Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist
B.S., Animal Science, Texas Tech University, 1973
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Dr. Edsel “Eddie” D. Bynum Jr, served as the integrated pest management agent for Nolan, Mitchell, Scurry and Jones counties from 2005 to December 2008.
Bynum earned a bachelor of science degree in animal production, a master of science degree in entomology and a doctorate in agronomy from Texas Tech University.
Bynum was a research assistant from 1974-1976 at Texas Tech University prior to joining Texas A&M AgriLife Research. He was a a Technician I from 1976 to 1977, and a research associate from 1977 to 1987 at the Lubbock center where he worked primarily with grain crops. He was a senior research associate with AgriLife Research at Dallas where he evaluated cotton breeding lines for resistance to fleahoppers. From 1999 to 2003 he was an assistant research scientist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research at Lubbock.
During his career he has worked extensively with pests including the sunflower moth, Russian wheat aphid, greenbug, southwestern corn borer, two-spotted spider mite, Banks grass mite and cotton fleahopper.
He is a member of the Entomological Society of America and the Southwestern Entomological Society.