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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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William Rodney Cooper (Rodney)
Fruit and Vegetable Insect Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (509) 454-4463
Fax: (509) 454-5646
YAKIMA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
5230 KONNOWAC PASS ROAD
WAPATO, WA, 98951

Projects
Biorational Management of Insect Pests of Temperate Tree Fruits
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420684
Bio-Rational Approaches to Manage Insect Pests of Potato Crops
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423691
Suppression of Pear Psylla Using Elicitors of Plant Defenses
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 426753

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Wolbachia-infection differs among potato psyllid haplotypes - (Proceedings) - (02-Apr-14)
Characterization of eight Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) biotypes using two-category resistant-susceptible plant responses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puterka, G.J., Nicholson, S.J., Brown, M.J., Cooper, W.R., Peairs, F.B., Randolph, T.L. 2014. Characterization of eight Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) biotypes using two-category resistant-susceptible plant responses. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(3):1274-1283.
Variation in Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) oviposition, survival, and development on Solanum bulbocastanum germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Bamberg, J.B. 2014. Variation in Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) oviposition, survival, and development on Solanum bulbocastanum germplasm. American Journal of Potato Research. DOI 10.1007/s12230-014-9384-x.
Latent period and transmission of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" by the potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sengoda, V.G., Cooper, W.R., Swisher, K.D., Henne, D.C., Munyaneza, J.E. 2014. Latent period and transmission of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" by the potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). PLoS One. 9(3):e93475 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093475.
Matryoshka: A new floral mutant in wild potato - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bamberg, J.B., Suriano, J., Del Rio, A., Cooper, W.R., Abad, J. 2014. Matryoshka: A new floral mutant in wild potato. American Journal of Potato Research. Available: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12230-014-9380-1/fulltext.html.
Localization of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' in Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Sengoda, V.G., Munyaneza, J.E. 2014. Localization of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' in Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 107(1):204-210.
Potential transmission of Pantoea spp. and Serratia marcescens (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) to plants by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Nicholson, S.J., Puterka, G.J. 2014. Potential transmission of Pantoea spp. and Serratia marcescens (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) to plants by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(1):63-65.
Gender- and species-specific characteristics of bacteriomes from three psyllid species (Hemiptera: Psylloidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R. 2014. Gender- and species-specific characteristics of bacteriomes from three psyllid species (Hemiptera: Psylloidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 49(2):190-194.
Feeding injury to cotton caused by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) nymphs and prereproductive adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2013. Feeding injury to cotton caused by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) nymphs and prereproductive adults. Environmental Entomology. Vol 42(5):967-972.
Matryoshka: A new floral mutant in wild potato - (Proceedings)
Bamberg, J.B., Suriano, J., Del Rio, A.H., Cooper, W.R. 2014. Matryoshka: A new floral mutant in wild potato. American Journal of Potato Research. 91(1):32-74.
Response by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults to salivary preconditioning of cotton squares - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2013. Response by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults to salivary preconditioning of cotton squares. Journal of Entomological Science. 48(3):261-264.
Marked insects released in recapture studies may influence population estimates of native insects - (Proceedings)
Spurgeon, D.W., Cooper, W.R. 2013. Marked insects released in recapture studies may influence population estimates of native insects. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. Pp. 1156-1161. In Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN.
Sweepnet captures of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera:Miridae) adult genders and age-classes in cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spurgeon, D.W., Cooper, W.R. 2013. Sweepnet captures of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera:Miridae) adult genders and age-classes in cotton. Journal of Entomological Science. 48(3):195-205.
Temperature-dependent egg development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2013. Temperature-dependent egg development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(1):124-130.
Disinfestation of Beauveria bassiana from adult Lygus hesperus using ultraviolet-C radiation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spurgeon, D.W., Cooper, W.R. 2012. Disinfestation of Beauveria bassiana from adult Lygus hesperus using ultraviolet-C radiation. Southwest Entomology. 37(4):449-457.
Feeding behavior and injury caused by Lygus hesperus - (Abstract Only) - (30-Sep-12)
Salivary proteins of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Nicholson, S.J., Puterka, G.J. 2013. Salivary proteins of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 106(1):86-92. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN12096.
Temperature-dependent reproductive development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spurgeon, D.W., Cooper, W.R. 2012. Temperature-dependent reproductive development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Environmental Entomology. 41(4):941-949.
Temperature dependent development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) nymphs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2012. Temperature dependent development of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) nymphs. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105: 860-865.
External visibility of spermatophores as an indicator of mating status of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) females - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R. 2012. External visibility of spermatophores as an indicator of mating status of Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) females. Journal of Entomological Science. 47(4):285-290.
