An educational blog in addressing arthropod pest issues of tree & nuts, and other crops of the Central Valley of California
Cooperative Extension & Statewide IPM Program
My name is Jhalendra Rijal, an entomologist and creator of the IPM Corner educational blog. I have a strong background in the field and lab-based entomological/pest management studies. Mainly, I am interested in working on several aspects of entomological studies, including pest monitoring, abundance and distribution, development of reliable distribution-based sampling plans, insect behavior and chemical ecology, and ultimately implications of these ecological principles to integrated pest management (IPM) to attain a sustainable production system for crops. Extending the information is the other major component of my program. I always enjoy working with growers, pest control advisers (PCA), farm advisors, and campus-based specialists to find reasonable solutions for insect pests and other related problems.
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University of California-Cooperative Extension
3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite A, Modesto, CA 95358