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Lindsey R Milbrath
Biological Integrated Pest Management Unit
Research Entomologist

Phone: (607) 254-7268
Fax: (607) 255-1132
Room 136
USDA-ARS, ROBERT W. HOLLEY CENTER
TOWER ROAD
ITHACA, NY, 14853-2901

Projects
FIELD SURVEYS ON THE NATURAL ENEMIES ASSOCIATED WITH SWALLOW-WORT (VINCETOXICUM SPP.) IN CHINA
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 421616
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF SWALLOW-WORTS, INVASIVE WEEDS OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420644
DEMOGRAPHY OF THE INVASIVE PERENNIALS PALE AND BLACK SWALLOW-WORT (VINCETOXICUM SPP.)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419442

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Pale Swallowwort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) response to cutting and herbicides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R., Bittner, T., Wesley, F.R. 2013. Pale Swallowwort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) response to cutting and herbicides. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6:381-390.
Demographic matrix model for informing swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R., Biazzo, J., Davis, A.S. 2013. Demographic matrix model for informing swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. http://wssaabstracts.com/public/17/abstract-204.html.
Preliminary studies on seed dispersal of swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Abstract Only)
Stokes, C.A., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2013. Preliminary studies on seed dispersal of swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.). Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. http://wssaabstracts.com/public/17/abstract-197.html.
Emergence and performance of two invasive Swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) in contrasting soil types and soil pH - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Magidow, L.C., Ditommaso, A., Ketterings, Q.M., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2013. Emergence and performance of two invasive Swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) in contrasting soil types and soil pH. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6:281-291.
New biological information on the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2012. New biological information on the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.)[abstract]. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 125. Available: (Http://wssaabstracts.com/public/9/abstract-125.html).
Development and reproduction of the foxglove aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Biazzo, J. 2012. Development and reproduction of the foxglove aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.). Environmental Entomology. 41:665-668. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EN11239.
First report of blight caused by Sclerotium rolfsii on the invasive exotic weed, Vincetoxicum rossicum (pale swallow-wort) in western New York - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, D.M., Castrillo, L.A., Donzelli, B.G., Milbrath, L.R. 2012. First report of blight caused by Sclerotium rolfsii on the invasive exotic weed, Vincetoxicum rossicum (pale swallow-wort) in western New York. Plant Disease. 96:456.
Swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control update - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R. 2012. Swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control update. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 81.
Phytotoxicity of antofine from invasive swallow-worts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, D.M., Krasnoff, S., Biazzo, J., Milbrath, L.R. 2011. Phytotoxicity of antofine from invasive swallow-worts. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:871-879.
Multi-year survival, growth and maturation of invasive swallow-wort juveniles (Vincetoxicum spp.) across a habitat gradient - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R., Ditommaso, A., Biazzo, J., Morris, S.H. 2011. Multi-year survival, growth and maturation of invasive swallow-wort juveniles (Vincetoxicum spp.) across a habitat gradient [abstract]. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. 66 Available: http://wssaabstracts.com/public/4/abstract-66.html).
Survival, growth, and fecundity of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum) in New York State - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2011. Survival, growth, and fecundity of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum) in New York State. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 4:198-206. DOI: 10.1614/IPSM-D-10-00034.1.
Response of the invasive vine pale swallow-wort following two years of mowing and herbicide application - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R., Bittner, T. 2011. Response of the invasive vine pale swallow-wort following two years of mowing and herbicide application. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. 65:40.
Establishment of the invasive perennial Vincetoxicum rossicum across a disturbance gradient in New York State, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Establishment of the invasive perennial Vincetoxicum rossicum across a disturbance gradient in New York State, USA. Plant Ecology. 211:65-77. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-010-9773-2.
A look at ploidy level of Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar. (Apocynaceae) from the perspective of a study of their invasion success - (Proceedings)
Guermache, F., Bon, M., Jones, W.A., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. A look at ploidy level of Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar. (Apocynaceae) from the perspective of a study of their invasion success. 15th European Weed Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Kaspovar, Hungary, 12-15 July 2010.
