Horticultural Crop Entomology
Office Location: Soil, Plant and Pest Center, 5201 Marchant Drive, Nashville, TN 37211-5112
Office Phone: 615-835-4571

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Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Major: Entomology
M.Ag., Clemson University, Major: Entomology
B.S., University of Cincinnati, Major: Biology

Diagnosis and management of insect and mite pests of ornamental plants, turgrass, fruit, vegetables and dark tobacco
Integrated pest management
Invasive pest monitoring
Extension Program:
Support Extension agents and master gardeners in their programming in insect and mite identification and management
Support outreach of the Soil, Plant and Pest Center
Member of the UTIA Dogwood Team, UTIA Turf Team, Southern Nursery IPM Working Group, Rose Rosette Research Team
Representative Publications:
Fulcher, A., F. Hale and M. Halcomb. 2011. Japanese Maple Scale: An Important New Insect Pest in the Nursery and Landscape. W277. The University of Tennessee Extension
Hale, F.A. 2011. Rhododendron Borer. Compendium of Rhododendron and Azalea Diseases and Pests, 2nd edition, editors: R.G. Linderman and D.M. Benson.
Hansen, J.A., F.A. Hale and W.E. Klingeman. 2011. Identifying the Flatheaded Appletree Borer (Chrysobothris femorata) and Other Bruprestid Beetle Species in Tennessee, SP503-I (Revision). UT Extension.
Kemble, J.M. F.J. Louws, K.M. Jennings, J.F. Walgenbach, A.L. Wszelaki, S.C. Bost, F.A. Hale, G.R. Armel, H.J. Savoy and C.E. Sams. 2011. 2012 Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook (revision).
Long, E.A., S.C. Bost, E.E. Burgess, F.A. Hale, C.R. Patrick, S.D. Stewart, K.M. Vail and D.D. Hensley. 2011. Insect and Plant Disease Control Manual (revision). PB1690. Elizabeth A. Long, editor. 752 pages. Revised March 2011.
Seebold, K., L. Townsend, J.D. Green, G.N. Rhodes, S.C. Bost, D.D. Hensley, F.A. Hale and E.E. Burgess. 2011 Pest Management. In 2011-2012 Kentucky and Tennessee Tobacco Production Guide (PB1782). UT Extension.
Babbit, E.W. and F.A. Hale. 2011. Chapter 18: Basic Entomology. Tennessee Master Gardener Handbook, B. Babbit (Ed.), L. Sorochan (Advising Ed.), R. Pittenger (Design Ed.). PB1578. The University of Tennessee Extension.
Adkins, C., G. Armel, M. Chappell, J.C. Chong, S. Frank, A. Fulcher, F.A. Hale, W. Klingeman, K. Ivors, A. LeBude, J. Neal, A. Senesac, S. White, A. Windham and J. Williams-Woodward. 2010. Crop Profile for Container and Field-Produced Nursery Crops in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. A. Fulcher (ed.). Southern Region IPM Center.


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