Ph.D. Student Oral Presentation Competition I

Monday, March 16, 2015: 1:40 PM-3:55 PM
Magnolia F (Beau Rivage Resort & Casino)

1:40 PM
Dispersal Patterns of Ambrosia Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) from Peripheral Habitats into Tree Nurseries
Chris Werle, Louisiana State University ; Michael E. Reding, USDA - ARS ; Blair Sampson, USDA - ARS ; John J. Adamczyk, USDA - ARS
1:52 PM
Insecticide Assays and Detoxification Enzyme Comparisions of Populations of Mississippi Lygus lineolars
Daniel Fleming, Mississippi State University ; Natraj Krishnan, Mississippi State University ; Fred R. Musser, Mississippi State University
2:04 PM
Oviposition Preference of Sweetpotato Weevil on Three Sweetpotato Varieties
Jie Chen, Louisiana State University ; Jeffrey A. Davis, Louisiana State University ; Michael J. Stout, Louisiana State University ; M. J. Murray, Louisiana State University ; D. R. LaBonte, Louisiana State University AgCenter ; Julien M. Beuzelin, Louisiana State University
2:16 PM
First Report of a Mermithid Nematode Infecting the Invasive Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae)
Francesca Stubbins, Clemson University ; Paula Agudelo, Clemson University ; Francis Reay-Jones, Clemson University ; Jeremy K. Greene, Clemson University
2:28 PM
Imidacloprid Treatments to Combat Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A Metabolite Enhances Long-Term Persistence and Efficacy
Elizabeth P. Benton, University of Tennessee ; R. Jesse Webster, National Parks Service ; Carla I. Coots, University of Tennessee ; Richard Cowles, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station ; Anthony Lagalante, Villanova University ; Jerome F. Grant, University of Tennessee
3:15 PM
Determining Patterns of Drosophila suzukii Movement and Attraction to Fermentation-Based Baits in Commercial Blackberry Fields in North Carolina
Katharine Swoboda Bhattarai, North Carolina State University ; Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University
3:39 PM
Imidacloprid Tolerance in the Green Peach Aphid (Myzus persicae) in North Carolina: The Role of Geographic Origin and Color
H. Alejandro Merchán, North Carolina State University ; Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University