Extension Entomologist Specialist
ANR Crops Team Leader
Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology, at Iowa State University in 2009. She is a professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybeans. She has a general background in integrated pest management (IPM) for field crops. Dr. Hodgson's current extension and research programs are focused on improving corn and soybean production by using IPM tactics to protect yield and increase overall farmer profits. Among other projects, she oversees insecticide efficacy evaluations for soybean aphids, Japanese beetles, and aphids in corn. Erin also helps manage emerging field crop pests and invasive species.
Area of Expertise:
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
B.S., Biology and Botany, North Dakota State University (1998)
M.S., Entomology, North Dakota State University (2001)
Ph.D., Entomology, University of Minnesota (2005)