Professor and Extension Specialist
Office: 102 Insectary
I specialize in applied entomology and have extension, research, and teaching responsibilities in field crop entomology and arthropod pest management. My research currently is focused on integrated pest management of wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus, and other key pests of winter wheat with emphasis on the development of resistant cultivars and other sustainable management practices. I also conduct research on management of corn spider mites and other pests associated with water-limited cropping systems. Much of my extension information is summarized in the High Plains Integrated Pest Management Guide (http://wiki.bugwood.org/HPIPM:Main_Page) as well as in fact sheets found on the Colorado State University Extension website (http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/?target=publications).
Courses I Teach:
BSPM 300/ANEQ 300B: Livestock Entomology (Spring)
BSPM 310: Understanding Pesticides (Spring Even Years)
BSPM 451: Integrated Pest Management (Spring Odd Years)
BSPM 551: Advanced Integrated Pest Management (Spring Odd Years)
Fazel-Najafabadi, M., J. Peng, F. B. Peairs, H. Simkova, A. Kilian, and N.L.V. Lapitan. 2015. Genetic mapping of resistance to Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) biotype 2 in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) accession CI2401. Euphytica 203: 607-614.
Bradshaw, J. and F. B. Peairs. 2015. Insect management. Pp. 95-110 in H. Schwartz and M. Brick, eds. Dry bean production and integrated pest management. 3nd Ed. Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming Regional Publication. Fort Collins, CO.
Puterka, G. J., K. L. Giles, M. J. Brown, S. J. Nicholson, R. W. Hammon, F. B. Peairs, T. L. Randolph, G. J. Michaels, E. D. Bynum, T. L. Springer, J. S. Armstrong, and D. W. Mornhinweg. 2015. Change in biotypic diversity of Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations in the United States. Journal of Economic Entomology 108: 798-804.
Merrill, S.C., T.O. Holtzer, F.B. Peairs, and P.J. Lester. 2015. Validating spatiotemporal predictions of an important pest of small grains. Pest Management Science 71: 131-138.
Sotelo, P.A., G.L. Hein, F.B. Peairs, and C.M. Smith. 2014. Effects of planting date and barley variety on Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Journal of Economic Entomology 107: 1969-1976.
Merrill, S.C., T.L. Randolph, F.B. Peairs, G.J. Michels, Jr., and C.B. Walker. 2014. Examining the competitive advantage of Diuraphis noxia (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Biotype 2 Over Biotype 1. Journal of Economic Entomology: 1471-1475.