Dr. Justin Renkema
Assistant Professor of Entomology
Dr. Justin Renkema’s research program focuses on developing management strategies for insect and mite pests of small fruit crops, including strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry.
Emphasis is put on determining basic and applied ecological knowledge of pests and their natural enemies and competitor species. This knowledge will be used to better integrate biological and chemical, cultural, physical and other controls.
Dr. Justin Renkema collaborates locally, nationally and internationally with researchers from multiple disciplines and works closely with industry and grower groups to identify and address pest concerns.