Promising Accomplishments in Biological Control

Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 1:30 PM-5:10 PM
Marlin (Pacific Beach Hotel)
Organizer :
Thomas R. Unruh

1:30 PM
Influence of habitat diversity on biological control of Erythroneura leafhoppers in California vineyards
Houston Wilson, University of California ; Albie F. Miles, University of California ; Kent M. Daane, University of California ; Miguel Altieri, University of California
1:50 PM
2:30 PM
Biological control of the Erythrina gall wasp, a pest that threatens the Hawaian endemic Wiliwili tree, Erythrina variegata
Leyla V. Kaufman, University of Hawai'i ; Juliana A. Yalemar, Hawaii Department of Agriculture ; Cynthia B. A. King, State of Hawai'i ; Mark Wright, University of Hawai'i Manoa
2:50 PM
Using multiple approaches to enhance biological control in tree fruit: Simulation, field studies, and behavioral components
Vincent Jones, Washington State University ; Ute Chambers, Washington State University ; Callie C. Baker, Washington State University ; Tawnee D. Melton, Washington State University
3:10 PM
3:30 PM
Entomophagous nematodes can significantly suppress wire worms in wheat
Ivan Milosavljevic, Washington State University ; Aaron Esser, Washington State University ; David Crowder, Washington State University
3:50 PM
Beauty with benefits: Naturescaping Washington vineyards for biological control and butterfly conservation
David G. James, Washington State University ; Lorraine M. Seymour, Washington State University ; Geraldine L. Lauby, Washington State University ; Katharine Buckley, Washington State University
4:10 PM
Untangling the arthropod food web using a multiuse immunoassay for predator gut analysis
James Hagler, USDA - ARS ; Sarah Mansfield, AgResearch Ltd
4:30 PM
Establishment and spread of an introduced parasitoid for the control of olive fruit fly in California
Xin-geng Wang, University of California Berkeley ; Kent M. Daane, University of California ; Diego J. Nieto, University of California ; Charles H. Pickett, California Department of Food and Agriculture ; Arnaud Blanchet, USDA - ARS ; Michelangelo La Spina, USDA - ARS ; Livy Williams, USDA - ARS ; Lincoln Smith, USDA-ARS ; Kim A. Hoelmer, USDA - ARS ; Antonio Biondi, University of California ; Marshall W. Johnson, University of California
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