Photo of Kathy FlandersKathy L. Flanders

Extension Specialist Professor

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Integrated pest management, host plant resistance, biological control. Develop a program to improve pest management educational level of forage and grain producers in the state. Design and implement research on integrated pest management of forage, grain crops, and stored products. Improve general level of knowledge about fire ant management

1989 Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Entomology)
1986 M.S., University of Minnesota (Entomology)
1980 B.S., Cornell University (Plant Protection)
2011-present Extension Entomologist/Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology,
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
2000-2011 Extension Entomologist/Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant
Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
1995-2000 Extension Entomologist/Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Auburn
University, Auburn, Alabama
1995 Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1989-1994 Research Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

  • Jamee Brandhorst, M.S. received 2000. Research involved validation of acoustic monitoring tools for soil insects, and green June beetle site preference for feeding and oviposition.
  • Buyung Asmara Ratna Hadi, Ph.D. received 2009. Research involved aphids and epidemiology of barley yellow dwarf virus.
  • Kelly Ridley Palmer, Ph.D. received 2014. Research involved biological control agents of fire ants.
  • Savannah Duke, M.S. Fall 2015-present.  Research involves impact and distribution of brown marmorated stink bug in Alabama.
Websites
Fire Ants, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Stored Grain IPM
Co-leader, Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice which is responsible for the content of www.extension.org/fire+ants,

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BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Flanders, K. L. 2008. Imported Fire Ants, Encyclopedia of Alabama.
  • Flanders, K. L. 2007. White Grubs. Pp. 121-125 In W. O. Lamp, R. C. Berberet, L. G. Higley, and C. R. Baird, eds., Handbook of Forage and Rangeland Insects, APS Press, St. Paul, MN.
  • Flanders, K. L. 2007. Fall Armyworm. Pp. 46 In G. D. Buntin, K. S. Pike, M. J. Weiss, and J. A. Webster, eds., Handbook of Small Grain Insects, APS Press, St. Paul, MN.
  • Radcliffe, E. B., D. W. Ragsdale, and K. L. Flanders. 2007. Management of Aphids and Leafhoppers, In R. C. Rowe, ed., Potato Health Management, APS Press, St. Paul, MN.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
  • 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. Lepidoptera (Crambidae, Noctuidae, and Pyralidae) injury to corn containing single and pyramided Bt traits, and blended or block refuge, in the Southern United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 108 (1): 157-165.
  • Bowen, K. L., K. L. Flanders, A. K. Hagan, and B. Ortiz. 2014. Insect damage, aflatoxin content, and yield of Bt corn in Alabama. J. Econ. Entomol. 107: 1818-1827.
  • Woli, P., B. V. Ortiz, D. Buntin, and K. Flanders. 2014. El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) effects on Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infestation in the Southeastern United States. Environ. Entomol. 43: 1641-1649. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1603/EN14032.
  • Meagher, R. L., R. N. Nagoshi, J. S. Armstrong, J. Niogret, N. D. Epsky, and K. L. Flanders. 2013. Capture and host strains of fall armyworm males in traps baited with different commercial pheromone blends. Fla. Entomol. 729-740.
  • Hadi, B. A.R. , K. L. Flanders, K. L. Bowen, J. F. Murphy and A. R. Blount. 2012.  Survey of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus and Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus on Three Perennial Pasture Grasses in Florida.  J. Entomol. Science 47:35-43.
  • Hadi, B.A.R., K. L. Flanders, K. L. Bowen,  J. F. Murphy, and S. E. Halbert.  2011.   Species composition of the Aphid Vectors of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus and Cereal Yellow Dwarf Virus in Alabama and Western Florida.  J. Econ. Entomol.  104(4): 1167-1173.
  • Cambron, S. E.; G. D. Buntin, R. Weisz, J. D. Holland, K. L. Flanders, B. J. Schemerhorn, and R. H. Shukle.  2010.  Virulence in Hessian Fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Field Collections From the Southeastern United States to 21 Resistance Genes in Wheat .  J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 2229-2235.
