(1954 – 2019)
Dr. Timothy “Tim” Dale Reed earned a Masters in Biology from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Clemson University. He worked as an Extension Entomologist for Cotton and Soybeans at Auburn University Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. Prior to that, he worked as a county agent for the Extension service in the Covington and Franklin Counties where he helped numerous farmers.
Reed had statewide Extension responsibility for conducting insect management programs for cotton and soybeans. He conducted 14 crop scouting schools and discussed soybean and/or cotton insect management strategies at 87 Extension crop production meetings. He conducted annual training programs for the Regional Extension Agronomists to help them identify key insect pests on major row crops.
He conducted research and on-farm demonstrations to ascertain the most cost-effective cotton production strategies with respect to thrips and plant bug management. He determined the most cost-effective insecticide management program for green clover worms, velvet bean caterpillars, and soybean loopers.
Reed co-authored publications with Dr. Ron Smith and Barry Freeman on cotton insects and disease, nematode and weed control, and kudzu bug control in soybeans. He contributed to numerous other publications and videos. He wrote $598,500 in grants and $92,906 of in-kind agriculture support between May 2013 and December 2016.
Recognition from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents included the Distinguished Service Award and the Super Service Award, as well as other state and regional recognition. He won the 2013 Southern Region IPM Center’s Friend of IPM – IPM Educator Award.
Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Regenia Reed of Caddo, AL. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife of 33 years, Joy Kimbrough Reed, his son Andrew (Alli), his daughter Caitlin (Scott Maijala), his brothers, Dwain Reed and Joel Reed, and sister, Elizabeth (Ned Jones), many nieces and nephews, and a host of colleagues and friends.
The Alpha Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi honors and remembers Dr. Timothy “Tim” Dale Reed by placing his name on the dedicatory plaque of the ACES Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 637