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John A Goolsby
Tick and Biting Fly Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (956) 205-7656
Fax: (956) 205-7639
USDA,ARS,CATTLE FEVER TICK RESEARCH LABORATORY
MOORE AIR BASE BLD 6419
EDINBURG, TX, 78541

Projects
Field Collection of Biological Control Agents for Cogongrass and Cattle Fever Tick in the Philippines
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 426917
Genomics of Livestock Pests
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427176
Innovative Technologies to Control Invasive Species that Impact Livestock
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427622
BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF TICKS OF VETERINARY AND HUMAN IMPORTANCE
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418521
Cooperative Research to Capture Wild White-Tailed Deer for Determination of Tick Density on Such Deer in Specific Areas
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 425385
Pilot Program to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Biological Control to Reduce the Impact of Invasive Carrizo Cane on the Rio Grande River
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 424358
IDENTIFICATION OF THE ORIGIN OF THE INVASIVE COGONGRASS AND PRELIMINARY EXPLORATION FOR POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 424906
Investigation of the Impact of Arundo donax in Mexico and Evaluation of Candidate Biological Control Agents
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425084
DEVELOPMENT OF MASS REARING METHODS FOR THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF ARUNDO DONAX, RHIZASPIDIOTUS DONACIS, THE ARUNDO SCALE
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419582
Characterization of the Invasion of the Cattle Fever Tick in West Africa and Evaluation of the Associated Threats for Livestock Health
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426655

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Biological studies and field observations in Europe of Lasioptera donacis potential biological control agent of giant reed, Arundo donax, an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas and Mexico - (Proceedings) - (10-Oct-14)
Pathogenic landscape of transboundary zoonotic diseases in the Mexico-US border along the Rio Grande - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Sep-14)
Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Aug-14)
An airborne multispectral imaging system based on two consumer-grade cameras for agricultural remote sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K., Goolsby, J. 2014. An airborne multispectral imaging system based on two consumer-grade cameras for agricultural remote sensing. Remote Sensing. 6:5257-5278.
First host record for Acrapex azumai Sugi (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Takasu, K., Yoshiyasu, Y., Burrell,, A.M., Klein, P., Racelis, A.E., Goolsby, J., Overholt, W.A. 2014. First host record for Acrapex azumai Sugi (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Lepidoptera Science. 65:30-35.
Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth of Arundo donax and on rearing of a biological control agent, the shoot gall-forming wasp Tetramesa romana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2014. Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth of Arundo donax and on rearing of a biological control agent, the shoot gall-forming wasp Tetramesa romana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24:503-517.
Characterization of management and environmental factors associated with regional variations in potato zebra chip occurrence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Workneh, F., Henne, D., Goolsby, J., Crosslin, J., Whipple, S., Bradshaw, J., Rashed, A., Paetzold, L. 2013. Characterization of management and environmental factors associated with regional variations in potato zebra chip occurrence. Phytopathology. 103:1235-1242.
Evaluation of Biogeographical Factors in the Native Range to Improve the Success of Biological Control Agents in the Introduced Range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Racelis, A., Goolsby, J.B., Kirk, A., Massimo, C., Grusak, M.A., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2013. Evaluation of Biogeographical Factors in the Native Range to Improve the Success of Biological Control Agents in the Introduced Range. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(10):1213-1230.
Mass-rearing Bemisia parasitoids for support of classical and augmentative biological control programs - (Book / Chapter) - (14-Jun-13)
Mass-production of the arundo wasp and other insects for biological weed control - (Abstract Only) - (17-May-13)
Evaluation of Spanish arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J.A., Cortes Mendoza, E., Moran, P.J., Adamczyk Jr., J.J., Marcos Garcia, M., Kirk, A.A. 2013. Evaluation of Spanish Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23:499-506.
Mass-rearing of the stem-galling wasp Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of the invasive weed Arundo donax - (Book / Chapter)
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J., Racelis, A.E., Cohen, A.C., Ciomperlik, M.A., Summy, R.K., Sands, D.A., Kirk, A.A. 2013. Mass-rearing of the stem-galling wasp Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of the invasive weed Arundo donax. In: Morales-Ramos, J.A., Shapiro-Ilan, D., Rojas, G., editors. Mass-Rearing of Beneficial Organisms. San Diego, CA: Elsevier. p. 163-201.