  • Shields, E. J., A.  Testa, G. Neuman, K. L. Flanders, and P. C. Schroeder.  2009.  Biological Control of Alfalfa Snout Beetle with a multi-species application of locally adapted persistent nematodes: The first success.  Amer. Entomol. 55 (4): 250-257.
  • Nagoshi, R. N., R. L. Meagher, K. L. Flanders, J. Gore, R. Jackson, J. Lopez, J. S. Armstrong, G. D. Buntin, C. Sansone, and B. R. Leonard.  2008.  Using haplotypes to monitor the migration of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) corn-strain populations from Texas to Florida.  J. Econ. Entomol. 101(3): 742-749.
  • Mankin, R. W., J. L. Hubbard, and K. L. Flanders.  2007.  Acoustic Indicators for Mapping Infestation Probabilities of Soil Invertebrates. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 790-800.
  • Robbins, P. S., S. R. Alm, C. D. Armstrong, A. L. Averill, T. C. Baker, R. J. Bauernfiend, F. P. Baxendale, S. K. Braman, R. L. Brandenburg, D. B. Cash, G. J. Couch, R. S. Cowles, R. L. Crocker, #Z. D. DeLamar, T. G. Dittl, S. M. Fitzpatrick, K. L. Flanders, T. Forgatsch, T. J. Gibb, B. D. Gill, D. O. Gilrein, C. S. Gorsuch, A. M. Hammond, P. D. Hastings, D. W. Held, P. R. Heller, R. T. Hiskes, J. L. Holliman, W. G. Hudson, M. G. Klein, V. L. Krischik, D. J. Lee, C. E. Linn Jr., N. J. Luce, K. E. MacKenzie, C. M. Mannion, S. Polavarapu, D. A. Potter, W. L. Roelofs, B. M. Royals, G. A. Salsbury, N. M. Schiff, D. J. Shetlar, M. Skinner, B. L. Sparks, J. A. Sutschek, T. P. Sutschek, S. R. Swier, M. M. Sylvia, N. J. Vickers, P. J. Vittum, R. B. Weidman, D. C. Weber, R. C. Williamson, M. G. Villani.  2006.  Trapping Phyllophaga spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) with sex attractants in the United States and Canada. Journal of Insect Science 6:39, available online: insectscience.org/6.39.
  • Buntin, G. D., K. L. Flanders, R. W. Slaughter. and Z. D. DeLamar. 2004. Damage loss assessment and control of the cereal leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in winter wheat using insecticides. J. Econ. Entomol. 97:374-382. (PDF)
  • Buntin, G D., K. L. Flanders, and R. Lynch. 2004. Assessment of experimental Bt events against fall armyworm and corn earworm in field corn. J. Econ. Entomol. 97:259-264. (PDF)
  • Zhang, M., R. L. Crocker, R. W. Mankin, K. L. Flanders, and J. L. Brandhorst-Hubbard. 2003. Acoustic identification and measurement of activity patterns of white grubs in soil. J. Econ. Entomol. 96: 1704-1710.http://caliban.esa.catchword.org/vl=6433822/cl=22/nw=1/rpsv/cw/esa/00220493/v96n6/s11/p1704
  • Zhang, M., R. L. Crocker, R. W. Mankin, K. L. Flanders, and J. L. Brandhorst-Hubbard. 2003. Acoustic estimation of infestations and population densities of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabeidae) in turfgrass. J. Econ. Entomol. 96: 1770-1779. http://caliban.esa.catchword.org/vl=6433822/cl=22/nw=1/rpsv/cw/esa/00220493/v96n6/s19/p1770
  • Bowen, K.L., J. F. Murphy, K. L. Flanders, P. L. Mask, and R. Li. 2003. Incidence of viruses infecting winter wheat in Alabama. Plant Disease 87: 288-293
  • Brandhorst-Hubbard, J. L., K. L. Flanders, R. W. Mankin, E. A. Guertal, and R. L. Crocker. 2001. Mapping of soil insect infestations sampled by excavation and acoustic methods. J. Econ. Entomol. 94: 1452-1458. (PDF)
  • Brandhorst-Hubbard, J. L., K. L. Flanders, and A. G. Appel. 2001. Oviposition site and food preference of the green June beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 94: 628-633.
