This presentation will help consultants with identification and management of the major pests and diseases of potato and tomato that occur in the arid production regions of the western US. We will give an overview of integrated pest management, and then talk about the key insect pests and diseases and discuss an IPM approach to pest control for these particular pests. The information presented should allow the practitioner to improve their management programs.
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC: 1.0 Professional Meeting
Dr. Silvia I. Rondon
Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC), Department of Crop and Soil Science
Oregon State University
Dr. Rondon received her BA and MS in Entomology at the Agraria University in Lima, Peru. She received her PhD in 2001 in Crop Science (IPM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she worked on the influence of different cropping systems on the population dynamics of a main corn pest, the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte). In 2002, Dr. Rondon worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In Florida, her responsibility was to develop an IPM program for field and greenhouse strawberry to reduce insecticide use. Rondon joined OSU in 2005, and since 2011, Rondon is an Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist Specialist in Irrigated Crops at HAREC in Hermiston, Oregon. Since her arrival at OSU, Dr. Rondon has developed a strong research/extension program bringing over $17 million USD to support her program. Her area of expertise is pest management, insect ecology, insect movement, and biological control. Her works involves various crops such as potatoes, onions, sweet corn, tree fruits and other high value vegetables, both, field and greenhouse.
University of California Cooperative Extension
Brenna Aegerter is a Farm Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension. She works with vegetable growers in the northern San Joaquin Valley and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta on various aspects of vegetable production. She conducts applied research and educational programs that address production problems; very often these are related to pest management. Her specialization is the diagnosis and management of diseases of warm-season vegetable crops. She received her B.S. in Plant Science and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis.
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December 14, 2015