Student Competition for the President's Prize Display Presentations, Section P-IE2. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Impact of generalist predators on tomato induced defenses
Hélène M. Quaghebeur, Pennsylvania State University; Gary Felton, Pennsylvania State University
Vermicompost-mediated host plant effects on generalist and specialist lepidopterous pest species
Amos Gray Little, North Carolina State University; Yasmin J. Cardoza, North Carolina State University
Entomopathogenic fungi populations from agricultural and natural ecosystems and their virulence: A study in the Chihuahuan desert
Jorge San Juan-Lara, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro; Sergio R. Sanchez-Peña, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro
Response of soil microarthropods to the application of entomopathogenic nematode–killed insects in crop and refuge habitats
Randa Jabbour, University of Wyoming; Mary Barbercheck, Pennsylvania State University
The impact of Beauveria bassiana, Trichogramma pretiosum, Bacillus thuringiensis and spinosad on the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis)
Rostern N. Tembo, Bowling Green State University; Daniel M. Pavuk, Bowling Green State University
Egg releases of the hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Heteroptera: Adelgidae), predator Laricobius nigrinus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae)
Jessica D. Holland, University of Georgia; Tom W. Coleman, USDA - Forest Service; Mark J. Dalusky, University of Georgia; C. Wayne Berisford, University of Georgia
Investigating the effects of herbicide on interactions between beneficial soil bacteria, herbicide-resistant soybeans, and insect herbivores
Beth A. Irwin, Pennsylvania State University; Mark C. Mescher, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University; Consuelo M. De Moraes, Pennsylvania State University