P-IE8 Ten-Minute Papers, Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Wednesday, November 19, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A9, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Brian P. McCornack
Logan M. Minter
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Population dynamics of Raoiella indica (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and predatory phytoseiid mite in coconut in Puerto Rico
Shirley Cruz, Departamento de Agricultura de Puerto Rico; Jose I. Marengo, University of Puerto Rico; Lesly Colon, University of Puerto Rico; C. W. Welbourn, University of Florida; Jorge E. Peña, University of Florida; Jose Carlos V. Rodrigues, University of Puerto Rico
8:17 AM
Pre-infestation and post-infestation status of natural enemies of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica (Acari:Tenuipalpidae) in Florida
Jorge E. Peña, University of Florida; Daniel Carrillo, University of Florida; Rita Duncan, University of Florida
8:41 AM
Natural enemies of purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, found in the Utica Marsh (Oneida Co., NY): Effects on growth and reproduction
Laura A. Erlandson, SUNY Institute of Technology; Linell Machold, SUNY Institute of Technology
9:05 AM
Management practices to encourage natural enemies of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Christmas tree plantations
Peter F. Reagel, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign; Lawrence M. Hanks, University of Illinois
9:17 AM
Predation of two potato pests differentially affected by local and large-scale landscapes
Benjamin Werling, Michigan State University; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin
9:29 AM
Aphids as beneficial insects?: Increased crop yield via induced plant chemistry and changes in natural enemy abundance and behavior
Steven D. Frank, Texas A&M University; Micky Eubanks, Texas A&M University; Caralyn B Zehnder, Texas A&M University
9:41 AM
Changes in within-plant quality mediate predator impacts on aphids
Alejandro C. Costamagna, University of Minnesota; Brian P. McCornack, Kansas State University; David Ragsdale, Texas A&M University
9:53 AM
10:08 AM
Aphids dictate oviposition and subsequent predation of a major lepidopteran pest
Paul A. Lenhart, Texas A&M University; Steven D. Frank, Texas A&M University; Micky Eubanks, Texas A&M University
10:20 AM
The natural enemies of tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) in tallgrass prairie and agricultural sites in Arkansas
Joshua J. Hannam, University of Arkansas; Donald C. Steinkraus, University of Arkansas
10:44 AM
Biological control of the ambermarked birch leafminer (Profenusa thomsoni) in Alaska
Anna L. Soper, California Polytechnic University Pomona; Roy Van Driesche, University of Massachusetts; R. Reardon, USDA Forest Service
11:08 AM
Molecular elucidation of the role of predatory thrips for biological control of the coffee berry borer
Eric Chapman, University of Kentucky; Juliana Jaramillo, ICIPE - African Insect Science for Food and Health; Fernando Vega, USDA-ARS Insect BioControl Laboratory; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky
11:20 AM
Reducing fertilization to enhance management of thrips on roses
Andrew Chow, Texas A&M University; Kevin M. Heinz, Texas A&M University; Amanda Chau, Texas A&M University/Blinn College
11:32 AM
Scared sick?: Predator-pathogen facilitation strengthens biological control
William E. Snyder, Washington State University; Ricardo Ramirez, Texas A&M University
11:44 AM
Influence of non-crop habitat on carabid abundance, diversity, and weed seed predation in a potato agroecosystem
Hannah R. Gaines, University of Wisconsin; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin