Thomas Reagan

Reagan, Thomas E.
Title Professor & Austin C. Thompson Professor of Entomo
Department Entomology Department
Address 1 474 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-1824
Fax 225-578-1643


· 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching--Southeastern Branch–Entomological Society of America

· 2008 Sedberry Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award–College of Agriculture–Louisiana State University

· 2005 Austin C. Thompson Distinguished (Endowed) Professorship in Entomology–Louisiana State University

· 2004 Doyle Chambers Career Research Award–Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station

· 2003 Edward Donald Grant Educator of the Year Award–Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation

· 2002 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for a sustained record of accomplishment in research, teaching and service.

· 2002 Outstanding Service Award in Research and Education on behalf of the Louisiana Sugarcane Industry – 41st Annual St. James Agricultural Tour Award.

· Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station – Tipton Team Research Award presented to the Sugarcane Breeding and Variety Development Team (for participating in the development of sugarcane varieties which enhanced the Louisiana economy greater than $100 million per year for each of the last 5 years) – 2000.

· Entomological Society of America – Nominee for J. E. Bussart Memorial Award for research – (submitted from the Southeastern Branch for the ESA national award) – 1993.

· North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service - Special Award for Tobacco Pest Management (for helping develop and implement IPM program) – 1977.

Research Grants:

  1. USDA (NIFA) Crop Protection and Pest Management – Rural and Urban IPM implementation for Louisiana (2017-2021): $473,734(Lead P.I., cooperative). [Competitive]
  2. USDA (NIFA) Crop Protection and Pest Management – Biology, Ecology and Impact of Melanaphis saccahri in Sugarcane and Sorghum Production Systems (2014-2018): $299,977 (Lead P.I., cooperative). [Competitive]
  3. USDA (NIFA) – Integrated Pest Management Education for Louisiana’s Urban and Rural Agricultural Future (2015-2017): $366,000 (Lead P.I.: C. Hollier, Co-P.I.: T.E. Reagan) [Competitive]
  4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Regional Agricultural IPM Grants) – Development of a real-time Mexican rice borer population monitoring program and refinement of management recommendations as the pest invades rice and sugarcane (2011-2013): $49,956 (Co P.I. with Natalie Hummel) [Competitive].
  5. USDA (NIFA) – Managing Insect Pests And Diseases In Multi-Use Landscapes of Bioenergy and Conventional Cropping Systems In The Gulf Coast (2011-2016): $999,640 (Lead P.I., cooperative). [Competitive].
  6. USDA (NIFA) – Integrated Pest Management Programs to Reduce Reliance on Methyl Bromide in Rice Mills (2011-2015): $445,551 (Lead PI: Tanja McKay, Arkansas State; Co-PIs: T.E. Reagan, L.T. Wilson (Texas AgriLife), Y. Yang (Texas AgriLife), F. Arthur (USDA-ARS), J. Campbell (USDA-ARS), and B. Adam (Oklahoma State). [Competitive]
  7. 1. USDA (CSREES) IPM Crops at Risk Program – Building an Area-wide IPM Perspective for Stalk Borers Threatening Sugarcane and Rice (2008-2010): $215,390 (Lead P.I., cooperative with M.O. Way-Texas A&M Beaumont). [Pending]
  8. 2. USDA (CSREES) RAMP – Integrated Post-Harvest Rice Management and Information Delivery: Optimizing Insect Control and Grain Quality (2007-2010): $398,954 (L. T. Wilson (and T. E. Reagan Co P.I.) et al.- Texas A&M Beaumont,). [Competitive]
  9. 3. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Strategic Agricultural Pest Initiative) – A Whole Systems Approach to Managing Crop Pests in an Environmentally Sensitive Agroecosystem Using Reduced Risk Pesticides (2006-2008): $80,000 (Co P.I. with James Ottea, LSU Toxicologist). [Competitive]
  10. 4. USDA (CSREES) Southern Region IPM Center (IPM Enhancement Grants Program) – IPM of Invasive Stem Borers Impacting Sugarcane and Rice in the Gulf Coast Region (2005-2006): $62,071 (Lead P.I., cooperative with M.O. Way-Texas A&M Beaumont.). [Competitive]
  11. 5. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Strategic Agricultural Initiative) – Chemical Management of Stem Boring Insects in Environmentally-Sensitive Agroecosystems (2004-2007): $86,000 (Co P.I. with James Ottea, LSU Toxicologist). [Competitive]
  12. 6. USDA (CSREES) IPM Crops at Risk Program – Development and Implementation of an IPM Program for Exotic and Native Stalk Borers Threatening Sugarcane and Rice in Louisiana and Texas (2003-2006): $184,771 (Lead P.I., cooperative with M. O. Way - Texas A&M Beaumont, Weslaco). [Competitive]
  13. 7. USDA (CSREES) Integrated Pest Management Program – IPM of the Mexican Rice Borer in Sugarcane and Rice (joint research/extension). 2002-2005: $199,070 (Lead PI, cooperative with M. O. Way – Texas A&M – Beaumont, Weslaco). [Competitive]
  14. 8. USDA (CSREES) Critical Issues Mexican Rice Borer, Identification of Range and Variety Assessment. 2000-2001: $40,000 (Lead PI, cooperative with M. O. Way-Texas A&M-Beaumont, Weslaco). [Competitive]
  15. 9. American Sugarcane League - competitive funds for specific applied research projects- $9,000-$20,000, annually. [Commodity group competitive]
  16. 10. Pesticide efficacy and environment assessment research from chemical industry $18,000- $25,000, annually from Dow AgroSciences, Uniroyal, Syngenta, Bayer, FMC, BASF, et al.
  17. 11. USDA (CSRS) Pesticide Impact Assessment Program. Separate grants for Runoff Research and Yield Loss Assessment: 1993-94, $18,000; 1992-93, $18,000; 1989-90, $18,000. [Competitive].
  18. 12. La. Board of Regents – 8g Program. (J. Nye P.I. et al.) Knowledge-Based Systems Development Laboratory for Agricultural Sciences 1988-89. $230,000. [Competitive]

