Patrick Porter

Patrick Porter
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Physical Location:
1102 E. Drew Street
Lubbock, TX 79403-6653
Mailing Address:
1102 E. Drew Street
Lubbock, TX 79403-6653
Organizational Role:
Immediate Supervisor:
David Kerns

Position Title:
Professor & Extension Entomologist
Position Roles:
Extension Specialist
Unit & Entity:
District 02 Office - South Plains (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)
Unit Affiliations:
Entomology (ENTO)

corn entomology, Crop Protection, sorghum entomology, Transgenic Crops
General Bio:

Patrick Porter holds a B.S. in Agronomy from Colorado State University, an M.S. and Ph.d. degrees from Mississippi State University. He has experience in stored grain entomology and cotton and row crop entomology. Since 1998 he has been an Extension Entomologist based in Lubbock. 


Research efforts involve transgenic crops, especially corn, insect damage threshold development, insecticidal control of insects. Research also includes sorghum and other grain crops. 


Patrick Porter holds a B.S. in Agronomy from Colorado State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Mississippi State University.


Patrick Porter has won two sperior service awards and is one of four people to have the Golden Wildebeest award bestowed by NC246, the regional coordinating committee for corn entomology. 

Selected Publications:
  1. Weinzierl, R. and R. P. Porter. 1990.  Resistance of hairy fungus beetle (Coleoptera: Mycetophagidae) to pirimiphos methyl and malathion.  J. Econ. Entomol. 83: 325-328.
  2. Felland, C. M., R. P. Porter and H. N. Pitre. 1992. Soybean looper oviposition preference relative to plant development in soybean and cotton.  J. Ent. Sci. 27: 217-223.
  3. 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. (The affect of inter-plant movement in negating seed mixture refuges was my idea. Jim Mallet modeled it and wrote the majority of the paper.)
  4. Onstad, D. W., C. A. Guse, P. Porter, L. L. Buschman, R. A. Higgins, P. E. Sloderbeck, F. B. Peairs, and G. B. Cronholm. 2002. Modeling the development of resistance by stalk-boring lepidopteran insects(Crambidae) in areas with transgenic corn and frequent insecticide use. J. Econ. Entomol. 95(5): 1033-1043. 
  5. Guse, C. A., D. W. Onstad, L. Buschman, P. Porter, P. Sloderbeck, F. B. Peairs, R. A. Higgins, and G. Cronholm. 2002. Modeling the development of resistance by stalk-boring Lepidoptera (Crambidae) in areas with irrigated transgenic corn. Environ. Entomol. 31(4): 676-685. 
  6. D. Bourguet, J. Chaufaux, M. Séguin, C. Buisson, J. L. Hinton, T. J. Stodola, P. Porter, G. Cronholm, L. L. Buschman and D. A. Andow2003. Frequency of alleles conferring resistance to Bt maize in French and US corn belt populations of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 106:1225-1233.
  7. McIntyre, N. E., and P. Porter. 2004. Field trial of diatomaceous earth in cotton gin trash against the larger black flour beetle, Cynaeus angustus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 97(2): 588-592. 
  8. Stodola, T. J., D. A. Andow, A. R. Hyden, J. L. Hinton, J. J. Roark, L. L. Buschman, P. Porter, and G. B. Cronholm. 2006. Frequency of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ab in Southern United States corn belt population of European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 99(2): 502-507.
  9. Porter, P., B. E. Lewis, R. Scanlon, and L. Murray. 2007. Pepper weevil oviposition preference for jalapeno peppers of different sizes. Southwestern Entomologist 32:1-6.
  10. Nansen, C., J. James, D. Bowling, M. Parajulee and P. Porter. 2008. Ecological study of the larger black flour beetle in cotton gin trash. Environ. Ent. 37: 1373-1380.
  11. Nansen, C., D. Davidson and P. Porter. 2010. Using water bottles for trapping of Indianmeal moths in stored peanuts. Ent. Ex. et Appl. 133: 251-259.
  12. 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. 
  13. 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. (I wrote a significant amount of the introduction section and part of the genetics section.)
  14. Nansen, C., C. Trostle, S. Angadi, P. Porter and X. Martini. Abiotic factors affecting canola establishment and insect pest dynamics. 2012. Int. J. Agronomy, 2012: 1-9. (I wrote the agricultural and cropping systems perspective.)
  15. Goolsby, J. A., J. Adamczyk, J. Crosslin, N. Troxclair, J. Anciso, G. Bester, J. Bradshaw, E. Bynum, L. Carpio, D. Henne, A. Joshi Munyaneza, P. Porter, P. Sloderbeck, J. Supak, C. Rush, F. J. Willett, F. Workneh, B. Zechmann and B. Zens. 2012. Seasonal dynamics of the potato psyllid and its associated pathogen Ca. Liberibacter solanaceraum in potatoes in the southern Great Plains of North America. J. Econ. Entomol. 105(4): 1268-1276.
  16. Vemula, S., G. Schuster, P. Porter and B.E. Lewis. 2012. Susceptibility of Helicoverpa zea to commercial insecticides used in green bean production on Texas High Plains. Texas J. of Agr. and Nat. Res. 25:1-12.
  17. Nansen, C., B. Stokes, J. James, P. Porter, E. J. Shields, T. Wheeler and W. G. Meikle. 2013. Biological control agent of larger black flour beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): a nuisance pest developing in cotton gin trash piles. J. Econ. Entomol. 106(2): 648-652.
  18. Bastola, A., M. N. Parajulee, P. Porter, R. Shrestha, F. Chen and S. Carroll. 2014. Intercrop movement of convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergens (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), between adjacent cotton and alfalfa. Insect Science, Nov. 2014. 
  19. Reisig, D.D., D.S. Akin, J.N. All, R.T. Bessin, M.J. Brewer, D.G. Buntin, A.L. Catchot, D. Cook, K.L. Flanders, F-N. Huang, D.W. Johnson, B.R. Leonard, P.J. McLeod, R.P. Porter, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, K.V. Tindall, S.D. Stewart, N.N. Troxclair, R.R. Youngman and M.E. Rice. 2015. Lepidopteran injury to corn containing single and pyramided Bt traits, and a refuge blend with Cry1Ab x Cry1F, in the Southern United States. J. Econ. Entomol, (108) 157-165. 
  20. 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.
  21. Pan, Zaiqi, D. Onstad, P. Crain, A. Crespo, L. Higgins, L. Flexner, C. Pilcher, D.G. Buntin, A. Catchot, W. Hutchison and P. Porter. Evolution of Helicoverpa zea Infesting Insecticidal Crops in the Southern United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 109 (2): 821-831.
  22. 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.
  23. Bynum, Edsel D., Emilio Nino, Monti Vandiver, and Pat Porter. 2017. Is early season whorl-stage application of acaricide a viable practice for managing spider mites in maize? Southwest. Entomol. 42(3): 651-664,
  24. Mason, C.E., M.E. Rice, C.D. DiFonzo, R.P. Porter and 20 others. 2018. European Corn Borer Ecology, Management and Association with Other Corn Pests, NCR 0327. Ames; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Patrick Porter was one of four Editorial Editors and contributed to three chapters.
  25. Lauriault, L.M, E. Shields, A.M. Testa and R.P. Porter. 2019. Persistence of select introduced entomopathogenic nematodes in the US southwest as a potential biocontrol of whitefringe beetle in alfalfa. Southwestern Ent. 45(1):42-49.
  26. 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: 104915.