Brandenburg, Rick L

Entomology and Plant Pathology
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The research and education program has focused on the ecology of mole crickets and management strategies for green June beetle grubs, a proactive pheromone monitoring and degree day forecast for Oriental beetles (which recently invaded western North Carolina),, southern chinch bugs, ground pearls, as well as Japanese and southern masked chafer grubs, and more recently on imported fire ants. Dr. Brandenburg teaches the warm season turfgrass insect management seminar for the Golf Course Superintendents of America Assoc. Peanut research emphasizes cost effective management of southern corn rootworms, host plant resistance, and use of cultural practices to manage tomato spotted wilt virus. Dr. Brandenburg has collaborated with Drs. Yelverton and Rufty, from the Department of Crop Science at NC State University to develop the Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education Center. Dr. Brandenburg is the Co-director of the Center along with Dr. Tom Rufty. The Center receives more than $600,000 in annual recurring contributions to fund turfgrass research and education programs at NC State University.

  Climate Change | Environmental Toxicology | Natural Resources and Conservation | Extension | Precision Agriculture | Agroecology | Crop Production | Organic Agriculture | Turfgrass | Entomology | Integrated Pest Management
Country(s) of experience:
  Argentina | Belgium | Dominican Rep. | Fiji | France | Germany | Ghana | Haiti | Honduras | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Italy | Kenya | Liberia | Malawi | Mali | Mexico | Mozambique | Philippines | Senegal | South Africa | Spain | Thailand | Tunisia | Zambia |
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Extension provider in an international project | Instructor at an academic institution overseas | Speaker at an international conference | Visiting faculty | Other international activities | International consultant | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty
  South Africa
Year: 1999-2000
Funding Agency/Sponsor: US Agency for International Development
Institution: University of Pretoria, South Africa
  Aflatoxin Management Interventions, EducAflatoxin management interventions, education, and Analysis at Various Steps within the Value Chain in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2017
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentĀ (USAID)
Institutional Partner:
  Capacity building in agriculture programs Cutting University
01/01/2011 - 12/31/2015
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentĀ (USAID)
Institutional Partner: RTI International, USA | Rutgers University, USA
  Improving peanut production efficiency
01/01/1996 - 12/31/2012
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentĀ (USAID)
Institutional Partner: Crop Research Institute (CRI), Ghana Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Ghana