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Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Brad Kard, Professor: Endowed Professorship of Structural and Urban Entomology


    BA - San Jose State University, CA

    MS - Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ.

    Ph.D. - North Carolina State University




Room/Lab 127P/241/242 NRC


Lab members, students, and collaborators:

Charles Konemann, M.S.; Senior Agriculturist; Insect Diagnostics and Insect Museum Curator
Kevin Shelton, M.S.;  Associate Extension; Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator
Charles Luper, B.S.; Extension Associate; Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)
Current research and program emphasis:
  • Biology, Ecology, and Management of Subterranean Termites. 
  • Role of termites in native grassland ecosystems, beneficial effects of termites, colony characteristics, management and control of subterranean termites, and performance of commercial termite management products. 
  • Technology transfer to the Oklahoma Pest Control Association and other state associations, and citizens of Oklahoma and the United States. 
  • Collaboration with US and International Researchers. 
  • Development and expansion of the OSU Structural and Urban Entomology Program through tax-deductible gifts, grants, and contributions to the "Structural and Urban Entomology Endowment" through the OSU Foundation, Oklahoma State University.

Personal information:

Former high school teacher and principal; Former Army Sergeant - 7th Infantry Division, and Airborne Ranger Officer - 82d Airborne Division



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