Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds in the Southern United States

Sunday, March 13, 2016: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Governor's Room II (Sheraton Raleigh Hotel)
Emma N. I. Weeks
Rodrigo Diaz

1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
Biological Control of Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) in Temperate Regions: Old and New Approaches
Rodrigo Diaz, Louisiana State University ; Lori Moshman, Louisiana State University ; Alana Russell, Louisiana State University ; Lauren Cozad, Red River Waterway Commission
1:25 PM
Calophya terebinthifolii (Hemiptera: Calophyidae), a Potential Biocontrol Agent of Brazilian Peppertree:  Preliminary Results of a Field Impact Study in Gaspar, Santa Catarina, Brazil
James P. Cuda, University of Florida ; Marcelo D. Vitorino, Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau ; Marcus Boeno, Universidade Regional de Blumenau -FURB ; Firmino Moreira dos Santos, Universidade Regional de Blumenau -FURB ; Patricia Prade, University of Florida
1:45 PM
Biological Control of Air Potato in Florida: A Successful Multi-Agency Collaboration
William A. Overholt, University of Florida ; Min Rajamajhi, United States Department of Agriculture ; Eric Rohrig, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ; Ellen Lake, USDA - ARS ; Melissa Smith, USDA-ARS ; Stephen Hight, USDA - ARS ; Kenneth Hibbard, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ; Veronica Manrique, University of Florida ; Rodrigo Diaz, Louisiana State University
2:05 PM
2:25 PM
From Predators to Parasitoids: Biological Control of Invasive Insect Pests of Tennessee Forests
Gregory J. Wiggins, University of Tennessee ; Jerome F. Grant, University of Tennessee ; Paris L. Lambdin, University of Tennessee ; James Parkman, University of Tennessee
2:45 PM
Cost Effectiveness of Biological Control: Invasive Mole Crickets in Florida Pastures
Norman Leppla, University of Florida ; Daniel Solís, Florida A&M University ; Michael Thomas, Florida A&M University ; Grace Mhina, Florida A&M University
3:05 PM
3:20 PM
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