Art Agnello

Art Agnello

Cornell University

Extension Fruit Entomologist
Cornell AgriTech at NYSAES

Geneva, NY 14456


Art Agnello has been an extension fruit entomologist at Cornell University since 1986. His work involves:

  • Providing recommendations for insect and mite control in tree fruits
  • Survey, diagnosis, biology, and management of fruit arthropods
  • Development of practical pest-management programs in tree fruits, focusing on implementation of sampling and monitoring techniques, pheromone mating disruption, biocontrol, and pesticide efficacy and application technology

Agnello's research and extension programs are oriented around the primary goal of providing pest-management recommendations to the tree-fruit industry. His main activities involve interpreting the results of current research on fruit pests and formulating it into useful information that can be used by various clientele groups.

Agnello has overseen or participated in numerous insect-management trials, grants, field projects, IPM programs, and extension initiatives involving multi-disciplinary and multi-state researchers and collaborators, and annually gives dozens of presentations on research and management recommendations at grower meetings, field days, fruit schools, regional research and professional society meetings, plus guest lectures to university classes and community groups.


BS: Cornell University (1974)

MS: University of Florida (1979)

PhD: North Carolina State University (1985)

BMSB Specialization

Monitoring systems, biological control

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Faculty web page

Agnello Lab web page

Scaffolds Fruit Journal