Vector-Virus Interactions in Agro Ecosystems: Approaches, Advancements, and Limitations

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room 105, First Floor (Convention Center)
Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan
Juan M. Alvarez
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:33 PM
Onion thrips and Iris yellow spot virus interactions in an onion ecosystem
Brian A. Nault, Cornell University; Cynthia L. Hsu, Cornell University; Erik A. Smith, Cornell University, NYSAES; Tony Shelton, Cornell University; Marc F. Fuchs, Cornell University; Christy Hoepting, Cornell Cooperative Extension
1:56 PM
A risk model for thrips-vectored tomato spotted wilt virus
David G. Riley, University of Georgia
2:19 PM
Whitefly-transmitted viruses: Bemisia tabaci in vegetable crops
Alvin Simmons, USDA - ARS; Shaaban Abd-Rabou, Ministry of Agriculture, ARC; Kai-Shu Ling, USDA - ARS; Gamila A. Hekail, Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Center
2:42 PM
Aphid-virus interactions in Idaho potato ecosystems
Juan Manuel Alvarez, University of Idaho; Felix Cervantes, University of Florida; Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, University of Georgia
3:05 PM
3:28 PM
4:06 PM
Soybean aphid and its impact on potato virus transmission
Jeffrey A. Davis, Louisiana State University; David Ragsdale, Texas A&M University; Edward B. Radcliffe, University of Minnesota
4:52 PM
Iris yellow spot virus: vector status of thrips species and evaluation of an indicator host
Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, University of Georgia; David G. Riley, University of Georgia; Anitha Chitturi, University of Georgia; Ron Gitaitis, University of Georgia; Hanu Pappu, Washington State University
5:15 PM
Panel Discussion
5:25 PM
Concluding Remarks
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