George L. Teetes, Ph.D., B.C.E.
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
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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