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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Kevin J Hackett
Crop Production and Protection
National Program Leader
Biological Control

Phone: (301) 504-4680
Fax: (301) 504-6191
Room 4-2222
5601 SUNNYSIDE AVENUE
GWCC-BLTSVL
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-5139

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 156 projects listed

Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock, Poultry, and Human Health: Integrated Pest Management and Adult Biology
Characterization and Mitigation of Herbicide-Resistant and Recalcitrant Weeds
Developing Integrated Weed and Insect Management Systems for Efficient and Sustainable Sugarcane Production
Ecological Interactions in Integrated and Biologically-Based Management of Invasive Plant Species in Western Rangelands
Biological Control Organism Databases and Assessments
Area-Wide Management of Agricultural Pests
Potato Research
Insecticide Resistance Management and New Control Strategies for Pests of Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, and Sweet Potato
Insect Ecology and Sustainable Systems for Insect Pest Management in the Southeastern Region
Improvement of Bioherbicide Strategies for Invasive Weeds in Southern Cropping Systems
An ARS Areawide Pest Management(awpm) Program for Methyl Bromide Alternatives
Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
Countermeasures to Prevent, Mitigate, and Control Rift Valley Fever (Rvf)
Bluetongue Virus Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures
Discovery, Identification and Risk-Assessment of Biocontrol Agents for Suppression of South American Invasive Weeds and Insects in the U.S.
Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry: Crop Improvement Through Genomics and Genetics
Identification and Analysis of Host Resistance and Hessian Fly Response in Wheat
New Monitoring Technologies for Improving Rangeland Management
Molecular Resources for the Improvement of Tropical Ornamental and Fruit Crops
Invasive Species Assessment and Control to Enhance Sustainability of Great Basin Rangelands
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
Genetic Characterization, Genetic Improvement, and Best Horticultural Management Practices for Subtropical/tropical Ornamental Germplasm
Water and Nutrient Management of Cranberry Farms to Enhance Water Resources in Massachusetts
Development and Characterization of Soybean Germplasm, Curation of Stored Accessions, and Regional Evaluations of New Genotypes
Assessment, Conservation and Management of Rangelands in Transition
Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management
Enhancing Sustainability of Irrigated Specialty Crops and Biofuel Feedstock Production
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
Strategies to Improve Soil and Pest Management in Organic Vegetable and Strawberry Production Systems
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops
Application Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Chemical and Biological Crop Protection Materials
Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control
Application Technologies to Improve the Effectiveness of Chemical and Biological Crop Protection Materials
Development of Productive, Profitable, and Sustainable Crop Production Systems for the Mid-South
Integrated Management of Stable Flies
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species That Impact Livestock
Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control
Integrated Orchard Management and Automation for Deciduous Tree Fruit Crops
Sustainable Vineyard Production Systems
Sustainable Production Systems for Cacao
Understanding Honey Bee Microbiota to Improve Bee Nutrition and Colony Health
Determining the Impacts of Pesticide and Nutrition-Induced Stress on Honey Bee Colony Growth and Survival
Genetics and Breeding in Support of Honey Bee Health
Improvement of Postharvest Performance of Ornamentals Using Molecular Genetic Approaches
Green Biopesticides: Identification
Invasive Ant Biology and Control
Genomics of Livestock Pests
Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops
Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and Their Products Through Agricultural Management
Management Strategies to Improve Subtropical/tropical Fruit Crop Production
Production Management Research for Berry Crops
Integrated Water and Nutrient Management Systems for Sustainable and High-Quality Production of Temperate Fruit and Nursery Crops
Aerial Application Technology for Sustainable Crop Production
Managing Honey Bees Against Disease and Colony Stress
Managing and Conserving Diverse Bee Pollinators for Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation
Enhancing Cropping System Sustainability Through New Crops and Management Strategies
Development of Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Crop Production in Containerized and Protected Horticulture Systems
Mitigating Alternate Bearing of Pecan
Improved Pest Control Application Technologies for Sustainable Crop Protection
Horticultural, Physiological, and Genetic Factors Affecting Sustainable Citrus Production
Non-Chemical Alternatives for Post-Harvest Pests of Fresh Fruits, Dried Fruits, Tree Nuts, and Other Durable Commodities
Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Post-Harvest Pest Control on Perishable Commodities
Alternatives to Methyl Bromide: Mitigation of the Threat from Exotic Tropical and Subtropical Insect Pests
Discovery and Development of Natural Product-Based Weed Management Methods
Foreign Exploration for Natural Enemies of Invasive Species
Bio-Rational Approaches to Manage Insect Pests of Potato Crops
Chemical Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Quarantine and Post-Harvest Pests
Biting and Stinging Pests: Ecology and Biologically-Base Control
Biologically Based Techniques for Management of Vegetable Pests
Ecology, Genomics, and Management of Stored Product Insects
Discovery, Identification and Risk-Assessment of Biocontrol Agents for Suppression of South American Invasive Weeds and Insects in the U.S.
