John is an entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development based out of Carman. He conducts monitoring programs for some of Manitoba’s major insect pests and provides information on insects, both beneficial and potential pests, to farmers, agronomists and those working in agriculture. John does numerous presentations and information updates for agronomists and farmers and co-produces a weekly Manitoba Crop Pest Update during the spring and summer. He has worked for Manitoba Agriculture since 1997.
John has a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology and a M. Sc. in entomology from the University of Guelph and completed his Ph.D. in the department of entomology at the University of Manitoba.
Aside from entomology, John also enjoys cycling, travelling, and observing almost any type of wildlife.