27 - Graduate Student TMP Competition: P-IE

Monday, November 17, 2014: 7:55 AM-12:30 PM
F152 (Oregon Convention Center)
John Fitt

7:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:00 AM
Biology of rugose spiraling whitefly: Fecundity, survival, and parthenogenesis on Strelitzia nicolai
Siavash Taravati, University of Florida ; Catharine M. Mannion, University of Florida
8:12 AM
Comparing larval performance traits on known host vs. novel host. Is dragon fruit a host for Cactoblastis cactorum?
Angela Galette, Florida A&M University ; Stephen Hight, USDA - ARS ; James E. Carpenter, USDA - ARS
8:24 AM
Expansion of the Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) into rice and sugarcane in Louisiana
Blake Wilson, Louisiana State University ; T. Hardy, Louisiana Deparment of Agriculture & Forestry ; Julien M. Beuzelin, Louisiana State University ; Matthew T. VanWeelden, Louisiana State University ; T. E. Reagan, Louisiana State University ; Michael J. Stout, Louisiana State University ; Christopher E. Carlton, Louisiana State University
8:36 AM
Ant communities in a selenium-contaminated habitat
Deborah De La Riva, University of California ; John T. Trumble, University of California
8:48 AM
9:24 AM
The innate immune system of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri)
Alex Arp, University of Florida ; Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS ; Kirsten S Pelz-Stelinski, University of Florida
9:36 AM
Systemic insecticides and reflective mulch for Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) control in new citrus plantings
Scott D. Croxton, University of Florida ; Philip A. Stansly, University of Florida
9:48 AM
10:00 AM
Comparison of transcriptomes of viruliferous and nonviruliferous, tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca (Hinds)
Anita Shrestha, University of Georgia ; Donald Champagne, University of Georgia ; Albert K. Culbreath, University of Georgia ; Gaelen Burke, University of Georgia ; Dorith Rotenberg, Kansas State University ; Anna E. Whitfield, Kansas State University ; Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, University of Georgia
10:12 AM
Transmission of potato virus Y strains from single, two-way, and three-way strain mixtures by the aphid vector Myzus persicae (Sulzer) on potato
Shaonpius Mondal, University of Idaho ; Erik Wenninger, University of Idaho ; Pamela J.S. Hutchinson, University of Idaho ; Sanford D. Eigenbrode, University of Idaho ; Nilsa A. Bosque-Pérez, University of Idaho ; Deepak Shrestha, University of Idaho ; Jonathan L. Whitworth, USDA - ARS
10:24 AM
Effects of deficit irrigation on wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella, abundance and disease severity in the Texas panhandle
Angela Simmons, West Texas A&M University ; Bonnie Pendleton, West Texas A&M University ; Fekede Workneh, Texas A&M University ; Susan O'Shaughnessy, USDA ; Charles Rush, Texas A&M University
10:36 AM
Window of risk for pre-harvest volunteer during the heading stages of wheat
Anthony J. McMechan, University of Nebraska ; Gary Hein, University of Nebraska
10:48 AM
11:00 AM
Do facultative endosymbionts alter stylet-born virus transmission by aphids?
Gina M. Angelella, Purdue University ; Punya Nachappa, Indiana University-Purdue University ; Vamsi Nalam, Indiana University-Purdue University ; Jennifer White, University of Kentucky ; Ian Kaplan, Purdue University
11:12 AM
Integrated management of Bemisia tabaci and tomato yellow leaf curl virus in tomatoes in Georgia
Meredith Dempsey, University of Georgia ; David Riley, University of Georgia ; Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, University of Georgia
11:24 AM
Quantifying the number of spores of the thousand cankers disease pathogen, Geosmithia morbida, on individual walnut twig beetles, Pityophthorus juglandis, within California
Stacy Hishinuma, University of California ; Mary Louise Flint, University of California ; Tatiana Roubstova, University of California ; Samantha Mapes, University of California ; Richard M. Bostock, University of California ; Steven Seybold, USDA - Forest Service