Faculty & Staff

Fred R. Musser

Discipline: Entomology

Specialty: Row Crop Entomology
Email: fm61@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2974
Fax: (662) 325-8837
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 123

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

Courses Taught

  • EPP 4234/6234 - Field Crop Insect
  • EPP 4263/6263 - Principles of Insect Pest Management

Society Membership

  • Mississippi Entomological Association
  • Entomological Society of America

Research Interests

  • IPM tactics for insect pests of row crops, particularly cotton and soybeans
  • Movement, feeding preferences and sampling methods of tarnished plant bug and stink bugs
  • Resistance monitoring and management of tarnished plant bugs, cotton bollworm and bean leaf beetle

Recent Publications

  • Adams, A., J. Gore, A. L. Catchot, F. Musser, D. R. Cook, N. Krishnan, J. T. Irby. 2016. Residual and systemic efficacy of chlorantraniliprole and flubendiamide against corn earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in soybean. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(6):2411-2417. Download
  • Adams, A., J. Gore, A. L. Catchot, F. Musser, D. R. Cook, N. Krishnan, J. T. Irby. 2016. Susceptibility of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) neonates to diamide insecticides in the Midsouthern and Southeastern United States. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(5):2205-2209. Download
  • Adams, A., J. Gore, F. Musser, D. R. Cook, A. L. Catchot, T. W. Walker, C. Dobbins. 2016. Efficacy of selected insecticides applied to hybrid rice seed. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(1):200-206. Download
  • Adams, B., D. Cook, A. L. Catchot, J. Gore, F. Musser, S. Stewart, D. Kerns, G. Lorenz, J. T. Irby, B. R. Golden. 2016. Evaluation of corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), economic injury levels in Mid-South reproductive stage soybean. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(3):1161-1166. Download
  • Allen, C., J. L. Bibb, A. L. Catchot, D. R. Cook, W. Crow, J. Dean, D. Fleming, J. Gore, B. Layton, N. Little, J. MacGown, F. Musser, S. Winter, D. M. Dodds, J. T. Irby, E. J. Larson, S. L. Meyers. 2016. 2017 Insect control guide for agronomic crops. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2471. 128 pp. Download