Currently the Jack Hamilton Regent’s Chair in Cotton Production and Row Crop IPM, Dr. David Kerns has agreed to return to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the role of Statewide IPM Coordinator and Extension Entomologist. Dr. Kerns brings with him significant experience working with IPM Agents and field crop entomology. He will add depth and experience to the Extension team in both of these areas and will collaborate productively with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Faculty to improve IPM systems in cotton, corn, grain sorghum and other field crops.
Dr. Kerns was an associate IPM Specialist in Lubbock, TX, from 2007 until 2011, after which he went to Louisiana State University to work in the entomology department as an associate professor. He conducted entomology research at the Macon Ridge and St. Joseph branches of the Northeast Research Station.