Student Competition for the President's Prize Display Presentations, Section P-IE7. Plant-Insect Ecosystems

Monday, November 17, 2008: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
An optimal cross-sectional sampling scheme for red oak borer scars within northern red oak boles
Laurel J. Haavik, Canadian Forest Service; Fred Stephen, University of Arkansas
Development of a gut content ELISA as a potential tracking method for variant western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera
Nicholas J. Seiter, Clemson University; Douglas S. Richmond, Purdue University; Christian Krupke, University of Guelph
An assessment of refuge-in–a-bag and other refuge structures used in managing resistance to transgenic corn in western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte)
Alexzandra F. Murphy, Purdue University; Matthew D. Ginzel, Purdue University; Christian Krupke, University of Guelph
Susceptibility of Cry1Ab-resistant and -susceptible sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to four Bacillus thuringiensis toxins
Xiaoyi Wu, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; B. Rogers Leonard, Louisiana State University; Yu Cheng Zhu, USDA - ARS; Craig A. Abel, USDA-ARS; Graham P. Head, Monsanto Company; Fangneng Huang, Louisiana State University
Activity of oil-formulated conidia of Nomuraea rileyi and Paecilomyces tenuipes against Spodoptera, Heliothis and Helicoverpa larvae and pupae
Paulina Vega-Aquino, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro; Carlos A. Blanco, USDA - APHIS; Sergio R. Sanchez-Peña, Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro
Effect of neonicotinoids on suppression of hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Adelgidae)
Shimat V. Joseph, University of Georgia; S. Braman, University of Georgia; James L. Hanula, USDA - Forest Service
Identification of HoCV-1 virus in Texas glassy winged sharpshooter populations
Patrick Marshall, University of Texas-Tyler; Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS; Blake Bextine, University of Texas at Tyler
Detection and analysis of Xylella fastidiosa in glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) populations in Texas
Daymon Hail, University of Texas at Tyler; F. Mitchell, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center; Isabelle Lauziere, Texas AgriLife Research; Blake Bextine, University of Texas at Tyler
Sectored distribution of trunk-injected 14C imidacloprid in Fraxinus spp. trees and effects on male and female emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) behavior and mortality
Sara R. Tanis, Michigan State University; Bert M. Cregg, Michigan State University; David Mota-Sanchez, Michigan State University; Deborah G. McCullough, Michigan State University; Therese Poland, USDA - Forest Service; Robert M. Hollingworth, Michigan State University
Effects of imidacloprid (Merit® 2F) on physiology of woody plants and performance of twospotted spider mite, fall webworm, and imported willow leaf beetle
Alejandro Chiriboga, Ohio State University, OARDC; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University; Nate Royalty, Bayer Environmental Science
Improved chemical control of cucumber beetles in California melons
Andrew Pedersen, University of California-Davis; Larry Godfrey, University of California
Damage potential and management of thrips on Arkansas grown cowpea
Austin K. Jones, University of Arkansas; Paul J. McLeod, University of Arkansas