Fangneng Huang

Huang, Fangneng
Title Professor & LD Newsom Professor of IPM
Department Entomology Department
E-mail FHuang@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 A513 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-0111

Recent awards

2013. Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management: Entomological Society of America-Southwestern Branch.

2011. G&H Seed Research Excellence Award. LSU AgCenter. This Award is given to the scientist who during the past five years has made the most significant contributions to the research programs of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.

2011. Tipton Team Research Award. LSU AgCenter.

Recent grants:

2011-2014. Detection, characterization, and management of Bacillus thuringiensis resistance in sugarcane borer, fall armyworm, and corn earwaorm. -~$600,000. (USDA-AFRI, Industries).

2005-2013. Emerging insect pest problems in field corn and grain sorghum. $145,000. Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Books and monographs

Mason, C.E., M.E. Rice, C.D. DiFonzo, R.P. Porter, and 20 others (including F. Huang). 2018. European corn borer: Ecology, Management, and Association with Other Corn Pests. NCR 0327. Ames: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. pp 80.

Chen, J., X. Cheng, J. Cheng, and F. Huang (eds). 1990. Integrated Pest Management. Agricultural Press. Beijing, China. 270 pp.

Book chapters

Huang, F. 2015. Resistance management for Bt corn and above-ground lepidopteran targets in the United States: from single gene to pyramided traits. pp 173-185. In “Bt resistance –mechanisms and strategies for preserving effectiveness”, ed by M. Soberon, Y. Gao and A. Bravo. CABI.

Huang, F., B.R. Leonard, X. Wu, and M.N. Ghimire. 2011. Risk assessment of sugarcane borer resistance to transgenic maize expressing Bacillus thuringiensis proteins. pp. 89-103. In “Genetically Engineered Crops: Biotechnology, Biosafety and Benefits”, ed by L. M. Grover Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.

Huang, F. 2010. Resistance to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis crops in target insect pests: current status and prospect. Pp. 179-192. In “Advances in Entomological Research: From Molecular Biology to Pest Management”, eds by T.X. Liu and L. Kang, Higher Education Press, Beijing, China.

Huang, F., and B.R. Leonard. 2008. Detection and monitoring of Bacillus thuringiensis resistance alleles in the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.). pp 1-17. In “Genetically Modified Plants: New Research Trends”, (eds) by T.V. Wolf and J. P. Koch. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.

Huang, F. 2005. Effects of transgenic Bt-plants on non-target organisms. In “Entomological Research: Progress and Prospect”, (eds) by T.X. Liu and L. Kang. Science Press. Beijing, China. pp 318-335.

Huang, F. and B. Subramanyam. 2003. Effects of ultrasound on Indianmeal moth reproduction. In “Advances in Stored Product Protection”, (eds) by P. F. Credland, D.M. Armitage, C.H. Bell, P.M. Cogan and E. Highley. Proceedings of the 8th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, July 22-26, 2002, York, UK. pp 852-857.

Refereed Publications

Dimase, M., I. Oyediran, S. Brown, W. Walker, J. Guo, W. Yu, Y. Zhang, J. Chen, Z. Wen, and F. Huang. 2021. Larval movement and survival of Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) in seed blends of non-Bt and Bt maize containing Agrisure Viptera® trait: implications for resistance management. Crop Protect.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261219420302726?via%3Dihub

Yu, W., S. Lin, M. Dimase, Y. Niu, S. Brown, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, D. Cook, D. Reisig, B. Thrash, X. Ni, S.V. Paula-Moraes, and F. Huang. 2021. Extended investigation of field-evolved resistance of the corn earworm Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 proteins in the southeastern United States. J. Invertebr. Path. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2021.107560.

Schlum, K.A., Lamour, K., de Bortoli, C.P., Banerjee, R., Emrich, S.J., Meagher, R., Pereira, E., Murua, M.G., Sword, G.A., Tessnow, A.E., Dillon, D.V., Ramirez, A.M.L., Akutse, K.S., Schmidt-Jeffris, R., Huang, F., Reisig, D., and Jurat-Fuentes, J.L. 2021. Whole genome comparisons reveal panmixia among fall armyworm (Spodoptera 1 frugiperda) from diverse locations. BMC Genomics. 22:179; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07492-7.

Guo, J., I. Oyediran, M.E. Rice, S. Brown, M. Dimase, S. Lin, W. Walker, W. Yu, Y. Niu, and F. Huang. 2021. Seed blends of pyramided Cry/Vip maize reduce Helicoverpa zea populations from refuge ears. J. Pest Sci. 94: 959–968.

Dimase, M., S. Brown, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, W. Walker, W. Yu, and F. Huang 2021. Performance of Bt-susceptible and -heterozygous dual-gene resistant genotypes of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in seed blends of non-Bt and pyramided Bt maize. Ins. Sci. 28, 1147–1158.

Huang, F. 2021. Resistance of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1F corn in the Americas: lessons and implications for Bt corn IRM in China. Ins. Sci. Sci. 28: 574–589.

Gilreath, R.T. D.L. Kerns, F. Huang, and F. Yang. 2021. No positive cross-resistance to Cry1 and Cry2 proteins favors pyramiding strategy for management of Vip3Aa resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda. Pest Manag. Sci. Pest Manag Sci 2021; 77: 1963–1970.