Publications (Total 212):

1. Book Chapters and Refereed Bulletins (11)

Reagan, T.E..F.P.F. Reay-Jones, M.O. Way, L.T. Wilson, J.M. Beuzelin and W. Akbar. 2007. Management of an invasive species, the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on sugarcane and rice. Proceedings XVI International Plant Protection Congress. 2: 610-611(By Invitation).

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way and B.L. Legendre. 2005. Concepts of areawide management of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 25(2): 715-722 (By Invitation).

Reagan, T. E. 1995. Pest status, biology, and control measures of sugarcane sap suckers in the North American sugarcane growing regions. pp 123-30. IN Biology, Pest Status, and Control Measure Relationships of Sugarcane Insect Pests. A.J.M. Carnegie and D. E. Conlong (eds.) Intl. Soc. Sugarcane Technol. 2nd Entomology Workshop. Mt. Edgecombe, Kwa Lulu-Natal, South Africa (By Invitation).

Reagan, T.E., and F. A. Martin. 1989. Breeding for resistance to Diatraea saccharalis (F.). pp. 313-331. In Sugarcane Varietal Improvement - by K. M. Naidu, T. V. Sreenivasan and M. N. Premachandran (eds.), Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR). Coimbatore, India [By Invitation]

Ali, A. D. and T. E. Reagan. l986. Illustrated key to spider families in Louisiana sugarcane. La. Agric. Exp. Stn. Bull. No. 773: l6 pp.

Reagan, T. E. l986. Beneficial aspects of the imported fire ant, a field ecology approach to research. pp. 58-7l. Fire Ants and Leaf Cutting Ants: Biology and Management. Westwood Pub., Boulder, Co. 433 pp. [By Invitation]

Reagan, T. E. and J. L. Flynn. l986. Insect pest management of sweet sorghum in sugarcane production systems of Louisiana: problems and integration. pp. 227-239. Biomass Energy Development. Plenum Pub., N. Y. 667 pp.

Carter, C. C., T. N. Hunt, D. L. Kline, Jr., T. E. Reagan and W. P. Barney. 1982. Insect and related pests of field crops-some important, common and potential pests in North Carolina. T. N. Hunt and J. R. Baker (eds.) NCAES Pub. AG-27: 214 pp.

