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Randall Luttrell
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Randall Luttrell

Contact Information

Southern Insect Management Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346
Stoneville, MS 38776
Ph: (662) 686-5231
Fax: (662) 686-5421




via ARIS system


  • Ph.D. University of Arkansas, Entomology, 1981
  • M.S. University of Arkansas, Entomology, 1978
  • B.S. Texas A&M University, Agricultural Education, 1976

Work Experience

  • Research Leader, 2010-present, USDA ARS Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Stoneville, Mississippi
  • Professor, 1998-2010, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas
  • Associate Dean/Associate Director, 1998-2001, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Arkansas. Responsible for administration of academic programs in the Bumpers College and coordinating academic programs with Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Professor/Entomologist, 1992-1998, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University. Research emphasis in topics related to insect pest management, microbial control, application technology, field crop insects, and insecticide resistance. Teaching responsibilities included courses in insect pest management, leadership for an undergraduate curriculum in Agricultural Pest Management, and advisor of graduate students.
  • Associate Professor/Associate Entomologist, 1986-1992, Department of Entomology, Mississippi State University
  • Acting Head, 1988-1989, Department of Entomology, Mississippi State University
  • Assistant Professor/Assistant Entomologist, 1981-1986, Department of Entomology, Mississippi State University.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, 1976-1981, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • Academic Program Section, NASULGC, Southern Region Directors and Deans of Academic Programs (1998-2002)
  • Arkansas Entomological Society (1998-2010)
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Section F Program Committee (1990, 1991), Jeffery LaFage Graduate Student Award Committee (1992)
  • Florida Entomological Society
  • Georgia Entomological Society
  • Mississippi Entomological Society (1981-1998, 2010-present)
  • Scholarship Committee (1982, 1984; Chair 1988), Program Committee (1982, 1987, 1988, 1990-1996),
  • Executive Committee (1987, 1988, 1990-1996), Awards Committee (1989), Vice President (1992),
  • President (1993), Past President (1994), Chair Special Funds Committee (1995), Co-Chair Research and
  • Education Committee (1996), Director (2011, 2012)
  • Southwestern Entomological Society
  • Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America
  • Membership Committee (1983, 1984), Program Committee (1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, Co-Chair 1993-1994)
  • Auditing Committee (1994, chair 2001), Secretary-Treasurer (1994-1997), President-Elect (1998-1999), President (1999-2000), Past President (2000-2001), Education Committee (2005-2008), Nominating Committee (2011, 2012)
  • Alpha Zeta
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, Secretary, Vice-President and President of Arkansas Chapter 2004-2008
  • Sigma Xi

Honors, Awards, Achievements and Recognition

  • Certificate of Merit, Outstanding Performance Appraisal, United States Department of Agriculture, 2010, 2011
  • Recognition of Outstanding Service, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, Board of Agriculture, 2001
  • Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management, Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, 1999
  • First Mississippi Corporation Award for Outstanding Worker, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association, 1994
  • Merit Award for Teaching, Mississippi Entomological Association, 1990
  • Merit Award for Research, Mississippi Entomological Association, 1988
  • R. E. L. Wilson Outstanding Graduate Student, College of Agriculture and Home
  • Economics, University of Arkansas, 1980
  • Outstanding Freshman Cadet, Company B-1, Texas A&M University, 1973
  • Jesse Jones Agricultural Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 1972-1976

Technical Responsibilities

Dr. Luttrell's research emphasizes the management of insect pests of field crops, especially those attacking cotton, corn, and soybean. He has previously researched insect pests of pecan and is currently working on pest problems of sweetpotato in the Mississippi Delta. Previous and current studies attempt to optimize crop protection through efficient use of insecticides and quantitative decision making based on an ecological understanding of pest biology and crop susceptibility to herbivory. Research projects have included studies on insect resistance to insecticides and BT transgenes, crop response to insect injury, farm--level management systems, microbial control and application technology.