Research and Outreach

Our department maintains well-balanced research programs and strives to disperse findings throughout the state of Arkansas and beyond through Extension services and departmental educational outreach programs. Through collaboration with the U of A System Division of Agriculture, the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, our faculty conduct impactful research that is translated from the lab to the field to the food on your table.

Our expertise ranges from fundamental studies of host-parasite physiology to more applied studies of disease control in rice, soybean, cotton, wheat, sorghum, turf, fruits and vegetables.   We have a strong research history in biological control of diseases and weeds, virology, fungal biology and nematology. Our department also has wide-ranging extension  programs dedicated to education of growers and the general public about managing insects and plant health using the latest available research.

Adair scholar with faculty member Clemencia Rojas looking at plants in a greenhouse

Research Areas

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is dedicated to a mission of research and education in the fields of entomology and plant pathology. Our research areas have vast impact in the health of Arkansans and the rest of the world. 

Small child looking at a bug in a student's hand at the Arkansas Insect Festival.

Outreach and Services

Our department and the Arkansas System Division of Agriculture faculty and staff offer their specific expertise and various educational progams to producers, homeowners, schools, teachers and others. 

Photo of the DTAS building. Photo source is the Agriculture Experiment Station


Our department is housed in facilities on the University of Arkansas campus, as well as other U of A System Division of Agriculture facilities across the state.