Niu, Y., I. Oyediran, W. Yu, S. Lin, M. Dimase, S. Brown, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, D. Cook, D. Reisig, B. Thrash, X. Ni, S.V. Paula-Moraes, Y. Zhang, J.S. Chen, Z. Wen and F. Huang. 2021. Populations of Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) in the southeastern United States are commonly resistant to Cry1Ab, but still susceptible to Vip3Aa20 expressed in MIR 162 corn. Toxins 2021, 13, 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins13010063.

Huang, F. 2021. Dominance and fitness costs of insect resistance to genetically modified Bacillus thuringiensis crops. GM Crops & Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain. 12(1):192-211. doi: 10.1080/21645698.2020.1852065.

Gui, F., T. Lan, Y. Zhao, W. Guo, Y. Dong, D. Fang, H. Liu, H. Li, H. Wang, R. Hao, X. Cheng, Y. Li, S. K. Sahu, Y. Chen, Y. Chang, L. Cheng, S. He, P. Liu, G. Fan, H. Lu, G. Hu, W. Dong, B. Chen, Y. Jiang, Y. Zhang, P. Yang, H. Xu, F. Lin, B. Slipper, A. Postma, M. Jackson, T. Liu, F. Huang, H. Yang, X. Liu, J. Sheng, and L. Kang. 2020. Genomic analysis unveils population evolution and development pesticide resistance in fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda. Protein & Cell. https://DOI : 10.1007/s13238-020-00795-7.

Chalivendra S, Huang, F., Busman M, Williams WP and Ham JH. 2020. Low aflatoxin levels in Aspergillus flavus-resistant maize are correlated with increased corn earworm damage and enhanced seed fumonisin. Front. Plant Sci. 11:565323. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.565323.

Niu, Y., G.P. Head, P.A. Price, and F. Huang. 2020. Survival and plant injury of Cry2Ab2-susceptible and resistant sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Bt corn containing single or pyramided transgenes. J. Agri. Urban Entomol. 36: 115-119. https://doi.org/10.3954/1523-5475-36.1.115.

Yang, F., D.L. Kerns, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, R. Levy, Y. Niu, and F. Huang, 2020. Extended evaluation of Bt protein cross pollination in seed mix plantings on survival, growth, and development of Helicoverpa zea feeding on refuge ears. Pest Manag. Sci. 76:1011-1019.

Dively, G.P., F. Huang, I. Oyediran, T. Burd, S. Morsello. 2020. Evaluation of gene flow in structured and seed blend refuge systems of non-Bt and Bt corn. J. Pest Sci. 93: 439-447.

Yang, F., J. Williams, P. Porter, F. Huang, and D.L. Kerns. 2019. F2 screen for resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa51 protein in field populations of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Texas, USA. Crop Prot. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2019.104915.

Guo, J., F. Yang, S. Brown, D. Kern, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, Y. Niu, and F. Huang. 2019. Fecundity of the parental and relative fitness of the F1 populations of corn earworm from non-Bt and refuge ears of seed blend with Genuity® SmartStax™ maize. Crop Prot. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2019.104873.

Niu, Y., J. Guo, G.P. Head, P.A. Price and F. Huang. 2019. Phenotypic performance of nine genotypes of Cry1A.105/Cry2Ab2-dual gene resistant fall armyworm on non-Bt and MON 89034 maize. Pest Manag. Sci. 75:2124-2132.

Kaur, G., J. Guo, S. Brown, G.P. Head, P.A., F. Huang, Price, S. Paula-Moraes, X. Ni, M. Dimase and . 2019. Field-evolved resistance of Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) to transgenic maize expressing pyramided Cry1A.105/Cry2Ab2 proteins in northeast Louisiana, the United States. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 163: 11-20.

Chen, X., G.P. Head, D.L. Kerns, P. Price, M.E. Rice, F. Huang, R.T. Gilreath, and F. Yang. 2019. Fitness costs of Vip3A resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda on different hosts. Pest Manage. Sci. 75: 1074-1080.

Zhu, C., Y. Niu, Y. Zhou, J. Guo, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, X. Wen, and F. Huang, 2019. Survival and effective dominance level of a Cry1A.105/Cry2Ab2-dual gene resistant population of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) on common pyramided Bt corn traits. Crop Protect. 115: 84-91.

Zhou, Y., Y. Niu, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, and F. Huang. 2018. Performance of Bt-susceptible and -heterozygous genotypes of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) possessing single- or dual-gene resistance alleles in sequential feedings of non-Bt and Cry1A.105/Cry2Ab2 maize leaf tissues. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 159: 105-112.

Yang, F., S. Morsello, G.P. Head, F. Huang, R.T. Gilreath, and D.L. Kerns. 2018. F2 screen, inheritance and cross-resistance of field-derived Vip3A resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) collected from Louisiana, USA. Pest Manag. Sci. 74: 1769-1778.

Niu, Y., G.P. Head, P.A. Price, and F. Huang. 2018. Inheritance and fitness costs of Cry1A.105 resistance in two strains of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith). Crop Prot. 110:229-235.

