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George L. Teetes

George L. Teetes, Ph.D., B.C.E.
Author of Plant Resistance to Insects: A Fundamental Component of IPM

Title: Professor
Mailing Address: Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas 77843-2475
Phone Number: 409-845-8980
Fax Number: 409-847-8668
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Education: B.S. Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1964
M.S. Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1965
Ph.D. Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1971

Research Emphasis: Integrated pest management of insect pests of sorghum with an emphasis on plant resistance to insects.

Teaching and Research Activity: Teach Entomology 402, Field Crop Insects, and direct graduate education programs for five students. Teaching appointment is currently 50%. Conduct research to develop systems for managing insect pests of sorghum that reduce production costs and hazards, ensure stable and profitable yields, and are ecologically sound, scientifically based, and sustainable. In collaboration with a sorghum plant breeder, identify, evaluate, and develop greenbug, sorghum midge, and yellow sugarcane aphid resistant sorghum parent lines for hybrids; determine resistance mechanisms and plan to insect pest and insect pest to plant biological responses; assess insect pest density/damage relationships and establish economic injury levels; determine greenbug resistance gene(s) location in biotype specific resistant sorghums; analysis greenbug genetic diversity and the relationship between plan resistance and biotypes; and create a bio-physical model to predict insect pest occurrence and abundance, and for describing the effect and role of insect resistant sorghum hybrids as a component of integrated pest management.

Selected Publications:

Teetes, G.L. 1980. Breeding sorghums resistant to insects, pp. 457-485. In F.G. Maxwell & P.R. Jennings [eds.], Breeding Plants Resistant to Insects. John Wiley Publishing Company, New York.

Teetes, G.L. 1985. Insect resistant sorghum in pest management. Insect Sci. & Applic. 6:443-451.

Teetes, G.L. 1991. The environmental control of insects using planting time and plant spacing, pp. 169-182. In D. Pimental [ed.], Handbook of Pest Management in Agriculture, Vol. 1, 2nd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Teetes, G.L., R.M. Anderson & G.C. Peterson. 1994. Exploitation of sorghum nonpreference resistance to sorghum midge (Diptera:Cecidomyiidae) using mixed plantings of resistant and susceptible sorghum hybrids. J. Econ. Entomol. 87:826-831.

Peterson, G.C., G.L. Teetes and B.B. Pendleton. 1994. Resistant of sorghum to sorghum midge in the United States. Feature article, Sorghum Newsl. 35:48-63.

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