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Pat Porter
Extension Entomologist and Professor
Lubbock AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock
(806) 723-8427
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Colorado State University, 1982
Graduate Education
Ph.D., Entomology, Mississippi State University, 1993
M.S., Entomology, Mississippi State University, 1985

Program Description

Patrick Porter is the Extension Entomologist in District 2 responsible for Integrated Pest Management in corn, sorghum, wheat, various other crops, and urban and landscape situations.

Research Emphasis

Insect control with transgenic crops and in delaying or preventing insect resistance to those crops. He also does research on pest control in various crops with conventional insecticides and biological control.

Selected Publications

Mallet, J. and P. Porter.  1992.  Preventing insect adaptation to insect-resistant crops: are seed mixtures or refugia the best strategy?  Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 250: 165-169.

Sappington, T.W., K.R. Ostlie, C. DiFonzo, B.E. Hibbard, C.H. Krupke, P. Porter, S. Pueppke, E. Shields and J. Tollefson. 2010. Conducting public-sector research on commercialized transgenic seed: In search of a paradigm that works. GM Crops 1:2 1-4.

Onstad, D. W., P. D. Mitchell, T. M. Hurley, J. G. Lundgren, R. P. Porter, C. H. Krupke, J. L. Spencer, C. D. DiFonzo, T. S. Baute, R. L. Hellmich, L. Buschman, J. F. Tooker. 2011. Seeds of change: corn seed mixtures for resistance management and integrated pest management. J. Econ. Entomol. 104(2): 343-352.

Caprio, M.A, J.C. Martinez, P. Porter and E. Bynum. 2015. The impact of inter-kernel movement in the evolution of resistance to dual-toxin Bt-corn varieties in Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Econ. Entomol. Nov. 2015.

Andow, D.A, S.G Pueppke, A.W. Schaafsma, A.J. Gassmann, T.W. Sappington, L.J. Meinke, P.D. Mitchell, T.M. Hurley, R.L. Hellmich and R.P. Porter. 2016. Early detection and mitigation of resistance to Bt maize by western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Econ. Entomol. (109) 1-12.

Bynum, E., E. Nino, M. Vandiver and P. Porter. 2017. Is Early Season Whorl-Stage Application of Acaricide a Viable Practice for Managing Spider Mites in Maize? Southwestern Entomologist 42(3), 651-664.

Yang, F., J. Williams, P. Porter, F. Huang and D.L. Kerns. 2019. F2 screen for resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3Aa51 protein in field populations of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Texas, USA. Crop Protection 126.