Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University in 2009. She is a professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybean. She has a general background in integrated pest management for field crops. Erin’s current extension and research programs are focused on improving corn and soybean production by using IPM tactics to protect yield and increase overall farmer profits. Among other projects, she oversees insecticide efficacy evaluations for soybean aphid, soybean gall midge, Japanese beetle, and aphids in corn. Erin also helps manage emerging field crop pests and invasive species.