Rapid Assessment of Above-Ground Biomass of Giant Reed Using Visibility Estimates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A., Goolsby, J. 2013. Rapid Assessment of Above-Ground Biomass of Giant Reed Using Visibility Estimates. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 64:61-66.
Topping of Arundo donax as a pre-treatment to biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2013. Topping of Arundo donax as a pre-treatment to biological control. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 64:54-60.
Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of Giant Reed, Arundo donax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Summy, K.R., Lieman, J., Mamachen, A., Gandy, Y.P., Mamachen, A., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2013. Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of Giant Reed, Arundo donax. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:54-64.
Rhizaspidiotus Donacis (Hemiptera, Diaspididae) Licensed Agent for control. First Results of Biological Monitoring Plan of Giant Reed in the U.S. - (Popular Publication)
Cortes, E.A., Marcos-Garcia, M., Goolsby, J. 2012. Rhizaspidiotus Donacis (Hemiptera, Diaspididae) Licensed Agent for control. First Results of Biological Monitoring Plan of Giant Reed in the U.S. Popular Publication. 40:8-12.
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit Scientific Update - (Other) - (12-Sep-12)
Use and costs of insecticdes to control potato psyllids and zebra chip on potatoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guenthner, J., Goolsby, J., Greenway, G. 2012. Use and costs of insecticdes to control potato psyllids and zebra chip on potatoes. Southwestern Entomologist. 37(3):263-270.
Use and costs of insecticides to control zebra chip and psyllids - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Aug-12)
Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. - (Proceedings)
Wu, Y., Johnson, T., Sing, S., Raghu, S., Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Warner, K., Center, T., Goolsby, J., Reardon, R. 2013. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 536.
Impact of potato planting timing on potato zebra chip disease incidence in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Munyaneza, J.E., Buchman, J.L., Sengoda, V.G., Goolsby, J., Ochoa, A.P., Trevino, J., Schuster, G. 2012. Impact of potato planting timing on potato zebra chip disease incidence in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 37:253-262.
Seasonal population dynamics of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) and its associated pathogen "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" in potatoes in the southern Great Plains of North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Crosslin, J., Troxclair, N., Anciso, J., Bester, G.G., Bradshaw, J., Bynum, E., Carpio, L., Henne, D., Joshi, A., Munyaneza, J.E., Porter, P., Sloderbeck, P., Supak, J., Rush, C., Willett, F.J., Zechmann, B., Zens, B.A. 2012. Seasonal population dynamics of the potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) and its associated pathogen "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" in potatoes in the southern Great Plains of North America. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(4):1268-1276.
Passive restoration potential of riparian areas invaded by giant reed (Arundo donax) in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Rubio, A., Vaughan, T., Goolsby, J. 2012. Passive restoration potential of riparian areas invaded by giant reed (Arundo donax) in Texas. Ecological Restoration. 30(2):103-105.
Applying six classifiers to airborne hyperspectral imagery for detecting giant reed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Goolsby, J., Everitt, J.H., Du, Q. 2012. Applying six classifiers to airborne hyperspectral imagery for detecting giant reed. Geocarto International. 27(5):413-424.
Grape rootstock variety influence on Pierce’s Disease symptoms in chardonnay Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Cousins, P.S., Goolsby, J. 2011. Grape rootstock variety influence on Pierce’s Disease symptoms in chardonnay. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium. 2011: 99.
Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of giant reed, Arundo donax - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Sep-11)
Mapping giant reed along the Rio Grande using airborne and satellite imagery - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Everitt, J.H., Goolsby, J., Racelis, A.E. 2011. Mapping giant reed along the Rio Grande using airborne and satellite imagery. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. CDROM.
Biological control as a tool to mitigate economic impacts of facilitative ecological interactions between the giant reed and cattle fever ticks - (Abstract Only) - (11-Sep-11)
Establishment of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax - (Research Notes)
Goolsby, J., Kirk, A.A., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Cortes, E.C., Garcia, M.M., Jimenez, M.M., Summy, K.R., Ciomperlik, M.A., Sands, D.P. 2011. Establishment of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax. Southwestern Entomologist. 36(3):373-374.
Applying spectral unmixing and support vector machine to airborne hyperspectral imagery for detecting giant reed - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Goolsby, J., Everitt, J.H., Du, Q. 2011. Applying spectral unmixing and support vector machine to airborne hyperspectral imagery for detecting giant reed. IEEE IGARSS Annual Proceedings. 2011 CDROM.
