Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Catchot Jr., Angus L.

Committee Member

Musser, Fred R.

Committee Member

Dodds, Darrin M.

Committee Member

Cook, Donald R.

Committee Member

Gore, Jeffrey

Other Advisors or Committee Members

Morsello, Shannon C.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Research was conducted 2014-2016 to determine how tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca) (Hinds) resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides impact thrips resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides in cotton, Gossypium hirsutum (L.).Studies included bioassays to determine severity and mechanism of resistance and evaluation of host plant characteristics in multiple cotton varieties. Another aspect of research focused on the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin and its leaching ability as a seed treatment on corn by evaluating soil type, water regime, and amount found in tissue.