The 2005 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition
December 15-18, 2005
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Saturday, December 17, 2005: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Room 305 (Convention Center, Third Floor)

Symposium: Biology and Management of Root Weevils

Organizer(s): Stephen L. Lapointe,
Richard Cowles,
Jorge E. Pena,
1:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
1:35 PM0862Evolution and root weevils: parthenogenesis, polyphagy, and pest status
Benjamin B. Normark,
1:55 PM0863Can weevils be controlled through digestion disruption?
Brenda Oppert,
2:15 PM0864Transcriptome analysis of citrus response to feeding by Diaprepes root weevil
Robert G. Shatters,, Michael Bausher,, X. H. Sinisterra, C. L. McKenzie,
2:30 PM0865Host plant interactions of the Diaprepes root weevil, a potential pantropical pest
Stephen L. Lapointe,, Robert G. Shatters,
2:45 PMBreak
2:55 PM0867Prospects for conventional breeding of strawberries for tolerance to root weevils  [ Recorded presentation ]
Richard Cowles,
3:15 PM0868Aspects to consider for successful biological control of weevils: The case of Diaprepes abbreviatus
Jorge E. Pena,, David G. Hall,, Clayton W. McCoy,
3:35 PM0870Trophic cascades and some non-target effects of augmenting entomopathogenic nematode communities
Larry Duncan,
4:05 PMBreak2
4:15 PM0871Comparison of fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana, Marathon and Talstar on survivorship of black vine weevil adults
Vera Krischik,, L. B. Flor,
4:30 PM0872Integrating fungal biology into a black vine weevil management program
Denny J. Bruck,
4:45 PM0873Management of root weevils in Canadian strawberries  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kenna MacKenzie,, Patrice Bouchard,
5:00 PM0874Sampling to detect and monitor Diaprepes abbreviatus and other Otiorhynchids associated with citrus: state of the science and challenges for the future
David G. Hall,
5:15 PMDiscussion

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