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Alvin M Simmons
Vegetable Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (843) 402-5307
Fax: (843) 573-4715
2700 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY
CHARLESTON, SC, 29414

Projects
PESTICIDE TRIALS IN VEGETABLE AND ORNAMENTAL CROPS TO SUPPORT THE IR-4 PROGRAM
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420132
BIOLOGICALLY BASED TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGEMENT OF VEGETABLE PESTS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 421281
NOVEL BIOMARKERS THAT RAPIDLY IDENTIFY INSECT POPULATIONS THAT ARE EFFICIENT VECTORS OF CIRCULATIVE PLANT VIRUSES
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 423418
Enhanced Implementation of Integrated Management Tactics for Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus in the SouthEastern USA
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 424549
Transcriptome Analysis in Whiteflies to Identify Target Genes that are Useful for Interfering RNA (RNAi) Technology
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425361
Transcriptome Analysis in Whiteflies to Identify Target Genes That are Useful for Interfering RNA (RNAi) Technology
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 423845

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Do plant trichomes cause more harm than good to predatory insects and mites? - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Feb-14)
Survey of natural enemies of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Egypt with new local and world records - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Jan-14)
Are plant trichomes harmful to predatory insects and mites? - (Proceedings)
Riddick, E.W., Simmons, A.M. 2013. Are plant trichomes harmful to predatory insects and mites?. Meeting Abstract. 6:134-146.
The detectability half-life in predator-prey research: what it is, why we need it, how to measure it, and what it’s good for - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Peyton, M.E., Weber, D.C., Hu, J.S., Simmons, A.M. 2013. The detectability half-life in predator-prey research: what it is, why we need it, how to measure it, and what it’s good for. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.12552.
Evaluation of selected commercial oils as oviposition deterrents against the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Simmons, A.M. 2012. Evaluation of selected commercial oils as oviposition deterrents against the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae). Subtropical Plant Science. 64:49-53.
Climate Change: Life history adaptation by a global whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, with rising temperature and carbon dioxide - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S., Curnutte, L.B. 3013. Climate Change: Life history adaptation by a global whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, with rising temperature and carbon dioxide. First International Whitefly Symposium. Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, 20-24 May 2013. p 47.
Survey of natural enemies of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Egypt with new location and world records - (Abstract Only)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M. 2013. Survey of natural enemies of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Egypt with new location and world records. First International Whitefly Symposium. Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, 20-24 May 2013. p 210.
Whitefly-transmitted viruses: cultural strategies in vegetable crops - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S. 2013. Whitefly-transmitted viruses: cultural strategies in vegetable crops. The 12th International Symposium Plant Virus Epidemiology. Program and Book of Abstracts. p 83.
Effect of three irrigation methods on incidences of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and some whitefly-transmitted viruses in four vegetable crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M. 2012. Effect of three irrigation methods on incidences of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and some whitefly-transmitted viruses in four vegetable crops. Trends in Entomology. 8:21-26.
Effect of yellow flowers on abundance of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Mahroof, R.M. 2013. Effect of yellow flowers on abundance of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on plants. Journal of Entomological Science. 48:61-64.
Some cultural strategies to help manage Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and associated whitefly-viruses in vegetable crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M. 2012. Some cultural strategies to help manage Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) and associated whitefly-viruses in vegetable crops. African Entomology. 20(2):371-379.
Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Reddy, U.K., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2012. Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars. Acta Horticulturae. Pp. 41-48.
High frequency oligonucleotides – targeting active gene (HFO-TAG) markers reveal wide genetic diversity among Citrullus spp. accessions useful for enhancing disease or pest resistance in watermelon cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Reddy, U., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2012. High frequency oligonucleotides – targeting active gene (HFO-TAG) markers reveal wide genetic diversity among Citrullus spp. accessions useful for enhancing disease or pest resistance in watermelon cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 60:427-440.
Native host plant resistance to whiteflies in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2012. Native host plant resistance to whiteflies in watermelon. International Congress of Entomology. Daegu, Korea. 19-25 August 2012.
Partial leaf chemical profiles of a desert watermelon species (Citrullus colocynthis) and heirloom watermelon cultivars (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogbuji, K., McCutcheon, G.S., Simmons, A.M., Snook, M.E., Harrison, H.F., Levi, A. 2012. Partial leaf chemical profiles of a desert watermelon species (Citrullus colocynthis) and heirloom watermelon cultivars (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus). HortScience. 47:580-584.
Adult survival of Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), on diets of whiteflies, honeydew and honey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi, Jr, B.C. 2012. Adult survival of Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), on diets of whiteflies, honeydew and honey. Environmental Entomology. 41(3):669-675.
Use of Insecticides to Control the Spread of Sweetpotato Leaf Curl Virus in Sweetpotato Fields - (Other)
Jackson, D.M., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M. 2012. Use of Insecticides to Control the Spread of Sweetpotato Leaf Curl Virus in Sweetpotato Fields. National Sweetpotato Collaborators Group Progress Report. Pgs 22-23. In K. Pecota (ed).
The Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) as a pest in Egypt - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M. 2012. The Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) as a pest in Egypt. Advances in Agricultural Research in Egypt. 10:1-82.
Evaluating mustard as a potential companion crop for collards to control the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae): outdoor and olfactometer experiments. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, Jr., B.C. 2011. Evaluating mustard as a potential companion crop for collards to control the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae): outdoor and olfactometer experiments. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:36-44.
Response of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) to vapor pressure deficit: Oviposition, immature survival and body size - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Mahroof, R. 2011. Response of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) to vapor pressure deficit: Oviposition, immature survival and body size. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104:928-934. DOI: 10.1603/AN10147.
Multi-state survey of picture-winged flies (Diptera:Ulidiidae) attacking sweet corn in the southern U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Nuessly, G.S., Goyal, G., Scully, B.T., Ni, X., Sparks, A.N., Buntin, G.D., Huang, F., Leonard, B.A., Mclowd, P.J., Simmons, A.M., Daves, C., Pfannenstiel, R.S., Henry, W.B. 2011. Multi-state survey of picture-winged flies (Diptera:Ulidiidae) attacking sweet corn in the southern U.S. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 46:S363.
Experimental Host Range and Natural Reservoir of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Zhang, S., Jackson, D.M. 2011. Experimental Host Range and Natural Reservoir of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus in the United States. Crop Protection. 30:1055-1062.
Survey of Reproductive Host Plants of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Egypt, Including New Host Records - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M. 2010. Survey of Reproductive Host Plants of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Egypt, Including New Host Records. Entomological News. 121 (5): 456-465.
Populations of predators and parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) after the application of eight biorational insecticides in vegetable crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S. 2011. Populations of predators and parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) after the application of eight biorational insecticides in vegetable crops. Pest Management Science. 67:1023-1028. DOI: 10.1002/ps.2155.
Usvl-220, a Novel Watermelon Breeding Line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Hassell, R., Keinath, A. USVL-220, A Novel Watermelon Breeding Line. HortScience. 46(1):135–138. 2011.
Recent research trends in the use of predators for biological control - (Book / Chapter)
Legaspi,J.C., Legaspi, Jr.,B.C. and Simmons, A.M. Recent research trends in the use of predators in biological control, pp. 95-122. In Rosas-Garcia, N.M. (ed.) Biological Control of Insect Pests, Studium Press, Houston, Texas. 2011. (Book Chapter)
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon. Crop Protection. 29:898-902.
Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Wechter, W.P., Hassell, R. 2010. Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon. HortScience. 45:509.
