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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY BASED MANAGEMENT OF CEREAL APHIDS

Location: Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

The discovery of resistant sources of spring barley, Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum, and unique greenbug biotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(15-Oct-15)
Registration of sorghum germplasm Tx3408 and Tx3409 with tolerance to sugarcane aphid [Melanaphis saccari (Zehntner)] - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mbulwe, L., Peterson, G.C., Armstrong, J.S., Rooney, W.L. 2016. Registration of sorghum germplasm Tx3408 and Tx3409 with tolerance to sugarcane aphid [Melanaphis saccari (Zehntner)]. Journal of Plant Registrations. 10(1):51-56.
Genetic characterization of an emerging aphid pest in sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Medina, R.F., Armstrong, S. 2015. Genetic characterization of an emerging aphid pest in sorghum [abstract]. In: Burow, G.B., Jugulam, M., Valentin, K.E. Proceedings of the 2015 SICNA Meeting, September 1-3, 2015, Manhattan, Kansas. p. 15-16. Available: www.sicna.net.
Processed multispectral imagery differentiates wheat crop stress caused by greenbug from other causes     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Backoulou, G.F., Elliott, N.C., Giles, K.L., Mirik, M. 2015. Processed multispectral imagery differentiates wheat crop stress caused by greenbug from other causes. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 115:34-39.
The genome of Diuraphis noxia, a global pest of small grains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nicholson, S.J., Nickerson, M.L., Dean, M., Song, Y., Hoyt, P.R., Rhee, H., Kim, C., Puterka, G.J. 2015. The genome of Diuraphis noxia, a global pest of small grains. BMC Genomics. 16:429 doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1525-1.
Change in biotypic diversity of Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations in the United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puterka, G.J., Giles, K.L., Brown, M.J., Nicholson, S.J., Hammon, R.W., Peairs, F.B., Randolph, T.L., Michaels, G.J., Bynum, E.D., Springer, T.L., Armstrong, J.S., Mornhinweg, D.W. 2015. Change in biotypic diversity of Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations in the United States. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(2):798-804.
NDVI to detect sugarcane aphid injury to grain sorghum     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elliott, N.C., Backoulou, G.F., Brewer, M.J., Giles, K.L. 2015. NDVI to detect sugarcane aphid injury to grain sorghum. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(3):1452-1455.
Sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae): Host range and sorghum resistance including cross-resistance from greenbug sources     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, J.S., Rooney, W.L., Peterson, G.C., Villenueva, R.T., Brewer, M.J., Sekula-Ortiz, D. 2015. Sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae): Host range and sorghum resistance including cross-resistance from greenbug sources. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(2):576-582.
Genome assembly of Diuraphis noxia strain: RWA2 Russian wheat aphid. Bioproject: PRJNA233413. Assembly No. ASM118638v1 (Dnoxia_1.0) - (Other)
Puterka, G.J., Nicholson, S.J. 2015. Genome assembly of Diuraphis noxia strain: RWA2 Russian wheat aphid. Bioproject: PRJNA233413. Assembly No. ASM118638v1 (Dnoxia_1.0). National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Accession: PRJNA233413.
A web-based decision support system for managing panicle caterpillars in sorghum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Backoulou, G.F., Elliott, N.C., Royer, T.A., McCornack, B.P., Giles, K.L., Pendleton, B.B., Brewer, M.J. 2014. A web-based decision support system for managing panicle caterpillars in sorghum. Crop Management. 13(1):6p. doi: 10.2134/CM-2014-0020-MG.
Parasitism of aphids in canola fields in central Oklahoma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elliott, N.C., Backoulou, G.F., Giles, K.L., Royer, T.A. 2014. Parasitism of aphids in canola fields in central Oklahoma. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 30(1):59-64.
Screening for host plant resistance to the sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum - (Proceedings)
Armstrong, J.S., Peterson, G.C., Rooney, B.L. 2014. Screening for host plant resistance to the sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum. Proceedings of the 2014 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) Meeting, June 25-27, 2014, Corpus Christi, Texas. p. 16.
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.
Crop diversity on traditional great plains wheat farms     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vitale, P.A., Epplin, F.M., Giles, K.L., Elliott, N.C., Burgener, P.A., Keenan, S.P. 2014. Crop diversity on traditional great plains wheat farms. Journal of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. 77(1):145-159.
High spectral and spatial resolution hyperspectral imagery for quantifying Russian wheat aphid infestation in wheat using the constrained energy minimization classifier     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mirik, M., Ansley, R.J., Steddom, K., Rush, C.M., Michels, G.J., Workneh, F., Cui, S., Elliott, N.C. 2014. High spectral and spatial resolution hyperspectral imagery for quantifying Russian wheat aphid infestation in wheat using the constrained energy minimization classifier. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 8(1):083661 14 p.
