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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Debra K. Waters (Deb)
deb.waters@ars.usda.gov
Biological Science Technician (Insects)


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Preliminary evaluation of the parasitoid wasp, Collyria catoptron, as a potential biological control agent against the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus, in North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Shanower, T.G. 2015. Preliminary evaluation of the parasitoid wasp, Collyria catoptron, as a potential biological control agent against the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus, in North America. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(1):61-71. DOI: 10.1080/09583157.2015.1076377.
Increased area of a highly suitable host crop increases herbivore pressure in intensified agricultural landscapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Blodgett, S.L., Knodel, J.J., Harris, M.O. 2014. Increased area of a highly suitable host crop increases herbivore pressure in intensified agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 186:135-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2014.01.022.
Effects of genotypic variation in stem solidity on parasitism of a grass-mining insect Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Shanower, T.G., Berzonsky, W.A. 2012. Effects of genotypic variation in stem solidity on parasitism of a grass-mining insect. Basic and Applied Ecology. 13(3):250–259.
Unexpectedly high levels of parasitism of wheat stem sawfly larvae in post-cutting diapause chambers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Shanower, T.G. 2011. Unexpectedly high levels of parasitism of wheat stem sawfly larvae in post-cutting diapause chambers. The Canadian Entomologist. 143(5): 455-459.
A SURVEY OF FIVE STEM-FEEDING INSECT PESTS OF WHEAT IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shanower, T.G., Waters, D.K. 2006. A survey of five stem-feeding insect pests of wheat in the northern great plains. Journal of Entomological Science. 41(1):40-48.
Last Modified: 12/4/2013