Integrated Agricultural Pest Management

About

Integrated agricultural pest management is a traditional strength of the Department.  The Entomology faculty has remained extremely active in the generation and dissemination of commodity-related research.  Research advances have included identification of insect growth regulators and other pesticides with minimal non-target effects, evaluation of optimal timing and dosage of pesticide application, evaluation of alternative control methods (including insect-resistant crop varieties, biological control agents, and elimination of overwintering habitats), identification of molecular mechanisms of insecticide-resistance in various insect species, development of non-GMO refuge strategies to delay resistance development, evaluation of establishment and dispersal rate of biological control agents, and precision agriculture techniques using GIS methods to target management to critical areas.  Commodity-related research within the Department of Entomology has been extended to growers in more than 100 presentations per year at meetings attended by growers, consultants, and representatives of the agrochemical industry.  The breadth of graduate training in agricultural pest management research has been increased through collaboration with scientists at other universities and institutions.  At present, 17 faculty (including 13 Graduate Faculty members) are involved in this program area.

 

 

RELEVANT COURSES:

ENTM 4001 - Household and Structural Entomology

ENTM 4002 - Insect Biology (cross listed w BIOL)

ENTM 4006 - Fundamentals of Applied Entomology

ENTM 4012 - Fundamentals of Horticultural Entomology

ENTM 4016 - Introduction to Insect Physiology

ENTM 4018 - Forest Insects and Diseases

ENTM 4040 - Insect Ecology

ENTM 7001 - General Entomology

ENTM 7002 - Plant Resistance to Arthropods

ENTM 7006 - Advanced IPM

ENTM 7008 - Special Topics in Entomology

ENTM 7015 - Insect Pathology and Biological Control

ENTM 7017 - Introduction to Insecticide Toxicology

 

 

IPM FACULTY:

Julien Beuzelin - Field crops insect ecology and management

Jeff Davis - Soybean IPM

Rodrigo Diaz - Invasive species ecology and biological control

Lane Foil - IPM of insects affecting livestock

Kristen Healy - Mosquito IPM

Gregg Henderson - Urban Entomology

Fangneg Huang - Grain crop pest management

Seth Johnston (Emeritus) - Biological Control

David Kerns - Row crop IPM

Rogers Leonard - Cotton pest IPM

Gene Reagan - Sugarcane insect IPM

Michael Stout - Forage crop IPM