Dr. Raymond Cloyd – 2017

Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd, State Extension Leader for Entomology, Professor and Extension Specialist in Horticultural Entomology/Plant Protection, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University.

Raymond has an extension (70%) and research (30%) appointment at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). His research and extension program involves pest management in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, turfgrass, conservatories, interiorscapes, Christmas trees, and vegetables and fruits. Raymond is the extension specialist in horticultural entomology for the state of Kansas with a major clientele that includes homeowners, master gardeners, and professional and commercial operators. Raymond has published over 80 scientific refereed publications and over 800 trade journals on topics related to pest management/plant protection. In addition, he has authored or co-authored numerous books (Greenhouse Pest Management, Pests and Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials, IPM for Gardeners, Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect and Mite Pests, and Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests), book chapters, manuals, PICT or picture-pocket guides, and extension-related publications. Raymond is a frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences and seminars. Raymond has received numerous awards and honors including the American Society for Horticultural Sciences Outstanding Extension Educator Award 2012; 2011 Society of American Florists Alex Laurie Award for Research and Extension; 2010 Entomological Society of America North Central Branch Award of Excellence in Integrated Pest Management; 2008 Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho State Early Career Extension Award; 2003 College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension; and 2003 Visionary Leadership Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Fraternity.

Specialty Areas: plant protection, biological control, plant-insect interactions, insect ecology, pesticides, integrating pesticides with biological control agents, sanitation, extension

Updated: July 18, 2016