  • Mankin, R. W., J. Brandhorst-Hubbard, K. L. Flanders, M. Zhang, R. L. Crocker, S. L. LaPointe, C. W. McCoy, J. R. Fisher, and D. K. Weaver. 2000. Eavesdropping on insects hidden in soil and interior structures of plants. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1173-1182. (PDF)
  • Flanders, K. L., Z. D. DeLamar, and P. K. Lago. 2000. Phyllophaga and related species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) collected in black-light traps in Alabama pastures. J. Entomol. Sci. 35: 311-326.
  • Flanders, K. L., and E. B. Radcliffe. 2000. Phenology of the alfalfa weevil and its associated parasitoids in Minnesota. J. Entomol. Sci. 35: 227-238.
  • Ratcliffe, R. H., S. E. Cambron, K. L. Flanders, N. A. Bosque-Perez, S. L. Clement, and H. W. Ohm. 2000. Biotype composition of Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) populations from the southeastern, mid-western, and northwestern United States and virulence to resistance genes in wheat. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1319-1328.
  • Shields, E., A. Testa, J. Miller, and K. Flanders. 1999. Field efficacy and persistence of the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora ‘Oswego’ and H. bacteriophora ‘NC’ on alfalfa snout beetle larvae. Environ. Entomol. 28: 128-136.
  • Radcliffe, E. B., and K. L. Flanders. 1998. Biological control of alfalfa weevil in North America. IPM Reviews 3: 225-242.
  • Flanders, K. L., E. B. Radcliffe, and J. G. Hawkes. 1997. Geographic distribution of insect resistance in potatoes. Euphytica 93: 201-221.
  • Radcliffe, E. B., and K. L. Flanders. 1998. Biological control of alfalfa weevil in North America, IPM Reviews 3: 225-242.
  • Flanders, K. L., E. B. Radcliffe, and S. Arnone. 1998. The potato: genetic resources and insect resistance, pp. 207-239 in Global Resources in Insect Resistance, S. L. Clement and S. S. Quisenberry, eds. CRC press, Boca Raton, FL
EXTENSION PUBLICATIONS

  • Flanders, K. 2015. 2015 Fire Ant Control Materials for Alabama Homeowners. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-175-a.
  • Flanders, K.. Updated Annually. Insect Control in Noncropland Insect Weed Control Recommendations in ANR-500-A Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
  • Flanders, K.. Updated Annually. Insect Pest Management in Alfalfa Insect and Weed Control Recommendations in ANR-500-A Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
  • Flanders, K.. Updated Annually. Insect Pest Management in Corn. Insects, Disease, Nematode, and Weed Control Recommendations in ANR-500-A Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
  • Flanders, K.. Updated Annually. Insect Pest Management in Grain Sorghum. Insect and Weed Control Recommendations in ANR-500-A Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
  • Flanders, K.. Updated Annually. Insect Pest Management in Small Grains. Insect, Disease, and Weed Control Recommendations in ANR-500-A Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
  • Flanders, K.. Updated Annually. Insect Pest Management in Stored Grain. Insect and Weed Control Recommendations in ANR-500-A Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
  • Flanders, K.. Insect Pest Management in Pastures and Forage Crops. Insect and Weed Control Recommendations in ANR-500-A Alabama Pest Management Handbook, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
  • Flanders, K. L. 2014. Scouting for billbug adults in bahiagrass. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Timely Information Sheet Entomology Series.
  • Flanders, K. L. 2014. Fire ant control products for use in home vegetable gardens. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Timely Information Sheet Entomology Series.
  • Hudson, W. G., D. Hancock, K. Flanders, and H. Dorough. 2013. Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1462.
  • Flanders, K. L., D. D. Reisig, G. D. Buntin, M. Winslow, D. A. Herbert, Jr., and D. W. Johnson. 2013. Biology and Management of Hessian Fly in the Southeast.   Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1069.
