Dr E A "Short" Heinrichs

Position:Secretary General

Dept. of Entomology
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816



(402) 805-4748

(402) 472-4687


Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Entomology, Host Plant Resistance to Insects, IPM Training, Administration

Countries of work experience

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. West Africa:  Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Mozambique. Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama. South America: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Caribbean: Cuba, Jamaica.

Experience summary

Dr. Heinrichs is an entomologist with expertise in integrated pest management (IPM). His research focus has been on the integration of resistant crop varieties with other control tactics in pest management systems. His crop emphasis has been tropical rice. He has also conducted research on soybeans, wheat, groundnut, vegetables, and maize, as well as estate crops including cashews.

He has worked in many countries and has long-term experience in agricultural development programs in Asia, South America and Africa. He has had extensive experience working on multidisciplinary teams involving sociologists, plant breeders, soil scientists, agronomists, economists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, entomologists, and nematologists. His IPM experience involves cooperation with international agencies including USAID, World Bank, African Development Bank, and International Agricultural Centers (IARCs) of the CGIAR.

Dr. Heinrich’s research has been published in more than 300 scientific articles, and he is the author of nine books. He has expertise in the development of IPM training programs and Farmer Field Schools for extending agricultural technology to extension workers and farmers. He was involved in the development of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) rice IPM training program and has authored a number of training modules and training manuals.

His administrative experience includes: Head of IRRI’s Department of Entomology in the Philippines; Head of the Department of Entomology at Louisiana Sate University; Program Leader at WARDA in Côte d’Ivoire; and Program Director of the IPM CRSP at VA Tech which involved the management of IPM projects at sites in Africa, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, South America and Asia. He was a Fulbright Fellow conducting rice IPM research and lecturing at UNISINOS, Sao Leopoldo, Brazil in 2008-2009. He has served as a professor on the faculties of four universities in the United States and the Philippines. 

Dr. Heinrich’s is currently the Asian Program Manager, Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab, VA Tech; Associate Director Emeritus, INTSORMIL CRSP (Sorghum, Millet and Other Grains Collaborative Research Program), Research Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Secretary General, IAPPS.