Yang, F., M. Chen, A. Gowda, D.L. Kerns, and F. Huang. 2018. Possibly similar genetic basis of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein in three resistant colonies of the sugarcane borer collected from Louisiana, USA. Insect Sci. 25: 241-250.

Yang, F., D.L. Kerns, G.P. Head, P. Price, and F. Huang. 2017. Cross-resistance to purified Bt proteins, Bt corn and Bt cotton in a Cry2Ab2-corn resistant strain of Spodoptera frugiperda. Pest Manag. Sci. 73:2495-2503.

Yang, F., D.L. Kerns, S. Brown, and F. Huang. 2017. Pollen contamination in seed mixture increases the dominance of resistance to Bt maize in Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pest Manag. Sci. 73:2379-2385.

Banerjee, R., J. Hasler, R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi, L. Hietala, F. Huang, K. Narva, and J.L. Jurat-Fuentes. 2017. Mechanism and DNA-based detection of field-evolved resistance to transgenic Bt corn in fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). Scientific Reports 7:: 10877 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-09866-y.

Karen Harris-Shultz, K.H., X. Ni, P.A. Wadl, X. Wang, H. Wang, F. Huang, K.Flanders, N. Seiter, D. Kerns, R. Meagher, Q. Xue, D. Reisig, D. Buntin, H. E. Cuevas, M.J. Brewer, and X. Yang. 2017. Microsatellite markers reveal a predominant sugarcane aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) clone is found on sorghum in seven states and one territory of the USA. Crop Sci. 57:2064-2072.

Acharya B, G. Head, P. Price and F. Huang. 2017. Inheritance and fitness costs of Cry2Ab2 resistance in Spodoptera frugiperda. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 149: 8-14.

Yang F, D.L. Kerns, G.P. Head, S. Brown and F. Huang. 2017. Susceptibility of Cry1F-maize resistant Spodoptera frugiperda to Bt proteins used in the transgenic cotton. Crop Protect. 98: 128-135.

Camargo AM, P. Castañera, G.P. Farinós and F. Huang. 2017 Comparative analysis of the genetic basis of Cry1F resistance in two strains of Spodoptera frugiperda originated from Puerto Rico and Florida. J. Invertebr. Pathol 146: 47-52.

Yang, G., Y. Niu, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, and F. Huang. 2017. Performance of Cry1Ab-susceptible and -heterozygous resistant populations of sugarcane borer in sequential feedings on non-Bt and Bt maize plant tissue. Entomol. Exp. Appl.162: 51-59.

Yang, F., D.L. Kerns, S. Brown, R. Kurtz, T. Dennehy, B. Braxton, G. Head, and F. Huang. 2016. Performance and cross-crop resistance of Cry1F-maize selected Spodoptera frugiperda on transgenic Bt cotton: implications for resistance management. Sci. Reports. 6:28059, DOI:10.1038/srep28059.

Niu, Y., G.P. Head, P.A. Price, and F. Huang. 2016. Performance of Cry1A.105-selected fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on transgenic maize plants containing single or pyramided Bt genes. Crop Prot. 88:79-87.

Niu, Y., J.A. Qureshi, X. Ni, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, R.L. Meagher Jr, D. Kerns, R. Levy, F. Yang, and F. Huang. 2016. F2 screen for resistance allele to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2-maize in field populations of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from the southern United States. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 138: 66-72.

Li, G., D. Reisig, H. Feng, F. Gould, F. Huang, and J. Miao. 2016. Frequency of Cry1F non-recessive resistance alleles in North Carolina field populations of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Plos One. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154492.

F. Huang, J.A. Qureshi, G.P. Head, P.A. Price, R. Levy, F. Yang, and Y. Niu. 2016. Frequency of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 resistance alleles in field populations of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, in Louisiana and Florida. Crop Protect. 83: 83-89.

Oyediran, I., G. Dively, F. Huang, and T. Burd. 2016. Evaluation of European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) larval movement and survival in structured and seed blend refuge plantings. Crop Prot. 81: 145-153.

Tabashnik, B.E., M. Zhang, J.A. Fabrick, Y. Wu, M. Gao, F. Huang, J. Wei1, J. Zhang, A. Yelich, G.C. Unnithan, A. Bravo, M. Soberón, Y. Carrière, and X. Li. 2015. Dual mode of action of Bt proteins: protoxin efficacy against resistant insects. Scientific Reports. 5:15107, DOL:10.1038/srep15107.

Huang, F., M. Chen, A. Gowda, T.L. Clark, B.C. McNulty, F. Yang, and Y. Niu. 2015. Identification, inheritance, and fitness costs of Cry2Ab2 resistance in a field-derived population of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis(F.). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 130: 116-123.

Dangal V., and F. Huang. 2015. Fitness costs of Cry1F resistance in two populations of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), collected from Puerto Rico and Florida. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 127: 81-86.

Zhu, Y-C., C.A. Blanco, M. Portilla, J. Adamczyk, R. Luttrell, and F. Huang 2015. Evidence of multiple/cross resistance development to Bt and organophosphate insecticides in Puerto Rico population of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Pesti. Biochem. Physiol. 122:15-21.

