Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE4. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room C2/C3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
John C. Reese
J. Terry Pitts
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Orientation cues of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, to plants
Nicole Lamont, University of Windsor; David Hunt, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Dana Gagnier, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Sherah L. VanLaerhoven, University of Windsor
8:29 AM
Resistance to Aphis glycines Matsumura during the reproductive stages of soybeans
Lanae M. Pierson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Thomas E. Hunt, University of Nebraska; Tiffany Heng-Moss, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; John C. Reese, Kansas State University
8:41 AM
The effect of host plant cultivar on the fitness of aphids
John Herbert, University of Georgia; Russell Mizell, University of Florida
8:53 AM
Modeling the effect of gene flow on the evolution of resistance to transgenic crops in developing countries
Shannon M. Heuberger, University of Arizona; David W. Crowder, University of Arizona; Yves Carriere, University of Arizona
9:05 AM
Competitive release as an ecological cause of stink bug outbreaks in transgenic Bt cotton in the southeast U.S
Adam Zeilinger, University of California; Dawn M. Olson, USDA-ARS; David A. Andow, University of Minnesota
9:17 AM
Effect of Monsanto corn event 88017 and adult diet on selected western corn rootworm life history traits
Stephen T. Young, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Lance J. Meinke, University of Nebraska
9:29 AM
9:41 AM
Population dynamics of stink bugs (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in transgenic dual-toxin Bt cotton
Richard B. Reeves, North Carolina State University; Jeremy Greene, Clemson University; Peter H. Adler, Clemson University; Francis Reay-Jones, Clemson University; Michael Toews, University of Georgia; Ahmad Khalilian, Clemson University
9:53 AM
Expression of selected tomato genes involved in plant defense following application of a systemic insecticide imidacloprid
Adrianna Szczepaniec, South Dakota State University; Michael J. Raupp, University of Maryland
10:05 AM
Tomato plants are primed by Helicoverpa zea (tomato fruitworm) oviposition for impending neonate feeding
Jinwon Kim, Penn State University; Gary Felton, Pennsylvania State University
10:17 AM
Screening for resistance and yield losses caused by onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman) and Iris yellow spot virus on onions
John Diaz-Montano, Cornell University, NYSAES; Tony Shelton, Cornell University; Brian A. Nault, Cornell University; Marc F. Fuchs, Cornell University
10:29 AM
The effects of elevated CO2 and O3 on paper birch resistance to bronze birch borer
Vanessa Muilenburg, Ohio State University, OARDC; William J. Mattson, USDA Forest Service; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University
10:41 AM
Sugarcane aphid dynamics in Louisiana: identification of biochemical bases of resistance
W. Akbar, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Allan Showler, USDA - ARS; T.E. Reagan, Louisiana State University