Inundative Field Releases and Evaluation of Three Predators for Bemisia tabasi (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Three Vegetable Crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S. 2011. Inundative Field Releases and Evaluation of Three Predators for Bemisia tabasi (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Three Vegetable Crops. Insect Science. 18:195–202.
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings. p. 36, No. 43.
Field evaluation of yield effects on the U.S.A. heirloom sweet potato cultivars infected by sweet potato leaf curl virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Pesic-Valesbroeck, Z. 2010. Field evaluation of yield effects on the U.S.A. heirloom sweet potato cultivars infected by sweet potato leaf curl virus. Crop Protection. 29:757-765.
Natural Enemies of Bemisia tabaci: Predators and Parasitiods - (Book / Chapter)
Arno, J., Gabarra, R., Liu, T.-X., Simmons, A.M., Gerling, D. 2010. Natural Enemies of Bemisia tabaci: Predators and Parasitoids. pp. 385-421. In Bemisia: Bionomics and Management of a Global Pest, P.A. Stansly, S.E. Naranjo (eds.). Springer Dordrecht-Heidelberg-London-New York. pp. 385-421.
Transmission of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus by Bemisia tabaci - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Jackson, D.M. 2009. Transmission of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus by Bemisia Tabaci. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings. p. 4.
Impact of Relative Humidity on Adult Weight and Size of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) - (Abstract Only)
Fernander, M., Simmons, A.M., Mahroof, R. 2009. Impact of Relative Humidity on Adult Weight and Size of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abstracts of the Annual Science and Engineering Research Conference, Allen University, Columbia, SC, October 9, 2009.
Host Plant Resistance to Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzar), by Some Wild Types of Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Brown, J.L., Simmons, A.M., Mahroof, R., Ogbuji, K., Mccutcheon, G.S., Levi, A., Jackson, D.M., Shepard, B.M. 2009. Host Plant Resistance to Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzar), by Some Wild Types of Watermelon. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abstracts of the Annual Science and Engineering Research Conference, Allen University, Columbia, SC, October 9, 2009.
Impact of Vapor Pressure Deficit on the Performance of Bemisia tabaci: Adult, Nymphal, and Egg Survival - (Abstract Only)
Howard, B.A., Simmons, A.M., Mahroof, R. 2009. Impact of Vapor Pressure Deficit on the Performance of Bemisia tabaci: Adult, Nymphal, and Egg Survival. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abstracts of the Annual Science and Engineering Research Conference, Allen University, Columbia, SC, October 9, 2009.
Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus: Efficiency of Acquisition, Retention and Transmission by Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Jackson, D.M. 2009. Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus: Efficiency of Acquisition, Retention and Transmission by Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Crop Protection. 28:1007-1011.
Survey of Natural Enemies of the Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Ten Vegetable Crops in Egypt - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S. 2007. Survey of Natural Enemies of the Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Ten Vegetable Crops in Egypt. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 24:137-145.
Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C., Hassell, R. 2009. Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 7(3):216-226. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=6642268&jid=PGR&volumeId=7&issueId=03&aid=6642260
Corn-infesting picture-winged flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) in the southeastern U.S.: Are they already in a field near you? - (Abstract Only) - (21-Nov-08)
Population of the Sweetpotato Whitefly in Response to Different Rates of Three Sulfur-Containing Fertilizers on Ten Vegetable Crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S. 2009. Population of the Sweetpotato Whitefly in Response to Different Rates of Three Sulfur-Containing Fertilizers on Ten Vegetable Crops. International Journal of Vegetable Science. 15:57-70.
Augmentation and Evaluation of a Parasitoid, Encarsia inaron, and a Predator, Clitostethus arcuatus, for Biological Control of the Pomegranate Whitefly, Siphoninus phillyreae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M. 2010. Augmentation and Evaluation of a Parasitoid, Encarsia inaron, and a Predator, Clitostethus arcuatus, for Biological Control of the Pomegranate Whitefly, Siphoninus phillyreae. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 43:1318-1334.
