David Held

Dr. David Held

Professor, Auburn University

Dr. David Held is a Professor in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department at Auburn University.  His research concerns the ecology and management of insect pests of ornamental plants and turfgrass in landscapes and in production.  He has >20 years of experience in research, and 15 years as a faculty researcher/extension specialist.  Dr. Held is co-PI on the Crapemyrtle bark scale project and is lead person on new detections in Alabama.  The Held lab is working with other PI’s on the pollinator impacts objective and to determine how natural enemies of the bark scale can be augmented to reduce or eliminate infestations and damage.

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