Blake Wilson

Title Assistant Professor
Department Sugar Research Station
E-mail BWilson@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 5755 LSU Ag Road
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Phone 225-642-0224
Fax 225-642-5339

Ph.D. in Entomology, May 2016

Louisiana State University, May 2016

M.S. in Entomology, Minor in Applied Statistics

Louisiana State University, May 2011

B.S. in Biological Sciences

Louisiana State University, May 2009

LSU Agricultural Center, Assistant Professor of Entomology 03/2017–Present

  • Split extension (60%) and research (40%) appointment with field crops entomology responsibility with emphasis on sugarcane and rice pest management. I also hold a 20% appointment with the Department of Entomology and serve as a member of the graduate faculty of LSU.

LSU Entomology Department: Rice and Sugarcane Lab 06/2016–2/2017

  • Post-doctoral Researcher: Oversee multiple field and laboratory experiments in field crops entomology. Sugarcane extension point of contact. Co-PI for nationally competitive grant proposals. Supervise graduate students and student workers.

LSU Agricultural Center: Greenhouse Services 02/2015–02/2017

  • Greenhouse Insect Pest Management Specialist: Provide insect pest management services for all campus based greenhouse facilities.

LSU Entomology Department: Rice and Sugarcane Lab 06/2011–6/2016

  • Research Associate/Ph.D. Student: Lead field and laboratory research projects with emphasis on sugarcane, rice, and bioenergy feedstocks pest management strategies. Oversaw graduate assistants and student workers. Participated in agricultural extension activities and presents research findings to Louisiana and Texas farmers.

LSU Entomology Department: Rice and Sugarcane Lab 08/2009–06/2011

  • Graduate Research Assistant: Conducted multiple field and laboratory research projects with emphasis on sugarcane pest management. Designed and conducted large scale agricultural experiments. Assisted in preparation of grant proposals and progress reports.

LSU Entomology Department: Rice and Sugarcane Lab 01/2009–08/2009

  • Lab Assistant: aided in data collection and analysis for various entomology research projects. Assisted graduate students in thesis research and presentations

  • Entomological Society of America, student member (2009-2016)
  • Entomology Club at LSU, member (2009-present), president (2011-2012)
  • LSU Linnaean Games Team, member (2009–2011, 2013–2016)
  • LSU ESA Student Debate Team, member (2010, 2013, 2015)
  • American Society of Sugarcane Technologists (2013–present).

  • John H. Comstock Graduate Student Award, Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Entomological Society of America 2016.
  • Kirby L. Hays Memorial Award Winner, Outstanding M.S. Student, Entomological Society of America 2012.
  • ESA President’s Prize: Best Presentation (2nd place), Student Paper Competition, ESA National Meeting, Knoxville, TN, 2012.
  • Received a full graduate assistantship for 2 years to support M.S. program.
  • ESA Southeastern Branch 2015 Insect Photo Salon “Best Photo, Entomologists in Action.”
  • President’s (LSU) Honor Roll Spring 2007.

  • USDA NIFA, Crop Protection and Pest Management Applied Research and Development Program. B.E. Wilson-lead PI. Development of an Insecticide Resistance Monitoring Program for Insect Pests of Rice in the Mid-South. (2018–2022). $325,000 (Pending)
  • USDA NIFA, AFRI Foundational Grants Program. L.T. Wilson-lead PI, B.E. Wilson as Co-PI. Ecological interaction regulating the abundance and spread of an invasive stem borer of graminaceous plants. (2017-2020). $499,783. (pending).
  • USDA NIFA, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. T.E. Reagan lead P.I. Biology, Ecology, and Impact of Melanaphis sacchari in sorghum and sugarcane production systems. (2016-2018). $299,740. (funded).
  • American Sugar Cane League. Annual Commodity group research grant. (2017). $12,000. (funded).

