Fred R. Musser

Fred R. Musser

Professor

Phone: (662) 325-2974


Mailing Address:
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Education:
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

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

Society Membership:
  • Mississippi Entomological Association
  • Entomological Society of America

Publications

  • Bibb, J. L., D. R. Cook, A. L. Catchot, F. Musser, S. D. Stewart, R. B. Leanord, D. G. Buntin, D. L. Kerns, T. W. Allen, J. Gore. 2018. Impact of corn earworm (lepidoptera: noctuidae) on field corn (poales: poaceae) yield and grain quality. Journal of Economic Entomology 111(3):1249-1255. Download
  • Fleming, D. E., N. Krishnan, F. Musser 2017. Polygalacturonase gene expression and enzymatic activity in salivary glands of laboratory reared and wild populations of Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae). European Journal of Entomology 114:16-24. Download
  • Little, N. S., A. L. Catchot, K. Clint Allen, J. Gore, F. Musser, D. R. Cook, R. G. Luttrell. 2017. Supplemental control with diamides for heliothines in Bt cotton. Southwestern Entomologist 42(1):15-26. Download
  • 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
  • Caprio, M. A., K. T. Edwards, F. Musser, D. Fleming. 2016. Impact of insect management on population dynamics and insecticide resistance of tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 109(6):2517-2524. Download
  • Fleming, D. E., N. Krishnan, A. L. Catchot, F. R. Musser. 2016. Susceptibility to insecticides and activities of glutathion S-transferase and esterase in populations of Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera:Miridae) in Mississippi. Pest Management Science 72(8):1595-1603. Download
  • North, J. H., J. Gore, A. L. Catchot, S. D. Stewart, G. M. Lorenz, F. R. Musser, D. R. Cook, D. L. Kerns, D. M. Dodds. 2016. Value of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments in Mid-South soybean (glycine max) production systems. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(3):1156-1160. Download
  • Von Kanel, M., J. Gore, A. L. Catchot, D. R. Cook, F. Musser, M. A. Caprio. 2016. Influence of Dual-Bt protein corn on bollworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), survivorship on Bollgard II cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(2):860-864. Download
  • Adams, A., J. Gore, F. Musser, D. R. Cook, A. L. Catchot, T. W. Walker, G. A. Awuni. 2015. Impact of water management on efficacy of insecticide seed treatments against rice water weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Mississippi rice. Journal of Economic Entomology 108(3):1079-1085. Download
  • Adams, B., A. Catchot, D. Cook, J. Gore, F. Musser, J. T. Irby, B. R. Golden. 2015. The impact of simulated corn earworm (lepidoptera: noctuidae) damage in indeterminate soybean. Journal of Economic Entomology 108(3):1072-1078. Download
  • Awuni, G., J. Gore, D. R. Cook, F. Musser, A. L. Catchot, C. Dobbins. 2015. Impact of oebalus pugnax (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) infestation timing on rice yields and auality. Journal of Economic Entomology 108(4):1739-1747. Download
  • Awuni, G., J. Gore, D. R. Cook, F. R. Musser. 2015. Seasonal abundance and phenology of Oebalus pugnax (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on graminaceous hosts in the Delta region of Mississippi. Environmental Entomology 44(4):931-938: Download
  • Fleming, D. E., K. C. Roehrdanz, K. C. Allen, F. Musser. 2015. Comparisons of Lygus lineolaris populations from two distinct geographical regions of Mississippi. Entomological Society of America 44(3):898-906. Download
  • 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
  • Allen, K.C., R. Jackson, G.L. Snodgrass, F.R. Musser. 2012. Comparative susceptibilities of different life stages of the tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) to three classes of insecticide. Southwestern Entomologist 37(3):271-280. Download
  • Gore, J., A.L. Catchot, F.R. Musser, J.K. Greene, B.R. Leonard, D.R. Cook, G.L. Snodgrass, R. Jackson. 2012. Development of a plant-based threshold for tarnished plant bug (hemiptera: Miridae) in cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(6):2007-2014. Download
  • Musser, F.R., A.L. Catchot, J. Davis, D.A. Herbert, B.R. Leonard, G. Lorenz, J.T. Reed, D.D. Reisig, S.D. Stewart. 2012. 2011 soybean insect losses in the southern US. Midsouth Entomologist 5:11-22. Download
  • Musser, F.R., K.S. Knighten, J.F. Smith, A.L. Catchot. 2012. Pyrethroid insecticide tolerance in bean leaf beetle, Cerotoma trifurcata in the Mississippi Delta. Pest Management Science 68:658-662. Download
  • Musser, F.R., K.S. Knighten, S.R. Self. 2012. Impact of Nosema (Fungi: Microsporidia) infection and fumagillin treatment on tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 111:101-105. Download
  • Siebert, M.W., S.P. Nolting, W. Hendrix, C. Craig, B.R. Leonard, S.D. Stewart, J. All, F.R. Musser, L. Samuel. 2012. Evaluation of corn hybrids expressing Cry1F, Cry1A.105, Cry2Ab2, Cry34Ab1/Cry35Ab1, and Cry3Bb1 (Smartstax?) against southern United States insect pests. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(5):1825-1834. Download
  • Musser, F.R., G. Lorenz, S.D. Stewart, A.L. Catchot. 2011. 2010 soybean insect losses for Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. Midsouth Entomologist 4:22-28. Download
  • Gibson, B.K., C.D. Parker, F.R. Musser. 2010. Corn stalk penetration resistance as a predictor of Southwestern Corn Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) survival. Midsouth Entomologist 3(1):7-17. Download
  • Musser, F.R., A.L. Catchot, B.K. Gibson, K.S. Knighten. 2010. Economic injury levels for southern green stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in R7 growth stage soybeans. Crop Protection 30:63-69. Download
  • Tindall, K., S.D. Stewart, F.R. Musser, G. Lorenz, W. Bailey, J. House, R. Henry, D. Hastings, M. Wallace, K. Fothergill. 2010. Distribution of long-horned beetle, Dectes texanus, in soybeans of Missouri, Western Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Journal of Insect Science 10:178. Download
  • Musser, F.R., A.L. Catchot, S.D. Stewart, R. Bagwell, G. Lorenz, K. Tindall, G. Studebaker, R. Leonard, D.S. Akin, D.R. Cook, and C.A. Daves. 2009. Tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) thresholds for cotton before bloom in the Midsouth of the United States. Journal of Economic Entomology 102(6):2109-2115. Download
  • Musser, F.R., A.L. Catchot, S.D. Stewart, R. Bagwell, G. Lorenz, K. Tindall, G. Studebaker, R. Leonard, D.S. Akin, D.R. Cook, C.A. Daves. 2009. Tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) thresholds and sampling comparisons for flowering cotton in the Midsouthern United States. Journal of Economic Entomology 102(5):1827-1836. Download
  • Musser, F.R., K.S. Knighten, J.T. Reed. 2009. Comparison of cotton damage from tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) and stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) adults and nymphs. Midsouth Entomologist 2:1-9. Download