Neelendra Joshi

Neelendra Joshi

Associate Professor

Pollinator Health, Fruit Entomology, IPM and Toxicology

(DREX)-Director Experiment Station

(UADA)-UA Division of Agriculture

Phone: 479-575-3872

Fax: 479-575-2452

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  • Ph.D. (Dual Degree), Entomology, and Comparative & International Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • M. Sc. Agriculture Entomology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar.
  • B. Sc. Biology (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry) Kumaun University, Nainital.

Current Gradaute Students

  • Jon Zawislak (PhD) 
    • EAS - Roger A. Morse Outstanding Award recipient
  • Lilia Beattie (PhD)
    • UA Doctoral Academy Fellowship recipient
  • Olivia Kline (PhD)
    • USDA S-SARE Graduate Student Grant Award recipient
    • UA Doctoral Academy Fellowship recipient
  • Roshani Acharya (PhD)
    • USDA S-SARE Graduate Student Grant Award recipient
    • Entomological Society of America President’s Prize (2nd Place) for graduate research presentation (Plant-Insect Ecosystems: Pollinator section) recipient

Former Gradaute Students

  • Joseph Belsky (MS) - Now working with the US EPA.
    • Recipient of the Entomological Society of America President’s Prize (2nd Place) for graduate research presentation (Physiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology-Hymenoptera section).
    • UA Charles G. Lincoln Fellowship recipient.
    • Entomological Society of America Plant-Insect Ecosystems (P-IE) Scholarship Award recipient.
    • Recipient of the Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award from the So-Cal. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
    • Recipient of the Graduate Student Travel Award from the SETAC- North America.
  • Annie Miskelley (MS) - Co-advised with Dr. N. Seiter 
  • Development and implementation of ecologically-based IPM programs.
  • Pollinator health, management and conservation.
  • Integration of pollinator health into IPM programs and crop production in specialty crops.
  • Pesticide Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology and Pesticide Risk Assessment.
  • Bioecology and ecosystem services of native and alternative pollinators.
  • Insect ecology, modeling phenology and insect development.
  • Arthropod sampling and monitoring methods.
  • Insecticide resistance in insect pests.
  • Host-plant resistance.
  • Pesticide Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Pollinator Bioecology and Management
  • Insect Ecology 
  • International Agriculture
  • Joshi, N.K, Ngugi, H.K. and Biddinger, D.J. (2020). Bee Vectoring: Development of the Japanese orchard bee as a targeted delivery system of biological control agents for fire blight management. Pathogens. 9(1)41, 1-11. doi:10.3390/pathogens901004.
  • Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A. and Krawczyk, G. (2020). Insecticide baseline sensitivity in codling moth (Cydia pomonella) populations from orchards under different management practices. Journal of Entomological Science. 55(1):105-116. doi:10.18474/0749-8004-55.1.105.
  • Joshi, N.K., Leslie, T., Rajotte, E.G. and Biddinger, D.J. (2020). Environmental impacts of reduced-risk and conventional pesticide programs differ in commercial apple orchards, but similarly influence pollinator community. Chemosphere, 240 (1):1-10. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124926.
  • Joshi, N.K., Naithani, K., and Biddinger, D.J. (2020). Nest modification protects immature stages of the Japanese orchard bee (Osmia cornifrons) from invasion of a cleptoparasitic mite pest. Insects. 11(1)1-7, doi:10.3390/insects11010065.
  • Robertson, S., Joshi, N.K., and Dowling, A. (2020) Nocturnal vs diurnal pollination of self fertile peaches and muscadine grapes. Florida Entomologist. 103 (2),302-305.
  • Belsky, J., and Joshi, N.K. (2020). Effects of fungicide and herbicide chemical exposure on Apis and non-Apis bees in agricultural landscape. Front. Environ. Sci., 28, 1-10. doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.00081
