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Francis Reay-Jones

Associate Professor
Agronomic Crops Program Team, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, PeeDee Research and Education Center

Office: 2200 Pocket Road, Florence, SC
Phone: 843-519-0480
Email: freayjo@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Entomology (minor in applied statistics)
Louisiana State University 2005

M.S. (year 2) Plant Technology
Universite Angers Institut National Horticulture

M.S. (year 1) Population and Ecosystem Biology
Universite Bordeaux, France 2000

B.S. Biology
Universite Bordeaux, France 1999

 Research Interests

Field crop entomology

 Publications

Knight, I. A., P. M. Roberts, W. A. Gardner, K. M. Oliver, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, D. D. Reisig, and M. D. Toews. 2017. Spatial distribution of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) adults, eggs and parasitism by Paratelenomus saccharalis (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) in soybean. Environmental Entomology. In press.

Stubbins, F. L. P.L. Mitchell, M.W. Turnbull, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J.K. Greene. 2017. Mouthpart morphology and feeding behavior of the invasive kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae). Invertebrate Biology. 136: 309-320.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F. 2017. Geostatistical characterization of cereal leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) distributions in wheat. Environmental Entomology. 46: 931-938.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., J.K. Greene, D. A. Herbert, A. L. Jacobson, G. G. Kennedy, D. D. Reisig, and P. M. Roberts. 2017. Within-plant distribution and dynamics of thrips species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104: 1563-1575.

Johnson, A. J., H.E.M. Abdel Moneim, K. L. Flanders, G. D. Buntin, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, D. Reisig, J. J. Stuart, S. Subramanyam, R. H. Shukle, and B. J. Schemerhorn. 2017. A novel, economical way to assess virulence in field populations of Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) utilizing H13 as a model. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104: 1863-1868.

Stubbins, F.L., P. Agudelo, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J.K. Greene. 2016. Agamermis (Mermithidae) nematode infection in South Carolina hemipteran agricultural pests. Journal of Nematology. 48: 290-296.

Stubbins, F.L., J.K. Greene, M.D. Toews and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2016. Assessment of a cross-vane trap as a tool for sampling the invasive Megacopta cribraria in soybean with associated evaluations of female reproductive status. Environmental Entomology. 45(5): 1262-1270.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., J.K. Greene, and P.J. Bauer. 2016. Stability of spatial distributions of stink bugs, boll injury, and NDVI in cotton. Environmental Entomology. 45(5): 1243-1254.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., R.T. Bessin, M.J. Brewer, D.G. Buntin, A.L. Catchot, D.R. Cook, K.L. Flanders, D.L. Kerns, R.P. Porter, D.D. Reisig, S.D. Stewart, and M.E. Rice. 2016. Impact of Lepidoptera (Crambidae, Noctuidae, and Pyralidae) pests on corn containing pyramided Bt traits and a blended refuge in the Southern United States. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(4): 1859-1871.

Huseth, A. S., T. M. Chappell, K. Langdon, S. C. Morsello, S. Martin, J. K. Greene, A. Herbert, A. L. Jacobson, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, T. Reed, D. D. Reisig, P. M. Roberts, R. Smith, and G. G. Kennedy. 2016. Frankliniella fusca resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides: an emerging challenge for cotton pest management in the Eastern United States. Pest Management Science. 72: 1934-1945.

Seiter, N.J., A.I. Del Pozo-Valdivia, J.K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, P.M. Roberts, and D. D. Reisig. 2016. Management of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) at different stages of soybean (Fabales: Fabaceae) development. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109: 1167-1176.

Del Pozo-Valdivia, A. I., N. J. Seiter, D. D. Reisig, J. K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J. S. Bachelor. 2016. Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) population dynamics in soybean as influenced by planting date, maturity group, and insecticide use. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109: 1141-1155.

Seiter, N.J., J.K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, P.M. Roberts, and J.N. All. 2015. Efficacy of insecticides for control of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in soybean. Journal of Entomological Science. 50(4): 263-283.

Reisig, D. D., F. P. F. Reay-Jones, and A. Meijer. 2015. Aggregation of stink bug injury and association with remotely sensed data in cotton. Journal of Insect Science. 15: 134; DOI: 10.1093/jisesa/iev119

Carter, K.M., J.K. Greene, and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2015. Thresholds for Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in dual-gene Bt cotton. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 31: 29-46.

Seiter, N.J., A. I. Del Pozo-Valdivia, J.K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, P.M. Roberts, and D.D. Reisig. 2015. Action thresholds based on sweep-net sampling for management of the kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(4): 1818-1829.

Reisig, D.D., and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2015. Inhibition of Helicoverpa zea growth by transgenic corn expressing Bt toxins. Environmental Entomology. 44(4): 1275-1285.

Pilkay, G.L., F.P.F. Reay-Jones, M.D. Toews, J.K. Greene, and W.C. Bridges. 2015. Spatial and temporal dynamics of stink bugs in southeastern farmscapes. Journal of Insect Science. 15(1): http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iev006

Stubbins, F., P. Agudelo, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J.K. Greene. 2015. First report of a mermithid nematode infecting the invasive Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in the United States. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 127: 35-37.

