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Research interests

Dr. Rogers broadly explores improving production of organic fruit and vegetable crops with a focus on integrated pest management. Her research goals are to reduce conventional pesticide use by increasing biological based suppression of insect pests, cultural management strategies to improve plant tolerance to insect herbivory, and controlled environments to improve quality of horticultural crops while simultaneously reducing pest pressure. Her research program also includes urban agriculture and participatory research models.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Efficacy of biopesticides for organic management of cucumber beetles, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sep 1 2009Dec 15 2012

Non-target effects of imidacloprid on the green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea, (Neuroptera:Chrysopidae); the monarch, Danaus plexippus, and the painted lady, Vanessa cardui, (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), University of Minnesota

Sep 1 2005Jun 1 2008

Research Interest Keywords

  • organic horticulture
  • integrated pest management
  • urban agriculture
  • fruit production
  • vegetable production
  • food systems


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