Welcome to the Morrison Lab!
Caption: Morrison Lab Circa October 2021 in Manhattan, KS.
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 borer damaging a rice kernel
If you are interested in working in the Morrison Lab, please contact the head of the lab (Dr. Rob Morrison) by sending an email with your research interests and current CV to william.morrison “at” usda [.] gov.
USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research
Stored Product Insects and Engineering Unit
1515 College Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502