  • Joshi, N.K., Leslie, T., and Biddinger, D.J. (2019). Parasitism of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), by the native parasitoid, Trichopoda pennipes (Diptera: Tachinidae). Biology. 8(3): 1-9; doi:10.3390/biology8030066.
  • *Heller S., *Joshi N.K., Chen J., Rajotte E.G., Mullin C., Biddinger D.J. (2020). Pollinator exposure to systemic insecticides and fungicides applied in the previous fall and pre-bloom period in apple orchards. Environmental Pollution. 4/14:114589. (*co-first authors.) www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749119354727 
  • Phan N.T., Joshi N.K., Rajotte E.G., López-Uribe M.M., Zhu F., and Biddinger D.J. (2020). A new ingestion bioassay protocol for assessing pesticide toxicity to the adult Japanese orchard bee (Osmia cornifrons). Scientific Reports. 6/11;10(1):1-9. www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-66118-2
  • Reilly J.R., Artz D.R., Biddinger D., Bobiwash K., Boyle N.K., Brittain C., Brokaw J., Campbell J.W., Daniels J., Elle E., Ellis J.D., Fleischer S.J., Gibbs J., Gillespie R.L., Gundersen K.B., Gut L., Hoffman G., Joshi N., Lundin O., Mason K., McGrady C.M., Peterson S.S., Pitts-Singer T.L., Rao S., Rothwell N., Rowe L., Ward K.L., Williams N.M., Wilson J.K., Isaacs R. and Winfree R. (2020). Crop production in the USA is frequently limited by a lack of pollinators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1931) 20200922. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0922.
  • Belsky, J., and Joshi, N.K. (2019). Impact of biotic and abiotic stressors on managed and feral bees. Insects 10(8): 1- 42. doi:10.3390/insects10080233. 
  • Seiter, N., Miskelley, A., Lorenz, G., Joshi, N.K., Studebaker, G., and Kelley, J. (2019). Impact of planting date on Melanaphis sacchari (Hemiptera: Aphididae) population dynamics and grain sorghum yield. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi:10.1093/jee/toz230.
  • *Heller, S., *Joshi, N.K., Leslie, T., Rajotte, E.G. and Biddinger, D.J. (2019). Diversified floral resource plantings support bee communities after apple bloom in commercial orchards. Scientific Reports. 9, 17232 (1-13) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52601 (*co-first authors). www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-52601-y
  • Zawislak, J., Adamczyk J., Johnson, D.R., Lorenz, G., Black, J., Hornsby, Q., Stewart, S.D., and Joshi, N.K. (2019). Comprehensive survey of area-wide agricultural pesticide use in southern United States row crops and potential impact on honey bee colonies. Insects, 10(9):1-19. doi:10.3390/insects10090280.
  • Park, M.G., Joshi, N.K., Rajotte, E.G., Biddinger, D.J., Losey, J.E., and Danforth, B.N. (2018).  Apple grower pollination practices and perceptions of alternative pollinators in New York and Pennsylvania. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (Cambridge University Press). doi:10.1017/S1742170518000145, p1-14.
  • Belsky, J. and Joshi, N.K. (2018). Assessing role of major drivers in recent decline of Monarch butterfly population in North America. Front. Environ. Sci. 6:86. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00086.
  • Biddinger, D., Rajotte, E.G., and Joshi, N.K. (2018). Integrating pollinator health into tree fruit IPM- A case study of Pennsylvania apple production.  In: The pollination of cultivated plants: A compendium for practitioners (Vol. 1) (Editor- David Roubik), FAO, Rome. pp69-83.
  • Gibbs, J., Joshi, N.K., Wilson, J., Rothwell, N., Powers, K., Haas, M., Gut, L., Biddinger, D., and Isaacs, R. (2017). Does passive sampling accurately reflect the bee (Apoidea: Anthophila) communities pollinating apple and sour cherry orchards? Environmental Entomology. doi:10.1093/ee/nvx069pp1-10.
  • Joshi, N.K., Otieno, M., Rajotte, E.G., Fleischer, S.J., and Biddinger, D.J. (2016). Proximity to natural woodland and landscape structure drives pollinator visitation in uniformly managed apple orchard systems. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 4:38. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00038. pp1-9.
