Nick Seiter2023-12-21T11:09:35-06:00


Dr. Nicholas Seiter

Areas of Expertise:

  • Entomology
  • Integrated Pest Management

Assistant Professor & Field Crops Entomologist
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Following his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in entomology at Purdue University, Dr. Seiter earned his doctorate in entomology at Clemson University. He spent several years as assistant professor and extension entomologist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture where he contributed to insect pest management recommendations in soybeans, cotton, sorghum and corn.

Dr. Seiter is dedicated to helping Illinois’ farmers more effectively and economically manage insect pests. His research focus includes developing decision-making tools, identifying natural enemies of insect pests, and assessing the effectiveness of insect control methods, as well as their fit within integrated management programs. He hopes to provide farmers with reliable guidance to address the unpredictable nature of pest management year-to-year and field-to-field across Illinois. He also is helping grow a new crop of entomologists through the courses he teaches.

Fun Facts!
To unwind, Dr. Seiter and his wife enjoy hiking. They recently checked off Sedona from their bucket list. Over the past few years, he’s also discovered the joys of woodworking.

Research Projects

Soybean Stem Pests: Survey, Impact and Education2023-12-20T16:28:32-06:00

Continuing work already underway across Illinois’ soybean fields, this project aims to identify new and emerging stem diseases and insect pests that negatively impact soybean production and yield. It will assess management practices and help prioritize future research to determine best management practices.

Assessing Insect Pest Effects on Yield and ROI of Pest Control Inputs2023-12-20T16:24:47-06:00

This multi-year project aims to identify the insect pests affecting Illinois soybean crops, their impact on soybean yield and the return on investment of control mechanisms. It will help determine threshold levels for insect pests responsible for reducing grain quality and yield, as well as develop integrated pest management recommendations.

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