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US (TX): Bowling is new AgriLife Extension entomologist in Corpus Christi

Dr. Robert Bowling has assumed the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomology specialist position in Corpus Christi.

Bowling is now working with AgriLife Extension county agents, specialists and integrated pest management agents, as well as agricultural producers, consultants and others in Coastal Bend communities.

“I look forward to working with a broad array of stakeholders with the ultimate goal of providing safe and abundant food and fibre,” Bowling said. “My career thus far has enabled me to work with hundreds of farmers and other agricultural professionals in this endeavour. I hope to engage in new challenges and expand my professional experiences in this new position.

“My goal is to develop an AgriLife Extension program that offers diverse entomological educational opportunities for youth and adults. I also hope to work closely with other AgriLife Extension entomology specialists to promote and expand our profession and to be part of a cross-functional team to improve farmer efficiencies and profitability.”

Dr. Charles Allen, AgriLife Extension’s entomology program leader, statewide integrated pest management coordinator and associate department head of Texas A&M University’s entomology department in San Angelo, said Bowling will be working with a variety of entities.

“Robert’s primary focus will be helping farmers manage the insect pests of field crops, while also working with the stored grain and turfgrass industries to address their management of insect pests,” he said. “He will also assist residents with household and landscape pest problems.”

Allen said Bowling comes to AgriLife Extension with a strong background in crop protection entomology.

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