Sauer, R. J., T. E. Reagan, H. L. Collins, G. Allen, D. Campt, T. D. Canerday, G. Larocca, C. Lofgren, D. L. Shankland, M. Trostle, W. R. Tschinkel and S. B. Vinson. 1982. Imported fire ant management strategies-Panel VI, pp. 91-110. In Proc. Symposium on the Imported Fire Ant. June 7-10, 1982, Atlanta, Ga. EPA/USDA (APHIS) 0-389-890/70: 255 pp.

Roe, R. M., A. M. Hammond, Jr., T. E. Reagan and S. D. Hensley. 1981. A bibliography of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) 1887-1980. USDA (ARS) Agric. Reviews and Manuals ARM-S-20: 101 pp.

Reagan, T. E. 1977. Pest management programs for tobacco in North Carolina. Pest Management Pilot Projects, J. M. Good (ed.) USDA ANR-5-21: 138-141.

2. Refereed Journal Articles (71)

Beuzelin, J.M., T.E. Reagan, W. Akbar, H. J. Cormier, J. W. Flanagan, and D.C. Blouin. 2009. Impact of Hurricane Rita storm surge on sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) management in Louisiana. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(3): 1054-1061.

Akbar, W., C. Carlton, and T.E. Reagan. 2009. Life Cycle and Larval Morphology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Its Potential as a Biological Control Agent of Melanaphis sacchari (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Annals of the ESA. 102(1): 96-103.

Akbar, W., J.A. Ottea, J.M. Beuzelin, T.E. Reagan, F. Huang. 2008. Selection and life history traits of tebufenozide- resistant sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 101 (6): 1903-1910.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., L.T. Wilson, T.E. Reagan, B.L. Legendre, and M.O. Way. 2008. Predicting Economic Losses from the Continued Spread of the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 101 (2): 237-250.

Huang, F., R. Leonard, S. Moore, B. Yue, R. Parker, T. Reagan, M. Stout, D. 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 Prot. 27: 799–806.

McAllister, C.D., J. W. Hoy, T.E. Reagan. 2008. Temporal increase and spatial distribution of sugarcane yellow leaf and infestations of Melanaphis sacchari. Plant Disease. 92 (4): 607-615.

White, W., T.E. Reagan, C. Carlton, W. Akbar, J. Beuzelin. 2007. Elachista saccharella (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae), a leafminer infesting sugarcane in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist 90: 792-794.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., L.T. Wilson, A.T. Showler, T.E. Reagan and M.O. Way. 2007. Role of oviposition preference in an invasive Crambid impacting two graminaceous host crops. Environmental Entomology 36(4): 938-951.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., M.O. Way, and T.E. Reagan. 2007. Economic assessment of controlling stem borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) with insecticides in Texas rice. Crop Protection 26: 963-970.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., L.T. Wilson, M.O. Way, T.E. Reagan, C.E. Carlton. 2007. Movement of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) through the Texas rice belt. J. Econ. Entomol. 100(1): 54-60.

Way, M.O., F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and T.E. Reagan. 2006. Resistance to stem borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) among Texas rice cultivars. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(5): 1867-1876.

Posey, F.R., W.H. White, K. Gravois, M.E. Salassi, F.P.F Reay-Jones, B.R. Leonard, and T.E. Reagan. 2006. Sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) management threshold assessment on four sugarcane cultivars. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(3): 966-971.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., A.T. Showler, T.E. Reagan, B.L. Legendre, M.O. Way, and E.B. Moser. 2005. Integrated tactics for managing the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in sugarcane. Environmental Entomology 34(6): 1558-1565.

White, W. H., D. Adamski, J. Brown, T.E. Reagan. J. A. Villanueva-Jimendez, M. Mendez-Lopez, and M. O. Way. 2005. Survey results for the sugarcane pest, Blastobasis graminea (Lepidoptera: Coleophaidae), in Texas and Louisiana in 2002. Southwestern Entomologist. 30(2): 85-92.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., W. Akbar, C.D. McAllister, T.E. Reagan, and J.A. Ottea. 2005. Reduced susceptibility to Tebufenozide in populations of the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana. J. Econ. Entomol. 98(3) 955-960.

