Elena Rhodes

Dr. Elena Rhodes

Postdoctoral Associate &
Biological Scientist



Dr. Rhodes earned her Bachelorís degree in biology from New College of Florida in 2003 and both her Masterís and Ph.D. degrees in entomology from the University of Florida in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Now a Postdoctoral Researcher, she specializes in integrated pest management in small fruit and vegetable crops. Her current major projects include the management of yellow margined leaf beetle, Microtheca ochroloma StŚl, in cole crops and blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson), in blueberries. Major past projects include the management of twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae Koch, in strawberries and flower thrips, Frankliniella spp., in blueberries. Minor projects include various efficacy trials, a feeding assay of stink bugs in blackberries, and assisting with grape root borer research.

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