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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri

Assistant Professor of Entomology and Nematology

Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri’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. Lahiri collaborates locally, nationally and internationally with researchers from multiple disciplines and works closely with industry and grower groups to identify and address pest concerns.

  • Research
  • Extension

    Extension activities of this program will be geared towards reduced cost of production, while meeting current crop production standards and public expectations.  Through workshops, educational materials available online and in-person communication, this program will be able to help the growers and general public with correct identification of pests and associated crop damage.  This, in turn, will hlep them make the most informed decision and manage their farms efficiently.

  • Lab Team
    Lab Phone Number: 813-419-6584
    Staff MemberContact Information
    Daniel Cabral, Laboratory Tech I dcabral@ufl.edu
    Marissa Cassaway, OPS cassm22@ufl.edu
    Joe Montemayor, Grad Student montemayorj@ufl.edu
    Babu Panthi, Grad Student panthibabu@ufl.edu
    Chastity Perry, Student Assistant clangford1282@ufl.edu
    Armand Yambisa, OPS ayambisa@ufl.edu

Contact

Rm. 128
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598
813-419-6585
lahiris@ufl.edu