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. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108: 157-165.

Stubbins, F., J.K. Greene, N.J. Seiter, and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2014. Developing sampling plans for the invasive Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in soybean. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107: 2213-2221.

Seiter, N.J., J.K. Greene, and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2014. Aggregation and oviposition preferences of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in laboratory bioassays. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(3): 331-335.

Seiter, N.J., A. Grabke, J.K. Greene, J.L. Kerrigan, and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2014. Beauveria bassiana as a pathogen of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in South Carolina. Journal of Entomological Science. 49(3): 326-330.

Meszaros, A, D.H. Oi, S.M. Valles, J.M. Beuzelin, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and S.J. Johnson. 2014. Statewide distribution of Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae), biological control agents of Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Louisiana and prevalence of the fire ant parasite Kneallhazia solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae). Biological Control. 77: 93-100.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F. 2014. Spatial distribution of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in wheat. Journal of Insect Science. 14:98. Available online at http://www.insectscience.org/14.98

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., and D.D. Reisig. 2014. Impact of corn earworm on yield of transgenic corn producing Bt toxins. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(3): 1101-1109.

Pulakkatu-Thodi, I., D. Reisig, J. K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and M.D. Toews. 2014. Within-field spatial distribution of stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)-induced boll injury in commercial cotton fields of the southeastern United States. Environmental Entomology. 43(3): 744-752.

Pilkay, G.L., F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J.K. Greene. 2014. Host preference of the parasitoid Trichopoda pennipes (Diptera: Tachinidae) with Euschistus servus and Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 49(1): 56-62.

Seiter, N.J., E.P. Benson, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, J.K. Greene, and P.Z. Zungoli. 2013. Residual efficacy of insecticides applied to exterior building material surfaces against nuisance infestations of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(6): 2448-2456.

Seiter, N.J., F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J.K. Greene. 2013. Within-field spatial distribution of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in soybean. Environmental Entomology. 42(6): 1363-1374.

Pilkay, G.L., F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J.K. Greene. 2013. Harmonic radar tagging for tracking movement of Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Environmental Entomology. 42(5): 1020-1026.

Seiter, N.J., J.K. Greene, and F.P.F. Reay-Jones. 2013. Reduction of soybean yield components by Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(4): 1676-1683.

Pilkay, G.L., F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J.K. Greene. 2013. Oviposition by Cylindromyia euchenor (Walker) (Diptera: Tachinidae) in the brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 115(3): 289-293.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F. 2012. Spatial analysis of the cereal leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in wheat. Environmental Entomology. 41(6): 1516-1526.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., and P. Wiatrak. 2011. Evaluation of new transgenic corn hybrids producing multiple Bacillus thuringiensis toxins in South Carolina. Journal of Entomological Science. 46(2): 152-164.

Holguin, C.M., F.P.F. Reay-Jones, J.R. Frederick, P.H. Adler, J.-H. Chong, and A. Savereno. 2010. Insect diversity in switchgrass grown for biofuel in South Carolina. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 27(1): 1-19.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F. 2010. Spatial distribution of the cereal leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in wheat. Environmental Entomology. 39(6): 1943-1952.

Reeves, R.B., J.K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, M.D. Toews, and P.D. Gerard. 2010. Effects of adjacent habitat on populations of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in cotton as part of a variable agroecosystem. Environmental Entomology. 39(5): 1420-1427.

Beuzelin, J.M., W. Akbar, A. Meszaros, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and T.E. Reagan. 2010. Field assessment of novaluron for sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) pest management in Louisiana sugarcane. Crop Protection. 29: 1168-1176.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., M.D. Toews, J.K. Greene and R.B. Reeves. 2010. Spatial dynamics of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and associated boll injury in southeastern cotton fields. Environmental Entomology. 39(3): 956-969.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F. 2010. Spatial and temporal dynamics of stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in wheat. Environmental Entomology. 39(3): 944-955.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., M.D. Toews, J.K. Greene and R.B. Reeves. 2010. Development of sampling plans for cotton bolls injured by stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(2): 525-532.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., P. Wiatrak, and J.K. Greene. 2009. Evaluating the performance of transgenic corn producing Bacillus thuringiensis toxins in South Carolina. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 26(2): 77-86.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., J.K. Greene, M.D. Toews and R.B. Reeves. 2009. Sampling stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) for population estimation and pest management in southeastern cotton production. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(6): 2360-2370.

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., L.T. Wilson, T.E. Reagan, B.L. Legendre, and M.O. Way. 2008. Predicting economic losses from the continued spread of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 101(2): 237-250. (forum paper)

Reay-Jones, F.P.F., M.O. Way, and L. Tarpley. 2008. Nitrogen fertilization at the rice panicle differentiation stage to compensate for rice water weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) injury. Crop Protection. 27: 84-89.