Setamou, M., A.T. Showler, T.E. Reagan, W. A. Jones, and J.S. Bernal. 2005. Leptodictya tabida (Hemiptera: Tingidae): a potential threat to sugarcane production in Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. J. Econ. Entomol. 98(3): 1018-1023.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., T.E. Reagan, M.O. Way, and B.L. Legendre 2005. Concepts of area-wide management of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Sugarcane International. 23(3): 20-24 (invited refereed paper for international journal).

McAllister C. D., K. A. Gravois, K. P. Bischoff, H. P. Schexnayder, and T. E. Reagan. 2004. Transgenic Bt-Corn affects sugarcane borer in Louisiana. Southwest. Entomol. 29(4):263-269.

White, W. H., T. E. Reagan, J. W. Smith, and J. A. Salazar. 2004. Refuge releases of Cotesia flavipes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) into the Louisiana sugarcane ecosystem. Environ. Entomol. 33: 627-634.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., M.O. Way, M. Setamou, B.L. Legendre, and T. E. Reagan. 2003. Resistance to the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) among Louisiana and Texas sugarcane cultivars. J. Econ. Entomol. 96(6): 1929-134.

Rodriguez, L.M., J.A. Ottea, and T.E. Reagan. 2001. Selection, egg viability, and fecundity of the Sugarcane Borer, (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) with tebufenozide. J. Econ. Entomol. 94(6): 1553-1557.

Rodriguez, L.M., T.E. Reagan, and J.A. Ottea. 2001. Susceptibility of the Sugarcane Borer, Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to tebufenozide. J. Econ. Entomol. 94(6): 1464-1470.

Schexnayder, Jr., H.P., T.E. Reagan, and D.R. Ring. 2001. Sampling for the Sugarcane Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Sugarcane in Louisiana. J. Econ. Entomol. 94(3): 766-771.

White, W.H., T.E. Reagan, and D.G. Hall. 2001. Melanaphis sacchari (Homoptera: Aphididae), a sugarcane pest new to Louisiana. Florida Entomologist 84(3): 435-436.

Woolwine, A.E., and T.E. Reagan. 2001. Potential of winter cover crops to increase abundance of Solenopsis invicta and other Arthropods in sugarcane. Environ. Entomol. 30(6): 1017-1020.

White, W. H. and T. E. Reagan. 1999. Biological control of the sugarcane borer with introduced parasites in Louisiana. Sugar Journal 62: 16-17.

Fuller, B.W., T.E. Reagan, J.L. Flynn, and M.A. Boetel. 1997. Fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) predation in sweet sorghum. Journal of Agricultural Entomology 14: 151-155.

Reagan, T. E., L. M. Rodriguez, and W. H. White. 1997. New opportunities in insecticide management of Stalk Borers in Louisiana sugarcane. Journal of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists 17: 107.

Martin, F. A., K. P. Bischoff, S. B. Milligan, E. O. Dufrene, K. L. Quebedeaux, J. W. Hoy, T. E. Reagan, J. D. Millar, and B. L. Legendre. 1996. Registration of ‘LCP 86-454’ sugarcane. Crop Science 36: 206.

Southwick, L.M., G.H. Willis, T.E. Reagan, and L.M. Rodriguez. 1995. Residues in runoff and on leaves of azinphosmethyl and esfenvalerate applied to sugarcane. Environ. Entomol. 24(5): 1013-1017.

White, W.H., T.E. Reagan and O. Sosa, Jr. 1995. The sugarcane delphacid (Homoptera: Delphacidae) extends its North American range into Louisiana. Fla. Entomol. 78(4): 617-619.

Milligan , S. B., F. A. Martin, K. P. Bischoff, J. P. Quebedeaux, E. O. Dufrene, K. L. Quebedeaux, J. W. Hoy, T. E. Reagan, B. L. Legendre, and J. D. Miller. 1994. Registration of ‘LCP 85-384’ sugarcane. Crop Sci. 34: 819-820.

Bessin, R. T. and T. E. Reagan. 1993. Cultivar resistance and arthropod predation of sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) affects incidence of deadhearts in Louisiana Sugarcane. J. Econ. Entomol. 86(3): 929-932.