Facilitative ecological interactions between invasive species: Arundo donax (Poaceae) stands as favorable habitat for cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) along the U.S.-Mexico border - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Davey, R.B., Goolsby, J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Varner, K., Duhaime, R. 2012. Facilitative ecological interactions between invasive species: Arundo donax (Poaceae) stands as favorable habitat for cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) along the U.S.-Mexico border. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(2):410-417.
Mapping giant reed (Arundo donax) infestations along the Texas-Mexico portion of the Rio Grande using aerial photography - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Everitt, J.H., Goolsby, J. 2011. Mapping giant reed (Arundo donax) infestations along the Texas-Mexico portion of the Rio Grande using aerial photography. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 4:402-410.
Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cortes, E., Kirk, A., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Marcos-Garcia, M.A. 2011. Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(11):1369-1373.
Density-dependent impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on the productivity and physiology of giant reed - (Abstract Only)
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2011. Density-dependent impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on the productivity and physiology of giant reed. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Plant level impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on growth and eco-physiology of the invasive giant reed - (Abstract Only)
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2011. Plant level impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on growth and eco-physiology of the invasive giant reed. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Laboratory host range of Austromusotima camptozonale (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a potential biological control agent of Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boughton, A.J., Buckingham, G.R., Bennett, C., Zonneveld, R., Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W., Center, T.D. 2011. Laboratory host range of Austromusotima camptozonale (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a potential biological control agent of Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(6):643-676
The effect of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), on shoot growth of the invasive plant Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cortes, E., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Marcos-Garcia, M.A. 2011. The effect of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), on shoot growth of the invasive plant Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(5):535-545.
Entomopathogenic Fungi (Hypocreales) for Control of Potato Psyllid - (Proceedings)
Lacey, L.A., Liu, T.X., Buchman, J.L., Munyaneza, J.E., Goolsby, J. 2011. Entomopathogenic Fungi (Hypocreales) for Control of Potato Psyllid. Meeting Proceedings of the 10th Annual Zebra Chip Conference, Nov 7-10, 2010, Dallas, TX. pp 74-77.
A decision-support tool to predict spray deposition of insecticides in commercial potato fields and its implications for their performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nansen, C., Vaughn, K., Xue, Y., Rush, C., Workneh, F., Goolsby, J., Troxclair, N., Anciso, J., Gregory, A., Holman, D., Hammond, A., Mirkov, E., Tantravahi, P., Martini, X. 2011. A decision-support tool to predict spray deposition of insecticides in commercial potato fields and its implications for their performance. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(4):1138-1145.
Estimating water use by giant reed along the Rio Grande River using a large aperture scintillometer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gowda, P., Goolsby, J., Yang, C., Basu, S., Racelis, A.E., Howell, T.A. 2011. Estimating water use by giant reed along the Rio Grande River using a large aperture scintillometer. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:1-6.
Invasive plant-invasive insect interactions: Giant reed invasions as suitable refuge for cattle fever ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Abstract Only) - (12-Dec-10)
Entomopathogenic fungi (Hypocreales) for control of potato psyllid, Bactericerta cockerelli (Sulc)(Hemiptera: Triozidae) in an area endemic for zebra chip disease of potato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacey, L.A., Liu, T.X., Buchman, J., Munyaneza, J.E., Goolsby, J., Horton, D.R. 2011. Entomopathogenic fungi (Hypocreales) for control of potato psyllid, Bactericerta cockerelli (Sulc)(Hemiptera: Triozidae) in an area endemic for zebra chip disease of potato. Biological Control. 56:271-278.
Shift in rules of engagement for eradication of cattle fever ticks in the United States - (Proceedings) - (01-Jul-10)
Spectral Unmixing of airborne hyperspectral imagery for mapping giant reed infestations - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Du, Q., James, E.H., Goolsby, J., Younan, N.H. 2010. Spectral Unmixing of airborne hyperspectral imagery for mapping giant reed infestations. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. CDROM.
Development of an inundative, aerial release technique for the Arundo wasp, biological control agent of the invasive Arundo donax L. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Goolsby, J., Penk, R., Jones, K., Roland, T.J. 2010. Development of an inundative, aerial release technique for the Arundo wasp, biological control agent of the invasive Arundo donax L. Southwestern Entomologist. 35(4):495-501.
