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Mike Brewer

Brewer, Mike
Mike Brewer
Associate Professor-Field Crop Entomology
Office:
Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center-Corpus Christi - 10345 Hwy 44, Corpus Christi, TX 78406
Email:
Phone:
(361) 265-9201
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis, California.
A.A., San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California.
Graduate Education
Ph. D. Entomology University of California, Riverside, California.
Master's degree in Applied Statistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Master of Science Entomology. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  1. Improve pest management practices by assessing plant response to pest and beneficial insects in new management systems and under changing environmental conditions.
  2. Develop pest management decision support for cropping systems by linking harvest damage with in-season insect and plant monitoring activities.
  3. Contribute to area-wide insect management by evaluating plant stress and cropping system effects on pest risk.
  4. Transfer technologies working with pest management professionals.

Main program areas, publications, and student interests

Sorghum Insect Pests  http://ccag.tamu.edu/sorghum-insect-pests/
Cotton Insect Pests  http://ccag.tamu.edu/cotton-insect-pests/

Corn Insect Pests  http://ccag.tamu.edu/corn-insect-pests/
Other Crops, Concepts, and IPM  http://ccag.tamu.edu/other-crops-concepts-and-ipm
For Students: The field crops entomology lab group includes graduate research assistants (currently 2 M.S. and 4 Ph.D. in 2015). Seasonally, undergraduate students from local colleges and universities take internships in the lab (currently 5 students in 2015).  These students are supported from a combination of scholarships and fellowships, state and federal research grants, and private sector contracts.