Dr. Teresia Nyoike

Dr. Teresia Nyoike

Postdoctoral Associate



Teresia Nyoike was born and raised in Kenya. She received her Bachelor's degree in Agriculture (Crop Protection) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. In August 2005 she joined the Small and Vegetable IPM Laboratory in the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF to start her MS program under the supervision of Dr. Oscar Liburd, which she completed in 2007. Her MS research focused on the control of whiteflies and aphids and the related viruses they vector to zucchini squash using synthetic and living mulches in combination with a reduced-risk insecticide. She graduated with her PhD in August 2012. Her research focused on economic thresholds, behavior, and management of twospotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) on strawberries, as well as spatial and temporal distribution of spider mites and its predatory mite (Neoseiulus californicus) in strawberry plantings. Her postdoctoral research include monitoring grape root borer (Vitacea polistiformis) using pheromones, insecticide efficacy trials, biology and management of Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) on blueberries and strawberries.

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