Peer reviewed publications (16, 4 in prep):

  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, M.T. VanWeelden, and M.O. Way. 2017. Monitoring Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) populations in sugarcane and rice with conventional and electronic pheromone traps. J. Econ Entomol. 110: 150–15600.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2017. Efficacy of insect growth regulators and diamide insecticides for control of stem borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in sugarcane. J. Econ. Entomol. 110: 453–463.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2017. Population distribution and range expansion of the invasive Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana. Environ. Entomol. 44: 757–766.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J. M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2017. Oviposition preference and survival of an invasive stem borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in bioenergy and conventional crops. Environ. Entomol. (in press).
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, J.D. Allison, and T.E. Reagan. 2016. The active space of Mexican rice borer pheromone traps. J. Chem. Ecol. 42: 888–895.
  • Wang, Z., L. Moshman, E.C. Kraus, B.E. Wilson, and R. Diaz. 2016. A review of the tawny crazy ant invader in southern United States: is biological control a feasible management option? Insects 7: 77. *All authors contributed equally to this manuscript.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2016. Impact of nitrogen fertilization on Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury in bioenergy sorghum. Crop Prot. 84: 37–43.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, A. Mészáros, M.O. Way, M.J. Stout, and T. E. Reagan. 2016. Biology and management of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in rice. J. Integrated Pest Manag. 7: 7.
  • Wilson, B.E., T. Hardy, J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, R. Miller, J. Meaux, M.J. Stout, and C.E. Carlton. 2015. Expansion of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) into rice and sugarcane in Louisiana. Environ. Entomol. 44: 757–766.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way, W.H. White, L.T. Wilson, and A.T. Showler. 2015. A relative resistance ratio for evaluation of Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) susceptibility among sugarcane cultivars. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 1363–1390.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J. M. Beuzelin, T. E. Reagan, and M. O. Way. 2015. Yield response to Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury in bioenergy and conventional sugarcane and sorghum. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 2296–2304.
  • Mercer, N., B. Owens, M.T. VanWeelden, and B.E. Wilson. 2015. 2013 Entomological Society of America Student Debates: Scientific Issues that Arise from a Connected World: Pro Team: “Modern technology has increased the connectivity between science and the general public. Often times, scientists will use citizen scientists to collect data and perform tasks for scientific research. The use of citizen scientists has both costs and benefits.” Am. Entomol. 61(3): 151–159.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., L.T. Wilson, A.T. Showler, A. Mészáros, 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 grasses. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 146: 332–346.
  • Wilson, B.E., A.T. Showler, J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 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. J. Econ. Entomol. 105: 1998–2006.
  • Parys, K.A., J. Gordon, S. Brown, and B.E. Wilson. 2012. Increasing natural enemy diversity among arthropods is compatible with the goals of biological control and IPM: Proposition. Am. Entomol. 58: 95–97.
  • Showler, A.T., B.E. Wilson, and T.E. Reagan. 2012. Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury to corn greater than to sorghum and sugarcane under field conditions. J. Econ. Entomol. 105: 1597–1602.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2017. Quantifying the effect of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (L.), injury on yield of conventional and bioenergy sugarcane and sorghum. J. Econ. Entomol. (in prep).
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and W.H. White. 2017. The West Indian canefly, Saccharosydne saccharivora (Hemiptera: Delphacidae): An emerging threat to Louisiana sugarcane? J. Integrated Pest Manag. (in prep).
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2017. Integrating host plant resistance and biological control to reduce Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury in conventional and bioenergy crops. (in prep).
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and A.T. Showler. 2017. Efficacy of Bt corn against natural infestations of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana. (in prep).

Peer reviewed abstracts (8):

