Department Head, Professor
PhD, North Carolina State University, 1989
MS, North Carolina State University, 1985
Integrated Pest Management, Insect Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions
Dr. Alston serves as the Utah Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator. This program aims to increase the implementation of IPM on Utah lands (agricultural, urban, range, and forested) through demonstration and education. The Utah Extension IPM program is an interdisciplinary collaboration that involves faculty and staff from across the state. Dr. Alston also co-directs the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory (UPPDL). The UPPDL provides services in pest identification and management recommendations to the citizens of Utah.