Meet the Contributing Authors - Hollis M. Flint

Hollis M. Flint

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Address

USDA-ARS-WCRL
4135 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
e-mail: thenneb@asrr.arsusda.gov
telephone 602/379-3524 ext. 230
fax: 379-4509

Biography

Hollis M. Flint graduated with a B. S. in biology from Stetson University, Deland, Florida, in June 1960. He attended graduate school at the University of Florida, graduating in June 1964 with a Ph.D. in medical entomology. He worked at the USDA Metabolism and Radiation Research Laboratory, Fargo, North Dakota, 1964-1971, where he conducted radiation and chemical sterilization studies on a variety of pest insects including the boll weevil. In 1971 he moved to the USDA Western Cotton Research Laboratory, Phoenix, AZ. During his years at Phoenix he worked on insect pheromones (1971-1982), host plant resistance (1982-1992) and whitefly control (1992 to present). He has published in all these research areas, but is best known for his work to control the pink bollworm using its pheromone. During his career as a research entomologist for the USDA, he has devoted himself to finding and developing non-insecticidal methods of insect control.