Ecophysiological responses of giant reed (Arundo donax) to herbivory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.W., Watts, D.A., Goolsby, J. 2010. Ecophysiological responses of giant reed (Arundo donax) to herbivory. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 3:521-529.
Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Driesche, R.G., Carruthers, R.I., Center, T.D., Hoddle, M., Hough-Goldstein, J., Morin, L., Smith, L., Wagner, D.L., Fuester, R.W., Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., et al. 2010. Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems. Biological Control. 54(SUPPL. 1):S2-S33.
Using aerial photography for mapping giant reed infestations along the Texas-Mexico portion of the Rio Grande. - (Proceedings)
Yang, C., Everitt, J.H., Goolsby, J. 2010. Using aerial photography for mapping giant reed infestations along the Texas-Mexico portion of the Rio Grande. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Proceedings. CDROM.
Incidence of “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” in potato psyllids collected in the south-central United States - (Proceedings) - (01-Apr-10)
Plant community responses following the periodic selective removal of giant reed (Arundo donax) in Webb County Laredo, TX - (Abstract Only) - (01-Apr-10)
Application of scintillometry to estimate water use by giant reed (Arndo Donax L.)- A perennial invasive weed along the Rio Grande River near Laredo, Texas - (Abstract Only)
Gowda, P., Goolsby, J., Howell, T.A., Yang, C., Basu, S. 2012. Application of scintillometry to estimate water use by giant reed (Arndo Donax L.)- A perennial invasive weed along the Rio Grande River near Laredo, Texas. International Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Plant Diseases, January 25, 2010, Weslaco, Texas. 2010 CDROM.
Economic implications for the biological control of Arundo donax: Rio Grande Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seawright, E.K., Rister, E.M., Lacewell, R.D., McCorkle, D.A., Sturdivant, A.W., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2009. Economic implications for the biological control of Arundo donax: Rio Grande Basin. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):377-394.
Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):347-357.
Pre-release assessment of impact on Arundo donax by the candidate biological control agents, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Homoptera: Diaspididae) under quarantine conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Spencer, D.F., Whitehand, L.C. 2009. Pre-release assessment of impact on Arundo donax by the candidate biological control agents, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) and Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Homoptera: Diaspididae) under quarantine conditions. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):359-376.
Economic implications for the biological control of Arundo donax: Rio Grande Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Seawright, E.K., Rister, M.E., Lacewell, R.D., McCorkle, D.A., Sturdivant, A.W., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2009. Economic implications for the biological control of Arundo donax: Rio Grande Basin. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):377-393.
Analysis of genetic relationships between potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) populations in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala using ITS2 and inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jackson, B.C., Goolsby, J., Wyzykowski, A., Vitovksy, N., Bextine, B. 2009. Analysis of genetic relationships between potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) populations in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala using ITS2 and inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) data. Subtropical Plant Science. 61:1-5.
New state record for the silverleaf whitefly parasitoid Encarsia sophia in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Pfannenstiel, R.S., Evans, G.A. 2009. New state record for the silverleaf whitefly parasitoid Encarsia sophia in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(3):327-328.
Using QuickBird satellite imagery to estimate giant reed infestations in the Rio Grande Basin of Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Goolsby, J., Everitt, J.H. 2009. Using QuickBird satellite imagery to estimate giant reed infestations in the Rio Grande Basin of Mexico. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 3:033530.
New records of Pipunculidae attacking proconiine sharpshooter (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Proconiini) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skevington, J.H., Goolsby, J. 2009. New records of Pipunculidae attacking proconiine sharpshooter (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Proconiini). Journal of Entomological Society of Ontario. 140:19-26.
Laboratory host range testing of Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - a potential biological control agent of the invasive weed, Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boughton, A.J., Bennett, C., Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W. 2009. Laboratory host range testing of Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) - a potential biological control agent of the invasive weed, Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae). Biocontrol Science and Technology, 19, 369-390.
Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America. Biological Control. 49:160-168.
Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2009. Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed. Biological Control. 49:169-179.
Impact of Different Potato Psyllid Populations on Zebra Chip Disease Incidence, Severity, and Potato Yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Munyaneza, J.E., Buchman, J.L., Upton, J.E., Goolsby, J., Crosslin, J., Bester, G., Miles, G.P., Sengoda, V.G. 2008. Impact of Different Potato Psyllid Populations on Zebra Chip Disease Incidence, Severity, and Potato Yield. Subtropical Plant Science 60:27-37.
