Ph.D. Student Oral Presentation Competition II

Monday, March 14, 2016: 2:00 PM-4:05 PM
Governor's Room I (Sheraton Raleigh Hotel)

2:00 PM
Populations of Foraging Honey Bees in Midsouth Crops
Adam Whalen, Mississippi State University ; Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University ; Scott Stewart, The University of Tennessee ; Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas ; Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University ; Don Cook, Mississippi State University ; Fred Musser, Mississippi State University ; Jeffrey Harris, USDA
2:12 PM
Ecological Succession of Necrophilous Insects: A Common Garden Experiment with Pigs at Various Stages of Decomposition
Angela (Bucci) Cruise, North Carolina State University ; Wes Watson, North Carolina State University ; Coby Schal, North Carolina State University
2:24 PM
Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Imidacloprid Treatments on Water Quality and Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities
Elizabeth P. Benton, University of Tennessee ; Jerome F. Grant, University of Tennessee ; T. C. Mueller, University of Tennessee ; R. Jesse Webster, National Parks Service ; Becky Nichols, National Park Service ; John Schwartz, University of Tennessee
2:36 PM
Effects of Defoliation on Midsouth Soybean Yield
Benjamin Thrash, Mississippi State ; Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University ; Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University ; Fred Musser, Mississippi State University ; Don Cook, Mississippi State University ; Trent Irby, Mississippi State University ; Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University
2:48 PM
Characterizing Overwintering Habitats of the Invasive Kudzu Bug Around Commercial Soybean Fields
Alejandro Del Pozo, North Carolina State University ; Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University ; Clyde Sorenson, North Carolina State University
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Comparative Phenology of the Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) in Soybean and Kudzu in the Southeast U.S.
Joni L. Blount, University of Georgia ; G. David Buntin, University of Georgia ; Phillip M. Roberts, University of Georgia ; Wayne Gardner, University of Georgia ; John All, University of Georgia
3:27 PM
Identification of Plant-Related Volatiles Emitted by Heliothis virescens Larvae that Attract the Parasitoid, Microplitis croceipes
Tolulope Morawo, Auburn University ; Matthew Burrows, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ; Henry Fadamiro, Auburn University
3:51 PM
Population Parameters of Melon Thrips, Thrips palmi Karny (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Six Vegetable Crops Grown Under Reflective and Colored Shading Nets
M Razzak, Univeristy of Florida ; Dakshina Seal, University of Florida ; Catherine Sabines, Entomology and Nematology