  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2016. Mexican rice borer distribution and impact in Louisiana sugarcane. J. Amer. Soc. Sugarcane Tech. 36: 70–71.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2016. Pheromone trapping strategies for monitoring and management of the Mexican rice borer. J. Amer. Soc. Sugarcane Tech. 36: 61–62.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2015. Estimating yield loss from Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury in energycane and sugarcane. J. Amer. Soc. Sugarcane Tech. 35: 61.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2014. Pest status and management of the Mexican rice borer. J. Amer. Soc. Sugarcane Tech. 34: 71–72.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, M.O. Way, W.H. White. 2013. Preparing for the Mexican rice borer: proactive IPM research. J. Amer. Soc. Sugar Cane Tech. 33: 66–67.
  • Showler, A.T., B.E. Wilson, and T.E. Reagan. 2013. New Findings for Improving Survey and Control of the Mexican Rice Borer. J. Amer. Soc. Sugar Cane Tech. 33: 65–66.
  • T.E. Reagan, B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, W.H. White, M.O. Way, and L.T. Wilson. 2012. New developments in Mexican rice borer research. J. Amer. Soc. Sugar Cane Tech. 32: 80–81.
  • VanWeelden, M., T.E. Reagan, B.E. Wilson, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2012. Impact of red imported fire ant on Mexican rice borer in sugarcane and non-crop hosts. Imported Fire Ant Conference Proceedings. 17–19.

Pesticide Evaluation Research (12):

  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan. 2017. Field efficacy of insecticides against the West Indian canefly in sugarcane, 2016. Arthrop. Manag. Test. (in press)
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan. 2017. Assessment of insecticides against the West Indian canefly in sugarcane, 2016. Arthrop. Manag. Test. (in press)
  • B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, D.M. May, and T.E. Reagan. 2016. Small plot evaluation of insecticides against the sugarcane borer, 2014. Arthropod Management Tests 41: F50.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and D.M. May. 2014. Small plot evaluation of insecticides against the sugarcane borer, 2013. Arthropod Management Tests 39: F6.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, J.M. Beuzelin, and A. Mészáros. 2013. Assessment of insecticides against a complex of hemipteran pests in sugarcane, 2012. Arthropod Management Tests 38: F73.
  • VanWeelden, M.T. B.E. Wilson, T.E. Reagan, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2013. Evaluation of soil applied insecticides for control of Melanotus communis and Conoderus spp. in sugarcane, 2012. Arthropod Management Tests 38: F72.
  • VanWeelden, M.T. B.E. Wilson, T.E. Reagan, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2013. Aerial insecticidal control of the Mexican rice borer in sugarcane, 2012. Arthropod Management Tests 38: F71.
  • J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2012. Small plot evaluation of insecticidal control of the sugarcane borer in Louisiana sugarcane, 2011. Arthropod Management Tests 37: F86.
  • J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and A.T. Showler. 2011. Evaluation of Aerial Insecticidal Control of the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane, 2010. Arthropod Management Tests 36: F95.
  • W. Akbar, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and A.T. Showler. 2010. Evaluation of aerial insecticidal control of the Mexican rice borer in sugarcane, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests 35: F60.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., W. Akbar, A. Meszaros, B.E. Wilson, and T.E. Reagan. 2010. Small plot assessment of insecticides against the Mexican rice borer, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests 35: F50.

Extension Publications (17):

