Tim Kring

Department Head

Education

  • Ph.D., Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1984
  • M.S., Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1981
  • B.S., Biology, Quinnipiac University, 1979

Employment History

Department Head, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

January 2016- present

Faculty, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Emeritus Professor, 2016-present

Professor, 1994-2016

Associate Professor, 1989-1994

Assistant Professor, 1985-1989

 

Courses Taught

University of Arkansas

  • Biological Control
  • Statistical Methods in Entomology
  • Research Methods in Entomology
  • Graduate Seminar

Research Focus

Research specializes in maximizing natural control of insect pests, particularly in increasing the reliance on beneficial insects already existing in agricultural cropping systems.   Biological control programs have focused in wheat (armyworms, aphid vectors of barely yellow dwarf), cotton (cotton aphid), grain sorghum (head worms) and generalist predators across multiple systems (lady beetles, minute pirate bugs).  Initiated a program in Virginia on biological control of invasive weeds (spotted knapweed).  Currently assessing the role that biofuel crops play as sources (or sinks) of beneficial insects and pollinators across agricultural and natural landscapes.

Minteer*, C. R., T. J. Kring, Y. J. Shen and R. N. Wiedenmann.  2014.  Release and monitoring of Larinus minutus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of spotted knapweed in Arkansas.  Florida Entomologist.  97(2): 662-667.

Pallipparambil, G. R., R. J. Sayler, J. P. Shapiro, J. M. G. Thomas, T. J. Kring and F. L. Goggin.  2014.  Mi-1.2, an R gene for aphid resistance in tomato, has direct negative effects on a zoophytophagous biocontrol agent, Orius insidiosus.  J. of Exp. Botany.  doi:10.1093/jxb/eru361

Gaspar, J. Minteer, C.R, Sayler, R., Wamishe, Y., Kring, T. and Raghu, S. 2014. The role of rice stink bug in the transmission of bacterial panicle blight in rice. In: B.R. Wells Arkansas Rice Research Studies 2013, University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series ###, pp. 167-171, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Minteer*, C. R., T. J. Kring, J. Shen and R. N. Wiedenmann.  2014.  Release and monitoring of Larinus minutus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of spotted knapweed in Arkansas.  Florida Entomol. 97(2): 662-667.

Minteer*, C. R., T. J. Kring, J. Shen and R. N. Wiedenmann.  2011.  Larinus minutus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe spp. micranthos) established in northern Arkansas.  Florida Entomol. 94(2): 350-351.

Conway*, H. E. and T. J. Kring.  2010.  Cocinellids associated with the cotton aphid (HOMOPTERA: Aphididae) in northeast Arkansas cotton.  J. Entomol. Sci.  45(2): 129-139  

Obrycki, J. J., J. D. Harwood, T. J. Kring and R. J. O’Neil.  2009.  Aphidophagy by Coccinellidae:  Application of biological control in agroecosystems.  Biological Control.  51: 244-254.

Duguma, D. D., T. J. Kring, and R. N. Wiedenmann.  2009.  Seasonal dynamics of Urophora quadrifasciata on spotted knapweed in the Arkansas Ozarks.  Canadian Entomologist.  141: 70-79.

Simelane*, D. O, D. C. Steinkraus and T. J. Kring.  2008.  Predation rate and development of Coccinella septempunctata L. influenced by Neozygites fresenii-infected cotton aphid prey.  Biological Control.  44: 128-135.

Abney, M. R., J. R. Ruberson, G. A. Herzog, T. J. Kring, D. C. Steinkraus and P. M. Roberts.  2008.  Rise and fall of cotton aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations in southeastern cotton production systems.   J. Econ. Entomol.  101(1): 23-35.

Conway*, H. E., D. C. Steinkraus, J. R. Ruberson and T. J. Kring.  2006.  Experimental treatment threshold for the cotton aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) using natural enemies in Arkansas cotton.  J. Entomol. Sci. 41(4): 361-373.

 

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