  • Kammerer, M.A., Biddinger, D.J., Joshi, N.K., Rajotte, E.G., and Mortensen, D.A. (2016). Modeling local spatial patterns of wild bee diversity in Pennsylvania apple orchards. Landscape Ecology, doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0416-4. pp.1-11.
  • Biddinger D., Surcica,  A., Joshi, N.K. (2017). A native predator utilizing the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) as a food source. Biocontrol Science and Technology, doi:10.1080/09583157.2017.1354247.
  • Biddinger, D., and Joshi, N.K. (2017). Advancing IPM programs to control San Jose scale and wooly apple aphid in apple orchards. Pennsylvania Fruit News, 97(1): 68-73.
  • Joshi, N.K., Rajotte, E.G., Naithani, K.J., Krawczyk, G., and Hull, L.A. (2016). Population dynamics and flight phenology model of codling moth differ between commercial and abandoned apple orchard ecosystems. Frontiers in Physiology. 7:408. doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00408. pp1-13.
  • Abram, P. K., Hoelmer, K. A., Acebes-Doria, A., Andrews, H., Beers, E.H., Bergh, J. C., ………..Jentsch, P., Joshi, N.K., Kuhar, T.P., Lara, J., Lee, J.C., Legrand, A., Leskey, T.C, et. al. (2017). Indigenous arthropod natural enemies of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug in North America and Europe. Journal of Pest Science. doi:10.1007/s10340-017-0891-7. pp1-12.
  • Biddinger, D.J., and Joshi, N.K. (2017). First report of native Astata unicolor (Hymenoptera: Crabronide) predation on the nymphs and adults of the invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug,Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Florida Entomologist. 100 (4) 809-812. doi:10.1653/024.100.0408.
  • Joshi N.K., B. Butler, K. Demchak, and D. J. Biddinger (2016). Seasonal occurrence of spotted wing drosophila in various small fruits and berries in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Journal of Applied Entomology. doi: 10.1111/jen.12325.
  • Sidhu, C., and Joshi, N.K. (2016). Establishing wildflower pollinator habitats in agricultural farmland to provide multiple ecosystem services. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7:363. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00363.
  • Joshi N.K., Leslie, T., Rajotte, E.G., Kammerer, M.A., Otieno, M., and Biddinger D.J. (2015). Comparative trapping efficiency to characterize bee abundance, diversity and community composition in apple orchards. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. DOI: 10.1093/aesa/sav057. pp1-15.
  • Joshi, N.K., Rajotte, E.G., Myers, C.T., Krawczyk, G., and Hull, L.A. (2015). Development of a susceptibility index of apple cultivars for codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) oviposition. Frontiers in Plant Science (Crop Science and Horticulture Section), 6: 992. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00992. pp1-13.
  • Joshi N.K., Biddinger, D.J., Demchak, K., Deppen, A. (2014). First report of Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in commercial fruits and vegetables in Pennsylvania. Journal of Insect Science (Entomological Society of America), DOI:10.1093/jisesa/ieu121
  • Biddinger, D. Leslie, T., and Joshi, N.K. (2014). Reduced-risk pest management programs for Eastern U.S. peach orchards: Impacts on non-target arthropod parasitoids, predators and some select pests. Journal of Economic Entomology, 107 (3) 1084-1091.
  • Joshi, N.K., Biddinger, D.J., Fleischer, S., and Passova, S. (2013). First report of the adventive species, Sitochroa palealis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Pennsylvania and its attraction to the sex pheromone of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubialis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Great Lakes Entomologist, 46: 89-93.
  • Biddinger, D.J., Robertson, J., Mullin, C., Frazier, J., Ashcraft, S., Joshi, N.K., and Vaughn, M. (2013). Comparative toxicities and synergism of apple orchard pesticides to Apis mellifera (L.) and Osmia cornifrons (Radoszkowski).  PLoS ONE, 8(9): e72587. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072587.
