Elzie McCord, Jr.

Professor of Biology

M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida
B.S., Savannah State College

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Professor McCord received his Ph.D. in entomology, studying the toxicology of insecticide resistance in insects. He worked at DuPont Agricultural Products for 23 years in a variety of positions including both Senior Research Biologist and Senior Research Chemist. His research interests include insecticide resistance mechanisms in insects, environmental toxicology, plant allelopathy, and the effects of plant allelochemicals on non-target hosts.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the study of toxicology and the environment, Professor McCord recently was awarded a 5-year, $51,000 grant from the Rita B. LaMere Memorial Foundation.

Recent Courses
General Toxicology
Insect Plant Interactions
Introduction to Enthomology
Introduction to Entomology Lab
Advanced Toxicology
Advanced Toxicology Lab

Selected Awards
2011 LaMere Foundation Grant
2006 - NAACP Freedom Award for Community Service
2005 - Awarded Environmental Protection Agency Grant to establish a Toxicology Program
2002 - Best Paper Award, Garden and Landscape Section, Florida State Horticulture Society, Inc.
2002 - Man-of-the-year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Pi Beta Beta Chapter, Bradenton/Sarasota
1998 - Man-of-the-year - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Pi Beta Beta Chapter, Bradenton/Sarasota
1995 - 5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, DuPont
1994 - Outstanding Guidance for Project Seed - American Chemical Society
1994 - Outstanding Adjunct Professor, Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA

Selected Publications

McCord, E., Jr., J. F. Price, and C. A. Nagle. 2010. Biological Control of the Twospotted Spider Mite on Landscape Plant Beds Using Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) Predatory Mite. Acta Horticulturae. No. 881 p. 5951-594.

Price, J. F., C. A. Nagle, and Elzie McCord, Jr. 2010. Chemical Control of Flower Thrips in Strawberry. Arthropod Management Test. Entomological Society of America.

Price, James, Lance Osborne, Curtis Nagle, and Elzie McCord, Jr. 2010. Management of Fungus Gnats in Ornamentals. EDIS, Publication #ENY912 (revision)

Yu, S. J. and Elzie McCord, Jr. 2007. Lack of cross-resistance to Indoxacarb in insecticide-resistant Fall Armyworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Diamondback moths (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae). Pest Management Science. 63:63-67.

Price, J. F., E. McCord, Jr., and C. Nagle. 2006. Management of Pest Resistance in Southeast Strawberry Crops.  Proc. SE Strawberry Expos.  Sunset Beach, North Carolina, November 9-11, 2006.

Price, J. F., C. A. Nagle and Elzie McCord, Jr. 2003. New miticides and programs of application for control of twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tertanychidae)) on strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 116:168-171.

McCord, Elzie, Jr.
, James F. Price and Curtis A. Nagle. 2002. Pesticide mode of action codes to aid ornamental growers in developing control programs to manage pest resistance. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 115:130-133**.

Price, James F., Elzie McCord, Jr., Dan E. Legard and Craig K. Chandler. 2002. Survival of stored and shipped Phytoseiulus persimilis predators for twospotted spider mite control in strawberry (Fragaria xananassa Duch.). Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 115:176-177.

McCord, Elzie, Jr., James F. Price, and Curtis A. Nagle. 2002. Pesticide mode of action codes to aid strawberry growers in developing control programs to manage pest resistance. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 115:178-179.

Price, James F. and Elzie McCord. 2002 (Aug). New Tools for Fighting Mites in Strawberries.  Citrus & Vegetable Magazine, pp. 30-31.

Price, J. F., C. A. Nagle, and Elzie McCord. 2002. Insect and Mite Management Options on Commercial Greenhouse-Grown flower Crops in Florida. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) ENY656. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN399

Price, J. F. and Elzie McCord, Jr. 2002. New Materials for Strawberry Spider Mites. Florida Grower. 95(3):28-30.

Price. J. F., C. Nagle, and Elzie McCord. 2001. Insect and mite management suggestions for commercial, filed-grown Gladiolus production. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) ENY304. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IG005.

Price. J. F., C. Nagle, and Elzie McCord. 2001. Insect and mite management suggestions for commercial, filed-grown Gypsophila production. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) ENY305. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IG006.

Price. J. F., C. Nagle, and Elzie McCord. 2001. Insect and mite management suggestions for commercial, filed-grown Statice production. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) ENY310. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IG011.

Price, J. F., C. Nagle, Elzie McCord, and S. E. Webb. 2001. Insecticides, miticides, and molluskicides for management of insects, mites, snail and slug pests of Florida strawberry. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) ENY657. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN400.

Price, J., Lance Osborne, C. Nagle, and Elzie McCord. 2001. Management of fungus gnats in ornamentals.  Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) ENY912. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IG125.

Seal, D. R. and Elzie McCord, Jr. 1998. Arthropod Management, report Numbers: 14E, 37E, 62E, 88E, & 170E. Arthropod Management Tests. Entomological Society of America.

Seal, D. R. and E. McCord,Jr. 1998. Management of diamondback moths, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), in cole crops. Nuclear Sci. Appl. 7: 49-55

Seal, D. R. and Elzie McCord, Jr. 1996. Management of the Tomato Pinworm, Keiferia lycopersicella (Lepidoptera:Gelichiidae) in South Florida. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 109:196-200.

McCord, Elzie, Jr.
, and S. J. Yu. 1987. The Mechanisms of of Carbaryl Resistance in the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith). Pestic. Biochem. Physiol. 27:114-122.

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Natural Sciences
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197

mccord@ncf.edu
(941) 487-4646

Office Hours:
MW 10:30-12
ACE 109

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