New host association for Mexican rice borer in Texas - (Research Notes)
Solis, M.A., Goolsby, J. 2008. New host association for Mexican rice borer in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 33(3):237.
Development and impact of biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax, in the Rio Grande Basin of the U.S. and Mexico - (Abstract Only)
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Contreras-Arquieta, B., Watts, D., Moore, G., Spencer, D.F., Seaqright, E., Lacewell, R. 2008. Development and impact of biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax, in the Rio Grande Basin of the U.S. and Mexico. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Molecular comparison of Creontiades plant bugs from South Texas and Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coleman, R.J., Hereward, H.P., De Barro, P.J., Frohlich, D.R., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Goolsby, J. 2008. Molecular comparison of Creontiades plant bugs from South Texas and Australia. Southwestern Entomologist. 33(2):111-117.
Further Evidence that Zebra Chip Potato Disease in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is Associated with Bactericera cockerelli Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Munyaneza, J.E., Goolsby, J., Crosslin, J., Upton, J.E. 2007. Further Evidence that Zebra Chip Potato Disease in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is Associated with Bactericera cockerelli. Subtropical Plant Science 59:30-37.
Review of invertebrate biological control agent regulation in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA: recommendations for a harmonized European system - (Review Article)
Hunt, E.J., Kuhlmann, U., Sheppard, A., Qin, T.K., Barratt, I.P., Harrison, L., Mason, P.G., Parker, D., Flanders, R.V., Goolsby, J. 2008. Review of invertebrate biological control agent regulation in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA: Recommendations for a harmonized European system. Journal of Applied Entomology. 132:89-123.
Biological Control of Saltcedar and Giant Reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin - (Other)
Moran, P.J., Deloach Jr, C.J., Goolsby, J., Kirk, A., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Spencer, D.F., Pepper, A., Contreras-Arquieta, A., Nibling, F. 2007. Biological Control of Saltcedar and Giant Reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
An Egg Parasitoid, Ittys Nr. Ceresarum (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) of Creontiades Sp. (Heteroptera: Miridae) Collected from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Aug-07)
Seasonal abundance of sharpshooters, leafhoppers, and psyllids associated with potatoes affected by zebra chip disorder - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Bextine, B., Munyaneza, J.E., Setamou, M., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Bester, G. 2007. Seasonal abundance of sharpshooters, leafhoppers, and psyllids associated with potatoes affected by zebra chip disorder. Subtropical Plant Science. 59:15-23.
Development of an IPM program for management of the potato psyllid to reduce incidence of zebra chip disorder in potatoes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Bextine, B., Lin, D., Munyaneza, J.E. 2007. Development of an IPM program for management of the potato psyllid to reduce incidence of zebra chip disorder in potatoes. Subtropical Plant Science. 59:85-94.
Regulation of invertebrate biological control agents in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA: recommendations for Europe in its pursuit of a harmonised regulatory system. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Mar-07)
Arundo Donax - giant reed; an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin. - (Abstract Only)
Goolsby, J., Kirk, A., Jones, W.A., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Spencer, D.F., Tarin, D., Nibling, F. 2007. Arundo Donax - giant reed; an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin.. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Proceedings. CDROM.
Exploration for biological control agents in the native range of glassy-winged sharpshooter. - (Abstract Only)
Goolsby, J., Skevington, J., Bextine, B. 2006. Exploration for biological control agents in the native range of glassy-winged sharpshooter. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, November 27-29, 2006, San Diego, California. p. 67.
Maximizing the contribution of native-range studies towards the identification and prioritization of weed biocontrol agents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Palmer, B., Van Klinken, R. 2006. Maximizing the contribution of native-range studies towards the identification and prioritization of weed biocontrol agents. Australian Journal of Entomology. 45:276-285.
Proposed Field Release of Neomusotima Conspurcatalis (Warren) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a Defoliator of the Old World Climbing Fern, Lygodium Microphyllum (CAV.) R. Br. (Lygodiaceae) in Florida. - (Germplasm Release)
Pemberton, R.W., Goolsby, J. 2006. Proposed field release of neomusotima conspurcatalis (warren) (lepidoptera: crambidae), a defoliator of the old world climbing fern, lygodium microphyllum (cav.) r. br. (lygodiaceae) in florida. . Germplasm Release.
