B.S. & M.S. Student Oral Presentation Competition III

Monday, March 3, 2014: 1:40 PM-3:20 PM
King's Mill (Embassy Suites Greenville Golf & Conference Center)
Greg Hodges
Paula Mitchell

1:40 PM
Designing a more effective hydrilla biocontrol agent, cricotopus lebetis
Julie Baniszewski, University of Florida ; Emma N. I. Weeks, University of Florida ; James P. Cuda, University of Florida
2:04 PM
Evaluation of monitoring methods for the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus), a new invasive species from southeast Asia
Latasha D. Tanner, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University ; Lambert Kanga, Florida A&M University ; Leroy Whilby, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Plant Industry
2:16 PM
Reproductive status of trapped female Drosophila suzukii
Douglas McPhie, North Carolina State University
2:40 PM
Effect of sugar feeding and mating on the fecundity of Pseudacteon obtusus - natural enemy of imported fire ants
Olufemi Ajayi, Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Auburn University ; Henry Fadamiro, Auburn University
2:52 PM
Use of Amblyseius swirskii and banker-plant systems for biological control of Polyphagotarsonemus latus in high-tunnel pepper
Lorena Lopez, University of Florida ; Hugh A. Smith, University of Florida ; Marjorie A. Hoy, University of Florida ; Ronald D. Cave, University of Florida ; Bielinski Santos, University of Florida
3:04 PM
Recovery and assessment of Spathius agrili (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of emerald ash borer, in the southeastern U.S
Nicholas Hooie, University of Tennessee ; Paris L. Lambdin, University of Tennessee ; Jerome F. Grant, University of Tennessee ; Gregory J. Wiggins, University of Tennessee ; Jonathan Lelito, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service