Ph.D. Student Oral Presentation Competition III

Monday, March 3, 2014: 1:40 PM-4:05 PM
Harbour Town (Embassy Suites Greenville Golf & Conference Center)
Alejandro Calixto
Xavier Martini

1:52 PM
Determining the attractive distance of Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) pheromone traps in rice agro-ecosystems
Blake Wilson, Louisiana State University AgCenter ; Matthew T. VanWeelden, LSU AgCenter ; Julien M. Beuzelin, LSU AgCenter ; Jeremy D. Allison, Natural Resources Canada, Great Lakes Forestry Centre ; T. E. Reagan, LSU AgCenter
2:04 PM
Evaluating Pachycrepoideus as a potential biological control agent for silk flies in sweet corn
David Owens, University of Florida ; Gregg Nuessly, University of Florida ; Michael W. Gates, USDA-ARS
2:16 PM
Assessment of cross-vane traps as a sampling tool for Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in soybean
Francesca Stubbins, Clemson University ; Francis Reay-Jones, Clemson University ; Jeremy K. Greene, Clemson University
2:28 PM
Evaluation of treatment thresholds for management of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in soybean
Nicholas Seiter, Clemson University ; Alejandro Del Pozo, North Carolina State University ; Jeremy K. Greene, Clemson University ; Francis Reay-Jones, Clemson University ; Phillip M. Roberts, University of Georgia ; Dominic R. Reisig, North Carolina State University
2:40 PM
Host preference of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) on selected edible beans and soybean
Joni L. Blount, University of Georgia ; G. David Buntin, University of Georgia ; Alton N. Sparks, Jr., University of Georgia
2:52 PM
The effects of Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) infestation and refuge scenario on Bt toxin expression in transgenic corn
Stephanie L. Gorski, North Carolina State University ; Yasmin Cardoza, North Carolina State University
3:04 PM
3:27 PM
Effect of simulated Helicoverpa zea damage in soybean
Brian Adams, Mississippi State University ; Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University ; Don Cook, Mississippi State University ; Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University
3:39 PM
Effects of foliar applied jasmonic acid and seed applied imidacloprid on phytohormone expression and twospotted spider mite populations
Sebe Brown, LSU AgCenter ; Michael J. Stout, Louisiana State University ; T. Shelby Williams, Louisiana State University ; Jenna Lindsay, Louisiana State University ; David L. Kerns, LSU AgCenter
3:51 PM
Relating stink bug density to percentage pecan nut damage
Brian Cowell, University of University ; Donn Johnson, University of Arkansas ; M. Garcia, University of Arkansas