Yang, F., D.L. Kerns, B.R. Leonard, I. Oyediran, T. Burd, Y. Niu, and F. Huang 2015. Performance of Agrisure®VipteraTM 3111 corn against Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in seed mixed plantings. Crop Prot. 69: 77-82.

Reisig, D., S. Akin, J.N. All, R.T. Bessin, M.J. Brewer, D.G. Buntin, A.L. Catchot, D. Cook, K.L. Flanders, F. Huang, D.W. Johnson, B.R. Leonard, P.J. McLeod, R.P. Porter, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, K.V. Tindall, S.D. Stewart, N.N. Troxclair, R.R. Youngman, and M.E. Rice. 2015. Lepidopteran injury to corn containing single and pyramided Bt traits, and Blended or block refuge blend, in the southern United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 157-165.

Huang, F., J.A. Qureshi, R.L. Meagher Jr., D.D. Reisig, G.P. Head, D.A. Andow, X. Ni, D. Kerns, G.D. Buntin, Y. Niu, F. Yang, and V. Dangal. 2014. Cry1F resistance in fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda: single gene versus pyramided Bt maize. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112958. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112958.

Yang, F., D.L. Kerns, G.P. Head, B.R. Leonard, R. Levy, Y. Niu, and F. Huang. 2014. A challenge for the seed mixture refuge strategy in Bt maize: impact of cross-pollination on an ear-feeding pest, corn earworm. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112962. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112962.

Kang, J.,F. Huang, and D. W. Onstad. 2014. Modeling evolution of resistance of sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to transgenic Bt corn. Environ. Entomol. 43: 1084-1104.

Li, C., H. Liu, F. Huang, D-F. Cheng, J-J. Wang, Y-H. Zhang, J-R. Sun, and W-C. Guo. 2014. Effect of temperature on the occurrence and distribution of Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in China. Environ. Entomol. 43: 511-519.

Zhang, L., B.R. Leonard, M. Chen, T. Clark, A. Konasale, and F. Huang. 2014. Fitness and stability of Cry1Ab resistance in sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 117: 26-32.

Niu, Y., F. Yang, V. Dangal, and F. Huang. 2014. Larval survival and plant injury of Cry1F-susceptible, -resistant, and -heterozygous fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on non-Bt and Bt corn containing single or pyramided genes. Crop Protect. 59: 22-28.

Sandra Garcés-Carrera, S., A. Knutson, H. Wang, K.L. Giles, F. Huang, R. J. Whitworth, C. M. Smith, and M.S. Chen. 2014. Virulence and biotype analyses of Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor) populations from Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. J. Econ. Entom. 107: 417-423

Yang, F., D.L. Kerns, G.Head, G.H., B.R. Leonard, Y. Niu, and F. Huang. 2014. Occurrence, distribution, and ear damage of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in mixed plantings of non-Bt and Bt corn containing Genuity® SmartStaxTM traits. Crop Protect. 55:127-132.

Huang, F., B.R. Leonard, S.H. Moore, D.R. Cook, J. Baldwin, K.V. Tindall. 2014. Allele frequency of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab corn in Louisiana populations of sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 101: 492-498.

Nansen, C., L.D. Geremias, Y. Xue, F. Huang, and J.R. Parra. 2013. Agricultural case studies of classification accuracy, spectral resolution, and model over-fitting. Appl. Spectrosc. 67: 1332-8.

Sek Yee Tan, S.Y, B. Cayabyab, E. Alcantara, F. Huang, K. He, K. Nickerson, B. Siegfried. 2013. Comparative Binding of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab and Cry1F Toxins in Ostrinia nubilalis, Ostrinia furnacalis and Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Invertebr. Pathol. 114: 234-240.

Yang, F., Y. Du, J. Cao, and F. Huang. 2013. Analysis of three leafminers' complete mitochondrial genomes. Gene. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.08.010.

Yang, F., J.A. Qureshi, B.R. Leonard, G.P. Head, Y. Niu, and F. Huang. 2013. Susceptibility of Louisiana and Florida populations of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to pyramided Bt corn containing Genuity®VT Double ProTM and SmartStaxTM traits. Florida Entomologist. 96:714-723.

Niu, Y., R.L. Meagher Jr, F. Yang, and F. Huang. 2013. Susceptibility of field populations of the fall armyworm (lepidopteran: Noctuidae) from Florida and Puerto Rico to purified Cry1F protein and corn leaf tissue containing single and pyramided Bt genes. Florida Entomologist. 96:701-713.

Wangila, D.S., B.R. Leonard, M.N. Ghimire, Y. Bai, L. Zhang, Y. Yang, K.D. Emfinger, G.P. Head, F.Yang, Y. Niu, and F. Huang. 2013. Occurrence and larval movement of Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in seed mixes of non-Bt and Bt pyramid corn. Pest Manag. Sci. doi: 69:1163-1172.

Yang, Y., Y.-C. Zhu, Y-C., J. Ottea1, C. Husseneder, B. R. Leonard, C. Abel, R, Luttrell, and F. Huang. 2013. Characterization and mRNA quantitative analyses of cDNAs encoding three trypsin- and chymotrypsin-like proteinases in Cry1Ab-susceptible and -resistant strains of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis. Insect Science. 20:485-496.

