My interests focus on the use of pesticides, biocontrol, and integrated pest management techniques to manage pest and natural enemy populations in field crop ecosystems. I am especially interested in pesticide efficacy, genetically modified crops and finding ways to reduce pesticide inputs in agroecosystems. Also, I believe in using the above tactics and techniques to make agriculture more sustainable for human health and the environment. My previous research was concerned with sex pheromone mating disruption of the codling moth and oriental fruit moth in apples and peaches. In my free time, I enjoy flyfishing and hunting.