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Frank, Daniel

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist

Daniel L. Frank is an entomology extension specialist and assistant professor with West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Daniel’s areas of interest and expertise include integrated pest management and plant-insect interactions. In his current position he conducts applied research and provides leadership for developing, implementing, and evaluating statewide educational/informational programs in entomology that include pest identification, integrated pest management, pesticide safety and education, and arthropod management and control programs. In addition, he teaches several classes within WVU’s Division of Plant and Soil Sciences.

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  1. Frank, D. L. 2018. Evaluation of fruit bagging as a pest management option for direct pests of apple. Insects. 9: 178. 12 pp.
  2. Frank, D. L., R. Kurtz, R. E. Estes, A. J. Gassmann, M. E. Gray, C. H. Krupke, L. J. Meinke, D. Moellenbeck, N. A. Tinsley, P. Weber, and B. E. Hibbard. 2015. Effect of seed blends and soil-insecticide on western and northern corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) emergence from mCry3A + eCry3.1Ab Bt maize. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108: 1260-1270.
  3. Frank, D. L., A. Zhang, S. E. Wright, J. S. Frank, J. F. Walgenbach, J. C. Bergh, and T. C. Leskey. 2014. Effect of a pheromone antagonist-based disruption blend on dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) mate-finding and infestation in a commercial apple orchard. Journal of Entomological Science. 49: 44-55.
  4. Frank, D. L., A. Zukoff, J. Barry, M. L. Higdon, and B. E. Hibbard. 2013. Development of resistance to eCry3.1Ab-expressing transgenic maize in a laboratory-selected population of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 106: 2506-2513.