Welcome Dr. Laura Ingwell – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Welcome Dr. Laura Ingwell

Dr. Laura Ingwell

Please welcome Dr. Laura Ingwell as she continues her experience in the Department of Entomology as an Assistant Professor in Horticulture Entomology. Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006. She received her Masters of Science in Ecology from the University of Rhode Island in 2009 and her PhD in Entomology from the University of Idaho in 2014. Prior to her new faculty position, Laura has been a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Entomology since 2014. Laura is a member of the Indiana Small Farm Conference Committee where she is working to engage with diverse small farmers by providing educational sessions to improve production and facilitate conversations around increasing diversity in agriculture. Dr. Ingwell’s research has focused on managing insect pests and insect transmitted pathogens in high tunnel cucumber, cantaloupe and tomato production and investigating the impacts of pesticide use on pollinator communities in these systems. Laura is excited to continue her collaborations with growers throughout the state.


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