Brian Flood

MS’72 PhD’75, Entomology

Flood is in charge of integrated pest management for Del Monte Foods, where he has worked for more than three decades. As part of his task to keep Del Monte’s produce fields free from predators, he’s helped lead a collaborative research effort that has yielded benefits for both industry and farmers. In 2005, the group developed an Internet tool called Insect Migration Risk Forecast, which combines climate and insect migration patterns to help growers know when, and if, pesticide application is necessary on their fields.