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

  • Edwards, K.T., M.A. Caprio, K.C. Allen, and F.R. Musser. 2013. Risk assessment for Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) resistance on dual gene versus single gene corn. Journal of Economic Entomology 106(1):382-392. Download
  • Gore, J., D.R. Cook, A.L. Catchot, F.R. Musser, S.D. Stewart, B.R. Leonard, G. Lorenz, G. Studebaker, D.S. Akin, K. Tindall, and R. Jackson. 2013. Impact of twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) infestation timing on cotton yields. Journal of Cotton Science 17:34-39. Download
  • Little, N.S., T.P. Schultz, S.V. Diehl, D.D. Nicholas, A. Londo, F.R. Musser, J.J. Riggins. 2013. Field evaluations of subterranean termite preference for sap-stained inoculated wood. Journal of Insect Behavior, 26:649-659. Download
  • Swenson, S.J., D.A. Prischmann-Voldseth, F.R. Musser. 2013. Corn earworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) as pests of soybean. Journal of Integrated Pest Management, 4(2). Download
  • Wosula, E.N., J. Davis, C.A. Clark, T.P. Smith, R. Aranciba, F.R. Musser, and J.T. Reed. 2013. The role of aphid abundance, species diversity and virus titer in the spread of sweetpotato potyviruses in Louisiana and Mississippi. Plant Disease 97(1):53-61. Download