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  • A HISTORY OF ENTOMOLOGYIN MISSISSIPPI

    1st Edition

    A Collection of Historical Accounts

    Edited and Published by the Historical Committee

    1989

    MISSISSIPPI ENTOMOLOGICALASSOCIATION

    P.O. Box 5446Mississippi State, Ms 39762

    All Rights Reserved

    This book, including any part thereof, may not be reproduced by any means without thewritten consent of the publisher.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Preface ........................................................................................................................................................... iiiAcknowledgments..........................................................................................................................................ivEntomology Department at Mississippi State University .............................................................................1

    Teaching....................................................................................................................................................1Research ....................................................................................................................................................2Department Heads ....................................................................................................................................2Faculty.......................................................................................................................................................2Highlights..................................................................................................................................................3Graduates...................................................................................................................................................5

    Mississippi Entomological Museum..............................................................................................................9Entomology in the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service .................................................................11

    Highlights................................................................................................................................................14Staff .........................................................................................................................................................15

    The State Plant Board of Mississippi/Division of Plant Industry-MDAC..................................................16Establishment..........................................................................................................................................16Housing Facilities ...................................................................................................................................16Activities .................................................................................................................................................17Bee Inspection.........................................................................................................................................19Imported Fire Ant ...................................................................................................................................20White-fringed Beetle ..............................................................................................................................21Pesticides Program..................................................................................................................................21Pest Control Program..............................................................................................................................22Sweet Potato Weevil...............................................................................................................................24Sweet Potato Certification......................................................................................................................24Tomato Certification...............................................................................................................................25Nursery Inspection..................................................................................................................................25Pink Bollworm........................................................................................................................................26Argentine Ant..........................................................................................................................................27Gypsy Moth ............................................................................................................................................28Japanese Beetle .......................................................................................................................................28Personnel/Staff........................................................................................................................................29

    Entomology at Delta State University..........................................................................................................31Entomology at Mississippi College..............................................................................................................31Entomology at the University of Southern Mississippi...............................................................................32

    Courses and Faculty................................................................................................................................32Research ..................................................................................................................................................33Future Prospects......................................................................................................................................34

    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ..............................................................................................34Boll Weevil Research Laboratory ................................................................................................................36Corn Insect Research Laboratory .................................................................................................................39Cotton Physiology and Genetics Research Laboratory ...............................................................................41

  • Cotton Insect Research Laboratory ..............................................................................................................41Imported Fire Ant Research Laboratory ..................................................................................................... 42Southern Field Crop Insect Management

    Laboratory and Its Predecessors............................................................................................................ 44Southern Forest Experiment Station,

    Forestry Sciences Laboratory,Wood Products Insect Research Project ............................................................................................... 47

    Southern Forest Experiment Station,Southern Hardwoods Laboratory,

    Southern Hardwood Insect-Disease Research..................................................................................... 49Narcotic Insect Research Unit ..................................................................................................................... 51Pecan Production Research Unit ..................................................................................................................52Southern Weed Science Laboratory. .......................................................................................................... 52USDA Soybean Production Research Unit................................................................................................. 54Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association........................................................................................... 56Mississippi Agricultural Chemicals Council .............................................................................................. 57Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association...................................................................................... 58Mississippi Beekeepers Association ........................................................................................................... 59Mississippi Entomological Association ...................................................................................................... 62

    Early MEA Forerunner...........................................................................................................................62MEA Establishment................................................................................................................................63Annual Insect Control Conference.........................................................................................................63Newsletters..............................................................................................................................................64Emblem ...................................................................................................................................................64Legislative Activities ..............................................................................................................................644-H Entomology .....................................................................................................................................64Membership ......................................................................................................................................

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