Meet the Contributing Authors - Kathy L. Flanders

Kathy L. Flanders
Associate Professor
Auburn University

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Auburn University
201 Extension Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849
(334) 844-6393


  • B.S. 1980, Plant Protection; Cornell University
  • M.S. 1986, Entomology; University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D. 1989, Entomology; University of Minnesota

Areas of Interest

Forage and small grain entomology, biological control, plant protection.

Recent Publications

  • Flanders, K. L., and E. B. Radcliffe. in press, Phenology of the alfalfa weevil and its associated parasitoids in Minnesota, J. Entomol. Sci.
  • Shields, E., A. Testa, J. Miller, and K. Flanders. 1999. Field efficacy and persistence of the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora 'Oswego' and H. bacteriophora 'NC' on alfalfa snout beetle larvae, Environ. Entomol. 28: 128-136.
  • Radcliffe, E. B., and K. L. Flanders. 1998. Biological control of alfalfa weevil in North America, IPM Reviews 3: 225-242.
  • Flanders, K. L., E. B. Radcliffe, and S. Arnone. 1998. The potato: genetic resources and insect resistance, pp. 207-239 in Global Resources in Insect Resistance, S. L. Clement and S. S. Quisenberry, eds. CRC press, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Flanders, K. L., E. B. Radcliffe, and J. G. Hawkes. 1997. Geographic distribution of insect resistance in potatoes, Euphytica 93: 201-221.
  • Flanders, K. L., J. M. Miller, and E. J. Shields. 1996. In vivo production of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora ‘Oswego’ (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae), a potential biological control agent for soil-inhabiting insects in temperate regions. J. Econ. Entomol. 89: 373-380.
  • Flanders, K. L., E. B. Radcliffe, and C. A. Krueger. 1994. Natural enemies of alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Minnesota. Great Lakes Entomol., 27:7-18.
  • Flanders, K. L., J. G. Hawkes, E. B. Radcliffe, and F. I. Lauer. 1992. Insect resistance in potatoes: sources, evolutionary relationships, morphological and chemical defenses, and ecogeographical associations. Euphytica 61: 83-111.
  • Flanders, K. L., E. B. Radcliffe, and D. W. Ragsdale. 1991. Potato leafroll virus spread in relation to densities of green peach aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae): Implications for management thresholds for Minnesota seed potatoes. J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 1028-1036.
  • Flanders, K. L., D. W. Ragsdale, and E. B. Radcliffe. 1990. Use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to detect potato leafroll virus in field grown potato, cv. Russet Burbank. Am. Potato J. 67: 589-602.
  • Flanders, K. L. and E. B. Radcliffe. 1989. Origins of potato leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) invading potato and snap bean in Minnesota. Environ. Entomol. 17: 1015-1024.
  • Geddes, P. S., J. -P. R. LeBlanc, K. L. Flanders, and H. Y. Forsythe, Jr. 1989. Installation of baited Pherocon AM traps for monitoring adult populations of the blueberry maggot, Rhagoletis mendax Curran (Diptera: Tephritidae), in lowbush blueberry fields. Environ. Entomol. 17: 510-512.