Charles G. Summers Ph.D.
Entomologist, emeritusKearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1970Research Statement
Economic entomology and pest management: biology and ecology of insects attacking field and vegetable crops; pest management of field and vegetable crop insects and the interaction of multiple pest complexes; development of economic injury levels and economic thresholds; insect/plant-virus relationships with emphasis on aphid-borne viruses. Biology, ecology, and management of silverleaf whitefly. Management of aphids, aphid-borne viruses, and whiteflies utilizing reflective plastic mulch.
SpecialtyPest management of field and vegetable crops, biology, ecology and management of aphids, aphids as virus vectors
ANR Workgroup Associations
- Conservation Tillage - Member