Agriculture & Plant Protection

Courses in Agriculture & Plant Protection will give you a background in insect - plant interactions within managed (agricultural) and natural (forest, prairie, etc) environments. Learn about insect identification and the basic biology of important insect pests within these systems. Coursework will emphasize integrated pest management strategies including knowledge of insect ecology, pesticide application, and the use of beneficial insects. Increase your understanding of agroecosystems by increasing your insect knowledge.

Who Hires Entomologists?

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), State Agencies (e.g., MN Department of Agriculture), Private Industry (e.g., Monsanto, Syngenta), Research Universities….and more!

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Faculty Research in This Area

David Andow

Brian Aukema

Dan Cariveau

George Heimpel

Bill Hutchison

Stephen Kells

Robert Koch

Vera Krischik

Amelia Lindsey

Ian MacRae

Ken Ostlie

Sujaya Rao

Marla Spivak

Rob Venette (Director, Minn. Invasive Terrestrial Plant & Pest Center )


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