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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR INVASIVE WEEDS OF SOUTHWESTERN U.S. WATERSHEDS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

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.
Use and costs of insecticides to control zebra chip and psyllids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(15-Aug-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.
Distribution of wild taro (Colocasia esculenta) in subtropical Texas, growth of young colonies, and tolerance to simulated herbivory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Yang, C. 2012. Distribution of wild taro (Colocasia esculenta) in subtropical Texas, growth of young colonies, and tolerance to simulated herbivory. Subtropical Plant Science. 64:18-28.
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.
Influence of biological control damage on efficacy of penoxsulam and two other herbicides on waterhyacinth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(22-Mar-12)
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.
A survey of bee species found pollinating watermelons in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Henne, C.S., Rodriguez, E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2012. A survey of bee species found pollinating watermelons in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Psyche. doi:10.1155/2012/357250.
Localized autoinoculation and dissemination of Isaria fumosorosea for control of the Asian citrus psyllid in South Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Patt, J.M., Cabanillas, H.E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Jackson, M.A., Dunlap, C.A., Hunter, W.B., Avery, P.B. 2011. Localized autoinoculation and dissemination of Isaria fumosorosea for control of the Asian citrus psyllid in South Texas. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:23-35.
Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of giant reed, Arundo donax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(23-Sep-11)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Invasive plant-invasive insect interactions: Giant reed invasions as suitable refuge for cattle fever ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Abstract Only)
(12-Dec-10)
Use of Spinosad bait (BF-120) for management of Chaetopsis massyla in shadehouse grown Arundo donax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Mangan, R.L. 2010. Use of Spinosad bait (BF-120) for management of Chaetopsis massyla in shadehouse-grown Arundo donax. Southwestern Entomologist. 35(4):573-574.
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