Exploration for biological control agents in the native range of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. - (Proceedings)
Goolsby, J., Setamou, M. 2005. Exploration for biological control agents in the native range of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Proceedings of CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, December 5-7, 2005, San Diego, California. p. 318-320.
Effect of host plant fertilization on the developmental biology and feeding preference of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. - (Proceedings)
Setamou, M., Goolsby, J., Patt, J.M. 2005. Effect of host plant fertilization on the developmental biology and feeding preference of the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Proceedings of CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium, December 5-7, 2005, San Diego, California. p. 101-104.
Release and recovery of exotic parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Book / Chapter) - (10-Oct-05)
Pre-Release Evaluation of Biological Control Agents for Silveleaf Whitefly with Recommendations for Other Countries Considering Release. - (Proceedings)
Goolsby, J., Debarro, P., Hoelmer, K.A., Kirk, A. 2005. Pre-release evaluation of biological control agents for silverleaf whitefly with recommendations for other countries considering release. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, September 10-14, 2005, Davos, Switzerland. p. 144-151.
Proposed Field Release of the Melaleuca Bud-Gall Fly, Fergusonina Turneri Taylor (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and Its Obligate Nematode, Fergusobia Quinquenervia for Control of the Australian Broad-Leaved Paper Bark Tree. - (Germplasm Release)
Center, T.D., Wineriter, S.A., Buckingham, G.R., Goolsby, J. Proposed field release of the melaleuca bud-gall fly, fergusonina turneri taylor (diptera: fergusoninidae) and its obligate nematode, fergusobia quinquenervia for control of the australian broad-leaved paper bark tree.. Germplasm Release. Federal Register Docket No. 04-106-1, 26th October 2004. Permit issued 21st January 2005.
Continental Comparisons of the Interaction Between Climate and the Herbivorous Mite, Floracarus Perrepae (Acari: Eriophyidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beach, L.R. 2005. Continental comparisons of the interaction between climate and the herbivorous mite, Floracarus perrepae (Acari: Eriophyidae). Journal of Experimental and Applied Acarology. 88(2):129-134
A New Record and Host Association for the Pigeonpea Pod Fly, Melanagromyza Obtusa (Malloch)(diptera: Agromyzidae), and Notes on Its Parasitoids in the Northern Territory, Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Makinson, J., Goolsby, J., Kirk, A., Meyerdirk, S. 2005. A new record and host association for the pigeonpea pod fly, Melanagromyza obtusa (Malloch)(Diptera: Agromyzidae), and notes on its parasitoids in the Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Entomologist. 32: 79-82
Quarantine evaluation of parasitoids imported into the U.S. for Bemisia tabaci biotype "B" - (Book / Chapter)
Goolsby, J., Legaspi, B., Legaspi, J.C. 2007. Quarantine evaluation of parasitoids imported into the U.S. for Bemisia tabaci biotype "B". In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K.A., Goolsby, J.A., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 121-128.
Field evaluation of Bemisia parasitoids in Texas - (Book / Chapter)
Ciomperlik, M.A., Goolsby, J. 2008. Field evaluation of Bemisia parasitoids in Texas. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4 Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 147-159.
Mass-rearing parasitoids for support of classical and augmentative biological control programs - (Book / Chapter)
Simmons, G.S., Pickett, C., Goolsby, J., Brown, J., Gould, J., Hoelmer, K.A., Chavarria, A. 2008. Mass-rearing Bemisia parasitoids for support of classical and augmentative biological control programs. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 111-119.
Releases of exotic parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci in San Joaquin Valley, California - (Book / Chapter)
Pickett, C., Simmons, G., Goolsby, J. 2008. Releases of exotic parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci in San Joaquin Valley, California. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 225-241.
Foreign exploration for insect natural enemies of Bemisia for use in biological control in the USA: A successful program - (Book / Chapter)
Kirk, A., Lacey, L.A., Goolsby, J. 2008. Foreign exploration for insect natural enemies of Bemisia for use in biological control in the USA: A successful program. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 17-31.
Molecular characterization with RAPD-PCR: application of genetic diagnostics to biological bontrol of the sweetpotato whitefly - (Book / Chapter)
Vacek, D.C., Ruiz, R.A., Ciomperlik, M.A., Goolsby, J. 2008. Molecular characterization with RAPD-PCR: application of genetic diagnostics to biological bontrol of the sweetpotato whitefly. In: Gould, J., Hoelmer, K., Goolsby, J., editors. Classical Biological Control of Bemisia tabaci in the United States - A Review of Interagency Research and Implementation. Vol. 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. p. 111-119.
