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Entomology: Personnel

Faculty in Entomology

John N. All

Professor of Entomology
Athens Campus
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973

Contact Information

Address: Department of Entomology
University of Georgia
413 Biological Sciences Building
Athens, GA 30602-2603

Phone: (706) 542-7589

Dr. John All

Lab Personnel

Name Position
Dean Kemp Research Professional, MPPPM Student
Michelle Samuel-Foo Ph.D. Student
Cesar Hostallero MPPPM Student
Nicholas Lee MPPPM Student
Shaku Nair MPPPM Student

My research revolves around integrated pest management (IPM) using cultivar resistance and a blend of cultural, biological, and insecticidal control tactics.  I have collaborative research with plant breeders and molecular biologists in the Applied Genetics Technology laboratories in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and my students and I have been involved in:

  1. Mapping of insect resistance (IR) genes in soybean using marker assisted selection.  We have identified at least five IR QTLs (quantitative trait loci).
  2. Developing insecticidal transgenic soybean and canola expressing a Cry 1Ac toxin derived from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
  3. Developing high yielding soybean cultivars pyramided with Bt and one or more native resistance genes.
  4. Vulnernability of soybean possessing value-added traits such as enhanced oil and protein quality, vitamins, enhanced taste, etc.
  5. Evaluating the genetic interaction of insect resistant genes and negative agronomic traits, particularly reduction in yield.
  6. Using soybean cultivars pyramided with insect resistance with selected cultural, biological, and insecticidal control tactics in cost effective IPM programs.

I also have collaborative research with industrial plant breeders in developing insecticidal transgenic maize and cotton.  Thus, my students and I have access to some of the most advanced insect-resistant crop lines in the world to conduct thesis research on IPM and ecological interactions of these plants with pest and beneficial insects.

I have always been interested in the influence of cultural practices on creating environments for increased or decreased hazard for pest problems in crops, particularly use of conservation tillage.  We were among the first to study insect and natural enemy interactions in conservation tillage systems and have multiple field research projects every year around Georgia with maize, soybean, and cotton that my students utilize in their thesis research.  I also do considerable research in development of new insecticide technologies and involve my students (particularly my MPPPM students) in these projects.  My philosophy is that whether you approve or disapprove of pesticides you should have at least some experience using them in practical IPM programs as a foundation for forming an opinion, and my students have this opportunity.

Iteach Insect Pest Management, Integrated Pest Management, and Pesticides and Transgenic Crops.  I am the graduate coordinator of the Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management Program (MPPPM) and advise students in the undergraduate Integrated Pest Management certification program at UGA.  The MPPPM program is a professional masters degree program between the departments of Entomology, Crop and Soil Sciences, and Plant Pathology. The program is designed to produce graduates with comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of insect, plant disease, and weed pests of commercial and home commodities. MPPPM graduates are trained for employment as IPM professionals in the pest control industry, pesticide and fertilizer services, cooperative extension, and regulatory agencies. The goal of the MPPPM program is to train students to be proficient in solving the types of pest management problems routinely encountered by growers and other agricultural professionals, as well as urban pest control. IPM using a blend of pest control strategies including pesticides, transgenic crops, cultural operations, and biological control is stressed in classwork. The MPPPM program is not a research-oriented degree, but graduates have successfully pursued Ph.D. degrees related to IPM. There is no thesis requirement in MPPPM, but an IPM-oriented internship is part of the program of study.

Selected Publications

All, J.N., H.R. Boerma, W.A. Parrott, D.R. Walker, B.G. Rector, J.M. Narvel, and C.N. Stewart. 2003. pp. 36-38. Using gene mapping and resistance pyramiding for soybean improvement and insect management. D.D. Hardee (ed.). USDA-ARS Heliothis/Helicoverpa Workshop. 4: 78pp.

Lohmeyer, K. H., J. N. All, P. M. Roberts, and P. Bush. 2003. Precision application of aldicarb to enhance efficiency of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) management in cotton. J. Econ Entomol. 96: 748-754.

All, J. 2004. Integrated pest management. pp. 49-51. In: J. Capinera (ed.), Encyclopedia of Entomology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

All, J. 2004. Cultural control. pp. 215-216. In: J. Capinera (ed.), Encyclopedia of Entomology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Walker, D. R., J. M. Narvel, H. R. Boerma, J. N. All, and W. A. Parrott. 2004. A QTL that enhances and broadens Bt insect resistance in soybean. Theor. Appl. Genet. 109: 1051-1057.

Hulbert, D., H. R. Boerma, and J. N. All. 2004. Effect of pubescence tip on soybean resistance to lepidopteran insects. J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 621-627.

Buntin, G. D., J. N. All, R. D. Lee, and D. M. Wilson. 2004. Plant incorporated Bt resistance for control of fall armyworm and corn earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in corn. J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 1603-1611.

Zhu, S. D. R. Walker, H. R. Boerma, J. N. All, and W. A. Parrott. 2006. Fine mapping of a major insect resistance QTL in soybean and its interaction with minor resistance QTLs. Crop Science. 46:1094-1099.

J. N. All and M. F. Treacy (eds.). 2006. Use and management of insecticides, acaricides, and transgenic crops. Entomological Society of America, APS press. St. Paul, MN. 150pp.

All, J. N. and L. B. Braxton. 2006. Widestrike™ trait efficacy under variable infestations of Helicoverpa zea in greenhouse and field tests. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf. 15: 1095-1099.

Nachappa, P., L. P. Guillebeau, S. K. Braman, and J. N. All. 2006. Susceptibility of twolined spittlebug (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) life stages to entomophagous arthropods in turfgrass. Journal of Economic Entomology 99(5): 1711-1716.

Zhu, S., D.R. Walker, H.R. Boerma, J.N. All and W.A. Parrott. 2007. Effects of defoliating insect resistance QTLs and a cry 1Ac transgene in soybean near-isogenic lines. TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Springer-Verlag  10.1007/s00122-007-0682-2.

Zhu, S., D.R. Walker, C.V. Warrington, W.A. Parrott, J.N. All, E.D. Wood, and H.R. Boerma. 2007. Registration of four soybean germplasm lines containing defoliating insect resistance QTLs from PI 229358 introgressed into ‘Benning’.  J. of Plant Registrations 1(2): 162-163.



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