Bischoff, K. P., S. B. Milligan, F. A. Martin, E. O. Dufrene, J. P. Quebedeaux, K. L. Quebedeaux, J. W. Hoy, T. E. Reagan, M. J. Giamalva, B. L. Legendre, and P. H. Dunckleman. 1992. Registration of ‘LHo 83-153’ sugarcane. Crop Sci. 32: 1291.

Bessin, R. T., R. E. Stinner, and T. E. Reagan. 1991. Modeling the area-wide impact of sugarcane varieties and predation on sugarcane borer populations in Southern Louisiana. Environ. Entomol. 20(1): 252-257.

Ogunwolu, E. O., T. E. Reagan, J. L. Flynn, and S. D. Hensley. l991. Effects of Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) damage and stalk rot fungi on sugarcane yield in Louisiana. Crop Protection 10: 57-61.

Showler, A. T., T. E. Reagan, and J. L. Flynn. 1991. Augmentation and aldicarb treatment of nematodes in selected sugarcane weed habitats. J. Nematology 23(4S): 717-723.

Showler, A. T. and T. E. Reagan. 1991. Effects of sugarcane borer, weed, and nematode control strategies in Louisiana sugarcane. Environ. Entomol. 20(1):358-370.

Showler, A. T., T. E. Reagan, and R. M. Knaus. 1990. Sugarcane weed community interactions with arthropods and pathogens. Insect Science & Its Application 11:(1) 1-11.

Bessin, R. T., T. E. Reagan and E. B. Moser. 1990. Integration of control tactics for management of the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae) in Louisiana sugarcane. J. Econ. Entomol. 83(4):1563-1569.

Bessin, R. T. and T. E. Reagan. 1990. Fecundity of the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) as affected by larval development on gramineous host plants. Environ. Entomol. 19(3): 635-639.

Bessin, R. T., T. E. Reagan and F. A. Martin. 1990. A moth production index for evaluating sugarcane cultivars for resistance to the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 83(1): 221-225.

Bessin, R. T., E. B. Moser, T. E. Reagan, and W. H. White. 1990. Analysis of percent bored internode data collected from sugarcane borer varietal resistance evaluations. J. Amer. Soc. Sugar Cane Tech. 9: 8-22.

Showler, A. T., R. M. Knaus, and T. E. Reagan. 1990. Studies on the territorial dynamics of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren, Hymenoptera:Formicidae). Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 30: 97-105:

Showler, A. T., T. E. Reagan, and K. P. Shao 1990. Nematode interactions with weeds and sugarcane mosiac virus in Louisiana sugarcane. J. Nematology 22:31-38.

Fuller, B. W. and T. E. Reagan. 1989. The relationship of sweet sorghum plant fiber and survival of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.). J. Agric. Entomol. 6: 113-118.

Smith, S., T. E. Reagan, G. H. Willis, J. L. Flynn, and D. C. Rester. 1989. Fenvalerate interception by and dissipation from sugarcane foliage as affected by application technology. Bulletin Environmental Contamination Toxicology 42:30-36.

Showler, A. T., R. M. Knaus and T. E. Reagan. 1989. Foraging territoriality of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, as determined by neutron activation analysis. Insectes Sociaux 36(3): 235-238.

Fuller, B. W. and T. E. Reagan. l988. Comparative predation of the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on sweet sorghum and sugarcane. J. Econ. Entomol. 81(2): 713-717.

Fuller, B. W., T. E. Reagan and J. L. Flynn. l988. Economic injury level of the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on sweet sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. J. Econ. Entomol. 81(1): 349-353.

Ogunwolu, E. O., T. E. Reagan, K. E. Damaan, Jr. and S. D. Hensley. 1988. Effects of crop damage by the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) and the ratoon stunting disease bacterium on sugarcane yield in Louisiana. Insect Sci. Appl. 9(3): 415-419.

Showler, A. T., R. M. Knaus and T. E. Reagan. l988. The versatility of radio tracer methods for studying insect ethology and ecology. Fla. Entomol. 71: 554-580.

