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The Lee Farm of the Fisher Delta Research Center is featured here because the maize plots at this Farm were the primary source of the southwestern corn borer, Diatraea grandiosella, that G. M. Chippendale used when he was a researcher and teacher at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Southern Missouri is the northern limit of the distribution of this insect. From 1970 to 2002, together with his colleagues, students, and staff, he published 80 research articles on different aspects of the physiology, biochemistry, ecology and management of the southwestern corn borer, Topics included were nutrition, feeding behavior, growth and development, endocrinology, photoperiodism, and biorational control. A complete listing of these research articles is provided under the communications tab of this website.

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