NC State Extension

Stephen Schoof

Man running from plane spraying

One of the hazards of field work is exposure to pesticides

Agricultural Research Specialist

Entomology

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology


Responsibilities

Assist Dr. Jim Walgenbach with the entomology research program:

  • Coordinate field research by implementing fruit and vegetable experiments, collecting data, and supervising field crew.
  • Monitor seasonal insect populations in apple orchards in multiple counties through scouting, trapping, and degree-day modeling.
  • Create and update websites and other outreach materials with information about insect activity, population trends, and degree-day modeling, as well as publishing fact sheets and current news for commercial growers and the general public.
  • Analyze research data and prepare reports.
  • Support county extension personnel through data delivery, insect specimen and damage identification, and outreach.

Education

  • B.S., Environmental Science, Resource Management, University of North Carolina at Asheville. 1996.

Publications

  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2013. Tomato acaricide trials, 2012. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 38.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2013. Tomato foliar insecticide trial, 2012. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 38.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2012. Cabbage adjuvant and insecticide trial, 2011. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 37.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2012. At-planting drench and season foliar application of cyzazypyr, 2011. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 37.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2012. Tomato organic insecticide trial, 2011. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 37.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2011. Internal lepidopteran pest control on apple, 2010. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 36.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2011. Flea beetle and harlequin bug control on cabbage, 2010. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 36.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2011. Pepper chemigation study, 2010. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 36.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2011. Tomato chemigation study, 2010. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 36.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2010. European red mite control on apple, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 35.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2010. Internal lepidopteran pest control on apple, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 35.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2010. Tomato chemigation study, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 35.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2010. Two-spotted spider mite control on tomatoes, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 35.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2009. European red mite control on apple, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 34.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2009. Insect control on cabbage, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 34.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2009. Tomato chemigation study, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 34.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2009. Two-spotted spider mite control on staked tomatoes, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 34.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2008. Western flower thrips control on staked tomatoes, 2007. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 33.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2008. Insect control on staked tomatoes, 2007. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 33.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2008. Insect control on cabbage, 2007. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 33.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2008. Two-spotted spider mite control on staked tomatoes, 2007. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 33.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2007. Control of internal-feeding lepidopterans and European red mites on apple, 2006. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 32.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2007. Insect control on apple, 2006. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 32.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2007. Two-spotted spider mite control on staked tomatoes, 2006. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 32.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2007. Insect control on staked tomatoes. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 32.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2006. Control of internal-feeding lepidopterans on apple, 2005. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 31.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2006. European red mite control on apples, 2005. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 31.
  • Walgenbach, J. and Schoof, S. 2006. Insect control on cabbage, 2005. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol. 31.
  • Walgenbach, J., Schoof, S., and Schiessl, M. 2006. Annual report: Arthropod management studies on fruit and vegetable crops in Western North Carolina.
  • Walgenbach, J., Villanueva, R., and Schoof, S. 2005. Annual report: Arthropod management studies on fruit and vegetable crops in Western North Carolina.
  • Walgenbach, J., Villanueva, R., Schoof, S., and Sawyer, M. 2004. Annual report: Arthropod management studies on fruit and vegetable crops in Western North Carolina.

Presentations

  • Schoof, S. Trapping for Insect Pests in Commercial Apple Orchards. 2013. Master Pomology Class, Hendersonville, NC.
  • Schoof, S. Introduction to entomological research in a tomato field. 2011. Girls Outdoors program, Madison County Schools, Mills River, NC.
  • Schoof, S. Insect population modeling for IPM in apple orchards. 2008. T.I.M.E. program, Transylvania County Schools (secondary), Mills River, NC.
  • Schoof, S. and Barlow, V. Functions of a fruit and vegetable entomology laboratory. T. C. Roberson High School field trip, Mills River, NC.
  • Schoof, S. 2006. Insect monitoring and IPM in apple orchards. Master Pomology course, Henderson County Cooperative Extension, Staton orchard, Dana, NC.
  • Ager, A., Schoof, S., and Brown, E. 2006. Insect and disease monitoring, IPM, and organic apple production. North Carolina teachers professional development workshop, Hickory Nut Gap orchard, Fairview, NC.

Awards

  • 2015 NCSU CALS Award for Excellence

Other


Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

Email: MountainHort@ncsu.edu
Phone: 828-684-3562 ~ Fax: 828-684-8715


Email: steve_schoof@ncsu.edu

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Photo of Stephen SchoofStephen SchoofAgricultural Research Specialist (828) 684-3562 steve_schoof@ncsu.eduEntomology and Plant Pathology - NC State University
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