Ogunwolu, E. O., T. E. Reagan and K. E. Damann. l987. Efficacy of pest control strategies in Louisiana sugarcane: a preliminary survey. J. Agric. Science, Cambridge l08: 66l-665.

Showler, A. T. and T. E. Reagan. l987. Ecological impact of the fire ant in the southeastern United States. Journal of Entomological Science Suppl. l: 52-64.

Ali, A. D. and T. E. Reagan. 1986. Influence of selected weed control practices on araneid faunal composition and abundance in sugarcane. Environ. Entomol. l5: 527-53l.

Ali, A. D., T. E. Reagan, L. M. Kitchen and J. L. Flynn 1986. Effects of johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) density on sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) yield. J. Weed Science 34: 38l-383.

Ali, A. D. and T. E. Reagan. l986. Comparison of baits for monitoring foraging activity of the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 79: l404-1405.

Ali, A. D., W. H. Hudnall and T. E. Reagan. l986. Effects of soil types and cultural practices on the fire ant Solenopsis invicta, in sugarcane. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 18: 63-71.

Ali, A. D. and T. E. Reagan. l985. Spider inhabitants of sugarcane ecosystems in Louisiana: an update. Louisiana Academy of Science. 48: l8-22.

Ali, A. D. and T. E. Reagan. 1985. Vegetation manipulation impact on predator and prey populations in Louisiana sugarcane ecosystems. J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 1409-1414.

Ali, A. D., T. E. Reagan and J. L. Flynn. 1984. Influence of selected weedy and weed-free sugarcane habitats on diet composition and foraging activity of the imported fire ant. Environ. Entomol. 13: 1037-1041.

Flynn, J. L. and T. E. Reagan. 1984. Pollination interference in seed corn from silk feeding by Colaspis louisianae Blake. J. Econ. Entomol. 77: 1185-1188.

Flynn, J. L. and T. E. Reagan 1984. Corn phenology in relation to natural and simulated infestations of the sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 77: 1524-1529.

Flynn, J. L., T. E. Reagan and E. O. Ogunwolu. 1984. Establishment and damage of the sugarcane borer in corn as influenced by plant development. J. Econ. Entomol. 77: 691-697.

Vines, R. C., T. E. Reagan, T. C. Sparks and D. K. Pollet. 1984. Laboratory selection of Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) for resistance to fenvalerate and monocrotophos. J. Econ. Entomol. 77: 857-863.

Smith, S., T. E. Reagan, J. L. Flynn and G. H. Willis. 1983. Azinphosmethyl and fenvalerate runoff loss from a sugarcane insect IPM system. Journal of Environmental Quality 12: 534-537.

Wicker, G. W., R. E. Stinner, T. E. Reagan, and F. E. Guthrie. 1980. Mail survey to determine amounts of and potential work-force exposure to foliarly-applied insecticides in North Carolina. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America 26: 156-161.

Reagan, T. E., G. V. Gooding, Jr., and G. G. Kennedy. 1979. Evaluation of insecticides and oil for suppression of aphid-borne viruses in tobacco. J. Econ. Entomol. 72: 538-540.

Reagan, T. E., R. E. Stinner, R. L. Rabb, and C. Tuttle. 1979. A simulation model depicting the production of overwintering hornworms on tobacco. Environ. Entomol. 8: 268-273.

Reagan, T. E., S. D. Hensley, F. R. Huffman, and T. W. Fuchs. 1979. Response to insecticides of the sugarcane borer in Louisiana and Texas. J. Econ. Entomol. 72: 94-96.

Reagan, T. E., R. L. Rabb and W. K. Collins. 1978. Selected cultural practices as affecting production of tobacco hornworms on tobacco. J. Econ. Entomol. 71: 79-82.

Reagan, T. E. and R. L. Rabb. 1977. Some factors influencing development, behavior and survival of hornworms on post-harvest tobacco. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 69: 140-143.

Herzog, D. C., T. E. Reagan, D. C. Sheppard, K. M. Hyde, S. S. Nilakhe, M. Y. B. Hussein, M. L. McMahan, R. C. Thomas, and L. D. Newsom. 1976. Solenopsis invicta: Influence on Louisiana pasture soil chemistry. Environ. Entomol. 5: 160-162.