When population genetics meets biological control of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar) - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Jeanneau, M., Jones, W.A., Milbrath, L.R., Sforza, R., Dolgovskaya, M. 2010. When population genetics meets biological control of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar). 15th European Weed Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Kaspovar, Hungary, 12-15 July 2010.
Management of pale swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) using mowing and herbicides in two contrasting habitats - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Bittner, T., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Management of pale swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) using mowing and herbicides in two contrasting habitats. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 32.
Mapping the current and projected ranges of two swallow-wort invasive vines - (Abstract Only)
Little, N., Morse, S., Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Mapping the current and projected ranges of two swallow-wort ionvasive vines. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 54.
Phytophagous arthropods of invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.) in New York - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Phytophagous arthropods of invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.) in New York. Environmental Entomology. 39:68-78.
Interspecific variability and phenotypic plasticity in photosynthesis for the invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Whitlow, T.H., Milbrath, L.R., Ditommaso, A. 2010. Interspecific variability and phenotypic plasticity in photosynthesis for the invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.). Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts, PB-42. https://srm.conference-services.net/reports/template/onetextabstract.xml?xsl=template/onetextabstract.xsl&conferenceID=1756&abstractID=344907
Vegetative Expansion of the Invasive Swallow-worts in New York State - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2009. Vegetative Expansion of the Invasive Swallow-worts in New York State. In: G.R. Armel (Ed.), Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 40.
Pale Swallow-wort Establishment and Survival in Four Disturbance Regimens in New York State - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2009. Pale Swallow-wort Establishment and Survival in Four Disturbance Regimens in New York State. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. no. 270. Lawrence, KS:Weed Science Society of America. (http://wssa.net/Meetings/WSSAAbstracts/abstractsearch.php).
The Invasive Swallow-worts: What Do We Know About Their Biology and Management? - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. The Invasive Swallow-worts: What Do We Know About Their Biology and Management?. International Allelopathy Congress. p. 71-72.
Growth and reproduction of invasive Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum under artificial defoliation and different light environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Growth and reproduction of invasive Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum under artificial defoliation and different light environments. Botany. 86:1279-1290.
Pale Swallow-wort: It’s Establishing and Expanding. How Can We Control It? - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Pale Swallow-wort: It’s Establishing and Expanding. How Can We Control It?. Meeting Abstract. Northeast Natural History Conference X Abstracts. NY. State Museum Circular 71:5.
Emergence and performance of pale and black swallow-wort on two New York soils at three pH levels - (Abstract Only)
Magidow, L.C., Ditommaso, A., Ketterings, Q.M., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Emergence and performance of pale and black swallow-wort on two New York soils at three pH levels. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. No. 266. [CD-ROM]. Vol. 48. Lawrence, KS: Weed Science Society of America. (http://wssa.net/Meetings/WSSAAbstracts/abstractsearch.php).
Does soil pH influence swallow-wort distribution in its current range? - (Abstract Only)
Magidow,, L.C., Ditommaso,, A., Ketterings,, Q.M., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Does soil pH influence swallow-wort distribution in its current range?. In: G. R. Armel (Ed.), Proceedings of 62nd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 21.
Pale swallow-wort establishment and survival across four disturbance regimes - (Abstract Only)
Averill,, K.M., Ditommaso,, A., Mohler,, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Pale swallow-wort establishment and survival across four disturbance regimes. In: G. R. Armel (Ed.), Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 6.
Overwintering survival, phenology, voltinism, and reproduction among different populations of the leaf beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Deloach Jr, C.J., Tracy, J.L. 2007. Overwintering survival, phenology, voltinism, and reproduction among different populations of the leaf beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology. 36:1356-1364.
Vegetative expansion and seed output of swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A. 2008. Vegetative expansion and seed output of swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.). In: Julien, M.H., Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L., Rector, B.G. (Editors). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 23-27, 2007, La Grande Motte, France. CAB International Wallingford, UK. p. 251.
Pinpointing the origin of North American invasive Vincetoxicum spp. using phylogeographical markers - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Sforza, R., Jones, W.A., Hurard, C., Milbrath, L.R., Darbyshire, S. 2008. Pinpointing the origin of North American invasive Vincetoxicum spp. using phylogeographical markers. In: Julien, M.H., Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L., and Rector, B.G., editors. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 23-27, 2007, La Grande Motte, France. CAB International Wallingford, UK. p. 448.
