University of Georgia (UGA) Extension has a new pecan entomologist as part of its UGA Pecan Team, according to the UGA Extension Pecan Blog,
Apurba Barman has been hired as an assistant professor in agroecology, tree nut and fruit entomology and will be stationed at the UGA Tifton Campus.
Barman previously served as the University of California (UC) Extension IP advisor at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in the Imperial Valley. Barman also worked at UGA as a postdoctorate associate and coordinated a whitefly monitoring and management progress across cropping systems in the southern region of the state.
Pecan producers will be able to meet Barman at the Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day in Baxley on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and at the Georgia Pecan Growers Association annual field day in Tifton on Sept. 8