Julien M.Beuzelin



Assistant Professor


Field Crops Insect Ecology and Management








•Ph.D. (2011), major Entomology, minor Applied Statistics

 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

•Diplome d'Agronomie Approfondie (equivalent to a M.S.) (2005), major Crop Protection

 Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Rennes, Rennes, France

•Maitrise (equivalent to a B.S.) (2003), major Plant Cell Biology and Physiology Universite de Rennes I, Rennes, France





Curriculum vitae




Research Interests


•To refine traditional management tactics for arthropod pests in Louisiana field crops

•To determine the role of weed management and plant stress in the severity of arthropod pest problems in soybean

•To assess Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar), threat to Louisiana grass crops, including corn and grain sorghum

•To improve sweetpotato insects pest management





Selected Publications


Lanka, S.K., M.J. Stout, J.M. Beuzelin , J.A. Ottea. 2013. Activity of chlorantraniliprole and thiamethoxam seed treatments on life stages of the rice water weevil as affected by the distribution of insecticides in rice plants. Pest Management Science (in press).


Beuzelin, J.M. , L.T. Wilson, A.T. Showler, A. Meszaros, B.E. Wilson, M.O. Way, T.E. Reagan. 2013. Oviposition and larval development of a stem borer, Eoreuma loftini, on rice and non-crop grass hosts. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 146: 332-346.


Lanka, S.K., J.A. Ottea, J.M. Beuzelin , M.J. Stout. 2013. Effects of chlorantraniliprole and thiamethoxam rice seed treatments on egg numbers and first instar survival of Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 181-188.


Wilson, B.E., A.T. Showler, T.E. Reagan, J.M. Beuzelin . 2012. Improved chemical control for the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in sugarcane: larval exposure, a novel scouting method, and efficacy of a single aerial insecticide application. Journal of Economic Entomology 105: 1998-2006.


Beuzelin, J.M. , A. Meszaros, M.O. Way, T.E. Reagan. 2012. Rice harvest cutting height and ratoon crop effects on late season and overwintering stem borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) infestations. Crop Protection 34: 47-55.


Beuzelin, J.M. , A. Meszaros, T.E. Reagan, L.T. Wilson, M.O. Way, D.C. Blouin, A.T. Showler. 2011. Seasonal infestations of two stem borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in non-crop grasses of Gulf Coast rice agroecosystems. Environmental Entomology 40: 1036-1050.


Beuzelin, J.M. , T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way, A. Meszaros, W. Akbar, L.T. Wilson. 2011. Potential impact of Mexican rice borer non-crop hosts on sugarcane IPM. International Sugar Journal 113(1153): 660-665. Originally published in 2010 as Paper BE10, pp. 806-814. In Proceedings, XXVII Congress of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, March 7-11,Veracruz, Mexico.


Meszaros, A., J.M. Beuzelin , M.J. Stout, P.L. Bommireddy, M.R. Riggio, B.R. Leonard. 2011. Jasmonic acid-induced resistance to the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, in conventional and transgenic cottons expressing Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal proteins. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 140: 226-237.


Akbar, W., A.T. Showler, J.M. Beuzelin , T.E. Reagan, K.A. Gravois. 2011. Evaluation of aphid resistance among sugarcane cultivars in Louisiana. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 699-704.


Beuzelin, J.M. , A. Meszaros, W. Akbar, T.E. Reagan. 2011. Sugarcane planting date impact on fall and spring sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) infestations. Florida Entomologist 94: 242-252.


Showler, A.T., J.M. Beuzelin , T.E. Reagan. 2011. Alternate crop and weed host plant oviposition preferences by the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Crop Protection 30: 895-901.

Lv, J., L.T. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin , W.H. White, T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way. 2011. Impact of Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) as an augmentative biocontrol agent for the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on rice. Biological Control 56: 159-169.


Beuzelin, J.M. , W. Akbar, A. Meszaros, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, T.E. Reagan. 2010. Field assessment of novaluron for sugarcane borer, Diatraea sacchralis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), management in Louisiana sugarcane. Crop Protection 29: 1168-1176.


Lv, J., L.T. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin , T.E. Reagan. 2010. Rice tillering and yield as affected by artificial and sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) culm injury. Environmental Entomology 39: 528-534.


Hummel, N.A., T. Hardy, T.E. Reagan, D.K. Pollet, C.E. Carlton, M.J. Stout, J.M. Beuzelin , W. Akbar, W.H. White. 2010. Monitoring and first discovery of the Mexican rice borer Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist 93: 123-124.


Beuzelin, J.M. , T.E. Reagan, W. Akbar, J.W. Flanagan, H.J. Cormier, D.C. Blouin. 2009. Impact of Hurricane Rita storm surge on sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) management in Louisiana. Journal of Economic Entomology 102: 1054-1061.


Akbar, W., J.A. Ottea, J.M. Beuzelin , T.E. Reagan, F. Huang. 2008. Selection and life history traits of tebufenozide-resistant sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 101: 1903-1910.


White, W.H., T.E. Reagan, C.E. Carlton, W. Akbar, J.M. Beuzelin . 2007. Elachista saccharella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae), a leafminer infesting sugarcane in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist 90: 792-794.



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