Jake Hennessey

  • Masters Student
  • University of Idaho
  • Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences


Sanford Eigenbrode

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Jake Hennessey is an M.S. student whose research focuses on the insect pests affecting fall-planted peas, which promises to be an important rotational crop in cereal systems of the iPNW in the future. Warming temperatures and new genetic resources are making this crop more viable agronomically. Models run during the REACCH project indicate that in moderate to high rainfall zones, fall-planted peas will be economical for diversification and intensification. Unknown is how the pressure from insect pests might differ for these crops vs. spring-planted peas, and how that will affect pests in all legumes across the landscape. Jake is documenting aphid and virus pressure in experimental plots of fall and spring planted peas.