Molecular characterization with RAPD-PCR: Application of genetic diagnostics to biological control of the sweetpotato whitefly - (Book / Chapter) - (10-Jan-05)
Pseudococcus Goodeniae (Hempiptera: Pseudococcidae) and Its Parasitoids in the Pilbara of Western Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Kirk, A. Pseudococcus goodeniae (Hempiptera: Pseudococcidae) and its parasitoids in the Pilbara of western Australia. Australian Entomologist. 32: 1-4
Post-Release Evaluation of Biological Control of Bemisia Tabaci Biotype "b" in the Usa and the Development of Predictive Tools to Guide Introductions for Other Countries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Debarro, P., Kirk, A., Sutherst, R., Canas, L., Ciomperlik, M., Ellsworth, P., Gould, J., Hartley, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Naranjo, S.E., Ruiz, R., Vacek, D. Post-release evaluation of biological control of Bemisia tabaci biotype "B" in the usa and the development of predictive tools to guide introductions for other countries. Biological Control. 32: 70-77
Proposed Field Release of the Australian Floracarus Perrepae Knihinicki & Boczek (Acariformes: Eriophyidae)a Leaf Roll Galler of the Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium Microphyllum) in Florida. - (Germplasm Release)
Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W. 2004 Proposed field release of the australian floracarus perrepae knihinicki & boczek (acariformes: eriophyidae)a leaf roll galler of the old world climbing fern (lygodium microphyllum) in florida.. Germplasm Release. On file at the US Dept of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Biological Control Documentation Center, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD USA
An Ultrastructural Study of the Relationship Between the Mite Floracarus Perrepae (Eriophyidae)and the Fern Lygodium Microphyllum (Cav) R. Br (Lygodiaceae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freeman, T., Goolsby, J., Ozman, S., Nelson, D.R. An ultrastructural study of the relationship between the mite floracarus perrepae (eriophyidae)and the fern lygodium microphyllum (cav) r. br (lygodiaceae).. Journal of Australian Entomology. 44:57-61.
Pre-Release Evaluation and Host Range Testing of Floracarus Perrepae (Eriophyidae) Genotypes for Biological Control of Old World Climbing Fern - (Proceedings)
Goolsby, J., Wright, T., Makinson, J.R., Hartley, D.M., Zonneveld, R. 2004. Pre-release evaluation and host range testing of floracarus perrepae (eriophyidae) genotypes for biological control of old world climbing fern. XI Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. (eds Cullen, J.M., Briese, D.T., Kriticos, D.J., Lonsdale, W.M., Morin, L. and Scott, J.K.) pp.113-116. CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia.(eds Cullen, J.M., Briese, D.T., Kriticos, D.J., Lonsdale, W.M., Morin, L. and Scott, J.K.) pp.113-116. CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia.
Identifying and Approving Biological Control Agents foreign Exploration. In: Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States, the Theory and Practice of Biological Control of Weeds. - (Book / Chapter)
Purcell, M., Goolsby, J., Forno, W. 2004 Foreign exploration. in: biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States, The Theory and Practice of Biological Control of Weeds. Eric M. Coombs, Janet K. Clark, Gary L. Piper, and Alfred F. Cofrancesco, Jr., eds. Oregon State Press, Corvallis, USA
Proposed Field Release of the Australian Cataclysta Camptozonale (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a Defoliator of Australian Old World Climbing Fern, Lygodium Microphyllum, in Florida - (Germplasm Release)
Buckingham, G.R., Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W. Proposed field release of the australian cataclysta camptozonale (hampson) (lepidoptera: crambidae), a defoliator of australian old world climbing fern, lygodium microphyllum, in florida. Germplasm Release.
Biological Control of Weeds: Research by the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service: Selected Case Studies - (Review Article)
QUIMBY JR, P.C., DELOACH JR, C.J., WINERITER, S.A., GOOLSBY, J., SOBHIAN, R., BOYETTE, C.D., ABBAS, H.K. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS: RESEARCH BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE: SELECTED CASE STUDIES. PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 59(6-7):671-680
An Ultrastructural Study of the Relationship Between the Mite Floracarus Sp. (Acarina: Eriophyidae) and the Fern Lygodium Microphyllum (Cav) R. Br (Schizaeaceae) - (Abstract Only) - (16-Jul-02)
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