Insect rearing at Mississippi State University: past, present, and future

Report
Insect Rearing Education at
Mississippi State University:
Past, Present and Future
John C. Schneider and Frank M. Davis
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology,
Entomology and Plant Pathology
4 October 2011
Dr. Frank M. Davis
MSU Adjunct Professor of Entomology
(Emeritus)
USDA/ARS Research Entomologist
(Retired)
Insect Rearing Education at
Mississippi State University Is Worth Your Attention
Total
Five favorable
of 317 students
reviews;
from
35226
copies
countries,
sold/distributed
including 38bystates
31 October
within 2011
the USA
2011 MSU-IRC Workshop
John
Schneider
Norm
Leppla Mike
Caprio
Canada Neth.
Muhammad
Chaudhury
TomCosta Rica
Riddell Louella
Castrillo
Brazil
Switz.
Italy
Instructors not shown: Bill Fisher and John Reinecke
Frank
Davis
Organization of Presentation
Past/Present:
• History of MSU Insect Rearing Center (MSU-IRC)
• Insect Rearing Workshop
• Insect Rearing Book
• Graduate Student Education
• Pritam Singh Library
Future:
• MSU Course in Insect Rearing
• Insect Pathology Faculty Position
• General Insect Rearing Workshop
• Specialized Insect Rearing Workshops
History of MSU Insect Rearing Center (IRC)
(www.irc.entomology.msstate.edu)
MSU IRC
Basement, Lyle Entomology Building
[315 m2 (3,400 ft2)]
[15.2 m (50 ft)]
Diet Prep
Stor.
Rearing Rooms (DDC)
Work Room
Office
(in vitro)
Nook
Work Room
(in vivo)
AH
AH
Cold Room
Autoclave
Clean Air Hood
(picture)
Reach-in, EnvironmentControlled Cabinets
Freezers
[22.6 m (74 ft)]
MSU-IRC: Time Line
MSU Rearing
Committee Formed
1999
CBB
Workshop
2000
Construct Basement Facility
Wkshop: I, II
WS: III
2001
2003
2007
WS: VI
2004
2008
WS: X
PhD Student Begins
Visiting Scholar Arrives
2003
Singh Library Donated
WS: VII
Upgrade HVAC
WS: VIII
2005
2009
WS: IX
2006
2010
WS: XI
Install DDC System
WS: V
2002
Constr. Rearing Annex
Book Begun
WS: IV
WS: XII
Book Published
2007
2011
WS: XIII
Adiabatic Humidifiers
PhD Diss. Defended
WS: XIV
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
MSU-IRC Workshop:
Principles and Procedures for Rearing High Quality Insects
John Reinecke
Muhammad
Chaudhury
Louella Castrillo
Bill Fisher
Frank Davis
Norm Leppla
Bill Fisher
John Schneider
Mike Caprio
Why is the MSU Insect Rearing Workshop a Success?
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R u n ning T o tal
 Large Pool of Unmet Need for Insect Rearing Education
 High Level of Satisfaction of Attendees
• Focus on networking
• Red carpet treatment at a reasonable cost
MSUWorkshop
Insect
Rearing
Workshop
Enrollment
Evaluation:
Overall
Value?
MSU
Insect
Rearing
Workshop
MSU
Insect
Rearing
Workshop
MSU Insect Rearing Workshop
180
195400
1
0.90.98
0.9
70
0.80.8
0.87
4300
0.70.7
0.7
60
6
0.60.6
0.65
0.50.5
50
3200
0.5
4
0.40.4
40
3
0.30.3
2100
0.20.22
30
0.1
0.10.11
020
001 0
2000
2002
2000 2002
2002
2000
2000
2002
AVE
0.43
(p (p
= 0.67)
AVE
4.4
yr
(p
= 0.68)
0.078)
AVE===
0.25
=
327
AVE
0.66)
AVE==0.52
40.4(pyr=(p
= 0.048)
AVE = 4.75 (p = 0.93)
2004
2006
2008
2010
2004
20122012
2004
2006
2008
2010
2012
2004 2006
2006 2008
20082010
2010
2012
Year
Year
Year
Year
MSU EPP Insect Rearing Book
Principles and Procedures for Rearing High Quality Insects
B oo ks Sold o r D o nated
MSU Insect Rearing Book
500
400
352
300
200
100
0
12/09
3/10
6/10
9/10
12/10
3/11
Month/Year
6/11
9/11
12/11
Self-publishing a Textbook
 Disadvantages:
• High demand on editor/coordinator’s time
• Start to finish requires a long time
 Advantages:
• Control of pricing retained
• Greater percentage monetary return
• Control of “in print” decision
Graduate Education in Insect Rearing
Sarah Self, Ph. D. (almost)
N o. M a ting P a irs (A V E , S E )
Tarnished Plant Bug in 16:8 L:D
8
6
4
2
0
D-D/L-------L/D-D/L-------L/D-D/L-------L/D
-2
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
Observation Time (2-h Intervals for 3 days)
N o . M a ting P airs (A V E, S E )
Tarnished Plant Bug in DD
2.5
2
1.5
1
0.5
0
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
Observation Time (2-h Intervals for 3 d)
3
Supporting a Ph.D. Student in Insect Rearing
(It wasn’t easy.)
 Grad Res. Asst. (MSU EPP-IRC): 1 VI 2007-30 VI ‘08
 Grad Teach. Asst. (MSU CALS): 1 VII 2008-30 VI ‘09
 Grad Res./Teach. Asst. (MSU EPP-IRC): 1 VII 2009-31 VIII ‘10
• Mississippi Cotton Incorporated State Support grant proposal: Denied
• MSU Strategic Research Initiative grant proposal:
Denied
• Southern Region IPM Center grant proposal:
Denied
• Mississippi Cotton Incorporated State Support grant proposal: Denied
 Grad Res. Asst. (MSU BCH-EPP/MAFES): 1 IX 2010-31 VII ‘11
• National Cotton Inc. (Pat O’Leary) equip. grant:
Funded
Dr. Pritam Singh Insect Rearing Library
Dedication: October 2006
C um u la tiv e N o. R e p rints
Pritam Singh Insect Rearing Library
10000
7,014
1000
100
40
10
1
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
Decade
1970
1980
1990
2000
Future of Insect Rearing Education
at the MSU Insect Rearing Center
 MSU Undergrad/Grad Course on Insect Rearing
• Resident and online?
• Principles and Procedures for Rearing … used as text!
 Insect Pathology/Rearing Faculty Position
• Position endowed by industry contributions?
• Next generation of leadership for the MSU-IRC?
• Specialty workshop: Microbial Control in Insect Rearing?
 Specialty Workshop: Black Soldier Fly Mass Rearing?
Alfredo Llecha, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
MSU Visiting Scholar
2010 MSU Insect Rearing
Workshop student
June 2011-May 2012 MSU
Visiting Scholar
Black Soldier Fly [Hermetia illuscens
(Diptera: Stratiomyidae)] Prepupae
1.7 kg/0.045 m3/18 d = 1 m-ton/4.8x102 m3/d
(3.75 lb/1.6 ft3/18 d = 1 ton/1.5x103 ft3/d)
Conclusions
• The keys to success in insect rearing education include:
(1) teamwork
(2) enthusiastic/optimistic attitude
• The pool of persons willing to pay $1,050 for the 5-day MSU
Insect Rearing Workshop is not close to being exhausted.
• The initial printing of 1,000 copies of the book Principles and
Procedures for Rearing High Quality Insects should last
(at least) until a revision is needed.
• Funding a graduate student in insect rearing can be difficult.

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