Reagan, T. E., R. L. Rabb and W. K. Collins. 1974. Tobacco budworm: Influence of early topping and sucker control practices on infestations in flue-cured tobacco. J. Econ. Entomol. 67: 551-552.

Reagan, T. E., S. D. Hensley, and J. B. Graves. 1973. Status of insecticide resistance in sugarcane borer populations in Louisiana. J. Econ. Entomol. 6: 576.

Reagan, T. E., S. D. Hensley, and J. B. Graves. 1973. Diatraea saccharalis: Response to laboratory selection with azinphosmethyl and carbofuran. J. Econ. Entomol. 66: 1113-1116.

Reagan, T. E., G. Coburn, and S. D. Hensley. 1972. Effects of mirex on the arthropod fauna of a Louisiana sugarcane field. Environ. Entomol. 1: 588-591.

3. Refereed Proceedings by Invitation (11).

Reagan, T.E., and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2005. Invasive species threats to sugarcane with particular reference to stalkbores in Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society.

Reagan, T.E. and F.R. Posey. 2001. Development of an insecticide management program that enhances biological control. ISSCT. 24: 370-373. (By Invitation)

Reagan, T. E. 1995. Potential implementation of environmentally friendly insecticides and other management efforts to minimize effects of toxic insecticides in sugarcane. Proc. Conference on Environmental Issues. LSU Agricultural Center (July 24-25, 1995) pp. 106-110.

Reagan, T. E. and F. A. Martin. 1992. Development of a relative survival index for assessing varietal resistance to the sugarcane borer. Proc. XI Inter.-Amer. Sugarcane Sem., Fla. Intl. Univ., Miami 11: 255-261. (Spanish translation pp. 269-295).

White, C. A., J. P. Schexnayder, and T. E. Reagan. 1992. Development of economic thresholds and management of aphids in sugarcane. Proc. XI Inter-Amer. Sugarcane Sem. Fla. Intl. Univ., Miami. 11: 247-254. (Spanish translation pp. 261-268).

Reagan, T. E. and R. T. Bessin. 1990. Differential instantaneous rates of increase of the sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.), on two sugarcane varieties. ISSCT 20 (Vol. 2): 823-828. (By Invitation)

Bessin, R. T. and T. E. Reagan. 1988. The potential for modeling the impact of sugarcane production practices on the sugarcane borer in South Louisiana. Proc. X Inter-Amer. Sugarcane Sem., Fla. Int'l. Univ., Miami 9: 125-130. (Spanish translation pp. 512-520).

Reagan, T. E. 1987. Insect pest management considerations for sugarcane and associated crops for energy and biomass. Proc. VI Inter-Amer. Sugarcane Sem. - Energy and Bi-products, Oct. 1987. Fla. Intl. Univ. Miami 8: 50-58. (Spanish translation pp. 387-394).

Reagan, T. E. and F. A. Martin. 1983. Plant resistance: A key management tool for control of the sugarcane borer in Louisiana. Proc. III Inter-Amer. Sugarcane Sem.-Varieties and Breeding-Oct. 1982. Fla. Intl. Univ. Miami 3: 13-22. (Spanish translation pp. 257-266).

Reagan, T. E. 1982. Sugarcane borer pest management in Louisiana: Leading to a more permanent system. Proc. II Inter-American Sugarcane Seminar-Insect and Rodent Pests-October. 1981. Fla. Intl. Univ., Miami. 2: 100-110. (Spanish translation pp. 320-330).

Invited Presentations (Selected – Last 5 years):

Kansas State University Department of Entomology Distinguished Seminar Series “Management of an Invasive Species and the Plant Stress Hypothesis–an Areawide Perspective” Manhattan, KS, February 24, 2006.

EARTH University in Costa Rica- Lectures and Demonstrations on Integrated Pest Management to 4th level (senior) class in Sugarcane Production- (10 hours contact with 12 students from various countries in Central and South America). Class also included guest scientists from the Federal (C. R.) Sugarcane Research Station, two professors, Dean Edgar Alvarado, representatives from private industry, and course coordinator Dr. Jose Amador. June 6-9, 2005.

