Student Competition for the President's Prize, P-IE: Plant Resistance

Monday, December 14, 2009: 8:45 AM-11:00 AM
Room 102, First Floor (Convention Center)
Moderator:
David Ragsdale
8:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:57 AM
The role of phenolics and other mechanisms of resistance of poinsettia to the silverleaf whitefly
Karla J. Medina-Ortega, The Ohio State University; Justin Whitehill, The Ohio State University; Pierluigi Bonello, The Ohio State University; Luis Canas, The Ohio State University
9:09 AM
Relating yellow sugarcane aphid, Sipha flava, damage characteristics to resistance of sorghum
Zack Eder, West Texas A&M University; Bonnie Pendleton, West Texas A&M University
9:21 AM
Host range of western spotted cucumber beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in California
Andrew Pedersen, University of California-Davis; Larry Godfrey, University of California
9:33 AM
Break
9:45 AM
Do aphid resistant soybeans affect natural enemies of the soybean aphid?
Thelma Heidel, University of Minnesota; David Ragsdale, University of Minnesota
9:57 AM
Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) transmission studies of Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV) using onion seedlings
Anitha Chitturi, University of Georgia; David G. Riley, University of Georgia; Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, University of Georgia
10:09 AM
Pecan cultivar preference assessment of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Texas
Chris Swain, Texas A&M University; Roger E. Gold, Texas A&M University; Robert Puckett, Texas A&M University
10:21 AM
The effect of an aphid-resistant soybean genotype on intraguild predation of a soybean aphid parasitoid
Jeremy M. Chac├│n, University of Minnesota; Mark K. Asplen, University of Minnesota; George E. Heimpel, University of Minnesota
10:33 AM
Weed hosts of onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) and their role in Iris yellow spot virus epidemiology in onion
Erik A. Smith, Cornell University; Antonio DiTomasso, Cornell University; Cynthia L. Hsu, Cornell University; Marc F. Fuchs, Cornell University; Tony Shelton, Cornell University; Brian A. Nault, Cornell University
10:45 AM
Concluding Remarks