  • Flanders, K. L. 2011.  Insect Pest Management pp. 18-26  In B. V. Ortiz, Ed., Alabama Winter Wheat Production Guide, 2011-2012, http://www.aces.edu/anr/crops/documents/Wheatprod.guide_AL11_12.pdf
  • Flanders, K. L. D. M. Ball, and P. P. Cobb. 2010. Managing Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1019.
  • Flanders, K., Z. DeLamar, C. Burmester, K. Glass, B. Ortiz, D. Moore and C. Norris  APPENDIX A:  Hessian Fly Variety Trials in Alabama 2009 in van Santen, E. ed., Performance of Small Grain Varieties for Grain in Alabama, 2008-09, Agronomy and Soils Departmental Series No. 302, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Drees, B. M., K. Schofield, E. Brown, P. Nester, M. Keck, K. L. Flanders. 2008. Fire ant control, the two-step method and other approaches, Texas AgriLife Extension Service.Flanders, K. L., G. D. Buntin and P. L. Mask. 2008.  Biology and Management of Hessian Fly in Wheat.  Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1069. Revised. 4p.http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1069/(Originally Published 1998) Flanders, K. L., L. C.  Graham, B. M. Drees. 2008.  The Hidden Truth About Red Imported Fire Ants.  Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1185. Originally prepared by D. Shanklin and B. Richardson. Used by permission. Revised. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1185/
  • Flanders, K. L., and Ron Smith. 2008. Identifying caterpillars in field, forage and horticultural crops, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1121. Revised. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1121/ (Revised 2001, Originally Published 1998)Flanders, K. L., L. C. Graham, S. Porter, and D. Oi.  2008.  Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1149. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1149/ (Revised 2005, 2003, 2000, Originally Published 1999)
  • Flanders, Kathy, Ames Herbert, David Buntin, Doug Johnson, Kira Bowen, John F. Murphy, Jay Chapin, and Austin Hagan. 2006. Barley Yellow Dwarf In Small Grains In The Southeast, Revised December 2006.http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1082/ . 12p. (Originally Published 1998)Drees, B. M., S. B. Vinson, R. E. Gold, M. E. Merchant, E. Brown, K. Engler, M. Keck, P. Nester, D. Koustroun, K. Flanders, F. Graham, D. Pollet, L. Hooper-Bui, P. Beckley, T. Davis, P. M. Horton, W. Gardner, K. Loftin, J. Hopkins, K. Vail, R. Wright, W. Smith, D. C. Thompson, J. Kabashima, B. Layton, P. Koehler, D. Oi, and A-M. Callcott. 2006. Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas, B-6043, Rev., Texas Cooperative Extension System. (Originally Published 2002)
  • Flanders, K. L., and D. Ball. 2005. Controlling Insect Pests during Stand Establishment of Forage Legumes, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1133, 4 p. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1133/
  • Flanders, K.L. and S.L. Brown. 2005. Fumigating Agricultural Commodities with Phosphine. ACES Circular ANR-1154.
  • Flanders, K. L. and B. M. Drees. 2004. Management of Imported Fire Ants in Cattle Production Systems. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1248.
  • Flanders, K. 2003. Imported Fire Ants in Lawns, Turf, and Structures.Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-175, Revised.
  • Flanders, K. L., and L. Graham. 2003. Getting the most out of your fire ant bait application. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1161, Revised. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1154/
  • Flanders, K. L., W. Foshee, R. Smith, and J. Everest. 2001. Biological control of musk thistle, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1034, . 5 p..revised. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1034/
  • Flanders, K. L., P. L. Mask, and G. D. Buntin. 2001. Management of cereal leaf beetles: pests of small grains. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-984 2 p. revised. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0984/
  • Hudson, R. D., K. L. Flanders, and G. D. Buntin. 2000. Insect Management and Control, pp. 38-41 in Southern Small Grain Resource Management Handbook, Univ. of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Flanders, K. L. and P. P. Cobb. 2000. Biology and Control of the green June beetle. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-991 4 p. revised. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-0991/
  • Flanders, K. L., S. Brown, R. A. Shelby, and P. L. Mask. 1998. IPM Tactics for On-Farm Stored Grain, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Circular ANR-1126, 6 p. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1126/