  • Wilson, B.E. 2017. Pest of the quarter: Rice water weevil. Louisiana Rice News, April 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E. and M.J. Stout. 2017. Choosing the right insecticidal seed treatment. Louisiana Rice News, March 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2016. Sugarcane entomology update: Experiences from 2016. The Sugar Bulletin 95 (9): 18–19.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, M.J. Stout, and T.E. Reagan. 2016. Mexican rice borer continues spread in Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture 59 (1): 22–23.
  • Reagan, T.E., M.O. Way, M.J. Stout, J.M. Beuzelin, B.E. Wilson, and M.T. VanWeelden. 2015. Beaumont Site Visit: Management of Stem Borers and Aphids Attacking Sugarcane, Energycane, Sorghum, and Rice. 2015. Texas A&M AgriLIFE Center at Beaumont research site visit. September 15, 2015.
  • Wilson, B.E., L. Bernaola, E. Kraus, and J. Villegas. 2015. Mexican rice borer update. Rice Research Station News. 12 (4): 1–2.
  • Wilson, B.E. and R. Diaz. 2015. The assassin in the garden: Why this threatening looking insect predator is good to have around. LSU AgCenter Pub. 3473.
  • Reagan, T.E., L.T. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, M.O. Way, J. Hoy, Y. Yang, A.T. Showler, M.T. VanWeelden, and B.E. Wilson. 2015. Insect pests and diseases in bioenergy crops. Louisiana Ag. 58 (2): 24–25.
  • Wilson, B.E. and M.J. Stout. 2014. Mexican rice borer in Louisiana. Rice Research Station News 11 (3): 4–5.
  • Way, M.O., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2013. Texas rice update. Rice Advocate. Vol. 10. Issue 39. p. 4.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, K.A. Gravois. 2013. Mexican rice borer update. The Sugar Bulletin 91(9): 28–29.
  • Reagan, T.E., M.O. Way, J.M. Beuzelin, B.E. Wilson, and M.T. VanWeelden. 2013. Beaumont Site Visit: Management of Stalk Borers Attacking Sugarcane, Energycane, Sorghum, and Rice. 2013. Texas A&M AgriLIFE Center at Beaumont research site visit. September 18, 2013.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, M.O. Way, A.T. Showler, and T. Prado. 2012. Recent studies on Mexican rice borer management and ecology. Rio Grande Valley Sugarcane Field Day. September 14, 2012.
  • Reagan, T.E., J.M. Beuzelin, B.E. Wilson, A.T. Showler, and M.O. Way. 2011. Advanced management research and the Mexican rice borer. Louisiana Ag. 53(4): 40–41.
  • Reagan, T.E., M.O. Way, J.M. Beuzelin, B.E. Wilson, and M.T. VanWeelden. 2011. Beaumont Site Visit: Mexican rice borer and sugarcane borer sugarcane and rice research. 52 pp.
  • Reagan, T.E., M.O. Way, J.M. Beuzelin, and B.E. Wilson. 2010. Beaumont Site Visit: Mexican Rice Borer and Sugarcane Borer Sugarcane and Rice Research. 44 pp.
  • Reagan, T.E., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, K.A. Gravois, D.K. Pollet, and B.L. Legendre. 2010. Developing best management practices for the Mexican rice borer. Sugar Bulletin 88: 29–31.