Ecology and Management of Grasshoppers and Other Insect Pests in the Northern Great Plains
Ecological Interactions in Integrated and Biologically-Based Management of Invasive Plant Species in Western Rangelands
Higher Diptera Pests of Livestock, Poultry, and Human Health: Integrated Pest Management and Adult Biology
Minor Use Pesticides Umbrella Project
Area-Wide Management of Agricultural Pests
Biological Control Organism Databases and Assessments
Eicosanoid-Mediated and Molecular Immune Signaling Inhibitors in Piercing/sucking Insect Pests of Small and Urban Vegetable Farms
Utilizing Herbicide Tolerant and Competitive Cultivars and Innovative Cultural Practices to Enhance Weed Management in Vegetable Crops
Biology, Control, and Area-Wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests
Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands Through Biological Control and Community Restoration
Integrated Pest Management for Insect Pests of Horticultural Crops
Plant Resistance, Biology, and Resistance Management of Corn Pests, with Emphasis on Western Corn Rootworm
Insect Cryopreservation, Dormancy, Genetics and Biochemistry
Landscape-Level Assessment and Management of Invasive Weeds and Their Impacts in Agricultural and Natural Systems
Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management to Protect U.S. Water Resources in the Far West United States
Sterile Insect Control of Invasive Pests, with a Focus on Moths
Effect of Resistance on Insect Pest Management in Transgenic Cotton
Subtropical Insect Pests of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants
Semiochemicals for the Management of Agricultural Pests
Improvement of Bioherbicide Strategies for Invasive Weeds in Southern Cropping Systems
Biorational Management of Insect Pests of Temperate Tree Fruits
Classical Biological Control of Insect Pests of Crops, Emphasizing Tarnished Plant Bug, Soybean Aphid, and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Biologically Based Management of Cereal Aphids
Biological Control of Invasive Terrestrial and Riparian Weeds in the Far Western U.S. Region, with Emphasis on Thistles, Brooms and Cape-Ivy
Control of Tarnished Plant Bugs by Biocontrol and Other Methods
Biologically-Based Technologies for Management of Crop Insect Pests in Local and Areawide Programs
Biologically Based Management of Invasive Insect Pests and Weeds
Ipm Technologies for Insect Pests of Orchard Crops
Chemical Biology of Insect and Plant Signaling Systems
Insect Management Systems for Urban Small Farms and Gardens
Sustainable Management of Invasive and Indigenous Insects of Urban Landscapes
Biocontrol and Other Technologies for Control of Invasive Species, with Emphasis on Asian Longhorned Beetle and Related Species
Pre and Postharvest Treatment of Tropical and Other Commodities for Quarantine Security, Quality Maintenance, and Value Enhancement
Ecologically Based Pest Management in Modern Cropping Systems
Insect Ecology and Sustainable Systems for Insect Pest Management in the Southeastern Region
Systematics of Flies of Agricultural and Environmental Importance
Systematics of Beetles Important to Agriculture, Landscape Plants, and Biological Control
Development & Evaluation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Species Threatening the Everglades & Other Natural and Mananged Systems
Discovery and Characterization of Plant Pathogens for Biological Control of Invasive Weeds from Their Native Range
Ecology, Management and Environmental Impact of Weedy and Invasive Plant Species in a Changing Climate
Fungal Resources for Biological Control and High-Value Uses
Systematics of Lepidoptera: Invasive Species, Pests, and Biological Control Agents
Systematics of Parasitic and Herbivorous Wasps of Agricultural Importance
Ipm-Based Strategies for Incorporating Microbial Biological Control for Management of Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Pests
Mite Systematics and Arthropod Diagnostics with Emphasis on Invasive Species
Biocontrol of Invasive Pests Such As Emerald Ash Borer and Quarantine Services
Genetics and Evolution of Host Specificity of Insect Biological Control Agents, Emphasizing Aphids and Moths
Discovery, Biology and Ecology of Natural Enemies of Insect Pests of Crop and Urban and Natural Ecosystems
