WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Elizabeth H Beers

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Research Objectives:

1. Provide growers with information on the efficacy and nontarget effects of pesticides useful for a broad range of apple pests.

2. Develop appropriate life history information to understand pest biology and potential points for biological, chemical control, or cultural control.

3. Develop appropriate life history information on natural enemies, and their current or potential impact on pest populations.

4. Develop phenology, sampling, or economic injury level information that aids pest managers in decision-making.

Professional Experience

1999-present    Professor of Entomology/Extension Entomologist E3 (67/33%),
Dept. of Entomology, Washington State University, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA

1991-1999    Associate Entomologist/Extension Entomologist E2 (67/33%),
Dept. of Entomology, Washington State University, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA

1985-1991    Assistant Entomologist/Extension Entomologist E1 (33/67%),
Dept. of Entomology, Washington State University, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA

 

Professional Activities

Section A (Pome Fruits) editor, Arthropod Management Tests, 1994-present

1992-1995    Subject editor of the Journal of Entomological Science

1992-present    Editorial Board of the Journal of Tree Fruit Production (later International Journal of Fruit Science)

Peer reviewer for Journal of Economic Entomology, Environmental Entomology, Crop Protection, Journal of Applied Entomology, Journal of Entomological Science, Journal of Agricultural Entomology, Journal of Tree Fruit Production, American Entomologist, HortScience and the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Education

Ph.D. in Entomology, 1985, Penn State, University Park, PA. 
Thesis title: The effect of cultivar and crop load on the injury caused by European red mite, Panonychus ulmi (Koch), to apple

B.S. in Plant Protection, 1979, Cornell University

Awards, Honors, memberships

Technology Transfer Award (2000), Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (team effort for areawide suppression of codling moth)

Technology Transfer Award (1999), Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (team effort for areawide suppression of codling moth)

Technology Transfer Award (1998), Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (team effort for areawide suppression of codling moth)

Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension (1998), Entomological Society of America (Pacific Branch)

Excellence in Extension Award (1998), WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics

Team Excellence Award, Tree Fruit IPM Team (1998)(with Jay Brunner, John Dunley, Tim Smith, Ted Always, Gary Grove).  WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics

Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension (1997), Entomological Society of America (Pacific Branch)

Women’s Leadership Through Science Award (1997), Washington Tree Fruit Industry

Member of the Entomological Society of America, 1981-present

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