PRESENTATIONS

Professional Meetings

  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T. E. Reagan, and W.H. White. 2017. The West Indian canefly (Saccharosydne saccharivora): An emerging threat to Louisiana sugarcane? Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Meeting, Memphis, TN, March 14, 2017.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden. 2017. Invasive insect pest management in sugarcane: Proactive and reactive approaches. Symposia: Tackling IPM Busters – Invasive Species Panic, Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Meeting, Memphis, TN, March 15, 2017.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, and J.A. Prado. Field efficacy of diamides for management of stem borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in sugarcane. Poster Display, Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Meeting, Memphis, TN, March 14, 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, W.H. White, C. Dally. 2017. Assessing the pest status of the West Indian canefly. American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Annual Louisiana Meeting, Lafayette, LA, February 7, 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E., M. de Souza, J. Davis, J.M. Beuzelin, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, T.E. Reagan, L.T. Wilson, and Y. Yang. 2016. Impacts of host, temperature, and fertilization, on sugarcane aphid population dynamics. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, Sept 29, 2016. Invited symposium “From Genes to Grains: The Current Sugarcane Aphid Outbreak on Sorghum in the Southern U.S.”
  • J.M. Beuzelin, B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and A.T. Showler. 2016. Efficacy of transgenic corn hybrids producing Bacillus thuringiensis proteins against natural infestations of Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, Sept 26, 2016.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2016. Measuring oviposition preference and survival of an invasive stem borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on conventional and bioenergy crops. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, Sept 26, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2016. Mexican rice borer distribution and impact in Louisiana sugarcane. American Society of Sugarcane Technologists Joint Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL, June 14, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2016. Pheromone trapping strategies for monitoring and management of the Mexican rice borer. American Society of Sugarcane Technologists Joint Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL, June 15, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2016. Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) pheromone trap efficacy and role in invasive species monitoring and pest management. LSU Department of Entomology Spring Seminar Series, Baton Rouge, LA, April 30, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M. J. Stout. 2016. Mexican rice borer distribution and impact in Louisiana. The 36th Rice Technical Working Group Meeting, Galveston, TX, March 1–4, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and J. Alison. 2015. The active space of Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) pheromone traps. Entomological Society of America National Meeting. November 16, 2015. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way, and W.H. White. 2015. A relative resistance ratio for evaluation of stem borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) susceptibility among sugarcane cultivars. Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Meeting, March 16, 2015. Biloxi, MS.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., W.H. White, M.T. VanWeelden, B.E. Wilson, and T.E. Reagan. 2015. Experiences with the sugarcane aphid as a pest of sugarcane in Louisiana. Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Meeting, Biloxi, MS, March 17, 2015. (Invited).
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2015. Oviposition preference of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on conventional and bioenergy crops. Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch Meeting, Biloxi, MS, March 16, 2015. Awarded “Best Presentation: PhD Student 10-minute paper”.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2015. Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) pheromone trap efficacy and role in invasive species monitoring and pest management. LSU Department of Entomology Spring Seminar Series, Baton Rouge, LA. March 13, 2015.
  • Wilson, L.T., Y. Yang, J. Yang, J.M. Beuzelin, B.E. Wilson, J.C. Medley, J.W. Hoy, M.T. VanWeelden, W.H. White, M.O. Way, A.T. Showler, and T.E. Reagan. 2014. A landscape-level management program for stem borer pests of bioenergy and conventional cropping systems in the U.S. Gulf Coast. Rice Technical Working Group, New Orleans, LA, February 19, 2014.
  • Wilson, B.E., T. Hardy, L.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, M.J. Stout, R. Miller, and C.E. Carlton. 2014. Expansion of the Mexican rice borer into rice and sugarcane in Louisiana. Entomological Society of America National meeting, Portland, OR, Nov 17, 2014.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, A.T. Showler. Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini: A threat to corn in the southern United States? 25th International Working Group on Ostrinia and other Maize Pests Conference / 4th International Conference of Diabrotica Genetics / Open Meeting of NC205/NCCC46 Corn Insect Technical Committees, Chicago, IL. April 14-17, 2014.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, and J.D. Allison. 2014. Determining the attractive distance of Mexican rice borer pheromone traps in Texas and Louisiana rice. Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch meeting, Greenville, SC, Mar 3, 2014.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2014. Pest status and management of the Mexican rice borer. 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists, Bonita Springs, FL. June 18–20, 2015. Awarded “Best Presentation: PhD Student 10-minute paper”
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2014. Impact of nitrogen fertilization on Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury in bioenergy sorghum. Entomological Society of America National Meeting, Portland, OR, Nov 17, 2014.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way. 2014. Measuring the effect of nitrogen fertilization on Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury in bioenergy sorghum Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch meeting, Greenville, SC, Mar 3, 2014. Awarded “Best Student Poster”.
