Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Susan T Ratcliffe
Title: Assistant Professional Scientist
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University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
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Location: UIUC
Phone: 217-333-9656
Fax: 217-333-5245

On-farm research (with many cooperating farmers) to refine the decision-making threshold for western corn rootworms that lay eggs in soybeans in eastern Illinois.
Use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLP) for species and subspecies insect identification.
Development of an Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) database to evaluate gene express in western corn rootworms.
Development of instructional materials for distribution via the internet and the use alternative delivery systems if connectivity is limited.
Current Issues in Insect Management
University of Illinois Extension Information Technology
o Use of the internet to deliver educational materials (
o On-line instructional videos and interactive IPM decision tools
Development of state and regional IPM Programs
Western Corn Rootworm On-Farm Research Programs
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Education: PhD, Entomology, University of Illinois, 1999

MS, Entomology, University of Illinois, 1995

BA, Political Science, University of Illinois, 1993
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