Welcome to the Morrison Lab!
Caption: Morrison Lab Circa February 2018.
We are a group of researchers investigating the behavioral and chemical ecology of insects after harvest. After harvest, producers lose 10-30% of their commodities to damage by post-harvest insects through the storage, transportation, processing, and marketing of products before they reach the hands of consumers. The post-harvest commodity chain represents hundreds of billions of US dollars in value (think of everything from on-farm storage of bulk commodities to finished products in retail stores). We are focused on developing economical and sustainable tactics for diversifying management of stored product insects that will provide safe and healthy products. Our research explores how we can develop robust integrated pest management programs from farm to fork.
Caption: Lesser grain borers damaging a rice kernel