Agriculture

Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Specialist, Entomology, Specialist, BIO5

Peter Ellsworth is working to develop science-based solutions for integrated pest management through applied ecological investigations and organized outreach programs of Cooperative Extension, with principal focus on cotton; Integrated whitefly, Lygus, and pink bollworm management in cotton.

Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, Plant Science, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Gene Giacmomelli's research focus includes controlled environment plant productions systems [greenhouse and growth chamber] research, design, development and applications, with emphases on: crop production systems, nutrient delivery systems, environmental control, mechanization, and labor productivity.

Professor, Plant Sciences, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research is directed at producing enhanced traits in soybean that improves its use and sustainability to provide for growing global needs. In soybeans have produced enhanced seeds that contain much more protein content while minimizing or eliminating several food allergens and anti-nutritional proteins. This will provide better food and animal feed.

Associate Professor, Plant Science, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research focus is on functional foods—designing crops to deliver more than mere calories—by both adding nutritional compounds and eliminating anti-nutritional compounds. I work on enhancing seeds of two of the most globally important crops, soybean and corn.

Department Head, Entomology, Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Regents Professor, Professor, BIO5 Institute