- Pat Porter
- Professor and Extension Entomologist
- (806) 723-8427
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Agronomy, Colorado State University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Entomology, Mississippi State University
- Ph.D. Entomology, Mississippi State University
Dr. Pat Porter’s research emphases change based on the needs of corn, sorghum and cotton growers, but he is best known nationally for work related to resistance management in Bt corn. Other ongoing work includes evaluating persistent entomopathogenic nematodes for control of corn rootworm, wireworms, and white fringed beetle in alfalfa. He continues to work on emerging pest problems in corn, sorghum, wheat and other crops.
Research Areas of Expertise
Integrated Pest Management, Insect Resistance Management
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.
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.
Vyavhare, S., P. Porter and S. Glass. 2020. Emergence of Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea, from Vip3a Seed Blend Versus Structured Refuge Ears of Maize. Southwestern Ent. 45(4).
Bell, J., E. Bynum and P. Porter. 2021. Impact of mid-season sugarcane aphid infestation from blooming to harvest on forage sorghum yield and silage nutritive value. Agronomy Journal 2021;113:4252-4270 DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20751.