Discovery and Evaluation of Classical Biological Control Agents for Invasive Eurasian Weeds Affecting Agricultural and Natural Areas
Sustainable Pest Management Strategies for Arid-Land Crops
Mass Production of Biological Control Agents
Discovery & Development of Biological Control Agents for Weeds/insect PESTS...INVASIVE in the U.S. Native to Australia & Southeast Asia
Systematics of Hemiptera and Related Groups: Plant Pests, Predators, and Disease Vectors
Management of Insects That Attack Horticultural, Turf, and Nursery Crops
Ecologically Based Management of Boll Weevils and Other Row Crop Pests under Transition to Boll Weevil Eradication in Temperate Regions
Biological Control of Swallow-Worts, Invasive Weeds of the Northeastern United States
Insecticide Resistance Management and New Control Strategies for Pests of Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybean, and Sweet Potato
Nematode, Disease, Weed, Insect and Mite Control on Minor Food Crops and Ornamentals
Development of a Decision-Support System for the Ecologically-Based Management of Cheatgrass and Medusahead-Infested Rangeland
Development of Biological Control Techologies & Strategies for Arthropod Pests of Perennial Tropical Crops Imp. to the Us, .. Coffee
Integrated Pest Management for Key Pests of Pecan and Peach
Herbicide Efficacy Studies in Ornamental and Vegetable Crops
Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products
Development of High Quality, Cost-Effective, Mass-Reared Biocontrol Agents for Small and Urban Farms, Organic Farms and Greenhouses
Integrated Weed Management Systems for Organic and Conventional Crops of the Southeastern Coastal Plain
Development of Multi-Tactic Weed Management Systems for Sustainable Crop Production
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Vegetables and Sugar Crops
Novel Weed Management Solutions: a Basis in Understanding Bud and Seed Dormancy
Minor Use Pesticide Testing on Floral and Nursery Crops
Developing Integrated Weed and Insect Management Systems for Efficient and Sustainable Sugarcane Production
Discovery and Development of Chemicals for Integrated Pest Management of Biting Arthropods and Urban Pests
New Crop and Soil Management Systems to Improve Sugarcane Production Efficiency
Ecologically-Based Management of Insect Pests of Corn, with Emphasis on Corn Borers, Rootworms, and Cutworms
Minor Use Weed Management
Minor Use Pesticide-Food/ornamentals
Residue Analysis of Minor Use Pesticides
Field Testing of Minor Use Pesticides
Magnitude of the Residue Analyses in Minor Crops from Experimental Applications of Pesticides
Coordination Activities for Research to Register Minor Use of Pesticides
Pesticide Trials in Vegetable and Ornamental Crops to Support the Ir-4 Program
Characterization and Mitigation of Herbicide-Resistant and Recalcitrant Weeds
Projects
HEADQUARTERS COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS - CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION (CPP)
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 407777
14th Annual NAPPC International Conference
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 427318
MOU BETWEEN ARS/USDA AND THE POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP (P2)
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 421289
Latin American Biological Control of Weeds and Insects
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 422489
Exploration for Natural Enemies of Invasive Species Originating from China and the Surrounding Areas during 2014-2019
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427598

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The i5K Initiative: Advancing arthropod genomics for knowledge, human health, agriculture, and the environment - (Review Article)
Evans, J.D., Brown, S.J., Hackett, K.J., Richards, S., Lawson, D., Elsik, C., Coddington, J., Edwards, O., Emrich, S., Gabaldon, T., Goldsmith, M., Hanes, G.W., Misof, B., Mu-Oz-Torres, M., Niehuis, O., Papanicolaou, A., Pfrender, M., Poelchau, M., Purcell, M.F., Robertson, H.M., Ryder, O., Tagu, D., Torres, T., Zdobnov, E., Zhang, G., Zhou, X. 2013. The i5K Initiative: Advancing arthropod genomics for knowledge, human health, agriculture, and the environment. Journal of Heredity. 104(5):595-600.
Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibbs, R.A., Weinstock, G.M., Evans, J.D., Maleszka, R., Robertson, H.M., Robinson, G.E., Weaver, D.B., Worley, K.C., Beye, M., Bork, P., Elsik, C.G., Hartfelder, K., Hunt, G.J., Zdobnov, E.M., Amdam, G.V., Bitondi, M.M., Collins, A.M., Cristino, A.S., Lafforff, H.G., Lobo, C.H., Moritz, R.F., Nunes, F.M., Simoes, Z.L., Wheeler, D., Hackett, K.J., Aronstein, K.A., Lopez, D.L., Decanini, L.I., Chen, Y., Sakazume, N., Sasaki, D., Tagami, M., Albert, S., Baggerman, G., Beggs, K.T., Bloch, G., Cazzamali, G., Drapeau, M.D., Eisenhardt, D., Emore, C., Ewing, M.A., Foret, S., Grimmelikhuijzen, C.U., Hauser, F., Hummon, A.B., Huybrechts, J., Jones, A.K., Kaplan, N., Kucharski, R., Leboulle, G., Linial, M., Littleton, T.J., Mercer, A.R., Richmand, T.A., Rodriguez-Zas, S.L., Rubin, E.B., Sattelle, D.B., Schlipalius, D., Schoofs, L., Sweedler, J.V., Verleyen, P., Vierstraete, E., Williams, G., Williamson, M.R., Ament, S.A., Brown, S.J., Corona, M., Dearden, P.K., Dunn, A.W., Elekonich, M.M., Fahrbach, S.E., Fujiyuki, T., Gattermeier, I., Gempe, T., Hasselmann, M., Kadowaki, T., Kage, E., Kamikouchi, A., Kubo, T., Kunieda, T., Lorenzen, M.D., Milshina, N.V., Morioka, M., Mougel, F., Ohashi, K., Overbeek, R., Page, R.E., Ross, C.A., Schioett, M., Shippy, T., Takeuchi, H., Toth, A.L., Velarde, R., Willis, J.H., Wilson, M.J., Berenbaum, M.R., Cohen, M., Gordon, K.H., Letunic, I. et al. 2006. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Nature. 443:931-949.
Spiroplasma Poulsonii Sp. NOV., a New Species Associated with Male Lethality in Drosophila Willistoni, a Neotropical Species of Fruit Fly - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Aug-98)
Entomoplasma Freundtii, Sp. Nov, a New Species from a Green Tiger Beetle (Coleoptera:cicindelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Jul-98)
Revised Group Classification of the Genus Spiroplasma - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Apr-98)
In Vitro Production of Baculoviruses:selection of Cell Lines to Optimize Yields - (Proceedings) - (02-Apr-98)
Hagv Interference with Progression of Hzsnpv Disease in Helicoverpa Zea Larvae - (Abstract Only) - (22-Apr-97)
First Spiroplasma Isolation from Caterpillars (Satin Moth-Stilpnotia Salicis) - (Abstract Only) - (20-Dec-96)
Spiroplasma Montanum Sp. NOV., from Hybomitra Horse Flies at Northern Latitudes in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Dec-96)
Four New Spiroplasma Species from Tabanid (Diptera:tabanidae) Flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Dec-96)
Spiroplasma Lampyridicola Sp. NOV., from the Firefly Beetle Photuris Pennsylvanicus - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Nov-96)
Reduction of Benzyl Viologen Distinguishes Mollicutes Genera - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Sep-96)
Amended Data on Arginine Utilization by Spiroplasma Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Jul-96)
Spiroplasma Diabroticae Sp. Nov. from the Southern Corn Rootworm Beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Jun-96)
First Isolation of the Colorado Potato Beetle Spiroplasma from Europe: Improved Cultivation Systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-Jun-96)
Spiroplasma Litorale Sp. NOV., from Tabanid (Tabanidae: Diptera) Flies in the Southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-May-96)
Spiroplasma Leptinotarsae, Sp. NOV., a Mollicute - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Apr-96)
Spiroplasma Syrphicola Sp. Nov. from Syrphid Flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Feb-96)
Serologic (Spiroplasma Motility Inhibition Test) and Molecular Homology among Colorado Potato Beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Oct-95)
Spiroplasmas As Biological Control Agents of Insect Pests - (Other) - (01-Oct-95)
Serologic and Genomic Relatedness of Group XIV Spiroplasma Isolates from a Lampyrid Beetle and Tabanid Flies: a Taxonomic and Ecological Paradox - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Sep-95)
The Fate of Spiroplasma Fed to Non-Host Insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Jul-95)
Cultivation of Spiroplasma in Undefined and Defined Media - (Book / Chapter) - (30-Jun-95)
Biology of the Chrysomelidae, Vol Iii-V - (Book / Chapter) - (30-Jun-95)
Identification of Mollicutes from Insects - (Book / Chapter) - (20-Apr-95)
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) for Pastueuria Nishizawae - (Abstract Only) - (19-Apr-95)
ARS News Articles
Program Teams
Crop Protection and Quarantine (304) (co-leader)
Crop Production (305) (co-leader)
Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology (104)
 
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