Yang, F., F. Huang, J.A. Qureshi, B.R. Leonard, Y. Niu, L. Zhang, and D.S.Wangila. 2013. Susceptibility of Louisiana and Florida populations of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to transgenic Agrisure®VipteraTM 3111 maize. Crop Protect. 50:37-39. .

Zhang, L., F. Huang, B. R. Leonarda, M. Chen, T. Clark, Y. C. Zhu, D. S. Wangila, F. Yang, and Y. Niu. 2013. Susceptibility of Cry1Ab maiz.-resistant and –susceptible strains of sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to four Individual Cry proteins. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 112:267-272.

Wang, C, G. Henderson, F. Huang, B. Gautam, and C. Zhu. 2012. Survival rate, food consumption, and tunneling of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) feeding on Bt and non-Bt maize. Sociobiol. 59:1335-1350.

Wangila, D.S., B.R. Leonard, Y. Bai, G.P. Head, and F. Huang. 2012. Larval survival and plant injury of Cry1Ab-susceptible, -resistant, and -heterozygous genotypes of the sugarcane borer on transgenic corn containing single or pyramided Bt genes. Crop Protect. 42:108-115.

Huang, F., M.N. Ghimire, B.R. Leonard, C.D. Daves, R. Levy, 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., M.N. Ghimire, B. R. Leonard, Y-C. Zhu, and G. Head.2012. Susceptibility of field populations of sugarcane borer from non-Bt and Bt maize plants to five individual Cry toxins. Ins. Sci. 19:570-578.

Bai, Y., R.Yan, G. Ye, F. Huang, D.S. Wangila, J. Wang, and J. Cheng. 2012. Field response of aboveground non-target arthropod community to transgenic Bt-Cry1Ab rice plant residues in postharvest seasons. Transgenic Res. 21:1023–1032.

Guo, Z., Y.C. Zhu, F. Huang, R. Luttrell, and R. Leonard. 2012. Microarray analysis of global gene regulation in the Cry1Ab-resistance and - susceptible strains of Diatraea saccharalis. Pest Manag. Sci. 68: 718–730.

Tabashnik, B.E., F. Huang, M. N. Ghimire, B. R. Leonard, B. D. Siegfried, M. Rangasamy, Y. Yang, Y. Wu, L. J. Gahan, D.G. Heckel, A. Bravo, and M. Soberón. 2011. Efficacy of genetically modified Bt toxins against insects with different mechanisms of resistance. Nature Biotechnol. 19:1128-1131.

Bai, Y., R. Yan, X. Ke, G. Ye, F. Huang, Y. Luo, J. Cheng. 2011. Effects of transgenic rice expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein on growth, reproduction, and superoxide dismutase activity of Folsomia candida (Collembola: Isotomidae). J. Econ. Entom. 104: 1892-1899.

Yang, Y., Y.C. Zhu, J. Ottea, C. Husseneder, B.R.Leonard, C. Abel, R.L. Lutrell, and F. Huang. 2011. Down regulation of a gene for cadherin, but not alkaline phosphatase, associated with Cry1Ab resistance in the sugarcane borer Diatraea saccharalis. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25783. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.

Huang, F., D.A. Andow, and L.L. Buschman. 2011. Success of the high dose/refuge resistance management strategy after 15 years of Bt crop use in North America. Entom. Exp. App. 140: 1-16.

Tan, S.Y., B.F. Cayabyab, E.P. Alcantara, Y. Ibrahim, F. Huang, E. Blankenship, and B.D. Siegfried. 2011. Comparative susceptibility of Ostrinia furnacalis, Ostrinia nubilalis and Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1 toxins. Crop Protection. 30: 1184-1189.

Huang, F., M.N. Ghimire, B.R. Leonard, J. Wang, C. Daves, R. Levy, D. Cook, G.P. Head, Y. Yang, J. Temple, and Rob Ferguson. 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.

Hardke, J.T., B.R Leonard, F. Huang, and R.E. Jackson. 2011. Damage and survivorship of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on transgenic field corn expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry proteins. Crop Protect. 30:168-172.

Ghimire, M.N, F. Huang, R.B. Leonard, G. P. Head, and Y. Yang. 2011. Susceptibility of Cry1Ab-susceptible and -resistant sugarcane borer to transgenic corn plants containing single or pyramided Bacillus thuringiensis genes. Crop Protect. 30: 74-81.

Li, W., X. Zhang, Z. Fan, B. Yue, F. Huang, E. King, and J. Ran. 2011. Structural characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial genome of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). DNA and Cell Biol. 30:3-8.

Yan X.H, H. Liu, J.J. Wang, Z.M. Zhao, F. Huang, and D.F. Cheng. 2010. Population forecasting model of brown planthopper and whitebacked planthopper (Homoptera: Delphacidae) based on Markov chain theory. Environ. Entomol. 39: 1737-1743.

Yang, Y., Y.C. Zhu, J. Ottea, C. Husseneder, B.R.Leonard and F. Huang. 2010. Molecular characterization and RNA interference of three midgut aminopeptidase N isozymes from Bacillus thuringiensis-susceptible and -resistant strains of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis. Ins. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 40: 592-603.

