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MEA/MAPPAN

(Mississippi Entomological Association and Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists)

The MEA was established in 1954 to promote the science of entomology in all its branches in Mississippi by encouraging entomological research, assisting in securing of funds or facilities needed for entomology work, to bring about a closer understanding between research, regulatory, educational, and commercial entomologists, and to promote good will and understanding among all persons interested in entomological work.

The collective force if its membership has been valuable in support of entomologically related legislation, agricultural pest control, and the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University.  The recent establishment of the Midsouth Entomologist, a peer-reviewed journal serving entomologists of the midsouthern United States, and the establishment of annual round table discussions for researchers, consultants, industry representatives, and extension personnel demonstrates the membership’s vibrant interest in the science as a whole and in insect pest management so critically needed in an agricultural state.

Beginning in 2011, MEA (Mississippi Entomological Association) and MAPPAN (Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists) have held joint conferences. With dwindling memberships on both sides, and significant overlap in research, the next logical step was merging these two related organizations.  During the 2018 MEA/MAPPAN Conference, a unanimous vote resulted in a merger of the two organizations. We are now MEA/MAPPAN!

***2019 Annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association and Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists (October 21-22, 2019)***

MEA/MAPPAN Constitution (updated October 2018) [docx] [pdf]

Mississippi Entomological Association's Guide Manual 2009-2010 [pdf]

A History of Entomology in Mississippi [pdf]

MEA Membership Application Form - [pdf]

MEA officers throughout the history of the association - [pdf]