Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section P-IE9. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room A10, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Sherilyn G. F. Smith
Monica A. Farfan
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Effects of fungicide timing and active ingredient on soybean aphid fungal epizootics
Karrie A. Koch, University of Minnesota; David Ragsdale, Texas A&M University
8:17 AM
Transmission of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 by the vine mealybug (Planococcus ficus)
Lisa Fernandez, University of California; Chi-Wei Tsai, University of California at Berkeley; John Chau, University of California at Berkeley; Domenico Bosco, Universitá degli Studi di Torino; Kent M. Daane, University of California at Berkeley; Rodrigo P. P. Almeida, University of California Berkeley
8:29 AM
Determining the threat of Pierce's disease to Virginia vineyards
Anna K. Wallingford, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Douglas Pfeiffer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Sue Tolin, Virginia Tech; Peter M. Sforza, Virginia Tech
8:41 AM
Novel bacterium vectored by the tomato psyllid to Solanaceous plants
Allison Hansen, University of Illinois; Timothy D. Paine, University of California
8:53 AM
Lack of Pythium aphanidermatum transmission by adult fungus gnats (Bradysia impatiens)
Sarah Braun, Cornell University; John Sanderson, Cornell University; Eric Nelson, Cornell University; Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University; Stephen P. Wraight, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
9:05 AM
Differences in PVY transmissibility by three aphid vectors in Idaho potato fields
Felix Cervantes, University of Idaho; Juan M. Alvarez, University of Idaho
9:17 AM
Identifying weed hosts for onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) and implications for Iris yellow spot virus management in onion
Erik A. Smith, Cornell University, NYSAES; Antonio DiTommaso, Cornell University; Marc F. Fuchs, Cornell University; Tony Shelton, Cornell University; Brian A. Nault, Cornell University
9:29 AM
9:53 AM
An immunological approach to assess trophic interactions:  Evaluating the efficacy of a hemlock woolly adelgid-specific monoclonal antibody
Rachael Elaina Mallis, University of Kentucky; Lynne Rieske-Kinney, University of Kentucky; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky
10:17 AM
10:29 AM
Effect of dietary diversification on growth and development of the exotic terrestrial mollusk, Deroceras reticulatum
Anna K. Thomas, University of Kentucky; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky
10:41 AM
Effects of host plants on life history of potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc)
Xiangbing Yang, Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M University System; Tong-Xian Liu, Texas AgriLife Research Center