Dr. Erin Hodgson has been hired as state extension specialist for field crops, filling a vacancy left by Marlin Rice’s departure from Iowa State University in early February. Hodgson earned her PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her major professor was David Ragsdale and her dissertation was on thePopulation and Sampling of the Soybean Aphid. The sampling techniques and thresholds used by ISU Extension for the Asia soybean aphid come largely from her doctoral research.
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