Through the application of emerging technologies like big data, remote sensing, gene editing and nanotech, we translate our research from the lab to the field to the food on your table.
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology offers Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs in both entomology and plant pathology. Assistantships are available for graduate students looking for assistance in funding their advanced degrees.
The department offers a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (AFLS) with the option to concentrate in either Entomology or Plant Pathology. Assistantships and fellowships are available to assist with funding the AFLS Ph.D. program.
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Our department is staffed with award-winning, nationally-recognized faculty members who not only serve students on campus, but also conduct research that benefits industries and communities across the state, nation and globe.
The Department is a global leader in entomology and plant pathology; promoting human, animal, and plant health, environmental sustainability and food security.
The Department serves science and society through discovery, translation and dissemination of knowledge and resources to promote human, animal, and plant health, environmental sustainability and food security.
- Foster interdisciplinary and synergistic collaboration.
- Champion a supportive, diverse, and inclusive environment.
- Support innovation and excellence.
- Ensure scientific integrity.
- Engage and serve our stakeholders.
Insect Festival 2022
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The Festival educates and entertains Arkansans of all ages about the beauty, value, and interest of insects and other arthropods. The first Festival was held in 1993. The one-day event typically draws more than a thousand people. It takes most people about 1-2 hours to travel through the festival grounds and all the activities. There are many educational exhibits with expert entomologists to answer your questions.
- Farmer's Market Summer 2022 - The Plant Pathology and Entomology Clubs just finished up sharing a booth at the Fayetteville Farmer's Market this summer! They also attended some of the Goshen Farmer's Markets - we are thrilled we could help spread the word on what we do!
- Our department attended the most recent annual APS meeting, Plant Health 2022, this August in Pittsburgh, PA. Two of our graduate students, Qiurong Fan and Sherif Sharfadine, both mentored by Dr. Alejandro Rojas, received awards at the meeting.
- Cassandra Steele and Blythe Lawson both recently gave oral presentations and were awarded competitive travel grants at the Livestock Insect Workers Conference in Dallas, TX.
- Assistant Professor - Forest Health. More information and application can be found here.