Raymond Cloyd, a new faculty member at the University of Illinois, is an ornamental entomologist/Extension specialist in urban integrated pest management (IPM). This specialization includes greenhouses, landscapes, nurseries, turfgrass, interiorscapes, and conservatories (the green industry). His educational background includes an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California; a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture with a minor in plant protection/pest management from California Polytechnic State University; and master’s and doctoral degrees in entomology from Purdue University.
Cloyd’s background and training are primarily in integrated pest management of ornamental pests, with an emphasis on managing insect/mite pests of greenhouse, nursery, and landscape crops. He is available to assist individuals associated with the green industry in dealing with ornamental pests. Write to Raymond A. Cloyd, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, 228 ERML, 1201 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801. He can also be reached by phone, (217) 244-7218; fax, (217) 333-4777; or e-mail, email@example.com.