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LSU AgCenter hires new entomologist

tyler towles

Tyler Towles

Tyler Towles recently joined the Louisiana State University AgCenter as a field crop entomologist stationed at the Tom H. Scott Research and Extension Center near Winnsboro. His official start date was May 1.

His position’s responsibilities are split as 80% research and 20% Extension.

Towles received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science with focuses in agricultural informational sciences and integrated pest management from Mississippi State University in 2016.

He spent five years in an internship with Dow AgroSciences, now called Corteva Agriscience.

Towles received a doctorate in entomology from MSU in May 2020, and his dissertation focused on cotton bollworm emergence from various corn refugia strategies.

He can be reached by cell phone at 662-820-4217 or by email at TTowles@agcenter.lsu.edu.