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Grain Science and Industry

Bhadriraju, Subramanyam

University Distinguished Professor Subi bio

SH 306
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7010 fax

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Area(s) of Specialization

Management of insects associated with stored grain and food and feed processing facilities using alternatives to pesticides

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B.S. , Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India, 1981
M.S. Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1984
Ph.D. Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1988

Bio Brief

Dr. Bhadriraju Subramanyam (Subi) is an internationally recognized expert in postharvest protection. He is currently a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.  He received a BS degree in Agriculture from the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India, and MS and PhD degrees in stored-product entomology from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Dr. Subramanyam conducts research, education, and technology transfer programs in the management of insect pests associated with stored raw grains, food/feed processing facilities, warehouses, and retail environments using pesticides and pesticide alternatives. At Kansas State University he teaches a course on food and feed product protection, which deals with food safety and how to mitigate physical, chemical, and biological hazards from ending up in finished food products. He has published more than 160 research papers and 60 extension/popular articles on stored-product insects and has delivered over 750 presentations at professional meetings, workshops, and short courses within and outside the United States.  He co-wrote three textbooks and co-edited two books on stored-product insects and pest management.  In 2004 he received the US Environmental Protection Agency's Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award for his research and educational programs on the use of elevated temperatures for management of insects in food-processing facilities. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Andersons Cereals and Oilseeds Award of Excellence in outstanding research accomplishments, and recipient of 2012 Award of Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Research from the Entomological Society of America Foundation, and the 2013 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. He has traveled to several countries to attend and participate in international conferences and workshops, while conducting audits of grain-processing facilities. He has organized numerous workshops internationally on stored-product pest management and food safety.


  • Sampling/trapping stored-product insects
  • Management of stored-product insect pests with pesticide alternatives or reduced-risk pesticides
  • Development and evaluation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs for insects associated with stored grain and processed food product