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LSU Worker Named Statewide Entomologist for Pest Research

The Louisiana State University agricultural extension service has named an assistant professor a statewide entomologist for research about insect pests of four crops — cotton, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum. An LSU AgCenter news release Wednesday said Sebe Brown has both a master's and a doctorate in entomology from LSU.

He says he looks forward to helping growers identify insect pest issues and recommend cost-effective sustainable management strategies. He says Louisiana's subtropical climate lets farmers grow a wide variety of crops but also creates complex challenges for insect control in all field crops.

Brown's wife, Kim Pope-Brown, is the AgCenter's pesticide safety coordinator.