  • Biddinger, D.J., Joshi, N.K., Rajotte, E.R., Halbrendt, N.O., Pulig, C., Naithani, K.J., and Vaughn, M. (2013). An immunomarking method to determine the foraging patterns of Osmia cornifrons and resulting fruit set in a cherry orchard. Apidologie, 44 (6), 738-749.
  • Ritz, A., Sahli, H., Biddinger, D., Schupp, J., Rajotte, E., and Joshi, N.K. (2012). Quantifying the efficacy of native bees for orchard pollination in Pennsylvania to offset the increased cost and decreased reliability of honeybees. Pennsylvania Fruit News, 92 (1) 60-66.
  • Bohnenblust, E., Hull, L.A., Krawczyk, G., and Joshi, N.K. (2011). Capture of two moths in traps placed at two different heights in pheromone treated apple orchards. Journal of Entomological Science, 46 (3) 223-231.
  • Biddinger, D., Rajotte, E., Phan, N., Joshi, N.K., Shugrue, S. (2017). Minimizing the impact of systemic insecticides to managed and wild pollinators in commercial apple orchards. Pennsylvania Fruit News, 97(1):  57-62.
  • Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A., Rajotte, E.G., Krawczyk, G., and Bohnenblust, E. (2011). Evaluating sex pheromone and kairomone-based lures for attracting codling moth adults in mating disruption versus conventionally managed apple orchards in Pennsylvania. Pest Management Science, 67(10)1332-1337.
  • Hull, L.A., Joshi, N.K., and Zaman F. (2009). Management of internal feeding lepidopteran pests in apple, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests (34) p1-8. doi:10.4182/amt.2009.A8.
  • Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A., Krawczyk, G., and Rajotte, E.G. (2008). Field results of mating disruption technologies for the control of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), and oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) in Pennsylvania apple orchards. Aspects of Applied Biology. (84)153 -161.
  • Biddinger, D. J., Hull, L., Joshi, N.K., and Ngugi, H. (2013). Impact of selected insecticides used for brown marmorated stink bug control and fungicides used for scab resistance on the predatory mite, Typhlodromus pyri. Pennsylvania Fruit News 93 (1): 45-57.
  • Hull, L.A., Joshi, N.K., and Zaman, F. (2009). Effectiveness of insecticide programs against lepidopteran pests, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests (34) p1-9. doi:10.4182/amt.2009.A12.
  • Hull, L.A., Joshi, N.K., Zaman, F. (2009). Large plot reduced risk insecticide study for Lepidopteran pests infesting apples, 2008 Arthropod Management Tests (34) p1-6. doi:10.4182/amt.2009.A11.
  • Joshi, N.K., Naithani, K.J., Hull, L.A., Rajotte, E.G., and Krawczyk G. (2011). Development of a Bayesian flight model for codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) in Pennsylvania apple orchards. Pennsylvania Fruit News, 91(5): 24-30.
  • Hull, L.A., Zaman, F., and Joshi, N.K. (2009). Use of insecticides/kairomones for lepidopteran pest control, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests (34) p1-4. doi:10.4182/amt.2009.A13.
  • Hull, L.A., Zaman, F., and Joshi, N.K. (2009). Efficacy of insecticides against the green peach aphid infesting peaches, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests (34). doi:10.4182/amt.2009.B5.
  • Hull, L.A., Joshi, N.K., and Zaman, F. (2009). Efficacy of IGR insecticides for insect pest control in peach, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests (34). doi:10.4182/amt.2009.B7.
  • Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A., Myers, C.T., Rajotte, E.G., and Krawczyk, G. (2009). Development of an egg-hatch model for codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), in apple orchards of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Virginia Fruit 59 (1): 14-21.
  • Hull, L.A., Zaman, F., Joshi, N.K. (2009). Control of seasonal pear psylla populations in pears, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests (34) p1-3. doi:10.4182/amt.2009.A23.
  • Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A., Myers, C.T., Krawczyk, G., and Rajotte, E.G. (2007). Oviposition preference of Oriental fruit moth [Grapholita molesta (Busck), Lepidoptera: Tortricidae] for apple cultivars. Proceedings 16th International Plant Protection Congress. UK. 308-309.