Forty-nine New Host Plant Species for Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Ling, K. 2008. Forty-nine New Host Plant Species for Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Entomological Science (Japan). 11:385-390.
Introduction and Recovery of Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) as a predator of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Egypt - (Research Notes)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M. 2008. Introduction and Recovery of Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) as a Predator of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Applied Sciences. 23(8B):621-624.
Whitefly transmission of the Sweet potato leaf curl virus - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Jackson, D.M. 2008. Whitefly transmission of the Sweet potato leaf curl virus. International Congress of Entomology. Durban, South Africa, 6-12 July 2008.
Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus: Efficiency of Whitefly Transmission - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Jackson, D.M. 2008. Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus: Efficiency of Whitefly Transmission. National Sweetpotato Collaborators Group Progress Report 2007. P6.
Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus: Virus Reservoir in Species of Wild Morning Glory - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M. 2008. Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus: Virus Reservoir in Species of Wild Morning Glory. Meeting Abstract. National Sweetpotato Collaborators Group Progress Report 2007. P8.
Yellow Sticky Trap Catches of Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Vegetable Crops and Their Relationship to In-field Populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoelmer, K.A., Simmons, A.M. 2008. Yellow Sticky Trap Catches of Parasitoids of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Vegetable Crops and Their Relationship to In-field Populations. Environmental Entomology. 37:391-399.
Responses of Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a Predator of Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), to Relative Humidity: Oviposition, Hatch and Immature Survival - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi, B. C. 2008. Responses of Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a Predator of Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), to Relative Humidity: Oviposition, Hatch and Immature Survival. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101:378-383.
Effect of Wild Radish on Preimaginal Development of Diabrotica balteata and Agrotis ipsilon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccutcheon, G.S., Simmons, A.M., Norsworthy, J.K. 2009. Effect of Wild Radish on Preimaginal Development of Diabrotica balteata and Agrotis ipsilon. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 33:119-127.
Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Hassell, R., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M. 2007. Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm. HortScience. 42(7):1539-1544.
Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Lopez, R., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, M., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Edelstien, M., Palevsky, E., Tadmor, K. 2007. Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites. HortScience. 42(3):454.
Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) infestation and injury in watermelon and potential sources of resistance - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Hassell, R., Shepard, B.M. 2007. Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) Infestation and Injury in Watermelon and Potential Sources of Resistance. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Life table analysis for immatures and female adults of the predatory beetle,Delphastus catalinae,feeding on whiteflies under three constant temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Legaspi,Jr, B.C., Simmons, A.M. 2008. Life table analysis for immatures and female adults of the predatory beetle,Delphastus catalinae,feeding on whiteflies under three constant temperatures. Journal of Insect Science. 8(7). Available online:insectscience.org.
Life History of Delphastus Catalinae: a predator of Bemisia tabaci - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, B.C. 2008. Life History of Delphastus Catalinae: a predator of Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Insect Science. 8(4):27
Life History of Delphastus Catalinae: a Predator of Bemisia Argentifolii - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, B.C. 2006. Life history of Delphastus catalinae: a predator of Bemisia tabaci [abstract]. In: Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings, Duck Key, FL. p.118.
Ability of Delphastus Catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a Predator of Whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae), to Survive Mild Winters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, J.C. 2007. Ability of Delphastus Catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a Predator of Whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae), to Survive Mild Winters. Journal of Entomological Science. 42:163-173.
Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Ling, K., Lopez, R., Jackson, D.M., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Thies, J.A. 2006. Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings, Duck Key, FL. pp 130.
Prey preference by Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae): effects of host plant and prey stages. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Simmons, A.M., Legaspi,Jr, B.C. 2006. Prey preference by Delphastus catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae): effects of host plant and prey stages.. Florida Entomologist. 89(2).
