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Meet the Speakers
Dr. TylerTowles Research and Extension Entomologist LSU Ag Center 662-820-4217 ttowles@agcenter.lsu.edu
Dr. Whitney D. Crow Assistant Extension Professor Mississippi State University 901-592-8787 wdc165@msstate.edu
Dr. SebeBrown Research and Extension Field Crop Entomologist University of Tennessee 731-425-4709 318-498-1283 sbrow175@utk.edu
Dr. Scott H.Graham Extension Entomologist Auburn University 334-844-5503 662-809-3368 scottg@auburn.edu
Dr. BenThrash Extension Entomologist University of Arkansas 501-676-3124 501-517-3853 bthrash@uada.edu
Session Number: RT5-1
About this Session

Learning To Live With Insects – Understanding The Economics Of IPM

Presented by:  Dr. Tyler Towles, Assistant Professor Entomology, LSU AgCenter
Presented by:  Dr. Whitney D. Crow, Assistant Professor, Extension Entomologist, Mississippi State University
Presented by:  Dr. Sebe Brown, Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist, Field Crop Entomologist, University of Tennessee
Presented by:  Dr. Scott H. Graham, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University
Presented by:  Dr. Ben Thrash, Extension Entomologist, University of Arkansas

This roundtable will be an open discussion about major insect pests in multiple crops, using them as examples to understand the proper implementation of integrated pest management. Topics will include understanding the ability of the crop to tolerate or compensate for insect injury, the development of economically sound treatment thresholds, and debating if and when treatment thresholds should be adjusted ‘on the fly’ based on real-world practicalities of crop management.