Student Competition for the President's Prize Display Presentations, Section P-IE3. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Conservation strips of native perennials to enhance beneficial insect abundance in commercial blueberry fields
Nathaniel J. Walton, Michigan State University; Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University
Examining the dispersal capabilities of Lygus hesperus and its natural enemies in California's San Joaquin Valley
Frances J. Sheller, University of California, Davis; Jay A. Rosenheim, University of California, Davis; James R. Hagler, USDA - ARS
How do soil parameters affect Heterorhabditis bacteriophora viability for the biological control of the grape root borer (Vitacea polistiformis) in Muscadine vineyards (Vitis rotundifolia)?
Roaida Said, Florida A&M University; Raymond L. Hix, Florida A&M University; Moses T.K. Kairo, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Potential non-target impacts in prairies from biological control of the soybean aphid
Thelma T. Heidel, Purdue University; Robert J. O'Neil, Purdue University