Notice of Release of Usvl-220, a Novel Watermelon Breeding Line - (Germplasm Release)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Hassell, R., Keinath, P.A. 2006. Notice of release of usvl-220, a novel watermelon breeding line. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
Novel watermelon bredding lines containing chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes derived from the desert species citrullus colocynthis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2006. Novel watermelon bredding lines containing chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes derived from the desert species citrullus colocynthis. HortScience. 41:463-464.
First Report of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus in South Carolina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Hassell, R.L., Keinath, A.P., Polston, J.E. 2006. First report of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in south carolina. Plant Disease Series. 90:379.
Genetic Diversity in Watermelon, Possible Future Benefits for Organic and Small Farmers - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M. 2006. Genetic diversity in watermelon, possible future benefits for organic and small farmers. Proceeding of the 4th National Small Farms Conference. pg 156.
Parasitism of Bemisia Tabaci (Homoptera: Alyerodidae) after Multiple Releases of Encarsia Sophia (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) in Three Vegetable Crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S. 2005. Parasitism of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Alyerodidae) after multiple releases of Encarsia sophia (Hymenoptera: aphelinidae) in three vegetable crops. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 22(2): 73-77.
Incidence of Parasitism of Bemisia Tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Three Vegtable Crops after Application of Biorational Insecticides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S. 2005. Incidence of parasitism of bemisia tabaci (homoptera: aleyrodidae) in three vegtable crops after application of biorational insecticides. J. Entomol Science. 40:474-477.
Sources of Resistance to Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Citrullus Spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, R., Levi, A., Shepard, B., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M. 2005. Sources of Resistance to Two-spotted Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Citrullus spp. Hortscience. 40:1661-1663.
Natural Products: Seasonal Variation in Trichome Counts and Contents in Lycopersicon Hirsutum F. Glabratum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Antonious, G., Tejinder, K., Simmons, A.M. 2005. Natural products: seasonal variation in trichome counts and contents in lycopersicon hirsutum f. glabratum. Journal of Environmental Science and Health. 40:619-631.
Development of Light-Emitting Diode (Led) Equipped Insect Traps for Monitoring Pest Insects in Greenhouses and Fields, 2001 – 2004 - (Proceedings) - (03-Mar-05)
Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon: Segregation and Distribution of DNA Markers - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R., King, S., Wehner, T., Wehner, T. 2005. Genetic linkage map for watermelon: Segregation and distribution of DNA markers [abstract]. HortScience. 40(3):872.
Notice of Release of Usvl-205 and Usvl-210, Novel Watermelon Breeding Lines - (Germplasm Release)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Ling, K., Hassell, R., Keinath, A.P. 2005. Notice of release of USVL-205 and USVL-210, novel watermelon breeding lines. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, D.C. Cultivar Release. February 15, 2005.
Improving the Efficacy of Whitefly Traps with Light-Emitting Diode Technology - (Proceedings)
Chu, C., Chen, T., Simmons, A.M., Alexander, P.J., Henneberry, T.J. 2004. Improving the efficacy of whitefly traps with light-emitting diode technology. European Whitefly Symposium Proceedings, p 41.
Floral Nectars and Honey Enhance Survival of Diadegma Insulare (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a Parasitoid of the Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gourdine, J.S., Simmons, A.M., McCutcheon, G.S., Leibee, G.L. 2005. Floral Nectars and Honey Enhance Survival of Iadegma Insulare (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), A Parasitoid of the Diamondback Moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 40:96-99.
Parasitism by Diadegma Insulare (Hymenoptera:ichnuemonidae) in Collard in South Carolina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccutcheon, G.S., Simmons, A.M., Gourdine, J.S. 2004. Parasitism by diadegma insulare (hymenoptera:ichnuemonidae) in collard in south carolina. Journal of Entomological Science. 39:673-676.
