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We study the interactions between insects and soil health to understand how sustainable management practices like cover crops, reducing tillage, and integrating animals into cropping systems can affect arthropod pests, their host plants, and their predators. 

  • We are studying dung beetles in WV to better understand what communities we have on livestock farms and how anti-parasite products may affect them.

  • We growing organic field crops to understand the effects of manure management programs on pests.

  • We are interested in the effect of cover crops on vegetable pest management. 

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