Theridion spider BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN THE WESTERN USA - W2185
Biological Control in Pest Management Systems of Plants

Administrative Advisor:  Dr. Donald Cooksey, University of California, Riverside, CA

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W2185 Officers
 

2010 Chair
Dr. Mark Schwarzlaender
Dept. of Plant, Soil, and
Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho
markschw@uidaho.edu

Secretary for 2010
Dr. Andrew Norton
Dept. of Bioagricultural Sciences
and Pest Management
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
andrew.norton@colostate.edu

Member-at-Large for 2010
Dr. Lincoln Smith
USDA-ARS
Exotic and Invasive Weeds
Research Unit
Albany, California
lincoln.smith@ars.usda.gov


 

Link to:
Joint Meeting
of the W-2185 and S-1034

Link to Agena
Portland, Oregon
March 24-26, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Portland Joint Meeting
Photo Gallery

Peter McEvoy and Moses Kairo
Peter McEvoy and Moses Kairo

Portland W2185/S1034 meeting 2009
Meeting room at the
Doubletree Hotel

Bob Nowierski at the piano
Jim Nechols enjoying tunes by our resident pianist, Bob Nowierski

 

 
Meeting 2009
 

Stanford Sierra Conference Center
at Fallen Leaf Lake (near Lake Tahoe) California.  
October 7-9, 2009
 

The annual meeting of CSREES Project W-2185, Biological Control in Pest Management Systems of Plants was held from 8:00 AM, Thursday, October 8, through 12:00 PM, Friday, October 9, at the Stanford Sierra Conference Center located on Fallen Leaf Lake near South Lake Tahoe, California.  The weather was beautiful and the meeting productive!  Take a look at our Program (below) and check back as we add the Minutes and ppt files from the speakers (where available).

Mike Pitcairn
Chair, 2009

W-2185 Annual Meeting
Stanford Sierra Conference Center
South Lake Tahoe
, California

PROGRAM

Thursday 8 October 2009

8:30 – 8:45                Mike Pitcairn, California Department of Food and Agriculture; Introductory remarks.

 8:45 – 9:15                Daniel Strickman, USDA ARS-OIRP, Beltsville; Report on USDA-ARS Overseas Biological Control Laboratories.

 9:15 – 9:45                Urs Schaffner, CABI Europe-Switzerland; Update of CABI Europe-Switzerland’s activities in biological weed control

 9:45 – 10:15              Massimo Cristofaro, Biotechnology and Biological Control Agency, Rome, Italy and Lincoln Smith, USDA-ARS Albany, CA; Biological control of Russian thistle and Scotch thistle: update of overseas explorations and research activities.

 10:15 – 10:45           Break.

 10:45 – 11:00            Mike Pitcairn, Conclusion of Business Meeting

 11:00 – 11:45            Paul Ode, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; The effect of plant chemistry on the
                                     interactions
between herbivores and their natural enemies.

 11:4 5 – 1:00             Lunch.

1:00 – 1:30                Rene Sforza, USDA-ARS-EBCL and Massimo Cristofaro, BBCA; Foreign exploration for new potential biological control candidates on saltcedar.

 1:30 – 2:00                Lincoln Smith, USDA-ARS Albany, CA; Recent issues and new challenges regarding the permitting of new weed biological control agents.

 2:00 – 2:45                Keith Warner and Waide Hicks, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; Assessing the institutional capacity for crop biological control at a regional and national scale, with additional comments by Peter McEvoy, Oregon State University.

 2:45 – 3:15               Break

 3:15 – 3:45                Kent Daane, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Biological control of the vine mealybug in California.

 3:45 – 4:15                Les Ehler, University of California, Davis, CA; Observations on the use of hedgerows in conservation biological control.

 4:15 – 4:45                Sean Swezey, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA; Control of lygus bug in strawberries using biological control and trap crops.

 

Friday 9 October 2009

 8:30 – 8:45                Mark Schwarzlaender, University of Idaho; Discussion of Meeting in 2010

 8:45 – 9:15                Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, Santa Barbara, CA; The invasion of the gold-spotted oak borer into California and potential for biological control.

 9:15 – 9:45                Richard Stouthamer, University of California, Riverside, CA; Adaptation to captive rearing and the success of biological control.

9:45 – 10:15              Joe Ellington, New Mexico State University; Precision cotton production with implications to biological control.

10:15 – 10:45           Break

 10:45 – 11:15           Nick Mills, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Biological control of the light brown apple moth in California.

 11:15 – 11:45            Bill Roltsch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, CA; Observations on native Trichogramma spp. on the light brown apple moth in California.

11:45 – 12:00            Mike Pitcairn, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Concluding remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Joint Meeting of the W-2185 and S-1034
was held this past March in Portland. 
Check out the program and photos below. 

Our joint meeting of CSREES Project W-2185, Biological Control in in Pest Management Systems of Plants, with Project  S-1034 Biological Control of Arthropods and Weeds was held Sunday afternoon 22 March through the evening of Monday 23 March 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel, Portland, Oregon.  Our meeting was affiliated with
the 6th International IPM Symposium held following our meeting on 24-26 March 2009 in Portland.   We had 78 attendees.  See the Program below and watch for photos from the meeting!

Peter B. McEvoy and Moses Kairo  Organizers
              Portland, Oregon
 
 

W2185 and S1034 Joint Meeting
Doubletree Hotel, Portland, Oregon

Program

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Time

Organizer/Presenters

Session/Presentation Title

1:00

Registration

 

3:00-5:00

Moses Kairo and Peter McEvoy – Organizers

Agency Updates

3:00

Peter McEvoy (Oregon State University) and Moses Kairo (Florida A&M University)

Introductory remarks

 

3:10

Robert Nowierski, USDA CSREES, Washington D.C.

Organizational changes in CSREES, funding opportunities, and coordination of invasive species efforts at the national level

3:30

Shaharra Usnick, USDA APHIS PPQ

USDA APHIS PPQ Update- Biocontrol in the West and South.

3:50

Hariet Hinz, CABI Europe-Switzerland

Update of CABI Europe-Switzerland’s activities in biological weed control

 

4:20

Daniel Strickman USDA ARS, Beltsville, Walker Jones, European Biological Control Laboratory (BCL), Matthew Purcell, Australian BCL, Hong-yin Chen, Sino-American BCL, Juan Briano, South American BCL

USDA ARS Overseas Biological Control Laboratories Reports

5:00

Close

 

5:10

Separate Business Meetings for W2185 and S1034 Projects

Peter McEvoy and Lynn LeBeck -  W-2185

Moses Kairo -  S1034

6:30

Close

 

6:30 – 8:00

Reception

 

Monday 23 March 2009

Time

Organizer/Presenters

Session/Presentation Title

7:30

Registration

 

8:00-9:30

Russell Messing, University of Hawaii – Organizer

The New Regulatory Environment for Biocontrol

8:00

Russell Messing, University of Hawaii

Introduction and Comments

8:10

John Goolsby, USDA-ARS Weslaco, Texas

“Biocontrol Permitting: the NAPPO perspective”

8:30

Robert Flanders, USDA-APHIS-PPQ

“Upcoming changes in APHIS biocontrol regulations”

9:00

Discussion and Feedback

 

 

9:30-11:20

Rich Hansen (APHIS Ft. Collins, CO) and David Hall (ARS Ft. Pierce, FL) – Organizers

Implementing Biological Control

9:30

Charlie Pickett (CDFA, Sacramento, CA)

“Strategies for colonization of parasitoids: examples from California”

9:45

John Goolsby (USDA-ARS, Weslaco, TX)

“Implementation of biological control program for Arundo donax, an invasive weed  of the Rio Grande Basin”

 

10:00-10:20

Mid Morning Break

 

10:20

David Hall (USDA-ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL)

“Implementing biological control of insect pests of plants - some Florida examples”

10:35

Dan Bean (Colorado Dept. of Agriculture, Palisade, CO)

“Getting the bugs out: the role of the Palisade Insectary in biological control”

10:50

Rich Hansen (USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Ft. Collins, CO)

“Developing partnerships for regional and national biocontrol programs”

11:05

Discussion

 

 

11:20-12:50

Bill Snyder (Washington State University, Pullman) and James Harwood  (University of Kentucky, Lexington) – organizer s

“Role of predators in biological control”

11:20

Steve Naranjo (USDA ARS, Maricopa, AZ)

“Interactions and comparative impact of predators and parasitoids for biological control of whiteflies”

 

11:40

Ted Evans (Utah State University, Logan)

“Contributions of biodiversity to biocontrol: hidden intrigue among closely related predators?”

 

12:00

Tim Kring (University of  Arkansas, Fayetteville)

“Natural control in cotton aphid management systems:   Exotic species are natural too”

12:20

James Harwood (University of  Kentucky, Lexington)

“Biodiversity and biological control: are they compatible?”

12:40

Discussion

 

 

12:50-2:00

Lunch Break

 

 

2:00-3:30

Molly (Martha) Hunter (University of Arizona) – organizer

Ecology and evolution of arthropod biological control by parasitoids

 

2:00

Julio Bernal (Texas A&M University)

 

“Ecology of parasitoids in transgenic crops”

2:20

Jen White (University of Kentucky)

 

“Parasitoid endosymbionts and biological control”

2:40

Nick Mills (University of California at Berkeley)

“Sourcing parasitoid introductions: genetic or climatic matching?”

3:00

George Roderick  (University of California at Berkeley)

 

“Are biological invasions suitable models for classical biological control of arthropods?”

3:20

Discussion

 

 

3:30-3:50

Mid Afternoon Break

 

 

3:50-5:00

Peter McEvoy (Oregon State University) - organizer

Weed control by arthropods: Challenges for ecology and conservation

3:50

Ted Center (USDA ARS Ft. Lauderdale)

“Biological control of invasive plants: its role in Everglades restoration”

4:10

René Sforza (European Biological Control Laboratory)

“Exploration and biocontrol candidates of medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae)”

4:30

Peter McEvoy (Oregon State University)

“Predicting efficacy of prospective weed biocontrol candidates”

 

4:50-5:00

Discussion

 

5:00

Close