Development of Light-Emitting Diode (Led) Equipped Insect Traps for Monitoring Pest Insect in Greenhouses and Fields. - (Proceedings)
Chu, C., Chen, T., Simmons, A.M., Alexander, P.J., Henneberry, T.J. 2005. Light-emitting diode equipped insect traps for monitoring pest insect in greenhouses and fields.. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings pp. 106-113.
Survival and Predation of Delphastus Catalinae (Coleoptera:coccinelidae), a Predator of Whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae), after Exposure to a Range of Constant Temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, J.C. 2004. Survival and predation of delphastus catalinae (coleoptera:coccinelidae), a predator of whiteflies (homoptera: aleyrodidae), after exposure to a range of constant temperatures. Environmental Entomology. 33:839-843.
Host Plant Resistance to Bemisia in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2004. Host plant resistance to Bemisia in watermelon. Proceedings 15th International Plant Protection Congress. p. 516.
Floral Nectars Can Enhance Parasitoids of Plutella Xylostella in Brassica Crops - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Mccutcheon, G.S., Gourdine, J.S., Leibee, G.L. 2004. Floral nectars can enhance parasitoids of Plutella xylostella in Brassica crops. Plant Protection Conference Proceedings. p. 525.
Developing Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon: Polymorphism Segregation and Distribution of Markers - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Davis, A.R. 2004. Developing genetic linkage map for watermelon: polymorphism segregation and distribution of markers. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (Eds.). p. 515-523.
Notice of Release of Usvl-200, a Novel Watermelon Breeding Line - (Germplasm Release)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Keinath, T. 2004. USVL-200, a novel watermelon breeding line. USDA, Agricultural Resesarch Service, Cultivar Release.
Composite Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon: Segregation and Distribution of DNA Markers - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Reddy, O.K., Davis, A.R., King, S., Wehner, T. 2004. Composite genetic linkage map for watermelon: segregation and distribution of dna markers. Progress in Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding Research. A. Lebeda and H.S. Paris (eds.) pp. 515-524.
Lime Green Light-Emitting Diode Equipped Yellow Sticky Card Traps for Monitoring Whiteflies, Aphids, and Fungus Gnats in Green Houses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, C., Simmons, A.M., Chen, T., Alexander, P.J., Henneberry, T.J. 2004. Lime green light-emitting diode equipped yellow sticky card traps for monitoring whiteflies, aphids, and fungus gnats in green houses. Entomologia Sinicae 11: 125-133.
Development of Light-Emitting Diode (Led) Traps for Whiteflies and Other Insects - (Proceedings)
Chu, C., Chen, T., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, C.G., Alexander, P.J., Henneberry, T.J. 2003. Development of light-emitting diode (led) traps for whiteflies and other insects. Proceedings of Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Mediterranean Climate Congress. 26(10): 27-31
Yellow sticky cards equipped with light-emitting diodes: a natural enemies compatible management tool for whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) and other greenhouse vegetable pests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Chu, C., Henneberry, T.J. 2004. Yellow sticky cards equipped with light-emitting diodes: a natural enemies compatible management tool for whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) and other greenhouse vegetable pests. Journal of Entomological Science. 39(2):298-300.
Analysis Based on Rapd and Issr Markers Reveals Closer Similarities among Citrullus and Cucumis Species Than with Praecitrullus Fistulosus (Stocks) Pangalo - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Simmons, A.M., Thies, J.A. 2005. Analysis based on rapd and issr markers reveals closer similarities among citrullus and cucumis species than with praecitrullus fistulosus (stocks) pangalo. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 52:463-470.
Kale Flower Nectar and Honey As Food Sources for Enhancing Diadegma Insulare (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a Parasitoid of the Diamondback Moth, Plutella Xylostella (Plutellidae: Lepidoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gourdine, J.S., Mccutcheon, G.S., Simmons, A.M., Leibee, G.L. 2003. Kale flower nectar and honey as food sources for enhancing diadegma insulare (hymenoptera: ichneumonidae), a parasitoid of the diamondback moth, plutella xylostella (plutellidae: lepidoptera). Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 20(1):1-6
Capture of Bemisia Tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) and Delphastus Catalinae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on Three Colors of Sticky Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SIMMONS, A.M. 2003. CAPTURE OF BEMISIA TABACI (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) AND DELPHASTUS CATALINAE (COLEOPTERA: COCCINELLIDAE) ON THREE COLORS OF STICKY TRAPS. JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE. 38(3):481-484.
Progress in Constructing Linkage Map of Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
LEVI, A., THOMAS, C.E., WEHNER, T., ZHANG, X., DAVIS, A.R., THIES, J.A., SIMMONS, A.M. PROGRESS IN CONSTRUCTING LINKAGE MAP OF WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. v.37.p.753
Evaluation of Watermelon Germplasm for Resistance to Bemisia - (Proceedings)
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. Evauation of watermelon germplasm for resistance to Bemisia. D.N. Maynard, editor. American Society of Horticultural Science, Alexandria, VA. Cucurbitacea. 2002. p. 282-286.
Construction of a Reference Genetic Linkage Map for Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Simmons, A.M., Thomas, C.E., Wehner, T., Joubeur, T., Zhang, X., Reddy, O., Davis, A.R., Hopkins, M.S. 2002. Construction of A Reference Genetic Linkage Map For Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 28-35.
Incidence of Parasitoids and Parasitism of Bemisia Tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Numerous Crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Abd-Rabou, S., Mccutcheon, G.S. 2002. Incidence of parasitoids and parasitism of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: aleyrodidae) in numerous crops. Environmental Entomology. 31(6):1030-1036.
A Light-Emitting Diode Equipped Yellow Sticky Trap - (Proceedings) - (01-Apr-02)
Settling of Crawlers of Bemisia Tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on Selected Vegetables - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SIMMONS, A.M. SETTLING OF CRAWLERS OF BEMISIA TABACI (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) ON SELECTED VEGETABLES. ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. 2002. v.95(4) p.493-497.
Movement of Whitefly Crawlers on Several Types of Vegetable Plants - (Abstract Only)
SIMMONS, A.M. MOVEMENT OF WHITEFLY CRAWLERS ON SEVERAL TYPES OF VEGETABLE PLANTS. SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY RESEARCH, ACTION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PLAN. 2002. Abstract p.193.
Parasitism of Bemisia Tabaci on Numerous Species of Host Plants - (Abstract Only)
ABD-RABOU, S., SIMMONS, A.M. PARASITISM OF BEMISIA TABACI ON NUMEROUS SPECIES OF HOST PLANTS. NATIONAL RESEARCH AND ACTION PLAN FOR SILVER LEAF WHITEFLY. 2002. Abstract p.182.
Source of Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Resistance in Citrullus for Theimprovement of Cultivated Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. SOURCE OF WHITEFLY (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE) RESISTANCE IN CITRULLUS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CULTIVATED WATERMELON. HORTSCIENCE. 2002. v.37(3) p.581-584.
Relationship Between Temperature and Rate of Parasitism by An Eretmocerus Sp. (Hymenoptera: Aleyrodidae), a Parasitoid of Bemisia Tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
MCCUTCHEON, G.S., SIMMONS, A.M. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEMPERATURE AND RATE OF PARASITISM BY AN ERETMOCERUS SP. (HYMENOPTERA: APHELINIDAE), A PARASITOID OF BEMISIA TABACI (HOMOPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE). JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND URBAN ENTOMOLOGY. 2001. v.18(2) p.97-104.
Watermelon Germplasm for Resistance to Bemisia - (Abstract Only)
SIMMONS, A.M., LEVI, A. WATERMELON GERMPLASM FOR RESISTANCE TO BEMISIA. SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY: 1997 SUPPLEMENT TO THE FIVE YEAR NATIONAL RESEARCH AND. 2002. Abstract p.192.