Emergence and Performance of Two Swallow-wort Species on Soils of Varying pH and Origin - (Abstract Only)
Magidow, L.C., Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R., Mohler, C.L. 2007. Emergence and Performance of Two Swallow-wort Species on Soils of Varying pH and Origin. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p.12.
Vegetative Expansion and Seedling Fate of Swallow-Worts (Vincetoxicum SPP.), Introduced Invasive Vines in the Northeastern United States - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Morris, S.H., Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Vegetative expansion and seedling fate of swallow-worts (vincetoxicum spp.), introduced invasive vines in the northeastern united states [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. 91:16.
Acceptability and Suitability of Athel, Tamarix Aphylla, to the Leaf Beetle Diorhabda Elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a Biological Control Agent of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Deloach Jr, C.J. 2006. Acceptability and suitability of athel, tamarix aphylla, to the leaf beetle diorhabda elongata (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar (tamarix spp.). Environmental Entomology. 35:1379-1389.
Research and Initial Success on Biological Control of Saltcedar in the United States, with Emphasis on Texas and New Mexico - (Proceedings) - (13-Feb-06)
Clonal Expansion and Reproductive Output of the Invasive Vine Pale Swallow-Wort (Vincetoxicum Rossicum) in Central NY State - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Morris, S.H., Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Clonal expansion and reproductive output of the invasive vine pale swallow-wort (vincetoxicum rossicum) in central NY state. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 57.
Swallow-Worts (Vincetoxicum SPP.): a New Weed Target for Biological Control - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Swallow-worts (vincetoxicum spp.): a new weed target for biological control. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. no.126. [CD-ROM]. Vol. 46. Lawrence, KS: Weed Science Society of America.
Importance of Generating Biological Data for Development of a Biological Control Program Against the Non-Native Invasive Vines, Pale Swallow-Wort (Vincetoxicum Rossicum) and Black Swallow-Wort (V. Nigrum) - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Importance of generating biological data for development of a biological control program against the non-native invasive vines, pale swallow-wort (vincetoxicum rossicum) and black swallow-wort (v. nigrum). Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. no.186. [CD-ROM]. Vol.46. Lawrence, KS: Weed Science Society of America.
Host Specificity of Different Populations of the Leaf Beetle Diorhabda Elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a Biological Control Agent of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Deloach Jr, C.J. 2006. Host specificity of different populations of the leaf beetle diorhabda elongata (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar (tamarix spp.). Biological Control. 36:32-48.
First Results for Control of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) in the Open Field in the Western United States - (Proceedings)
Deloach, C.J., Carruthers, R.I., Dudley, T.L., Eberts, D., Kazmer, D.J., Knutson, A.E., Bean, D.W., Knight, J., Lewis, P.A., Milbrath, L.R., Tracy, J.L., Knight, J., Tomic-Carruthers, N., Herr, J.C., Abbott, G., Prestwich, S., Harruff, G., Everitt, G.H., Thompson, D.C., Mityaev, I., Jashenko, R., Li, B., Sobhian, R., Kirk, A., Robbins, T.O., Delfosse, E.S. 2004. First results for control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in the open field in the western United States. In: Cullen, J.M., Briese, D.T., Kriticos, D.J., Lonsdale, W.M., Morin, L., Skott, J.K., editors. Proceedings of XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia. p. 505-513.
Suitability of Diorhabda Elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for Biological Control of Saltcedars (Tamarix SPP.) in the Southern United States and Northern Mexico - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., Herr, J.C., Knutson, A.E., Tracy, J.L., Bean, D.W., Rodriguez-del-Bosque, L.A., Carruthers, R.I., Deloach, C.J. 2003. Suitability of Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for biological control of saltcedars (Tamarix spp.) in the southern United States and northern Mexico. In: Memoirs of the XXVI Congresso Nacional de Control Biologico, November 3-8, 2003, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. p. 225-227.
Initial Results of Biological Control of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) in the United States - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., DeLoach, C.J., Knutson, A.E. 2003. Initial results of biological control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in the United States. Proceedings of the Symposium, Saltcedar and Water Resources in the West. p. 135-141.
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