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Corn Rootworm IPM

Regional Working Group
Silvia Rondon

Silvia Rondon

  • IPM Center Director, Professor, and Extension Entomology Specialist
Silvia is the Oregon IPM Center Director and a Professor and Extension Entomology Specialist at Oregon State University in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences. She received her BA and MS in Entomology from the Agraria University in Lima, Perú, and Ph.D. in Crop Sciences with a major in Entomology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her area of expertise is IPM with an emphasis on insect ecology, insect distribution, population dynamics, insect-plant interactions, biological control, insect-plant pathogens interactions, and chemical control. She has worked with multiple commodity groups including potatoes, grass seed, wheat, and high-value vegetables like onions, sweet corn, and carrots.

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Oregon IPM Center
4575 SW Research Way
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  • B.A., Entomology, Agraria University
  • M.S., Entomology, Agraria University
  • Ph.D., Crop Sciences (Entomology and Integrated Pest Management), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign