13 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: P-IE

Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:20 AM-12:30 PM
C124 (Oregon Convention Center)
Rosalind James

8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:24 AM
Digital image processing and honey bee (Apis mellifera) grooming
Carl Giuffre, North Carolina State University ; Michael Simone-Finstrom, North Carolina State University ; David Tarpy, North Carolina State University
8:36 AM
8:48 AM
Effects of protein feeding on the nutritional and immunological systems of the worker honey bee (Apis mellifera)
Matthew Smart, University of Minnesota ; Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota
9:00 AM
Multiple fungal infections in the solitary bee, Megachile rotundata
Ellen Klinger, USDA - ARS ; Rosalind James, USDA - ARS ; Dennis Welker, Utah State University
9:12 AM
Variation in sterilization and genetic diversity of Deladenus proximus Bedding, a nematode of the native, pine-inhabiting woodwasp, Sirex nigricornis F. (Hymenoptera: Siricidae)
Jessica Hartshorn, University of Arkansas ; Fred M. Stephen, University of Arkansas ; Jake Bodart, University of Arkansas
9:24 AM
Does an increase in invertebrate biodiversity in rice fields affect rice water weevil (Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus) populations?
Nathan Mercer, Louisiana State University ; Michael J. Stout, Louisiana State University
9:36 AM
Use of acoustics to deter bark beetles from entering tree material
Nicholas C. Aflitto, Northern Arizona University ; Richard W. Hofstetter, Northern Arizona University
9:48 AM
The effect of early season row cover on pest and natural enemy populations in cucurbit production in central Kentucky
Amanda Skidmore, University of Kentucky ; Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky
10:00 AM
10:12 AM
Manipulation of natural enemies of key arthropod pests in Oklahoma vineyards
Shane McMurry, Oklahoma State University ; Eric Rebek, Oklahoma State University
10:24 AM
Effect of earthworm population on survival and abundance of white grubs in different habitats
Sudan Gyawaly, Virginia Tech ; Curt A. Laub, Virginia Tech ; Thomas P. Kuhar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
10:36 AM
Development of an IPM program for the tropical sod webworm Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Guenée
Nastaran Tofangsazi, University of Florida ; Steven P. Arthurs, University of Florida ; Ronald H. Cherry, University of Florida ; Robert L. Meagher, USDA - ARS
10:48 AM
Determining the phenology of the pine bark adelgid (Pineus strobi) in southwestern Virginia
Holly Wantuch, Virginia Tech ; Scott Salom, Virginia Tech ; Thomas P. Kuhar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
11:24 AM
Spatial and temporal associations between hemlock woolly adelgids (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) and surrounding environment
Sunghoon Baek, West Virginia University ; Yong-Lak Park, West Virginia University
11:36 AM
An Extension program incorporating biological control into decision-making for management of sweetpotato whitefly in cotton
Timothy Vandervoet, University of Arizona ; Peter C. Ellsworth, University of Arizona ; Steven Naranjo, USDA - ARS ; Al Fournier, University of Arizona