Dennis Ring

Ring, Dennis R.
Title Professor, Extension Entomologist
Department Entomology Department
E-mail DRing@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 550 LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-2394
Fax 225-578-2257

Grants:
Area wide management of the Formosan subterranean termite.  $1,335,351.  Dennis Ring, Alan Morgan
4-H entomology awards trip.  4200.  Dennis Ring, Dale Pollet
Taking Pecan Pest Management to the Next Level – Beltwide; Real-Time Predictions of Pecan Nut Casebearer Activity to Improve Producer Economics and the Environment via IPMPIPE.  $5000.  Marvin Harris, Mike Hall, Natalie Hummel, and Dennis Ring
Leveraging Resources through the Southern Regional School IPM Working Group in Support of Children’s Environmental Health.  $13371.  Dennis Ring, Dale Pollet, Lawrence Graham, Janet Hurley, and Faith Oi


Awards:
Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension, SEB 2005.
2009 Friends of Southern IPM Bright Idea Award. ESA. SEB. 2008

Extension publications:

Hu, Xing Ping, D. R. Ring, A. Morgan, D. K. Pollet. 2000. A Guide for Integrated Pest Management of Termites. Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. pub 2797.

Ring, D. R. & D. K. Pollet. 2000. Insects and mites of Louisiana citrus. Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. pub. 1261.

Mao, L., D. R. Ring, A. L. Morgan, & D. K. Pollet. 2001. Formosan Subterranean Termite Damage and Detection. Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. pub. 2840.

Mao, L., D. R. Ring, A. L. Morgan, & D. K. Pollet. 2001. Formosan subterranean termite. Formosan Subterranean Termite Identification and Biology. Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. pub. 284.

Ring, D. R. 2002. Integrated Pest Management of Termites and Other Wood Destroying Organisms: A Louisiana Perspective. Proc. 8 th annual ARK-LA-TEX Forestry Forum. Shreveport, Louisiana. LSU Agricultural Center. Pp. 61-71.

Stout, M. J., Rice, W. C., & Ring, D. R. 2004. Integrated management of the rice water weevil. Louisiana Agriculture. 45: 20-21.

Ring, Dennis R. 2004. Do not spread Formosan subterranean termites. Extension publication.

Ring, Dennis R. 2004. Do not spread Formosan subterranean termites. magnet.

Shupe, T., D. Ring, A. Morgan, G. Henderson, & Q. Wu. 2006. Use preservative-treated wood when rebuilding after a hurricane. LSU Agricultural Center Pub. 2938: 1-4.

Ring, D., L. Benedict, G. Henderson. & A. Morgan. 2006. Efforts under way to prevent spread of Formosan subterranean termites in mulch from Louisiana following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Henderson, G., B. Carney, A. Morgan, & D. Ring. 2005. Keep Formosan subterranean termites from spreading after hurricanes. LSU Agricultural Center.

Ring, D., L. Benedict, A. Morgan & G. Henderson. 2006. Quarantine on wood, cellulose material after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. LSU Agricultural Center.

Bogren, R. 2006. Hurricanes don’t stop termite research in New Orleans. Louisiana Agriculture. Winter 2006: 8.

Ring. D., A. Morgan, F. Guillot, A.Lax & D. Boykin. 2006. Integrated pest management approach to French Quarter termite problem. Louisiana Agriculture. Winter 2006: 7-8.

Shupe, T.F., D. Ring, A. Morgan, G. Henderson, and Q. Wu. 2006. Use preservative-treated wood and integrated pest management when rebuilding. Southern Regional Extension Publication. 4 p.

Morgan, Alan L., Dunaway, Christopher R., Ring, Dennis R. "Termite Inspection 101 Information Card ". 2008

Morgan, Alan L., Dunaway, Christopher R., Ring, Dennis R. "Temites and Rebuilding Information Card ". 2008

Morgan, Alan L., Dunaway, Christopher R., Ring, Dennis R. "Termites in Trees Information Card ". 2008

Morgan, Alan L., Dunaway, Christopher R., Ring, Dennis R. "Termites in Trees Information Card ". 2008

Research publications:

Rice, W. C., T. P. Croughon, D. R. Ring, M. A. Muegge, & M. J. Stout. 1999, Delayed flood for management of rice water weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environ. Entomology. 28:1130-1135.

