This position is with the USDA-ARS Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit (FSCRU) in Corvallis, Oregon.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent conducts research to understand the spatial and temporal patterns of arthropod and invertebrate pests in seed crop production systems, incorporating the effect of weather, pest biology, pest diversity, crop rotation, crop management, and host resistance.
- Develops or improves control strategies and tactics to reduce the impact of agricultural pests while balancing other values or objectives within the agroecosystem.
- Discovers and provides information needed to develop and implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs based on cropping systems knowledge and pest population dynamics.
- Determine the role of pests on sustainability and crop profitability through their role in yield loss, direct and indirect management costs, and stand establishment and longevity
- Create or adapt models that integrate pest management with other cropping systems objectives and develop and deploy decision aids that improve agricultural sustainability and profitability.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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