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Dalton Ludwick

Ludwick, Dalton
Dalton Ludwick
Assistant Professor & Extension Entomologist
Corpus Christi
(361) 698-7400 ext. 1225
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Plant Sciences (emphasis in Plant Protection), University of Missouri-Columbia
Graduate Education
Ph.D. Plant, Insect, and Microbial Sciences (emphasis in Entomology), University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional Summary

Dalton Ludwick, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor & Extension Entomologist in the Texas A&M University Department of Entomology and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. His research focuses on improving the management of row crops, forages and pasture, and stored grain in the Coastal Bend of Texas. Ludwick’s research addresses current and future technologies for pest management, insect ecology, and other aspects of integrated pest management. His aim is to preserve and improve profitability for stakeholders and reduce environmental impacts where possible. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Entomology and Southwestern Branch Representative to the Entomological Society of America’s Early Career Professionals Committee.

Research Areas of Expertise

integrated pest management, biological control, transgenic crops, row crops, insecticide resistance


1. Huynh, M.P., C. Nielson, B.W. French, D.C. Ludwick, R.W. Geisert, A.E. Pereira, J. Barry, L.N. Meihls, S.K. Schneider, and B.E. Hibbard. 2021. Development of a non-diapausing strain of northern corn rootworm with rearing techniques for both diapausing and non-diapausing strains. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97452-8.

2. Ludwick, D.C., L.B. Leake, W.R. Morrison III, J.R. Lara, M.S. Hoddle, E.J. Talamas, and T.C. Leskey. 2021. Influence of holding conditions and storage duration of Halyomorpha halys (St l) eggs on adventive and quarantine populations of Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) behavior and parasitism success. Environmental Entomology. 50: 550-560. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvaa183.

3. Nixon, L.J., D.C. Ludwick, and T.C. Leskey. 2021. Horizontal and vertical dispersal capacity and effects
of fluorescent marking on Lycorma delicatula nymphs and adults. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 169: 219-226. doi: 10.1111/eea.13002.

4. Ludwick, D.C., J.E. Patterson, L.B. Leake, L. Carper, and T.C. Leskey. 2020. Integrating Trissolcus japonicus into management programs for Halyomorpha halys in apple orchards: impact of insecticide applications and spray patterns. Insects. 11:833. doi: 10.13390/insects11120833.

5. Ludwick, D.C., L.N. Meihls, K.R. Ostlie, B.P. Potter, L. French, and B.E. Hibbard. 2017. Minnesota field
population of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) shows incomplete resistance to Cry34Ab1/Cry35Ab1 and Cry3Bb1. Journal of Applied Entomology. 141: 28-40.