  • Wilson, L.T., Y. Yang, J.M. Beuzelin, J. W. Hoy, B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, M.O. Way, A.T. Showler, and T.E. Reagan. 2013. Managing insect pests in the multi-use landscapes of bioenergy and conventional cropping systems in the Gulf Coast. 2013 Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 25th Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., October 13, 2013.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2013. Quantifying the effects of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis, injury on yield in conventional and bioenergy sugarcane and sorghum in Louisiana. Entomological Society of America National meeting, Austin, TX, Nov 5, 2013.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, M.O. Way, W.H. White. 2013. Preparing for the Mexican rice borer: proactive IPM research. American Society of Sugarcane Technologists Joint Annual Meeting. Panama City, FL, June 14, 2013.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, and T. Hardy. 2013. Pheromone trap monitoring of the Mexican tice borer. Entomological Society of America, South Eastern Branch meeting. Baton Rouge, LA, March 5, 2013.
  • Showler, A.T., B.E. Wilson, and T.E. Reagan. 2013. New Findings for Improving Survey and Control of the Mexican Rice Borer. American Society of Sugarcane Technologists Joint Annual Meeting. Panama City, FL, June 14, 2013.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2013. Estimating yield loss from the Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini, in conventional and bioenergy crops. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, 2013.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way. 2013. Estimating yield loss from the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in conventional and bioenergy crops. LSU Department of Entomology Graduate Student Symposium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2013.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2013. Assessing the impact of fertilization regime on Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini, injury in conventional and bioenergy crops. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, 2013.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and A.T. Showler. 2013. Efficacy of Bt corn against natural infestations of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 5, 2013.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.O. Way. 2013. Determining yield loss from Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury in conventional and bioenergy crops. Entomological Society of America, South Eastern Branch meeting. Baton Rouge, LA, March 4, 2013.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., M.T. VanWeelden, B.E. Wilson, and T.E. Reagan. 2013. Sugarcane borer pest potential in bioenergy sorghum and energy cane. Entomological Society of America, South Eastern Branch meeting. Baton Rouge, LA, March 5, 2013.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., W.H. White, C.D. Dalley, B.E. Wilson, A. Mészáros, and M.T. VanWeelden. 2013. Managing the West Indian cane fly outbreak. Entomological Society of America, South Eastern Branch meeting. Baton Rouge, LA, March 5, 2013.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, M.T. VanWeelden, J.M. Beuzelin, and M.O. Way. 2012. Insect and Disease Pests Affecting Conventional and Bioenergy Sugarcane and Sorghum Cultivars in the Multi-use Landscapes of the Gulf Coast. Invited lecture at bioenergy symposium, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. November 11–14, 2012.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, and T.E. Reagan. 2012. Efficacy of the red imported fire ant in reducing Mexican rice borer infestations in crop and non-crop hosts. Student Paper Competition, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. November 11–14, 2012.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, and J. Allison. 2012. The Effect of Intertrap Distance and Chlorantraniliprole Seed Treatments on Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) Pheromone Trap Capture in Rice Fields. Student Paper Competition, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. November 11–14, 2012. Awarded “Best Presentation: Student 10-minute paper”
  • Beuzelin, J.M., T.E. Reagan, W.H. White, M.O. Way, B.E. Wilson, R.T. Richard, M.T. VanWeelden, A. Mészáros. 2012. Is Energycane More Resistant to Stem Borers Than Sugarcane? Entomological Society of American Joint Southwestern and Southeastern Branch Meeting, Little Rock, AR. March 4–7, 2012.
  • Reagan, T.E., J.M. Beuzelin, J.W. Hoy, M.O. Way, L.T. Wilson, Y. Yang, A.T. Showler, M.T. VanWeelden, B.E. Wilson. 2012. IPM Practices of Multi-Use Landscapes with Conventional, Bioenergy, & Non-Crop Hosts. Display at Entomological Society of American Joint Southwestern and Southeastern Branch Meeting, Little Rock, AR. March 4–7, 2012.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., T.E. Reagan, J.M. Beuzelin, and B.E. Wilson. 2012. Red imported fire ant predation on Mexican rice borer in sugarcane and non-crop hosts. Student Paper Competition, Entomological Society of American Joint Southwestern and Southeastern Branch Meeting, Little Rock, AR. March 4–7, 2012.
  • Wilson, B.E., A.T. Showler, T.E. Reagan, and 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. Display at Entomological Society of American Joint Southwestern and Southeastern Branch Meeting, Little Rock, AR. March 4–7, 2012.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, J. Allison, T.E. Reagan, and M.T. VanWeelden. 2012. Effect of Intertrap Distance on the Performance of Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) Pheromone Traps. Student Paper Competition, Entomological Society of American Joint Southwestern and Southeastern Branch Meeting, Little Rock, AR. March 4–7, 2012.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., T.E. Reagan, B.E. Wilson, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2012. Impact of red imported fire ant on Mexican rice borer in sugarcane and non-crop hosts. Imported Fire Ant Conference, Nashville, TN. April 17, 2012.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2011. Mexican rice borer neonate establishment and behavior on two phenological stages of a resistant and susceptible sugarcane cultivar. Annual meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 12–16.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, and J.M. Beuzelin. Pheromone Trap Assisted Scouting and Management of the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane. Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 12–15, 2010.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, A.T. Showler, and T.E. Reagan. 2010. Pheromone Trap Assisted Scouting and Management of the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane. Annual meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA. March 7–10, 2010.

