Student Competition for the President's Prize, P-IE: Biological Control: I

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:45 AM-11:00 AM
Room 201, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Mark A. Boetel
8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:50 AM
Do facultative symbionts influence the outcome of superparasitism in a solitary endoparasitoid?
Jason A. Wulff, University of Kentucky; Jennifer A. White, University of Kentucky
9:14 AM
European earwig (Forficula auricularia) as a host for the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carposcapsae
Amanda K. Hodson, University of Califonia-Davis; Edwin E. Lewis, University of California; Joel Siegel, USDA - ARS
9:26 AM
Parasitoids of blueberry gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Florida blueberries and potential for biological control
Craig R. Roubos, University of Florida; Oscar E. Liburd, University of Florida
9:38 AM
Impact of a generalist predator, the spined soldier bug Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) on tomato induced defenses
Hélène M. Quaghebeur, Pennsylvania State University; Gary Felton, Pennsylvania State University
9:50 AM
10:00 AM
Native perennial conservation strips to enhance natural biological contol in Michigan blueberries
Nathaniel J. Walton, Michigan State University; Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University
10:12 AM
Using Steinernema carpocapsae (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) in laboratory studies for control of the larger black flour beetle, Cynaeus angustus (Coleoptera: Tenbrionidae)
Bryan C. Stokes, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station; Terry A. Wheeler, Texas A&M University - Texas AgriLIFE Extension; Christian Nansen, Texas AgriLife Research; Pat Porter, Texas Cooperative Extension, TAMU Ag Research & Extension Center
10:24 AM
Multi-state comparison of aphid and aphid natural enemy community compositions in prairies
Wayne J. Ohnesorg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Thelma Heidel, University of Minnesota; Matthew E. O'Neal, Iowa State University; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin; Cory Straub, Ursinus College; Clifford S Sadof, Purdue University; Robert J. O'Neil, Purdue University
10:36 AM
Rate of lateral movement of entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and Steinernema carpocapsae from infected host cadavers in soil
Harit K Bal, The Ohio State University; Robin R.A.J. Taylor, The Ohio State University; Parwinder Grewal, Ohio State University
10:48 AM
Concluding Remarks