Woodson, W. D.;Lax, A.;Morgan, A.;Ring, D.;Freytag, E. 1999. Spatial aspects of Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) ecology in an urban center. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Pests. Czech University of Agriculture, Prague, Czech Republic. Pp. 337-340.

Ring, D. R., A. L. Morgan, D. Woodson, X. P. Hu, A. Lax, E. Freytag, & L. Mao. 2000. An area-wide pilot test for management of the Formosan subterranean termite in the French Quarter, New Orleans, La., USA. Proc. Int. Res. Group Wood Preservers. 31.8 pp.

Ring, D. R., A. L. Morgan, D. Woodson, X. P. Hu, A. Lax, E. Freytag, & L. Mao. 2000. An area-wide pilot test for management of the Formosan subterranean termite in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Sociobiology. 36: 2-8.

Ring, D. R. 2000. Integrated pest management of termites in Louisiana. Proc. Conf. Formosan subterranean termites in residential construction.

Stout, M. J., W. C. Rice, R. M. Riggio, & D. R. Ring. 2000. The effects of four insecticides on the population dynamics of the rice water weevil (Lissorhoptrusoryzophilus Kuschel) J. Entomol. Sci. 35:48-61.

Ring, D.R.; Morgan, A.L.; Woodson, W.D.; Lax, A.R.; Hu, X.P.; Freytag, E.D.; Mao, L. 2001. The first two years of an area wide management program for the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sociobiol. 37:293-300.

Halcomb, J. L.;Benedict, J. H.;Cook, B.;Ring, D. R.;Correa, J. C. 2000. Feeding behavior of bollworm and tobacco budworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae in mixed stands of nontransgenic and transgenic cotton expressing an insecticidal protein. Journal of Economic Entomology. 93:1300-1307.

Schexnayder, Jr., H. P., T. E. Reagan, & D. R. Ring. 2001. Sampling for the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on sugarcane in Louisiana. J. Econ. Entomol. 94:766-771.

Ring, D. R., A. L. Morgan, D. Woodson, A. Lax, E. Freytag, L. Mao, & X. P. Hu. 2001. The first three years of an area-wide integrated pest management program for the Formosan subterranean termite in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Proc. 2 nd International Conference on Formosan subterranean termites.

Stout, M. J.;Rice, W. C.;Ring, D. R. 2002. The influence of plant age on tolerance of rice to injury by the rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 92:177-184.

Rice, W. C., M. J. Stout, D. R. Ring. 2002. Variation of host plant resistance to the rice water weevil, Pissorhoptres oxyzophilus, among commercial and wild type cultivars. Bulletin Entomol. Research.

Benedict, J. H. & D. R. Ring. 2003. Transgenic crops expressing Bt proteins: current status, challenges, and outlook. In Transgenic crop protection: concepts and strategies. Eds. Opender Koul & G.S. Dhaliwal. Science Publishers, Inc.

Vargo, E.L., G. Henderson, D. R. Ring, C. Husseneder, & J. K. Grace. 2003. Colony and population genetic structure of Formosan subterranean termites from Hawaii and Louisiana., Sociobiology. 41: 67-69.

Zou, Li, D. R. Ring, and M. J. Stout. 2004. Density-yield relationships for rice water weevil on rice for different varieties and under different water management regimes. Crop Protection. 23: 543-550.

Zou, Li, D. R. Ring, and M. J. Stout. 2004. Degree-day models for emergence and development of the rice water weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in southwestern Louisiana.. Environmental entomology. 33: 1541-1548.

Smith, W. R. , Amburgey, T. L. , Henderson, G. , Ring, D. R. 2004. Facility for conducting field tests on Coptotermes formosanus at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Forest Products Journal. 54: 26-28.

Alan R. Lax, Frank S. Guillot and Dennis R. Ring . 2005. Area-wide Management of the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus, in New Orleans’ French Quarter. May 2005. Proceedings International Conference on Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests, Vienna, Austria.

Frank S Guillot, Dennis R Ring, Alan R Lax & Debbie Boykin. 2005. Impact of area-wide management on alate populations of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in the New Orleans French Quarter. July 2005. Proceedings International Conference on Urban Pests. Singapore, Singapore.

Smith, W. Ramsay and Dennis Ring 2005. Ground Zero: New Orleans – The Great Termite Battle. In: Coating Wood and Wood Composites: The Changing Future. 2005 Advancements in Coatings Series, Charlotte, NC. Proceedings American Wood Preservers Association.

Dennis R. Ring, Frank S. Guillot, Alan L. Morgan, Alan R. Lax & Debbie L. Boykin. 2005. Integrated pest management of the Formosan subterranean termite in the French Quarter. April, 2005. Proceedings American Wood Preservers Association. New Orleans, LA.

C. Husseneder, D.M. Simms and D.R. Ring . 2006. Genetic diversity and genotypic differentiation between the sexes in swarm aggregations decrease inbreeding in the Formosan subterranean. Insect. Soc. 53. 8 pp.

Gao, H., D. Obanda, T.F. Shupe, C.Y. Hse, D.R. Ring. 2008. Chemical analysis and antifungal activities of heartwood extracts of Port-Orford cedar. Holzforschung. 62(5):620-623.

Jian-Zhong Sun, James R. Fuxa, Arthur Richter, Dennis Ring. 2008. Interactions of Metarhizium anisoplae and tree-based mulches in repellence and mycoses against the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Environmental Entomology. 37:755-763.

Extension:

Current responsibilities (2002-): structural and household arthropods, emphasis on the Formosan subterranean termite; conducting area-wide integrated pest management program-French Quarter Program, Lois Caffey Termite Training Center, evaluating the state’s tree treating program, Governor’s task force, Louisiana Formosan subterranean termite scientific committee, national Formosan subterranean termite task force, Louisiana Formosan subterranean termite task force, education programs, and demonstrations on integrated pest management of termites.

1995-2002--Commodities included rice, sweet potatoes, vegetables, forest, Christmas trees, small fruits, fruit trees, citrus, structures and household. Cooperative work on EILs, sampling plan, and predictive model for rice water weevil, insecticide field trials for rice insects and sweet potato insects, and testing wood treatments against termites.


Research:

1994-1995– Supervised cotton research project from July through January while project leader was on sabbatical.

1988-1995– Integrated pest management of arthropods attacking cotton, insect injury-cotton yield relationships incorporating physiological age of cotton and multiple pests, interactions of arthropods and EILs on genetically engineered cotton, and simulation models for IPM. Farming systems and LISA including arthropods of cotton, sorghum, corn, and soybeans.

1987-1988– Integrated pest management of Mexican rice borer on sugarcane, rice, sorghum, corn, forages, and other grasses.

1986-1987– Insecticide resistance management of aphids attacking pecan.

1985-1986– Integrated pest management of arthropods attacking pecan. Host range of pecan weevil on hickory and related nut trees.

1984-1985– Integrated pest management of ticks; modeling tick development and survival.

1982-1984– Integrated pest management of arthropods attacking pecans.

1981-1982– Bait-toxicant systems for the screwworm.

1974-1981– Integrated pest management of arthropods attacking pecans.

Statewide education programs on integrated pest management (IPM) of structural and household insects. Emphasis on termites and the Formosan subterranean termite. Programs include the French Quarter Program of Operation Full Stop; evaluation of Louisiana’s tree treating program for termites; member of scientific advisory committees for the Governor’s Task Force on the Formosan subterranean termite; demonstrations on wood treatments, conducive conditions, and IPM of termites; investigations on the distribution of the Formosan subterranean termite in Louisiana; educational programs providing unbiased information to county agents, legislators, governmental agencies, industry, and the public; LSU AgCenter’s representative at the Lois Caffey Termite Training Center; presentations to master gardeners; termite webpage; publications; exhibits; insect identification; media, and answering phone calls.

B.S. Biology, 1974, Baylor University
M.S. Entomology, 1978, Texas A&M University
Ph. D. Entomology, 1981, Texas A&M University

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