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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Gordon L. Snodgrass

Research Entomologist

Gordon Snodgrass

Contact Information

Southern Insect Management Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346
Stoneville, MS 38776  
Ph: (662) 686-5267
Fax: (662) 686-5421


via ARIS system


  • Ph.D. Mississippi State University, Major Entomology & Minor Plant Pathology, 1976 to 1979
  • M.S. Mississippi State University, Major Entomology & Minor Plant Pathology, 1974 to 1976
  • B.S. Arkansas Tech University, Major Biology, 1964 to 1968

Work Experience

  • 1986 to present, USDA-ARS, Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Research Entomologist
  • 1985 to 1986, USDA ARS Southern Field Crop Insect Management Laboratory, Entomologist
  • 1981 to 1985, USDA ARS Southern Field Crop Insect Management Laboratory, Research Assistant
  • 1979 to 1981, USDA, ARS, Boll Weevil Research Laboratory, Post-Doctoral Assistant
  • 1968 to 1974, Lepanto High School, Biology and Science Teacher and Football and Track Coach

Participation in Scientific Meetings

  • Entomological Society of America (1977 to present) 23 meetings and 23 presentations.
  • Mississippi Entomological Society (1976 to present) 34 annual meetings and 32 presentations.
  • 18 Beltwide Cotton Production and Research Conferences and made 18 presentations.
  • Mid-South Cotton Entomologist Working Group, 2001-2011.
  • Invited to present research results at 45 meetings, symposia, seminars, and workshops.
  • Presented or co-authored 86 presentations at scientific meetings.

Honors, Awards, Achievements and Recognition

  • Member “Who’s Who” in American Colleges and Universities, 1968
  • Football scholarship Arkansas Tech University, 1964 – 1968
  • All–Conference in football 1966 – 1968
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi, 1979
  • Research Service Award, Mississippi Entomological Association, 1994
  • Nominating Committee, Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America, 1993
  • Member Mississippi Cotton Insect Control Guide Committee, 1994 – 2011
  • Vice President, Mississippi Entomological Association, 1998
  • President, Mississippi Entomological Association, 1999

Technical Responsibilities

Dr. Snodgrass is currently doing research on the tarnished plant bug, in areas including biological, chemical, and cultural control methods, along with host plant resistance. Studies include rearing methods, wild host plants, native parasites and predators, imported parasites, insecticide resistance, sampling methods, and treatment thresholds in cotton. The goal of the research is to develop effective control methods for this pest, and to integrate them with control methods used for other cotton pests.

Last Modified: 9/11/2013
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