Dr. Terri Billeisen
Dr. Terri Billeisen is an Extension Associate in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State University. She completed her B.S. and M.S. degrees in entomology at Purdue University. Her Ph.D. and post-doctoral research investigated the ecology of the sugarcane beetle in managed turfgrass and the distribution of the management of the annual bluegrass weevil respectively, both completed at NC State University. Her current research focuses on insect pollinator population dynamics in turfgrass systems and evaluating options for biological control of red imported fire ants.
Dr. Rick Brandenburg
Dr. Rick Brandenburg is a Wm. Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department at North Carolina State University. He has spent the last 30 years developing cost effective insect management programs for a number of systems including turfgrass.
Brian Royals has been a Research Specialist in Dr. Brandenburg’s Lab at NC State for 24 years. His expertise focuses on peanut and turfgrass insect management.