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medicinal Plant Production and Physiology - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jan-01)
Daily Foraging Incidence of Encarsia Pergandiella (Homoptera:aphelinidae) on Cowpea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Mccutcheon, G.S. 2001. Daily foraging incidence of encarsia pergandiella (homoptera:aphelinidae) on cowpea. Journal of Entomological Science. 36:218-221.
Parasitism of Silverleaf Whitefly, Bemisia Argentifolii, on Collard with Reduced Or Normal Leaf Wax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcauslane, H.J., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M. 2000. Parasitism of silverleaf whitefly, bemisia argentifolii, on collard with reduced or normal leaf wax. Florida Entomologist. 83:428-437.
Ectoparasitic Nematodes (Aphelenchoidea: Acugutturidae) of Lepidoptera and Blattodea in Guadeloupe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marti, Jr., O.G., Lalanne-Cassou, B., Silvain, J., Kermarrec, A., Simmons, A.M. 2000. Ectoparasitic nematodes (Alphelenchoidoidea: Acugutturidae) of Lepidoptera and Blattodea in Guadeloupe. Nematology. 2(6):669-684.
Evaluation of Resistance to Whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Solid and Mixed Plantings of Collard - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Apr-00)
Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Attacking Species of Medicinal Herbal Plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Mccutcheon, G.S., Shepard, B.M., Dufault, R.J., Hassell, R., Rushing, J. 2000. Bemisia argentifolii (homoptera: aleyrodidae) attacking species of medicinal herbal plants. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 93:856-861.
Evaluation of Foliar Applied Insecticides on Abundance of Parasitoids of Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Vegetables - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Apr-99)
Attractancy of Crops to a Parasitoid of Bemisia and Daily Foraging - (Abstract Only) - (26-Feb-99)
Effects of Planting Pattern of Collard Genotypes on Resistance to Whiteflies - (Abstract Only) - (18-Feb-99)
An Ultrasonic Fogging Device for Managing Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Greenhouse Vegetables - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Dec-98)
Fate of Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on Leaf Surfaces of Selected Vegetables - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Nov-98)
W-274 Sweetpotato Breeding Line - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Jun-98)
Monitoring Pickleworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Moths with Pheromone-Baited Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (13-May-98)
Assays of Melons for Resistance to Bemisia - (Abstract Only) - (27-Feb-98)
Potential of Nicotiana Species for Production of Sugar Esters - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Jan-98)
Ultrasonic Fogging Device: Managing Whiteflies in Greenhouses - (Abstract Only) - (19-Dec-97)
Establishment of Exotic Eretmocerus (Pakistan Strain) in South Carolina - (Abstract Only) - (19-Dec-97)
Capture of Bemisia Parasitoids on Yellow Sticky Traps and Rate of Parasitism - (Abstract Only) - (19-Dec-97)
Subsistence of Bemisia on Upper and Lower Leaf Surfaces of Selected Vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (17-Dec-97)
Survey of the Parasitoids of Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Coastal South Carolina Using Yellow Sticky Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Sep-97)
Production of Biorational Insecticides by Nicotiana Species - (Abstract Only) - (14-Feb-97)
Ultrasonic Fogging Device for Managing Whiteflies - (Abstract Only) - (28-Jan-97)
Abundance of Native Whitefly Parasitoids Following Foliar Insecticide Treatments of Vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (28-Jan-97)
Evaluation of Melon for Resistance to Bemisia Argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Jul-96)
Natural History of the Fall Armyworm and Its Ectoparasitic Nematode, Noctuidonema Guyanense, in South Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Mar-96)
Exotic Parasitoid of Bemisia Argentifolii in South Carolina - (Abstract Only) - (04-Feb-96)
Abundance of Parasitoids of Bemisia Argentifolii in Imidacloprid Treated Vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (04-Feb-96)
Assays for Whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) Resistance in Melon, Cucumis Melo - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jan-96)
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