Bai, Y.Y., R. H. Yan, G. Y. Ye, F. Huang, and J. A. Cheng. 2010. Effects of transgenic rice expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein on ground-dwelling collembolan community in postharvest seasons. Environ. Entomol. 39:243-251.

Liu, F., Z. Xu, Y. C. Zhu, F. Huang, Y. Wang, C. Gao, W. Zhou, and J. Shen. 2010. Evidence of field-evolved resistance to Cry1Ac-expressing Bt cotton in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Northern China. Pest Manage. Sci. 66: 155-164.

Wu, X., F. Huang, B.R. Leonard, and M. Ghimire. 2009. Growth and development of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab-susceptible and -resistant sugarcane borer on diet and conventional corn plants. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 133: 199–207.

Huang, F., Bh. Subramanyam, and R.Roesli. 2009. Comparative susceptibility of Liposcelis bostrychophila Badonnel and L. decolor (Pearman) (Psocoptera: Liposcelididae) to spinosad on wheat. Biopestic. Int. 5: 106-113.

Huang, F., R. Parker, B.R. Leonard, Y. Yang, and Jin Liu. 2009. Frequency of resistance alleles to Bacillus thuringiensis-corn in Texas populations of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Crop Protect. 28: 174-180.

Wu, X., F. Huang, B.R. Leonard, and J. Ottea. 2009. Inheritance of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein in the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 102: 44–49.

Xu, Z., F. Liu, J. Chen, F. Huang, D.A. Andow, J. Shen, and Y.C. Zhu. 2009. Using F2 screen to monitor resistance allele frequency to Bt cotton in field populations of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pest Manag. Sci.. 65: 391-397.

Wu, X., B.R. Leonard, Y-C Zhu, C.A. Abel, G.P. Head, and F. Huang. 2009. Susceptibility of Cry1Ab-resistant and -susceptible sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to four Bacillus thuringiensis toxins. J. Invert. Pathol. 100:29-34.

Akbar, W., J. A. Ottea, J. M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, and F. Huang. 2008. Selection and life history traits of tebufenozide-resistant sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 101: 1903-1910.

Huang, F., B.R. Leonard, S.H. Moore, D.R. Cook, J. Baldwin, K. Tindall, and D. Lee. 2008. Allele frequency of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab corn in Louisiana populations of sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 101: 492-498.

Huang, F., B.R. Leonard, S.H. Moore, B. Yue, R. Parker, T. Reagan, M. Stout, D.R. Cook, W. Akbar, C. Chilcutt, W. White, D. Lee, and S. Biles. 2008. Geographical susceptibility of Louisiana and Texas populations of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein. Crop Protect. 27: 799-806.

Yue, B., F. Huang, B.R. Leonard, S.H. Moore, R. Parker, D.A. Andow, D.R. Cook, K. Emfinger, and D.R. Lee. 2008. Verifying an F1 screen for identification and quantification of rare Bacillus thuringiensis resistance alleles in field populations of sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Entomol. Exp. App. 129: 172-180.

Huang, F., B.R. Leonard, and D.A. Andow. 2007. F2 screen for resistance to a Bacillus thuringiensis-maize hybrid in sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Bull. Entomol. Res. 97: 437-444.

Li, H., L.L. Buschman, F. Huang, K.Y. Zhu, B. Bonning, and B. Oppert. 2007. Dipel-selected Ostrinia nubilalis larvae are not resistant to transgenic corn expressing Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1862-1870.

Huang F., B.R. Leonard, D.R. Cook, D.R. Lee, D.A. Andow, J.L. Baldwin, K.V. Tindall, and X. Wu. 2007. Frequency of alleles conferring resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis maize in Louisiana populations of southwestern corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Entomol. Exp. Appl. 122: 53 - 58.

Wu, X., F. Huang, B.R. Leonard, and S.H. Moore. 2007. Evaluation of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis corn hybrids against Cry1Ab-susceptible and -resistant sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1880-1886.

Huang, F. B.R. Leonard, and X. Wu. 2007. Resistance of sugarcane borer to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab toxin. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 124: 117-123.

Huang, F., B.R. Leonard, and D.A. Andow. 2007. Sugarcane borer resistance to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis-maize. J. Econ. Entomol.100: 164-171.

Liu, C.Z., S.R. Zhou, L. Yan and F. Huang. 2007. Competition among the adults of three grasshoppers (Orthop: Acrididae) on an alpine grassland. J. App. Entomol.131: 153-159.

Huang, F., Bh. Subramanyam, and X. Hou. 2007. Efficacy of spinosad against eight stored-product insect species on hard white winter wheat. Biopestic. Int. 3: 117-125.

Huang, F. and Bh. Subramanyam. 2007. Effectiveness of spinosad against seven major stored-grain insects on corn. Insect Sci. 14:225-230.

Li, H., L.L. Buschman, K.Y. Zhu, F. Huang, and B. Oppert. 2007. Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins in the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis). Biopestic. Int. 3: 96-107.

Huang, F., B.R. Leonard, and R.H. Gable. 2006. Comparative susceptibility of European corn borer, southwestern corn borer, and sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to Cry1Ab protein in a commercial Bt-corn hybrid. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 194-202.

