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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Ryan Jackson

Research Entomologist


Dr. Ryan Jackson
Research Entomologist

Southern Insect Management Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346
Stoneville, MS 38776
Office: (662) 686-5250

Fax: (662) 686-5421






Ph.D. Entomology, 2002, North Carolina State University. 

Thesis:  The Influence of Transgenic Cottons Expressing One or Two Bacillus thuringiensis

Proteins Against Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Factors Affecting B. t.

Resistance in H. zea.


M.S. Entomology, 1999, Mississippi State University. 

Thesis: The Influence of Roundup Ready Soybean on Pest and Beneficial Insects and Related

Insect Pest Management Strategies.


B.S. Agricultural Pest Management, 1997, Mississippi State University

Technical Responsibilities:

Dr. Jackson is currently doing research on interactions of lepidopteran pests with insecticides, whether conventional or transgenic. Bt cotton and corn are being evaluated for their effects on the biology and ecology of lepidopteran pests, particularly bollworm and tobacco budworm.

Information is being generated on resistance evolution in heliothines to conventional insecticides. Also, the impact of insecticide-resistant heliothines on current and new Bt technologies are being evaluated to provide data for resistant management strategies.

Last Modified: 5/27/2011
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