Dr. David Headrick

Professor, Horticulture and Crop Science Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Dr. Headrick teaches Agricultural Entomology, Biological Control of Agricultural Pests, Vertebrate Pest Management and Insect Pest Management in the Plant Protection Science concentration of the Horticulture and Crop Science Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. He earned his PhD from UC Riverside where he studied biological control of weeds and became a specialist in tephritid fruit fly ecology and behavior.  He then was a post-doctoral research associate in biological control specializing in whiteflies and parasitic Hymenoptera biology and taxonomy. His research on these agriculturally important groups has resulted in more than 80 published articles, book chapters and technical reports. He was the recipient of the 2005 University Distinguished Teaching Award; in 2008 he received a national Distinguished Agriculture Educator Award; and he was selected for the 2010 Outstanding Researcher Award and the 2015 Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award from Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.  He continues to conduct research on insect pest management in vegetable, citrus and greenhouse cropping systems and has given over 100 national and international research-related presentations.

SESSION: The Role of Vertebrate Predators in IPM

November 14 | 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM | Breakout Tent | 1.5 DPR CE (Other), 1.5 CCA