Huang, F. 2006. Detection and monitoring of insect resistance to transgenic Bt crops. Insect Science 13: 73-84.

Huang, F. and Bh. Subramanyam. 2006. Lack of repellency of three commercial ultrasonic devices to the German cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae). Insect Sci. 13: 61-66.

Li, H, B. Oppert, R.A. Higgins, F. Huang, L.L. Buschman, and K.Y. Zhu. 2005. Susceptibility of Dipel-resistant and -susceptible Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to individual Bacillus thuringiensis protoxins. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 1333-1340.

Li H., B. Oppert, R.A. Higgins, F. Huang, L.L. Buschman, J.R. Gao, and K.Y.Zhu. 2005. Characterization of cDNAs encoding three trypsin-like proteinases and quantitative analysis of mRNA in Bt-resistant and -susceptible strains of Ostrinia nubilalis. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 35: 847-860.

Huang, F. and Bh. Subramanyam. 2005. Management of five stored-product insects in wheat with pirimiphos-methyl and pirimiphos-methyl plus synergized pyrethrins. Pest Manag. Sci. 61: 356-362.

Huang, F., L.L. Buschman, and R.A. Higgins. 2005. Larval survival and development of susceptible and resistant Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on diet containing Bacillus thuringiensis. Agri. Forest. Entomol. 7: 45-52.

Huang, F. and Bh. Subramanyam. 2004. Behavioral and reproductive effects of ultrasound on Plodia interpunctella (Hübner). Entomol. Exp. Appl. 113: 157-164.

Li, H., J. Gonzalez, B. Oppert, J. Ferre, R.A. Higgins, L.L. Buschman, G.A. Radke, K.Y. Zhu, and F. Huang. 2004. Binding analyses of Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac with membrane vesicles from Bacillus thuringiensis-resistant and –susceptible Ostrinia nubilalis. Biochem. Biophysi. Res. Comm. 323: 52-57.

Li, H., B. Oppert, R.A. Higgins, F. Huang, K.Y. Zhu, and L.L. Buschman. 2004. Comparative analysis of proteinase activities of Bacillus thuringiensis-resistant and -susceptible Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 34: 753-762.

Huang, F., Bh. Subramanyam, and M.D. Toews. 2004. Susceptibility of laboratory and field strains of four stored-product insect species to spinosad. J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 2154-2159.

Huang, F. and Bh. Subramanyam. 2003. Responses of Corcya cephalonica (Stainton) to pirimiphos-methyl, spinosad, and combination of pirimiphos-methyl and synergized pyrethrins. Pest Manag. Sci. 60: 191-198.

Huang, F., Bh. Subramanyam, and R. Taylor. 2003. Ultrasound affects spermatophore transfer, larval numbers, and larval weight of Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 39: 413-422.

Huang, F., and Bh. Subramanyam. 2003. Effects of delayed mating on reproductive performance of Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 39: 53-63.

Li, H., B. Oppert, K.Y. Zhu, R.A. Higgins, F. Huang, and L.L. Buschman. 2003. Transgenic plants expressing Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins. Entomol. Sinica 10: 155-166.

Huang, F., L.L. Buschman, R.A. Higgins, and H. Li. 2002. Survival of Kansas Dipel-resistant European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Bt and non-Bt corn hybrids. J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 614-621.

Huang, F., Bh. Subramanyam, and J. Clark. 2002. Laboratory and field trials with commercial ultrasonic devices against three ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Agric. Urban Entomol. 19: 25-28.

Huang, F., L.L. Buschman, and R.A. Higgins. 2001. Larval feeding behavior of Dipel-resistant and susceptible Ostrinia nubilalis on diet containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Dipel ESTM). Entomol. Exp. Appl. 98: 141-148.

Huang, F., K.Y. Zhu, L.L. Buschman, R.A. Higgins, and B. Oppert. 1999. Comparison of midgut proteinases in Bacillus thuringiensis-susceptible and -resistant European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Pest. Biochem. Physiol. 65: 132-139.

Huang, F., R.A. Higgins, and L.L. Buschman. 1999. Heritability and stability of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis in European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bull. Entomol. Res. 89: 449-454.

Huang, F., L.L. Buschman, and R.A. Higgins. 1999. Susceptibility of different instars of European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), to Bacillus thuringiensis. J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 547-550.

Huang, F., L.L. Buschman, R.A. Higgins, and W.H. McGaughey. 1999. Inheritance of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin (Dipel ESTM) in European corn borer. Science (Wash.). 284: 965-967.

Huang, F., R.A. Higgins, and L.L. Buschman. 1999. Transgenic Bt plants: successes, challenges, and strategies. Pestology 23: 2-29.

Huang, F., R.A. Higgins, and L.L. Buschman. 1997. Baseline susceptibility and changes in susceptibility to Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki under selection pressure in European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 90: 1137-1143.

Courses

ENTOM 7006: Advanced Inset Pest Management (Spring--Odd Years)

During the last decade, there have been numerous scientific and technological advances in insect pest management, such as use of the internet systems, global positioning systems (GPS) and geographical information systems (GIS), modeling, biotechnology, host plant resistance, biological control, as well as many discoveries of environmentally benign novel pesticide chemistries.