Invited Extension Presentations

  • Wilson, B.E. 2017. Principles of Entomology. LSU Sugarcane Production School. Baton Rouge, LA, May 19, 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2017. Sugarcane Insects Update. Sugarcane Extension Agent Training Session. St. Gabriel, LA, May 17, 2017.
  • Diaz, R., B.E. Wilson, J. Cronin. 2017. Roseau scale in Louisiana. Webinar. 27 April 2017. Attended by 67 people.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, W.H. White, C. Dally. 2017. Assessing the pest status of the West Indian canefly. Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference, Marksville, LA, February 16, 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2017. Sugarcane Insects Update. Rapides Parish Sugarcane extension meeting. Alexandria, LA, February 14, 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2017. Sugarcane Insects Update. West Baton Rouge Parish/Pointe Coupee Parish Sugarcane extension meeting, New Rhodes, LA, February 6, 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, R. Johnson, W.H. White., and C. Dalley. 2017. Assessing the pest status of the West Indian canefly. Sugarcane extension/research training meeting. Houma, LA, January 17, 2017.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2016. West Indian canefly outbreak in 2016: What we learned. Sugarcane breakout session, Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference, Marksville, LA, October 21, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2016. West Indian canefly update. 54th annual St. Martin/Lafayette/St. Landry Parishes sugarcane field day. St. Martinville, LA, July 22, 2016.
  • Beuzelin, J.M. and B.E. Wilson*. 2016. Sugarcane insects update. 34th Annual sugarcane field day. St. Gabriel, LA, July 20, 2016. *Two authors contributed equally to this presentation.
  • Beuzelin, J.M.* and B.E. Wilson*. 2016. Entomology update. Avoyelles and Rapids Parish joint sugarcane growers meeting. Mansura, LA, July 19, 2016. *Two authors contributed equally to this presentation.
  • Beuzelin, J.M.*, B.E. Wilson*, B. White, and C. Dalley. 2016. Insect management. Iberia/St. Mary/Vermilion Parishes sugarcane training meeting. Jeanerette, LA, July 15, 2016. *Two authors contributed equally to this presentation.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.J. Stout. 2016. Mexican rice borer pheromone trap monitoring. Rice stem borer training session. Crowley, LA, June 28, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E., J. M. Beuzelin, and T. E. Reagan. 2016. Mexican rice borer update. LSU AgCenter, County Extension Agent Training Session. St. Gabriel, LA, May 19, 2016.
  • Wilson, B.E. and M.J. Stout. 2015. Battling the Borer. Televised interview for “This Week in Louisiana Agriculture”. Originally aired Nov 6, 2015.
  • Wilson, B.E. 2015. Stem borers attacking rice in Louisiana. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources: Yubba/Sutter County Rice Extension meeting. Yubba City, CA. October 9, 2015.
  • Wilson, B. E., J. M. Beuzelin, M. T. VanWeelden, T. E. Reagan, and M. J. Stout. 2015 Movement of the Mexican rice borer into rice and sugarcane in Louisiana and sugarcane varietal resistance. Beaumont Entomology Site Visit. September 15, 2015.
  • Beuzelin, J. M., B. E. Wilson, M. T. VanWeelden, and T. E. Reagan. 2015. Sugarcane Insects Update. Sugar Research Station Field Day, St. Gabriel, LA, July 15, 2015.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and M.T. VanWeelden. 2015. Sugarcane insects update. St. Gabriel Sugar Research Station county agent training session, St. Gabriel, LA. May 21, 2015.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2014. Sugarcane insects update. Iberia Parish sugarcane meeting. July 22, 2014.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2014. Sugarcane insects. 32nd Annual sugarcane field day, St Gabriel, LA. July 16, 2014.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2014. Insect update. Avoyelles/Rapides Parishes sugarcane fall planting meeting, Mansura, LA. July 15, 2014.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2014. Entomology update. St Gabriel Sugar Research Station county agent training session, St. Gabriel, LA. May 15, 2014.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., T.E. Reagan, B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden. 2014. Sugarcane insect pest management update. Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference, Marksville, LA. February 12–14, 2014.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2014. Entomology update and IPM. St Martin/Lafayette/St Landry Sugarcane production meeting, St. Martinville, LA. February 11, 2014.
