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Danielle Sekula

Sekula, Danielle
Danielle Sekula
Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management
Office:
Weslaco
Email:
Phone:
956-968-5581
Undergraduate Education
Bachelor in Biology – University of Texas – Pan American
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management – University of Texas – Pan American
Graduate Education
MS – Texas A&M University-Kingsville Integrated Pest Management

October 2008- Present
Rio Queen Citrus – Mission, TX

Field Entomologist, 4,300+ acres
In charge of making sure that 4,300 acres of citrus stays clean of pests and
diseases by offering my expertise to make good grove care decisions.

August 2007- May 2009
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Citrus Center Weslaco, TX
Assistant Research Technician, Pest Management Laboratory

June 2007- August 2007
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Citrus Center Weslaco, TX

Student Intern, Molecular Biology Laboratory

Jan 2006-Aug 2007
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Alamo, TX
Park Ranger/Canoe Guide
Managed the visitor center, organized nature/bird walks. Also gave guided
canoe tours down the Rio Grande. Did manual labor such as yard work
and native tree planting.

Projects:

  • Sampling for Asian Citrus Psyllid and Its Natural Enemies
  • Sampling for Asian Citrus Psyllid and its control using different pesticides
  • Arial Spray Application, by using water sensitive papers were able to compare Arial spray application in orchards compared to that of traditional application
  • Sampling for Citrus Leaf Miner and its control using different pesticides
  • Sampling for Citrus Thrips and its control using different pesticides
  • Sampling for False Spider Mites and studying its biology
  • Developing an Early Spray Method for the Citrus Rust Mite, as well asother IPM strategies, and studying the biology of the CRM