Extension Articles

  • Biddinger, D., Joshi, N.K. (2018). A new plant bug type pest in apples? Penn Fruit News, 98(1): 60-68.
  • Hamby, K., Butler, B., Demchak, K., and Joshi, N.K. (2015). Spotted wing drosophila monitoring and management. Fact Sheet (pp1-12)- University of Maryland Extension. - July 12, 2015
  • Hamby, K., Butler, B., Demchak, K., and Joshi, N.K. (2015). Spotted Wing Drosophila Larval Infestation in Central Maryland- SWD Management. Vegetable and Fruit News. July. 10, 2015. p1-6.
  • Hamby, K., Butler, B., Demchak, K., and Joshi, N.K. (2015). Spotted Wing Drosophila Fruit Monitoring. Vegetable and Fruit News. 6 (3): 6-8.
  • Biddinger, D.J., Demchak, K., Rajotte, E.G., Baugher, B., and Joshi, N.K. (2014). Pollinators and pesticide sprays during bloom in fruit plantings. Fruit Times (April 30, 2014).
  • Biddinger D., Joshi, N.K., Ellis, K., Butler, B., Donovall, L., and Demchak, K. (2014). A survey of the spotted wing drosophila other invasive fruit flies in various fruit crops in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Penn Fruit News, 91 (1) 52-58.
  • Biddinger, D., Butler, B., and Joshi, N.K. (2014). Biological control of mites in Pennsylvania and Maryland apple orchards. Penn Fruit News 91 (1) 41-51.
  • Biddinger, D., Ritz, A., Rajotte, E.G., and Joshi, N.K. (2013). The role of pollen bees in fruit tree pollination and some new cautions on pesticide use. Fruit Times. August 23, 2013.
  • Biddinger, D.J., Joshi, N.K, and Demchak, K. (2012). African Fig Fly: Another invasive drosophilid fly discovered in Pennsylvania. Fruit Times. Nov. 16/2012
  • Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A, Myers, C.T., Rajotte, E.G., and Krawczyk, G. (2009). Studies on oviposition of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) in apple orchards of Pennsylvania. Penn Fruit News 89 (2): 39-45.
  • Biddinger, D.J., and Joshi, N.K. (2012). Yellow jackets and hornets in Pennsylvania tree fruit orchards. Fruit Times, October 17/2012.
  • Biddinger, D., Rajotte, E., Joshi, N.K., and Ritz, A. (2011). Wild bees as alternative pollinators. Fruit Times, 30 (9): 1-4.
  • Biddinger, D., Rajotte, E., and Joshi, N.K. (2011). Wild bees as alternative pollinators in Pennsylvania apple orchards. The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO and the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo Dec. 2011, Michigan.
  • Hull, L.A., and Joshi, N.K. (2009). Alternate row middle spraying with some of the new insecticides for tree fruits. Fruit Times 28 (5): 1-4.
  • Joshi, N.K., and Hull, L.A. (2009). Efficiency of different lure types for monitoring codling moth adults in apple orchards. Penn Fruit News 89 (3): 27-33.
  • Myers, C.T., Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A., and Glenn, D.M. (2007). Observation and evaluation of exotic and domestic apple germplasm for resistance to attack from Oriental fruit moth and codling moth. Penn Fruit News 87(2):51-56.

