Kallestad, Jeff

Jeff Kallestad is a Research Intern in the department of Entomology at Washington State University at the Puyallup Research and Extension Center. Jeff has worked closely with GreenWood Resources to develop NIR spectroscopic calibrations for measuring lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose composition in poplar wood. For the AHB project he is using this technology to measure plant defensive compounds in poplar foliage and bark. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Washington and received his master’s degree at New Mexico State University.