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Janet Knodel

Professor, Extension Entomologist

Janet Knodel

Dr. Janet J. Knodel received her B.S. in Zoology and Ph.D. in Entomology from North Dakota State University in Fargo and her M.S. in Entomology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Knodel is the Extension Entomologist and a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Her primary responsibilities include insect pests of field crops, trees/shrubs, garden, and home. She oversees the insect diagnostics, administers the North Dakota Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and co-edits the NDSU Extension Service Crop & Pest Report. Her applied research focuses on IPM strategies (cultural control, biological control, host plant resistance and chemical control) for insect pests of canola, cereal grains, potato, soybean and sunflower. Dr. Knodel is assisted by Patrick Beauzay, State IPM Coordinator and Research Specialist; Dr. Veronica Calles-Torrez, Post-doctoral Scientist; and Alexander Knudson, NDSU PDL Entomology Diagnostician.

Tel 701-231-7915

Extension Entomology Website
Integrated Pest Management Website


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