Dr Silvia I. Rondon

Principal Investigator

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Extension Research – Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Appointment:  75% extension and 25% research.

Area of expertise: biological control, insect biology, ecology, and population dynamics; both basic and applied (field and greenhouse production).

Experience: potato, sweet potato, asparagus, cotton, corn, soybean, alfalfa, wheat, strawberry

From Lima, Peru

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Ira Thompson

Biotech III

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Extension Research – Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Appointment:  100% research

Area of expertise: farm equipment, pesticide application, field plots

Experience: potato, alfalfa

From The Dalles, OR

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Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Extension Research – Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Appointment:  100% research

Area of expertise: Field crops

From Nepal

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Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Extension Research – Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Appointment:  100% research

Area of expertise: Leafhoppers and Phytoplasmas

From Italy

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PhD student

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Extension Research – Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Appointment:  100% research

Area of expertise: Colorado potato beetle

From Iran

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