ARS

Jana Lee, USDA-ARS

Tracy Leskey, USDA-ARS

Don Weber, USDA-ARS

 

Organizational Structure. Project Leaders Located in 17 States. [U.S. map]