Dr. Don Henne is an Assistant Professor in Vegetable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at the Weslaco Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) and the Department of Horticultural Sciences. He is responsible for IPM research on insect pests affecting vegetables and other specialty crops in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and south Texas. His research interests include pesticide efficacy evaluations, insect sampling, population dynamics, movement and spread, spatial statistics, plant disease-vector interactions, and plant disease epidemiology.
Dr. Henne received his Ph.D. in entomology from Louisiana State University. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in entomology from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has previously worked on phorid fly population ecology, biological control of insects and weeds, and Saturniid moth biology and ecology.