  • Beuzelin, J.M., B.E. Wilson, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2014. Insect Update. Iberia/St. Mary/Vermilion Parishes sugarcane academy, Jeanerette, LA. February 11, 2014.
  • Wilson, B.E., M.T. VanWeelden, T.E. Reagan, J.M. Beuzelin. 2014. Sugarcane insects update. Iberia, Vermillion, and St. Mary Parish Sugarcane Field Day. July 22, 2014.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, T. Hardy, T.E. Reagan, and M.T. VanWeelden. 2013. Mexican rice borer establishment in Louisiana. Texas A&M AgriLIFE Center at Beaumont research site visit. September 18, 2013.
  • Way, M.O., S. Vyavhare, T.E. Reagan, M.T. VanWeelden and B.E. Wilson. 2013. Alternate crops and entomology. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center 66th Annual Field Day. Beaumont, TX. July 11, 2013.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, J.M. Beuzelin, and M.T. VanWeelden. Mexican rice borer update. Sugarcane Extension Agent Training Session. St. Gabriel, LA, May 15, 2013.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. 2013. Sugarcane Pest Management Update. Sugarcane Training Meeting. Houma, LA. January 16, 2013.
  • VanWeelden, M.T., T.E. Reagan, B.E. Wilson, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2012. Impact of red imported fire ant and Mexican rice borer densities on injury to crop and non-crop hosts. LSU Department of Entomology Graduate Student Symposium, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Reagan, T.E., B.E. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, M.O. Way, A.T. Showler, and T. Prado. 2012. Recent Studies on Mexican Rice Borer Management and Ecology. Rio Grande Valley Sugarcane Field Day, Weslaco, TX, September 14, 2012.
  • Wilson, B.E., J.M. Beuzelin, M.T. VanWeelden, and T.E. Reagan. Monitoring Mexican rice borer range expansion into Louisiana. Beaumont Site Visit: Mexican rice borer and sugarcane borer sugarcane and rice research. Beaumont, TX. Sept. 28, 2011.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2011. Improved Chemical Control Strategy for the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane. Bayer Crop Science, Belt/Sugarcane Meeting. Alamo, TX. August 23, 2011.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2011. Improved Chemical Control Strategy for the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane. Bayer Crop Science, Belt/Sugarcane Meeting. Donaldsonville, LA. June 14, 2011.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2011. Improved Chemical Control Strategy for the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane. Bayer Crop Science, Belt/Sugarcane Meeting. Lafayette, LA. June 13, 2011.
  • T.E. Reagan, B.E. Wilson, and J. M. Beuzelin. 2011. Presentation to sugarcane growers on advanced management of the Mexican rice borer. St. Gabriel Sugar Research Station multi-parish Field Day, St. Gabriel, LA. June 10, 2011.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, A.T. Showler, and J.M. Beuzelin. 2011. Improved Chemical Control Strategy for the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane. Bayer Crop Science, Belt/Sugarcane Meeting.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan J.M. Beuzelin, and A.T. Showler. 2010. Advanced Management of the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Sugarcane. Department of Entomology, LSU Agricultural Center. October 30, 2010.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, J.M. Beuzelin, and W. Akbar. 2010. Advanced management of the Mexican rice borer. St. Gabriel Sugar Research Station multi-parish Field Day, St. Gabriel, LA. July 17, 2009.
  • Wilson, B.E., T.E. Reagan, J.M. Beuzelin, W. Akbar, and M.O. Way. 2010. Evaluation of 25 commercial and experimental sugarcane cultivars for resistance to the Mexican rice borer. Beaumont Site Visit. Beaumont, TX. September 28, 2010.

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