Posted: September 29, 2011

The retired Penn State professor of entomology's integrated pest management research and cooperative extension programs have helped fruit growers significantly reduce the amount of pesticides they use to control arthropods attacking tree fruits. He and his graduate students have published numerous scientific papers (more than 85 refereed, 12 book-chapters, more than 550 technical papers, and more than 60 extension publications) to further the development of integrated pest management programs for deciduous fruit systems.

Hull has attracted more than $10 million in research grants to Penn State. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America, where he has served on numerous committees and has won several awards from the Society. They include in 2009 the Eastern Branch L.O. Howard Distinguished Achievement Award. He is also a member of the State Horticulture Association of Pennsylvania.

In 2008, Hull was awarded the Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Graduating in 1977, Hull earned his doctorate in entomology from Penn State. He lives with his wife Judy in Biglerville.

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