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Name: David Kerns
Title: Associate Professor Entomology
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Department: Macon Ridge Research Station
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 212A Macon Ridge Road
Address 2: Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone Number: (318) 435-2157
Fax Number: (318) 435-2133

Education/Training
Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., Ph.D., Entomology, 1987-1992
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., Master of Science, Entomology, 1986-1987
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Science, Entomology, 1981-1985


Areas of Specialization/Research
• 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


Professional Experience
Faculty member, LSU Department of Entomology

• Ph.D. advisory committee member (1 student)
• M.S. advisory committee member (3 students)

April, 2011-present: Associate Professor, Macon Ridge Station, Winnsboro, Louisiana (80%), Department of Entomology, Baton Rouge, LA. (20%). Responsibilities - To conduct entomology research at the Macon Ridge and St. Joseph branches of the Northeast Research Station. The primary research, extension, and outreach projects are associated with the development and implementation of insect pest management strategies in field corn, cotton, grain sorghum and soybean.

2007-2011:
Associate/Professor, Department of Entomology\Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock, TX. Responsibilities: 100% Extension. Conducted research and developed Extension based educational program relating to cotton production in the High Plains of Texas.

1994-2007:
Assistant/Associate IPM Specialist, Department of Entomology, Yuma Agricultural Center, University of Arizona, Yuma, AZ. Responsibilities: 70% Extension, 30% Research. Conducted research and developed Extension based educational program relating to vegetable, citrus and cotton production in western Arizona.

1992-1993:
Field Station Scientist, Sandoz Agro., Inc., Greenville Field Station, Greenville, MS. Responsibilities: Conduct field and laboratory research investigating efficacy and use of experimental insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.

1988:
Private Crop Advisor Assistant, Coastal Bend Ag Consulting, East Bernard, TX. Responsibilities: Scouted rice, cotton and soybean for insect, weed and disease pests, made pest, irrigation and fertility management recommendations.

1983-1985:
Field Scout, Brazos River Bottom Consulting, Snook, TX. Responsibilities: Scouted cotton for insect, weed and disease pests.

1982:
Field Scout, Hale County IPM Program, Plainview, TX. Responsibilities: Scouted cotton, corn, soybeans and sorghum for insect, weed and disease pests.

1979-1981:
Breeders Assistant, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Plainview, TX. Responsibilities: Pollinate grain sorghum and corn in breeding plots and conduct basic field operations.



Awards/Grants

Awards and Honors

• Student of the Year, Graduate School, Auburn University, 1992 (one awarded annually).
• Outstanding Service Award, Entomological Society of America, 2007 (recognition for service as Editor-in-Chief, Arthropod Management Tests).
• Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University.
• Exemplary Service Recognition, Plains Cotton Growers and the Texas IPM Program, 2012.


Grants and Contracts Funded (Career)
Industry Funding and Equipment ($1.4 mil )
Federal (USDA-ARS, CREES, AFRI, NIFA, RAMP) Programs ($3.7 mil)
Commodity (Cotton, Soybean, Corn, Citrus) Support Programs ($530,000)



Publications/Presentations/Patents

Recent Refereed Publications

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.

Balachandran, A., D. L. Kerns and M. N. Parajulee. (in press). Residual toxicity of selected insecticides to Lygus hesperus in cotton. Crop Prot.

Balachandran, A., D. L. Kerns and M. N. Parajulee. (in review). Effect of selected insecticides on oviposition behavior of Lygus hesperus in cotton. Env. Ento.

Recent Selected Non-refereed Publications

Baugh, B. A. and D. L. Kerns. 2010. Efficacy of insecticides targeting cotton aphids and impact on key aphid predators. pp. 956-961. In Proceedings of the 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2010, New Orleans, LA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

Adhikari, M., M. N. Parajulee, R. B. Shrestha and D. L. Kerns. 2010. Lygus hesperus feeding on maturing cotton bolls: adults vs. nymphs. pp. 849-852. In Proceedings of the 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2010, New Orleans, LA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

Reed, J., S. Akin, J. Bachelor, A. Catchot, D. Cook, C. Daves, J. Greene, A. Herbert, D. Kerns, R. Leonard, G. Lorenz, P. Roberts, S. Stewart, G. Studebaker, K. Tindall and M. Toews. 2010. Regional thrips trial, 2009: Thrips species composition. pp. 906-912. In Proceedings of the 2010 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 4-7 January 2010, New Orleans, LA. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.

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.

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