Tom Kuhar

Tom Kuhar

Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech
170 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0319


Tom Kuhar has been at Virginia Tech since 2001 with a 75-percent-research/25-percent-extension appointment focused on vegetable entomology, although he also works on pest-management issues in field crops and turf grass.

The overall goal of Kuhar's program is to develop, evaluate, and help implement sound integrated-pest-management practices that can enhance the profitability and sustainability of crop production, as well as improving food and environmental quality by minimizing the use of toxic pesticides.

Kuhar's applied-research program focuses on all aspects of biology, ecology, and control of arthropod pests, and on disseminating that pest information to an agricultural clientele and the scientific community.


BS: Towson University (1992)

MS: Virginia Tech (1996)

PhD: Virginia Tech (2000)

BMSB Specialization

  • Chemical control
  • Population ecology
  • IPM in vegetable and field crops
  • Sampling and monitoring

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Faculty web page

Kuhar Vegetable Insect Pest Research Lab website