David Drake

David Drake
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Physical Location:
Texas A&M Commerce College Of Ag Sci And Nat Resources
2600 W Neal
Commerce, TX 75429
Mailing Address:
Texas A&M Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429
Organizational Role:
Immediate Supervisor:
Hurley Miller

Position Title:
Extension Agent - IPM
Position Roles:
County Extension Agent (CEA); Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Unit & Entity:
Hunt County Office (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)

Cotton, Crop Management, Crop Production, Insect Pest Management, IPM, Plant Disease Control, Sustainability, Weed Management, Wheat
General Bio:

2017-present   Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Extension Agent

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Department of Entomology- Texas A&M University

Adjunct Professor – Economic Entomology and Field Crops Production

College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources

Texas A&M University - Commerce

2009-2017     Assistant Professor - Extension Agronomist

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, San Angelo, Texas

2001-2009       Extension Assistant Professor, Diversified Crops Specialist, and Sevier County Director, Utah State University Extension, Richfield, Utah


Production of Agronomic Crop in Northeast Texas

Wheat, Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum, Forage Sorghums, Alfalfa, and other Forages

Courses Taught:

PLS 2313 Economic Entomology including Lab Texas A&M University -  Commerce Spring Semester 2017-present

PLS 420 Crop Practicum Texas A&M University -  Commerce Fall and Spring Semesters 2017-present


2003                Doctor of Philosophy - Plant Breeding and Genetics,

Department of Agronomy, Purdue University

1997                Master of Science - Plant Breeding and Genetics

            Department of Agronomy, Purdue University

1995                Bachelor of Science - Plant Science, Minors: Chemistry and Portuguese

Dept. of Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology Utah State University


IPM Program Award Texas Pest Management Association 2019

AgriLife Extension Superior Service Team Award Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation Team 2013.

AgriLife Extension Superior Service Team Award Texas Cotton Root Rot Team 2012

State Early Career Award, Iota Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Phi (2007) Extension

Service Fraternity Utah State University

Award of Merit in Increasing Access to Higher Education, Utah System of Higher Education (2005). Distance Master Gardener Trainings Utah State University

Selected Publications:

 Yang, C., Odvody, G.N., Thomasson, J.A., Isakeit, T., Minzenmayer, R.R., Drake, D.R., and Nichols, R.L. (2018) Site-Specific Management of Cotton Root Rot Using Airborne and High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Variable-Rate Technology. Transactions of the ASABE Vol. 61(3): 849-858