Dr. Christian Krupke
Dr. Christian Krupke is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University, with a primary responsibility in field crops extension. Dr. Krupke received his B.S. from the University of Guelph, his M.S from Simon Fraser University and his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2004. His research program at Purdue focuses on the sustainable management of key pests of field crops, primarily corn and soybeans. His main areas of focus include quantifying the impacts of various Bt corn/refuge configurations on the biology of target pests, specifically corn rootworms. He also conducts research and extension programs on several other key pests of field crops, including the western bean cutworm and the soybean aphid and on the non-target effects of seed-applied herbicides upon beneficial insects (pollinators and predators).