Technical Reports & Publications

  • Joshi, N.K., D.J. Biddinger (2013) Movento Field Trial for San Jose Scale control in apple- 2012. - Bayer CropScience, USA.
  • Hull L.A., and Joshi, N.K. (2012). Evaluation of insecticides for pear psylla control, 2011. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (37), doi: 10.4182/amt.2012.A14.
  • Biddinger, D.J., and Joshi, N.K. (2012) Movento Field Trial for San Jose Scale in Apple-2011- Bayer CropScience, USA.
  • Hull, L.A., and Joshi, N.K. (2011). Control of various peach pests. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (36) doi: 10.4182/amt.2011.B6.
  •  Hull, L.A., and Joshi, N.K. (2011). Peach pest management study, 2010. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (36) doi: 10.4182/amt.2011.B7.
  •  Hull, L.A., and Joshi, N.K. (2011). Efficacy of various acaricides, 2010. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (36) doi: 10.4182/amt.2011.A3.
  •  Hull, L.A., and Joshi, N.K. (2011). Seasonal pear psylla control study, 2010. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (36) doi: 10.4182/amt.2011.A16.
  • Hull, L.A., Krawczyk, G., and Joshi, N.K. (2010) Evaluating Cyd-X® and Isomate® CM/OFM TT for the management of Codling Moth, Cydia pomonella, and Oriental Fruit Moth, Grapholita molesta, in Pennsylvania apple orchards – Year 5 (2009)- Certis USA.
  • Hull, L.A., Joshi, N.K., and Zaman, F. (2009). Insect pest management in peach, 2008. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (34) doi:10.4182/amt.2009.B6.
  • Hull L.A., Zaman, F., and Joshi, N.K. (2009). Effectiveness of acaricides in apples, 2008. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (34) doi:10.4182/amt.2009.A10.
  • Hull L.A., Zaman, F., and Joshi, N.K. (2009). Effectiveness of insecticide airblast applications in apple, 2008. Arthrop. Manag. Tests (34) p1-8. doi:10.4182/amt.2009.A9.
  • Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2020 – Present).
  • Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2015 – 2020).
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Penn State University, University Park, PA (2011–2015).
  • Doctoral/Grad. Research Assistant, Penn State University, University Park, PA (2005 – 2011).
  • Senior Research Fellow, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology - Hill Campus, UK, India (2004 – 2004).
  • Junior Research Fellow, H.N.B.G. University, Tehri, UK, India (2002 – 2003).
  • Assistant Manager, Manjushree Plantations Ltd. (Coffee, Tea, Cardamom), New Hope, TN, India (2001– 2002).
  • Graduate Research Assistant, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India (1999 – 2001).                                                                                           


  • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis Travel Award (2013), Knoxville, TN, USA.
  • Postdoctoral Research Travel Award (2012), Penn State University.
  • Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award Nomination (2011), Penn State University.
  • Alumni Association Dissertation Award (2011), Penn State University.
  • Graduate Student Service Award (2010), Penn State University.
  • Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Award (2009), Penn State University. 
  • Michael E. Duke Memorial Scholarship in Entomology (2009), Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University.
  • W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award (2008) Penn State University.
  • Laurel Award for Outstanding Service: (2008), Penn State University.
  • Lloyd E. Adams Grant-In-Aid Award in Economic Entomology (2008), Department of Entomology, Penn State University.
  • Ford Foundation Int. Fellowship (2005-2008) - Ford Foundation, New York.
  • William Yendol Memorial Research Travel Award (Fall-2006, Summer 2007, Fall 2007, Summer 2008, Fall 2008), Department of Entomology, Penn State University.
  • Uni Mart Endowment- Graduate Student International Travel Award- 2007 & 2008, College of Agriculture Sciences, Penn State University.
  • Sustainable Crop Protection in Agriculture Program Scholarship Award (2006) - College of Agriculture Sciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA.