Schuster, Greta

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Greta Schuster

Greta Schuster
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Department of Agronomy and Natural Resources
Kleberg Ag. Bldg. Rm 113, Kingsville, Tx 78363
Phone: 361-593-4116
Fax: 361-593-3788

Dr. Schuster is originally from Weslaco, Tx but was raised in Starkville, Mississippi. Dr. Schuster has been at A&M-Kingsville since 2008. In addition to her teaching duties, she has a 25 percent appointment with AgriLife Extension. Previously, she worked in the Integrated Pest Management program in the Division of Agriculture at West Texas A&M University, the last three years as director of the program. She also held appointments with Texas Cooperative Extension and Texas A&M University. She was an Extension Integrated Pest Management agent for Castro and Lamb Counties. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science and her master’s degree in agronomy from East Texas State University and her doctorate in plant virology and plant pathology from Texas A&M University. Schuster has had numerous published manuscripts and publications and presented at a variety of professional meetings.


BS – Animal Science
East Texas State University

MS – Agronomy
East Texas State University

PhD – Virology
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Texas A&M University

Employment History

Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Associate Professor – Integrated Pest Management
2008 – present

West Texas A&M University
Associate Professor – Integrated Pest Managment

Texas Agricultural Extension Service
Extension IPM agent – Castro/Lamb Co.

American Cyanamid
Tech. Service


  • USDA/CSREES S-1005/1006 Multi-State Livestock Insect Control Member
  • Certified Crop Adviser Board, Texas CCA Board of Director

Selected Publications

  • Schuster, G. L., K. E. Moulton, P. R. Broadway, P. Ryan , S. Willard, J. Behrends, and T. B. Schmidt.  2010. Use of a biophotonic E. coli XEN-14 to determine time of contamination in the life cycle of the house fly, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Animal Science Meetings, Denver, Colorado.
  • Schuster, G. L., S. J. Loneragan, L. M. Chichester, D. J. Kunze, and G. H. Loneragan. 2006. Flies as potential vectors of resistance determinants in feedlots. International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) Conference, Cairns, Australia, August 6-11, 2006, Pg. 453.
  • K. S. McDonald, G. L. Schuster, S. M. Presley, L. A. Baker and J. L. Pipkin. 2005.  Inter Host Preference of Mosquitoes Attacking Horses in the Panhandle of Texas.  Nineteenth Symposium Proceedings, Equine Science Society.  May, Tucson, AZ, Pp 51-56.
  • Parker, D. B., M. B. Rhodes, G. L. Schuster, J. A. Koziel, and Z. L. Perchbacher-Buser.  2005.  Odor characterization at open-lot beef cattle feedyards using triangular forced-choice olfactometry. Transactions of the ASAE, Vol. 48(4):1527-1535.
  • Fuchs, T., G. L. Schuster, and S. Armstrong.  2003.  Texas IPM Internship Program.  Fourth National Integrated Pest Management Symposium/ Workshop, April 8-10, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Talley, J. L., G.L. Schuster, D. B. Parker and B. Clymer. 2002.  Monitoring Population Trends and House Flies and Stable Flies (Diptera:Muscidae) on Texas High Plains Feedlots.  ASAE Paper No. 024249.  Presented at the 2002 ASAE International Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July 28 –31.