This course provides students with cutting edge information and knowledge related to the development and implementation of modern insect pest management tactics and strategies. The course will begin with an overview of pest management history and the ecological basis of insect pest management. Subsequent lectures will emphasize advances in major insect pest management tactics including cultural control, biological control, host plant resistance, and chemical control. Several key components of insect pest management, such as insect sampling, economic injury level (EIL), economic threshold (ET), and an introduction of system analysis and its applications in insect pest management will then be presented to underscore the quantitative aspects of insect pest management programs. Several lectures at the end of the course will focus on two novel technologies (biotechnology and GPS/GIS) and their applications in insect pest management. No comparable course exists at present at LSU.

ENTOM 7008: U.S. Agriculture and Major Agricultural Arthropod Pests (Spring-Even Years)

The major goal of the course is to help our graduate students become familiar with the U.S. agricultural systems and the major agricultural arthropod pests in the United States



People

· Tiago Silva, MS student (2021-current), e-mail: TSilva@AgCenter.LSU.EDU

· Ying Niu, Research Associate Specialist (2019-current), email: YNiu@AgCenter.lsu.edu

· Shucong Lin, MS student (2019-2021), graduated in 2021, e-mail: SLin9@LSU.EDU

· Wenbo Yu, PhD student (2018-current), e-mail: wyu14@LSU.EDU

· Marcelo Dimase, MS student (2018-2020), Graduated in 2020, e-mail: mdimase@agcenter.lsu.edu

· Fushuan Zheng, Visiting Scholar (2019-2020), email: 93805683@qq.com

· Jianguo Guo, Visiting Scholar (2017-2018), email: jguo1001@163.com

· Chengqi Zhu, MS visiting student (2017), email: cqzhu@stu.scau.edu.cn

· Yiwan Zhu, Visiting Scholar (2016-2017), email:yiwan1021@163.com

· Gagandeep Kaur, MS student (2016-2018), graduated in 2018: e-mail: gkaur2@ufl.edu.

· Ana Martin Camargo, PhD visiting student (2015), e-mail: amcamargo@cib.csic.es

· Niu Ying, PHD student (2014-2018), graduated in 2018. e-mail: yniu@agcenter.lsu.edu

· Binod Acharya, MS student (2015-2017), graduated in 2017. e-mail: ba525@drexel.edu

· Fei Yang, Postdoc (2015-2017 ), email: yyang@agcenter.lsu.edu

· Guoqing Yang, Visiting Scholar (2014-2014 ), email: gyang@agcenter.lsu.edu

· Vikash Dangal, MS student (2012-2014), graduated in 2014. e-mail: vdanga1@tigera.lsu.edu

· Fei Yang, PhD student (2011-2014), graduated in 2014 e-mail: fyang@agcenter.lsu.edu.

· Ying Niu: MS student (2011-2014), graduated in 2014. e-mail: yniu@agcenter.lsu.edu

· Sindani D. Wangila, MS student (2010-2012), graduated in 2012 e-mail: sindanidavid@yahoo.com

· Liping Zhang, Visiting Scholar (2010-2012), e-mail: liping2006@126.com

· Yaoyu Bai, Visiting Scholar (2010-2011), e-mail: yybai2001@yahoo.com.cn

· Mukti N. Ghimire, Research Associate (2007-2011) · Bison Yue Visiting Professor (2007), e-mail: bsyue@yahoo.com

· Yunlong Yang, PhD student (2006-2011), graduated in 2011 e-mail: yangyunlong@neo.tamu.edu

· Xiaoyi Wu, PhD student (2004-2008), graduated in 2008 e-mail: Xiaoyiwu.cn1@gmail.com


Major areas of research interest

Field corn and small grains represent substantial acreage and contribute significant crop value to agriculture in the United States including Louisiana. Compared to other regions of the United States, the weather conditions and complex agricultural ecosystems in Louisiana create a unique environment that results in development of significant pest infestations of corn and small grain crops. Two technological revolutions in management of corn and small grain insect pests are responsible for major agro-ecological changes in modern agricultural systems in the United States, transgenic plants and seed treatments. My research efforts at the LSU AgCenter have concentrated on the use of these two technologies in managing corn and small grain insect pests. Specifically, my research program combines four main aspects:

· Risk assessment, monitoring, and management of insect resistance to transgenic Bt crops to ensure the long-term success of the crop biotechnology as an effective IPM tool;

· Assessing new Bt proteins and transgenic corn traits with novel Bt genes for managing lepidopteran corn pests;

· Evaluating novel seed treatment technologies for managing soil and seedling insect pests of corn and grain sorghum; and

· Characterizing field biology and population ecology of corn and small grain insects.

Current research projects

· Refining resistance management programs to enhance sustainable use of transgenic Bt crops;

· Characterizing inheritance, fitness costs, cross-resistance, and mechanisms of insect resistance to Bt crops;

· Risk assessment and monitoring of insect resistance to Bt crops;

· Assessing novel Bt proteins and Bt corn traits for pest management; and

· Evaluating novel insecticides for control of corn and sorghum insect pests.

EDUCATION

Ph. D. Major: Entomology. May 1998. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

M. S. Major: Entomology. July 1986. Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, China.

B. S. Major: Plant Protection. July 1983. Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing, China.

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