Building the Framework to Enhance Biological Control in Orchard Systems: Progress and Problems in the Western U.S.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Sunset (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Organizer :
Vincent P. Jones
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
1:20 PM
Diversity and phenology of the predator complex in orchards
David R. Horton, USDA - ARS; Eugene Miliczky, USDA - ARS; Vincent P. Jones, Washington State University
1:40 PM
Use of HIPV lures to evaluate natural enemy abundance, diversity, and phenology 
Shawn A. Steffan, Washington State University; Vincent P. Jones, Washington State University; Callie C. Baker, Washington State University; Tawnee D. Melton, Washington State University
2:15 PM
Use of laboratory assays to estimate pesticide effects on BC agents
Kaushalya G. Amarasekare, Oregon State University; Peter W. Shearer, Oregon State University
2:30 PM
Connecting the dots:  Do laboratory bioassays predict disruption of BC in the field?
Elizabeth Beers, Washington State University; Lessando M. Gontijo, Washington State University
2:45 PM
The importance of economics in the adoption of BC programs:  Use of budgets and case studies
Karina Gallardo, Washington State University; Jay F. Brunner, Washington State University, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center; Zhaowei Wang, Washington State University
3:00 PM
Use of grower surveys to evaluate BC adoption and knowledge transfer
Jessica Goldberger, Washington State University; Nadine Lehrer, Washington State University
3:20 PM
Decision support systems as a method to enhance adoption of BC
Ute Chambers, Washington State University; Vincent P. Jones, Washington State University; Jay Brunner, Washington State University; Brad Petit, Washington State University
3:35 PM
Synthesis and outreach programs:  Leaving a legacy useful to growers and consultants
Jay Brunner, Washington State University; Carolyn Pickel, University of California; Steve Castagnoli, Oregon State University; Karen Lewis, Washington State University; Wendy Jones, Washington State University; Timothy J. Smith, Washington State University
3:50 PM
Concluding Remarks
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