David.L.Kerns

 

 

Associate Professor

 

Jack Hamilton Regents Chair in Cotton Production

 

 Row Crop IPM

 

EMAIL: dkerns@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

 

DEGREES:

 

• Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Ph.D. Entomology, 1987-1992.

•Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. MSc. Entomology, 1986-1987.

•Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. BSc. Entomology, 1981-1985.

 

 

 

Major Research Interests

 

•Evaluating and developing treatment action thresholds for pests of field crops

•Developing environmentally sound and data-based insecticide use strategies

•Monitoring insecticide susceptibility in insect pests

•Investigating the impact of pesticides on secondary pests and non-target arthropods

•Surveying insect pests and refining IPM strategies

•Evaluating cultural practices, cotton HPR and transgenic technologies in cotton IPM

 

 

 

 

Publications:

 

Recent Refereed Publications:

 

Szcepaniec, A., M. J. Raupp, R. D. Parker, D. Kerns and M. D. Eubanks. 2013. Neonicotinoid insecticides alter induced defenses and increase susceptibility to spider mites in distantly related crop plants. Plos One (in press).

 

Ek-Ramos, M. J., W. Zhou, C. U. Valencia, J. B. Antwi, L. L. Kalns, G. D. Morgan, D. L. Kerns and G. A. Sword. 2013. Spatial and temporal variation in fungal endophyte communities isolated from cultivated cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Plos One (In press).

 

Kerns, D. L. and M. G. Anderson. 2012. Occurrence, Impact, and Management of Kurtomathrips morrilli: A New Pest of Cotton on the Texas High Plains. J. Cotton Sci. 16: 220-228.

 

Kerns, D. L. and B. J. Kesey. 2009. Evaluation of seedling transgenic cotton containing Bacillus thuringiensis toxins to saltmarsh caterpillar, Estigmene acrea (Drury). Southwest. Entomol. 34: 239-243.

 

 

 

Proceedings:

 

Baugh, B. A. and D. L. Kerns. 2011. Insecticidal control of aphids, impact on lady beetles and yield response. pp. 813--818. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Doederlein, T., D. L. Kerns and B. A. Baugh. 2011. Ability of cotton to compensate for early-season fruit loss and impact on yield and lint quality. pp. 819-824. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Patman, D., D. L. Kerns and B. A. Baugh. 2011. Potential for using boll damage as a threshold indicator for Lygus in the Texas High Plains. pp. 785-788. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Kesey, B., D. L. Kerns, B. A. Baugh and M. Parajulee. 2011. Miticide efficacy, threshold evaluation and impact of fertilization on spider mite outbreaks. pp. 1047-1052. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Muegge, M., D. Kerns, M. Vandiver, W. Multer, T. Doederlein, D. Patman, S. Russell, K. Siders, C. Multer and M. Parajulee. 2011. Comparison of sample methods and sample plans for thrips in cotton. pp. 799-803. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Cattaneo, M. G., B. A. Baugh, D. Patman and D. L. Kerns. 2011. Control of mixed populations of bollworms and fall armyworms in non-Bollgard cotton. pp. 753-757. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Kerns, D. L., M. Parajulee, M. Vandiver, M. G. Cattaneo, K. Siders and D. Patman. 2011. Developing an action threshold for thrips in the Texas High Plains. pp. 1079-1085. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Multer, W., T. Doederlein, M. Cattaneo, J. Pierce, C. Allen, R. Zink, M. Walters, D. Kerns and J. Westbrook. 2011. Pink bollworm trapping in the southern plains of Texas and New Mexico. pp. 753-757. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Salimath, S., S. Tripathy, K. Chapman and D. Kerns. 2011. Genetic and moleculer characterization of OMII over-expressing transgentic upland cotton plants. pp. 43-49. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Akin, S., J. Reed, K. C. Allen, R. E. Jackson, J. Bachelor, A. Catchot, D. Cook, J. Gore, J. Greene, A. Herbert, D. L. Kerns, R. Leonard, G. Lorenz, S. Micinski, D. Reisig, P. Roberts, M. Toews, S. D. Stewart, G. E. Studebaker and K. Tindall. 2011. Regional survey2009-2010: Thrips species composition across the upland cotton belt. pp. 838-846. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Akin, S., M. Toews, P. Roberts, J. Bachelor, A. Catchot, J. Reed, D. Cook, J. Gore, J. Greene, A. Herbert, R. E. Jackson, K. C. Allen, D. L. Kerns, B. R. Leonard, G. Lorenz, S. Micinski, D. Reisig, S. D. Stewart, G. E. Studebaker and K. Tindall. 2011. Evaluation of foliar insecticide applications following preventative insecticide for control of thrips. pp. 1086-1092. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

Parajulee, M. N., M. B. Adhikari, D. L. Kerns, R. B. Shrestha, S. C. Carroll. 2011. Insecticide termination rule for western tarnished plant bug in the Texas High Plains. pp. 1204-1208. In Proceedings of the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2011,Atlanta, GA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

 

 

 

Extension Publications :

 

Boman, R. and D. Kerns. 2009. Management of late cotton in the High Plains in 2009. 10 pp, http://lubbock.tamu.edu/focus/focus2009/June_26/pdfs/Mgt_late_cotton_2009.pdf.

 

Kerns, D. L., C. G. Sansone, K. T. Siders and B. A. Baugh. 2009. E-6, Managing cotton insects in the High Plans, Rolling Plains and Trans Pecos areas of Texas 2009. pp. 18. http://AgriLifebookstore.org.

 

Kerns, D. L., C. G. Sansone, K. T. Siders and B. A. Baugh. 2009. E-6A, Suggested insecticides for anaging cotton insects in the High Plans, Rolling Plains and Trans Pecos areas of Texas 2009. pp. 16. http://AgriLifebookstore.org.

 

Parker, R. D., M. J. Jungman, S. P. Biles and D. L. Kerns. 2009. E-5, Managing cotton insects in the Southern, Eastern and Blackland areas of Texas 2009. pp. 17. http://AgriLifebookstore.org.

 

Parker, R. D., M. J. Jungman, S. P. Biles and D. L. Kerns. 2009. E-5A, Suggested insecticides for managing cotton insects in the Southern, Eastern and Blackland areas of Texas 2009. pp. 17. http://AgriLifebookstore.org.

 

Kerns, D. L. and M. G. Cattaneo. 2009. E-7, Managing cotton insects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley 2009. pp. 16. http://AgriLifebookstore.org.

 

Kerns, D. L. and M. G. Cattaneo. 2009. E-7A, Suggested insecticides for managing cotton insects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley 2009. pp. 14. http://AgriLifebookstore.org.

 

Kerns, D. L., J. Woodward, T. Wheeler and B. Kesey. 2009. Applied cotton insect and disease pest management evaluations in the Texas High Plains, 2008 Report. 90 pp, http://lubbock.tamu.edu/ipm/AgWeb/.

 

Kerns, D. L., and B. Kesey. 2010. Cotton Insect Pest Management Reports for the Texas High Plains, 2009 Report. 91 pp, http://lubbock.tamu.edu/ipm/AgWeb/2010_Publications/Cotton_Insect_Research_2009_Report.pdf.

 

Kerns, D. L., and B. Kesey. 2011. Cotton Insect Pest Management Reports for the Texas High Plains, 2009 Report. 168 pp, http://lubbock.tamu.edu/ipm/AgWeb/2010_Publications/Cotton_Insect_Research_2010_Report.pdf.