Alien Species in Hawaii Symposium. Pacific Entomology Conference “Invasive species to sugarcane with particular reference to stalk borers in Hawaii.” Honolulu, Hawaii. Feb. 16. 2005

25th International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Jubilee Congress. “Concepts of Areawide Management of the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).” Guatemala City, Guatemala. Jan. 30-Feb 4. 2005.

International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 5th Entomology Workshop, Montego Bay, Jamaica. “Managing Invasive Species in Sugarcane.” Nov. 23-29, 2003.

Integrated Biological Systems Conference, San Antonio, TX. “Assessing the Impact of Management Practices on the Production of Pest Populations of the Mexican Rice Borer” (w/ F. P. F Reay-Jones and M. O. Way). April 14-16, 2003.

North Carolina State University Dept. of Entomology Graduate Level Agricultural Pest Management Class, Raleigh, NC. “Interdisciplinary Aspects of Pest Management in Sub-tropical and Tropical Perennial Field Crops.” April 15, 2003.

North Carolina State University Dept. of Entomology Distinguished Seminar Series, Raleigh, NC. “Proactive Research Involving an Area-wide Perspective of Sugarcane Stalk Borers in Louisiana.” April 14, 2003.

A 2-hour presentation and discussion with Insecticide Discovery Research Team and International Marketing Group of Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN. “A Global Perspective on Integrated Pest Management of Sugarcane Insects.” April 9, 2003.

Pesticides in the Molecular Age - International Symposium - Orlando, FL. "Perspectives on Narrow-Range Minimum-Risk Insecticide Chemistry for IPM." October 22-25, 2002.

USDA IPM Roadmap Meeting - Washington, DC (Madison Hotel). "Perspectives on Area-wide IPM for Research and Extension" (included several pre and post conference reviews). September 3-5, 2002.

International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 24th Congress, Brisbane, Australia. “Development of an Insecticide Management Program that Enhances Biological Control” (w/ F. R. Posey). September 19, 2001.

Hawaiian Entomological Society Pacific Entomology Conference, Honolulu, HI. “Environmental Perspectives on the Use of Soil Pesticides in IPM Programs.” September 22, 2000.

Inter-American Sugarcane Seminar Series, Florida International University and the City of Miami. “Sugarcane Insect Pest Management in the New Millennium” (w/ F. R. Posey). September 7, 2000.

Foundations of Entomology Distinguished Seminar Series, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hi. “Development and Implementation of Management Strategies in a Perennial Field Crop: perspectives on sugarcane IPM in Louisiana.” February 25, 2000.

Philadelphia and Spring House, PA. Presented 1½-day seminar, 2nd consecutive year to Discovery Research Scientists and Executives of Rohm and Haas Chemical Company. “Perspectives on the Potential Role of Narrow-Range Minimum-Risk Pesticides in U. S. and World Agriculture.” April 20-23, 1998.

National Science Teachers Association, New Orleans, LA. “Protecting the Environment with Safer Insecticides for Agriculture.” April 4, 1997.

Additional invited presentations recently involved two lectures on pesticide run-off to regulatory personnel of the state department of agriculture, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (6/3/00), and to Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry administrators on regulatory and quarantine issues (2/6/02 and 9/27/04). Additionally, more than 15 commodity group and extension, public, and professional scientific group presentation requests are received yearly. National and international presentations are made to professional groups each year.

  • 2020 Appointed Editor of the Agronomy Journal
  • 2013 Entomological Society of America – Recognition for Service to ESA as the Premier Subject Matter Expert and Liaison to the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs.

LSU Department of Entomology
LAES (80%), College of Agriculture (20%)
Distinguished Professor: January 2005-Present
Professor: July 1985-December 2004
Associate Professor: July 1979-1985
Asst. Professor: September 1977-1979

North Carolina State University Department of Entomology
Asst. Professor/Entomology Extension Specialist: April 1975-September 1977

Ph.D. - North Carolina State University, 1975
Major: Entomology
Minors: Ecology, Statistics

M. S. - Louisiana State University, 1972
Major: Entomology
Minor: Experimental Statistics

B. S. - Louisiana State University, 1970
Major: Entomology

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