Dr. Raymond Cloyd

Dr. Raymond Cloyd

Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd: Professor and Extension Specialist in Horticultural Entomology/Plant Protection, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). Raymond has an extension (70%) and research (30%) appointment in the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). Raymond received his MS and PhD from the Department of Entomology at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), and was employed as a professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL) in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences prior to his employment at Kansas State University. His research and extension program involves plant protection/pest management in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, turfgrass, conservatories, interiorscapes, Christmas trees, vegetables and fruits, and pollinators. Raymond is the extension specialist in horticultural entomology for the state of Kansas with a major clientele that includes homeowners, master gardeners, and professional and commercial operators. Raymond has published over 80 scientific refereed publications, over 900 trade journals, and over 60 extension publications on topics related to pest management/plant protection. In addition, he has authored or co-authored numerous books (Greenhouse Pest Management, Pests and Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials, IPM for Gardeners, Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests, Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, and Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests), book chapters, manuals, PICT or picture-pocket guides, and extension-related publications. Raymond is a frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences and seminars; and has received numerous awards and honors during his over 20 year academic career. Raymond’s professional specialty areas include: plant protection, biological control, plant-insect interactions, insect ecology, pesticides, integrating pesticides with biological control agents, and sanitation.

Plant Protection Strategies for Cannabis Production     WATCH THE VIDEO

Raymond will initially discuss the major insect and mite pests of both indoor and outdoor grown cannabis crops. He will then provide insights on implementing plant protection strategies that will help alleviate problems with insect and mite pests including: scouting, cultural control, sanitation, trap cropping, and biological control. Afterward, Raymond will address any questions or comments.

Pesticides and Biological Control: Can They Be Used Together?     WATCH THE VIDEO

Raymond will discuss the fundamentals of integrating the pesticides (insecticides, miticides, and fungicides) with biological control agents (parasitoids and predators) to mitigate problems with insect and mite pests. He will talk about the direct and indirect effects of pesticides on biological control agents and provide examples of situations where both plant protection strategies may be integrated. Raymond will include information associated with scientific research he has conducted at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS).