Jr. Levy

Levy, Jr., Ronald J.
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1.National County Agent Association Distinguished Service Award. (2015)

2.Tipton Team Award. (2014)

3.National Conservation Tillage Cotton and Rice Conference Fifteen Year Service Award. (2012)

4. National Conservation Tillage Cotton and Rice Conference Ten Year Service Award. (January 2007)

5. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Floyd S. Edmiston Award. (2005)

6. Rice Researcher of the Year – National Conservation Tillage Cotton and Rice Conference. (2004)

7.Southern Weed Science Society Weed Contest team, placed 3rd in team standing; 8th place individual winner. (2003)

8.Southern Weed Science Society Weed Contest team, placed 3rd in team standing. (2002)

9.Southern Weed Science Society Weed Contest team, placed 3rd in team standing. (2001)

10. Southwest Achievement Award Winner, Louisiana County Agricultural Agents Association. (1988)

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Baton Rouge, LA

  • Doctorate of Philosophy
  • Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, August 2004

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Baton Rouge, LA

  • Master of Science
  • Extension Education, December 1986

SOUTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY Hammond, LA

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Animal Science, May 1979

  • Tenured Associate Professor /State Soybean Extension Specialist

Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

July 2015-current

  • Assistant Professor/State Soybean Extension Specialist

Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

November 2013 – July 2015

  • Assistant Professor/State Soybean Specialist and interim Corn Specialist

Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

January 2013 – October 2013

  • Assistant Professor/State Soybean Extension Specialist

Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

July 2012 – December 2012

  • Interim Central Region Director/Interim Dean Lee Research Director/Assistant Professor/State Soybean Extension Specialist

Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

March 2011 – June 2012

  • Assistant Professor/State Soybean Specialist and Grain Sorghum Extension Specialist

Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

February 2011

  • Assistant Professor/State Soybean Specialist and Corn and Grain Sorghum Specialist

Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

September 2008 – 2011

  • County Agent/Parish Chair (1992) (Ag and Natural Resources)

Acadia Parish (Lafayette Parish – Rice)

July 1988 – September 2008

  • Associate County Agent (Ag and Natural Resources)

Acadia Parish

October 1986 – June 1988

  • Associate County Agent (4-H Youth Development)

Jefferson Davis Parish

July 1983 – September 1986

  • Assistant County Agent (4-H Youth Development)

Jefferson Davis Parish

June 1981 – June 1983

  • Assistant County Agent (4-H Youth Development)

Calcasieu Parish

July 1979 – May 1981

1. Numbered Publications:

Levy, R., Davis, J., Hollier, C., Buckley, B., Haggard, B., Lofton, J., Padgett, Guy B., Stevens, J., Stephenson, D., Harrell, D., Viator, S., "Soybean Variety Recommendations 2014". 2014, Publication No. 2269.

Levy, R., Lofton, J., Mascagni, H., Stevens, J., Close, G., Haggard, B., Normand, T., "Corn Hybrids for Grain". 2014, Publication No. 2827.

Lofton, J., Hollier, C., Buckley, B., Harrell, D., Mascagni, H., Harrison, S., Stephenson, D., Levy, R., Waltman, William F., Cooper, Amy. "Grain Sorghum Hybrids for Grain ". 2014, Publication No. 2831.

Mascagni, H., Levy R., Brown S., Buckley B., Miller K., Hollier C., Kerns D., Lofton J., Padgett B., and Waltman B. 2013. Performance of Corn Hybrids in Louisiana, 2013. LAES Research Summary No. 199.

Mascagni, H.J., Arceneaux K., Brown S., Buckley B., Miller K., Fluitt J., Groth D., Harrell D., Harrison S., Hollier C., Kerns D., Leonards J., Levy R., Lofton J., Regan R., and Waltman B.. 2013. Performance of grain sorghum hybrids in Louisiana, 2013. LAES Research Summary No. 200.

Hummel N., McCown T., Stout M., Frey M., Daniels G., Eskew C., Gauthier S., Ring D., and Levy R.

2009. Demonstration of Dermacor X-100 seed treatment in commercial rice fields in Louisiana,

2008. 100th Annual Research Report- Rice Research Station. 268-269.

Bond J .,Blanche S.B., Castro B., Dunand R., Gardisser D., Groth D., Harrell D., Hollier C., Hummel N., Levy R., Linscombe S., Reagan T.E., Rush M.C., Saichuk J., Salassi M., Schultz B., Sha X., Stout M., Webster E., and White L., "Louisiana Rice Production Handbook". Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Publication 2321. June 2009.

Webster, E. P. and Levy R., Jr. 2009. Weed Management. in Saichuk J., ed. Louisiana Rice Production Handbook. Pub 2321. Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Pp. 46-71.

Levy, R., Ferguson, R., "Soybean Insect Identification Guide". 2009, Publication No. 3127.

Williams, B., Stephenson D., Strahan R., Boudreaux J., Webster E. P., Pyzner J., Miller D., Smith T. P., Sanders D., Griffin J. L., Saichuk J. K., Levy R., Twidwell E., Millhollon, Owings A. D., Himelrick D., 2009. Louisiana Suggest Chemical Weed Management Guide. La. Coop. Ext E.. Ser. Pub. 1565. 189p.

Mascagni, Jr., H.J., Bell R., Deloach M., Ferguson R., Hayes J., Leonard R., Levy R., and Padgett B. 2009. Performance of Corn Hybrids in Louisiana, 2009. LAES Research Summary No. 183 (on-line).

Mascagni, Jr., H.J., Bell R., Arceneaux K., Deloach M., Ferguson R., Groth D., Harrell D., Hayes J., Harrison S., Hollier C., Leonard R., Leonards J., Levy R., Padgett B., Chris Roider, Ron Regan, and Glen Schexnayder. 2009. Performance of Grain Sorghum Hybrids in Louisiana, 2009. LAES Research Summary No. 182 (on-line).

Williams, B. J., Stephenson D. O., Strahan R. E., Boudreaux J. E., Webster E. P., Pyzner J., Miller D. K., Smith T. P., Sanders D. E., Griffin J. L., Saichuk J. K., Levy R., Twidwell E., Millhollon E., Owings A. D. 2009 Outlook for Louisiana's Agriculture. LSU AgCenter, Extension Publication No. 3048, April 2009.

Saichuk, J. K., Schultz, B., Hollier, C., Groth, D., Harrell, D., Webster, E., White, L., Rush, M., Salassi, M., Stout, M., Levy, R., Blanche, Sterling, Linscombe, Steven D., Reagan, Thomas E., Sha, Xueyan, Hummel, Natalie. "Rice Production Handbook". 2009, Publication No. 2321.

Bottoms, S., Hensley, J., Levy, R., Schultz, B. "Schematic Diagram for Seedling Weed Identification in Rice", LSU AgCenter Bulletin 01/08.

Levy, R., Lofton, J., Haggard, B., Buckley, B., Davis, J., Harrell D.L., Padgett G.B., Stephenson D.O., Stevens J.C., Viator H.P. 2013. Soybean variety yields and production practices. Pub 2269.

Levy, R., Lofton, Josh, Haffard, Beatrix, Buckley, Blair, Davis, Jeff, D.L. Harrell, G.B. Padgett, D.O. Stephenson, J.C. Stevens, H.P. Viator,. 2012. Soybean variety yields and production practices. Pub 2269.

Levy, R., Blanche S.B., Boquet D.J., Golden B.R., Harrell D.L., Padgett G.B., Stephenson D.O., Stevens J.C., Viator H.P., Udeigwe T.K. 2011. Soybean variety yields and production practices. Pub 2269.

Levy, R., Blanche S.B., Boquet D.J., Golden B.R., Harrell D.L., Padgett G.B., Stephenson D.O., Stevens J.C., Viator H.P., Clawson, E. 2010. Soybean variety yields and production practices. Pub 2269.

Levy, R., Mascagni, H., Deloach, M., Stevens, J., Ferguson, R. Grain Sorghum Hybrids for Grain 2011. Publication No. 2831.

Levy, R., Mascagni, H., Harrell, D., Deloach, M., Stevens, J., Ferguson, R. Grain Sorghum Hybrids for Grain 2010. Publication No. 2831.

Levy, R., John, Mascagni, Jr., Henry J., Deloach, Mildred E., Stevens, Jr., J. Cheston, Ferguson, Robert. Grain Sorghum Hybrids for Grain 2009. Publication No. 2831.

Kruse, J., Mascagni, H., Levy, R., Golden, B., Lofton, J., Deloach, M., Stevens, J., Close, G. Corn Hybrids for Grain 2012. Publication No. 2827.

Kruse, J., Levy, R., Mascagni, H., Woolam, B. Corn Hybrids for Grain 2011. Publication No. 2827.

Levy, R., Mascagni, H., Deloach, M., Stevens, J., Ferguson, R. Corn Hybrids for Grain 2010. Publication No. 2827.

Levy, R., Mascagni, H., Moore, S., Deloach, M., Stevens, J., Ferguson, R. Corn Hybrids for Grain 2009. Publication No. 2827.

Harrell, D.L., Levy, R., Leonards J.P., Regan R.P., and Fluitt J.S. 2009. Rotational Crop Research. Annual Research Report, La. Agri. Exp. Stn., LSU AgCenter, 101:180 - 187.

Williams, B.J., Stephenson D. O., Strahan R.E., Boudreaux J.E., Webster E.P., Pyzner J., Miller D.K., Smith T.P., Sanders D.E., Griffin J.L., Saichuk J.K., Levy R., Twidwell E., Millollon E., Owings A.D., Himelrick D. 2010. Louisiana Suggest Chemical Weed Management Guide. La. Coop. Ext. Ser. Pub. 1565. 189p.

Leonard, B.R., Padgett, G.B., Griffin, J.L., Boquet, D.J., Levy, R., Schneider, R.W., Davis, J.A., and Valverde, R.A. 2011. Defining Symptomatology of the Green Plant Malady in Soybean. Louisiana Agriculture.

Guidry, K., Boudreaux, J., Dunn, M., Gauthier, W., Graham, C., Hay, G., Hinson, R., Hutchison, C., Lavergne, T., Legendre, B., Levy, R., Lutz, G., Owings, A. D., Paxton, K., Pruitt, R., Reed, D., Saichuk, J., Salassi, M., Sistrunk, M., Smith, T., Twidwell, E., Westra, J., Shoalmire, L. "2010 Ag Outlook for Louisiana Agriculture (PDF Only)". 2010, Publication No. 3048.

Levy, R. 2011. Louisiana Agriculture. Louisiana Soybean Research Verification Program Louisiana Agriculture. Vol. 54, No. 2. Pp. 38-39."

Leonard, B.R., Boquet, D.J., Padgett, B, Davis, J.A., Schneider, R., Griffin, J.L., Valverde, R.A., and Levy, R. Soybean Green Plant Malady Contributing Factors and Mitigation. Louisiana Agriculture. Vol. 54, No. 2, Pp. 32-34."

Huang, F., Kerns D., Leonard R., Qureshi J., Levy R., Yang F., and Niu Y. 2013. Evaluation of Viptera 3111,3220, and Endigo ZCX for management of moth pests on corn and sorghum. Syngenta Pest Forum. Dec. 4-6. Raleigh, NC (Invited).

Yang, F., Kerns D.L., Leonard B.R., Head G., Levy R., Niu Y., and Huang F. 2013. Effect of pollen movement on survival and development of corn earworm in seed blended conditions of non-Bt and pyramided Bt corn. Southern Cotton, Corn, and Soybean Pest Management Seminar. Oct. 14-17. Las Vegas, NV. (Oral presentation).

Huang, F., Qureshi J.A, Head G., Kerns D., Leonard R., Levy R., Yang F., and Niu Y. 2013. Frequency of resistance alleles to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F and Cry1A.105 in Louisiana and Florida populations of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Nov. 10-13, 2012. Austin, TX. (Oral presentation).

Yang, F., Kerns D., Leonard B.R., Head G.P., Niu Y., Levy R., and Huang F. 2013. Effect of pollen movement on survival and development of corn earworm in seed blended conditions of non-Bt and pyramided Bt corn. Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America. Nov. 10-13, 2012. Austin, TX. (Poster display).

Levy, R., Webster E. P., Thevis, E.L., Fish J.C., and Fickett N.D. 2012. Glyphosate delays maturity in rice grown for crawfish. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 52:30.

Hensley, J., Webster, E. P., Carlson, T., Bottoms, S., Harrell, D., Levy, R., Atwal, Jatinder. "Effects of Imazamox and Glufosinate Drift on Rice", Southern Weed Science Society 61:35.

Huang, F., Qureshi J.A., Ying N., Yang F., Andow D., Leonard B.R., Meagher R.L., Levy R., and Zhang L., and Wangila S.D. 2012. Compelling evidence of resistance to Cry1F corn in fall armyworm collected from south Florida. A report to US EPA.

Huang, F., Ghimire M.N., Leonard B.R., Daves C., Levy R. 2012. Area-wide monitoring of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab maize in Diatraea saccharalis (Abstract in CD). XXIV International Congress of Entomology. Aug. 19-25, 2012. Daegu, Korea.

Huang, F., Ying N., Yang F., Qureshi J. A., Leonard B. R., Meagher R.L., Head G. P., Levy R., Wangila S.D., and Zhang L. 2012. Susceptibility of field populations of fall armyworm from United States and Puerto Rico to Bacillus thuringiensis corn containing single and pyramided transgenes. USDA NC-205 Annual Reports. (e-file).

Huang, F., Ghimire M.N., Leonard B.R., Wang J., Daves C., Levy R., Cook D., Head G. P., Yang Y., Temple J., and Ferguson R. 2011. F2 screening for resistance to pyramided Bacillus thuringiensis maize in Louisiana and Mississippi populations of Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). USDA NC-205 Annual Reports.

Huang, F., Ghimire M.N., Leonard B.R., Daves C., Levy R. 2012. Area-wide monitoring of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab maize in Diatraea saccharalis. XXIV International Congress of Entomology. Aug. 19-25, 2012. Daegu, Korea.

Huang F., Qureshi J. A., Ying N., Yang F., Andow D., Leonard B.R., Meagher R.L., Levy R., and Zhang L., and Wangila S.D. 2012. Compelling evidence of resistance to Cry1F corn in fall armyworm collected from south Florida. Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America. Nov. 11-14, 2012. Knoxville, TN.

Huang F., Ying N., Yang F., Qureshi J. A., Leonard B.R., Meagher R.L., Head G. P., Levy R., Wangila, S.D. and Zhang L. 2012. Susceptibility of United States and Puerto Rico field populations of fall armyworm to Bacillus thuringiensis corn containing single and pyramided transgenes. Joint Meeting of the ESA SEB&SWB. Mar 4-7, Little Rock, AK.

Huang, F, Leonard B.R., Ghimire M., Parker R., Daves C., Levy R., Cook D., and Biles S. 2010. Distribution of corn borers and IRM in the mid-south region. Syngenta Agrisure Pest Forum (Oral presentation). March 2-3, 2010. Anaheim, CA.

Huang, F, Leonard B.R., Ghimire M., Parker R., Daves C., Levy R., Cook D., and Biles S. 2010. Distribution of corn borers and IRM in the mid-south region. NC-205 Annual Meeting, Madison WI, Jan. 25-27, 2010.

Huang, F., Qureshi J., Meagher R., Leonard R., Kerns D., Ni X., Buntin D., Levy R., Ying N., Yang F., and Dangal W. 2013. Monitoring resistance of fall armyworm to Cry1F corn in Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida. The 86th Annual Meeting of Southeastern Branch, ESA. Feb. 28-March 2, 2013, Baton Rouge, LA.

Levy, R., Webster E. P., Thevis, E. L., Fish J.C., and Fickett N.D. 2012. Glyphosate delays maturity in rice grown for crawfish. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. Abstr. 52:30.

Huang, F., Ghmire M.N., Leonard B.R., Zhu Y.C., Levy R., and Head G.P. 2011. Susceptibility of field populations of sugarcane borer to Bt toxins and Bt corn containing single and pyramided transgenes (Poster display). 2011 ESA-SEB & APS-CD Joint Meeting. Mar. 19-22, 2011. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Huang, F., Leonard B.R., Parker R., Levy R., Wu X., Ghmire M.N., Baldwin J., Cook D., Daves C., and Yang Y. 2010. Risk assessment of sugarcane borer resistance to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis-corn. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Dec. 12-15, 2010. San Diego, CA.

Huang, F., Ghimire M., Leonard B. R., Daves C., Cook D., Levy R., Head G. P., Temple J., Ferguson R., Yang Y. 2010. Frequency of alleles conferring resistance to transgenic corn expressing single and multiple Bt genes in Louisiana and Mississippi populations of the sugarcane borer. The 84th Annual Meeting of Southeastern Branch, Entomological Society of America. Mar. 7-10, 2010. Atlanta, GA.

Levy, R., Webster, E. P., Hensley, J., Bottoms, S. 2008 "Impact of Herbicide Drift on Rice", Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. Dept./Res. Sta. Pub.

Hummel N., McCown T., Stout M., Burns D., Courville B., Daniels G., Eskew C., Fontenot K., Gauthier S., Lee D. and Levy R. 2009. Rice water weevil management large-scale demo in Louisiana. Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists, Silverton, CO. Aug. 3-4. Levy, R. J., Jr., E. P. Webster, and S. D. Linscombe. 2002. Impact of cultural practices on imazethapyr in LA rice production. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 55:18.

Levy, R., Webster E. P., and Linscombe S.D. 2001. Integrating imidazolinone-tolerant rice in Louisiana production practices. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 54:166.

Levy, R., Webster E. P., Linscombe S.D., and Zhang W. 2000. Evaluation of cultural practices and imazethapyr application timings in Clearfield rice. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 53:18.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS - REFEREED/NON-REFEREED

Huang, F., Ghimire M.N., Leonard B.R., Daves C.D., Levy R., J. Baldwin. 2012. Extended monitoring of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab maize in Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). GM Crop. Food: Biotech. Agri. Food Chain. 3:245-254.

Huang, F., Ghimire M.N., Leonard B.R., Wang J., Daves C., Levy R., Cook D., Head G.P., Yang Y., Temple J., and Ferguson R. 2011, F2 screening for resistance to pyramided Bacillus thuringiensis maize in Louisiana and Mississippi populations of Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Pest Manag. Sci. 67:1269-1276.

Levy, R., Bond J. A., Webster E. P., Griffin J. L., and Linscombe S. D. 2006. Effect of cultural practices on weed control and crop response in imidazolinone-tolerant rice. Weed Technol. 20:239-244.

Levy, R. Bond J. A., Webster E. P., Griffin J. L., Zhang W. P., and Linscombe S. D. 2006. Imidazolinone-tolerant rice response to imazethapyr application. Weed Technol. 20:389-393.

  • Adjunct Professor – Agronomy 101; McNeese State University (Spring 2006)
  • Adjunct Professor – Soils 301; McNeese State University (Spring 2006)
  • Adjunct Professor – Soils 401; McNeese State University (Fall 2006)
  • Adjunct Professor – Agronomy 312; McNeese State University (Fall 2007)

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