Born in Gering, Nebraska in 1940, Ralph Berry came to OSU in 1968 to assume the post of Assistant Professor of Entomology. Specializing in the study of the biology and management of soil arthropods and other insects on mint plants, Berry became one of the nation's foremost researchers in pest management and developed a computer software program for Integrated Pest Management for Peppermint. Berry also published a guide to "Insects and Mites of Economic Importance in the Northwest." Upon his retirement in 2001, Berry established a scholarship for OSU students interested in pursuing work in intergrated pest management.
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