Developing Effective Management Strategies for Curculionidae: Wee-Vil Overcome

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room 104, First Floor (Convention Center)
Eric J. Hoffmann
Tracy C. Leskey
7:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
7:05 AM
Chemical control of plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar) without a hammer? Screws instead of coffin nails
Eric J. Hoffmann, USDA - ARS; John C. Wise, Michigan State University; Ki Duk Kim, Florida A&M University
7:25 AM
Using semiochemicals for cranberry weevil (Anthonomus musculus Say) management
Zsofia Szendrei, Rutgers University; Hans T. Alborn, USDA - ARS; Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
8:05 AM
Developing a harmonic radar system to track plum curculio adults
Charles Vincent, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Gilles Boiteau, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Francois Meloche, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Tracy C. Leskey, USDA - ARS; Bruce Colpitts, University of New Brunswick
8:25 AM
Organic management of plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar) in Michigan
Matthew Grieshop, Michigan State University; David Epstein, Michigan State University; Mark E. Whalon, Michigan State University
8:45 AM
9:00 AM
Scents and sensibility: chemical ecology of plum curculio
Tracy C. Leskey, USDA - ARS; Starker E. Wright, USDA, Agricultural Research Service; Jaime C. Pinero, University of Hawaii-Manoa; Aijun Zhang, USDA - ARS
9:20 AM
Response of plum curculio to artificial volatiles and to conspecifics
V. Hock, IRDA; Gerald Chouinard, IRDA; Daniel Cormier, Centre de recherche et siège social; Tracy C. Leskey, USDA - ARS; Aijun Zhang, USDA - ARS; André Pichette, IRDA
9:40 AM
The enemy within: the case of plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar) in Alabama peaches
Akotsen-Mensah, Auburn University-Clement; Henry Fadamiro, Auburn University; Robert Boozer, Auburn University
10:00 AM
A pain in the pepper: developing behaviorally-based management strategies for the pepper weevil (Anthonomus eugenii)
Karla M. Addesso, University of Florida; Heather McAuslane, University of Florida; Hans T. Alborn, USDA - ARS; Corraine A. Scott, Univeristy of Florida
10:40 AM
Concluding Remarks
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