Injury to cotton by adult Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) of different gender and reproductive states - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2012. Injury to cotton by adult Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) of different gender and reproductive states. Environ. Entomol. 41:342-348.
Oviposition behaviors and ontogenetic embryonic characteristics of the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2012. Oviposition behaviors and ontogenetic embryonic characteristics of the western tarnished plant bug, Lygus hesperus. Journal of Insect Science. 12:36.
A native and an introduced parasitoid utilize an exotic gall-maker host Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Rieske, L.K. 2011. A native and an introduced parasitoid utilize an exotic gall-maker host. Biocontrol. 56(5):725-734.
Chestnut species and jasmonic acid treatment influence development and community interactions of galls produced by the Asian chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Kinney, L.R. 2011. Chestnut species and jasmonic acid treatment influence development and community interactions of galls produced by the Asian chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus. Journal of Insect Science 11:140.
Cyclical partenogenetic reproduction in the Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States: Sexual reproduction and its outcome on biotypic diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puterka, G.J., Hammon, R.M., Burd, J.D., Peairs, F., Randolph, T., Cooper, W.R. 2012. Cyclical partenogenetic reproduction in the Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States: Sexual reproduction and its outcome on biotypic diversity. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(3):1057-1068.
Feeding injury to cotton caused by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults of different reproductive states - (Proceedings)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2011. Feeding injury to cotton caused by Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults of different reproductive states. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN. pp. 1215-1218.
Preliminary evaluation of drop cloth sampling efficiency for lygus adults in cotton - (Proceedings)
Spurgeon, D.W., Cooper, W.R. 2011. Preliminary evaluation of drop cloth sampling efficiency for lygus adults in cotton. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN. pp. 804-809.
Laboratory studies of variations in feeding behaviors among Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) of different gender and reproductive states Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2011. Laboratory studies of variations in feeding behaviors among Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) of different gender and reproductive states. Environmental Entomology. 40(2):367-373.
Among-sampler variation in sweep net samples of adult Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spurgeon, D.W., Cooper, W.R. 2011. Among-sampler variation in sweep net samples of adult Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae) in cotton. J. Econ. Entomol. 104:685-692.
Comparisons of salivary proteins from five aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Dillwith, J.W., Puterka, G.J. 2011. Comparisons of salivary proteins from five aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) species. Environmental Entomology. 40:151-156.
Host associations and incidence of Diuraphis spp. in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, and pictorial key for their identification Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puterka, G.J., Hammon, R., Burd, J.D., Peairs, F., Randolph, T., Cooper, W.R. 2010. Host associations and incidence of Diuraphis spp. in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, and pictorial key for their identification. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(5):1875-1885.
Sweep net recapture of marked Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults after different release times in cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2010. Sweep net recapture of marked Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae) adults after different release times in cotton. Journal of Cotton Science. 14:131-137.
USDA-ARS Research Highlights: Western Tarnished Plant Bug Ecology and Behavior. Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Cooper, W.R. 2010. USDA-ARS Research Highlights: Western Tarnished Plant Bug Ecology and Behavior. Central Coast Agriculture Highlights June 2010 Newsletter.
Gall structure affects ecological associations of Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Rieske, L.K. 2010. Gall structure affects ecological associations of Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Environ. Entomol. 39(3): 787-797.
Use of video assays to assess feeding behavior by Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae). - (Proceedings)
Cooper, W.R., Spurgeon, D.W. 2010. Use of video assays to assess feeding behavior by Lygus hesperus Knight (Hemiptera: Miridae). National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN. pp. 1306-1311.
Variation among samplers using the sweep net for Lygus hesperus adults in cotton. - (Proceedings)
Spurgeon, D.W., Cooper, W.R. 2010. Variation among samplers using the sweep net for Lygus hesperus adults in cotton. National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN. pp. 1219-1224.
Relative attractiveness of colour traps to pear psylla in relation to seasonal changes in pear phenology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Puterka, G.J., Glenn, D.M. 2010. Relative attractiveness of colour traps to pear psylla in relation to seasonal changes in pear phenology. The Canadian Entomologist. 142(2):188-191.
Salivary proteins of Russian wheat aphid (Hempitera: Aphididae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Dillwith, J.W., Puterka, G.J. 2010. Salivary proteins of Russian wheat aphid (Hempitera: Aphididae). Environmental Entomology. 39(1):223-231.
Woody stem galls interact with foliage to affect community associations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Rieske, L.K. 2009. Woody stem galls interact with foliage to affect community associations. Environmental Entomology. 38(2):417-424.
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