Sequential sampling for panicle caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in sorghum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elliott, N.C., Brewer, M.J., Giles, K.L., Backoulou, G.F., McCornack, B.P., Pendleton, B.B., Royer, T.A. 2014. Sequential sampling for panicle caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in sorghum. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):846-853.
Aphids and parasitoids in wheat and nearby canola fields in central Oklahoma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elliott, N.C., Backoulou, G.F., Giles, K.L., Royer, T.A. 2014. Aphids and parasitoids in wheat and nearby canola fields in central Oklahoma. Southwestern Entomologist. 39(1):23-28.
Outbreak of sorghum/sugarcane aphid on sorghum: First detections, distribution, and notes on management - (Proceedings)
Brewer, M.J., Way, M.O., Armstrong, J.S., Biles, S.P., Sekula, D., Swart, J.S., Crumley, C.R., Knutson, A.E., Villanueva, R.T., Parker, R.D., Odvody, G.N., Ragsdale, D.W. 2013. Outbreak of sorghum/sugarcane aphid on sorghum: First detections, distribution, and notes on management. 25th Texas Plant Protection Conference Program, December 11-12, 2013, Bryan, TX. 1 p.
Variation in the salivary proteomes of differentially virulent greenbug (Schizaphis graminum Rondani) biotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nicholson, S.J., Puterka, G.J. 2014. Variation in the salivary proteomes of differentially virulent greenbug (Schizaphis graminum Rondani) biotypes. Journal of Proteomics. 105:186-203.
Current status of greenbug biotypes in sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Armstrong, J.S. 2013. Current status of greenbug biotypes in sorghum. Proceedings of the 2013 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) Meeting, August 28-30, 2013, Lubbock, Texas. p. 9.
The Sorghum Headworm Calculator: A speedy tool for headworm management - (Proceedings)
Royer, T.A., Backoulou, G.F., Elliott, N.C., Giles, K.L., McCornack, B.P., Pendleton, B.B., Brewer, M.J. 2013. The Sorghum Headworm Calculator: A speedy tool for headworm management. Proceedings of the 2013 Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America (SICNA) Meeting, August 28-30, 2013, Lubbock, Texas. p. 8.
Determining host suitability of pecan for stored-product insects     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shufran, A.A., Mulder, P.G., Payton, M.E., Shufran, K.A. 2013. Determining host suitability of pecan for stored-product insects. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2):1071-1074.
Suppression of Arabidopsis genes by terminator-less transgene constructs     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Akbudak, A.M., Nicholson, S.J., Srivastava, V. 2013. Suppression of Arabidopsis genes by terminator-less transgene constructs. Plant Biotechnology Reports. 7(4):415-424.
Prey foraging movements by Hippodamia convergens in wheat are influenced by hunger and aphids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elliott, N.C., Kieckhefer, R.W., Phoofolo, M.W. 2013. Prey foraging movements by Hippodamia convergens in wheat are influenced by hunger and aphids. Southwestern Entomologist. 38(2):163-172.
Remote distinction of a noxious weed (musk thistle: Carduus nutans) using airborne hyperspectral imagery and the support vector machine classifier - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mirik, M., Ansley, R.J., Steddom, K., Jones, D.C., Rush, C.M., Michels Jr., G.J., Elliott, N.C. 2013. Remote distinction of a noxious weed (musk thistle: Carduus nutans) using airborne hyperspectral imagery and the support vector machine classifier. Remote Sensing. 5(2):612-630.
Identity of Schizaphis species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United Kingdom: Are they a threat to crops?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kati, A., Shufran, K.A., Taylor, M.S., Barjadze, S., Eastop, V.F., Blackman, R.L., Harrington, R. 2013. Identity of Schizaphis species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United Kingdom: Are they a threat to crops? Bulletin of Entomological Research. 103(4):425-440.
Response of Russian wheat aphid resistance in wheat and barley to four Diuraphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Puterka, G.J., Nicholson, S.J., Brown, M., Hammon, R.W. 2013. Response of Russian wheat aphid resistance in wheat and barley to four Diuraphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) species. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2):1029-1035.
Foraging by Hippodamia convergens for the aphid Sitobion avenae on wheat plants growing in greenhouse plots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elliott, N.C., Kieckhefer, R.L., Phoofolo, M.W. 2012. Foraging by Hippodamia convergens for the aphid Sitobion avenae on wheat plants growing in greenhouse plots. Southwestern Entomologist. 37(4):467-474.
Common insect and mite pests of small grains - (Experiment Station)
Royer, T.A., Giles, K.L., Elliott, N.C. 2012. Common insect and mite pests of small grains. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheets, EPP-7176. 4 p.
Differentiating stress to wheat fields induced by Diuraphis noxia from other stress causing factors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Backoulou, G.F., Elliott, N.C., Giles, K.L., Rao, M.N. 2013. Differentiating stress to wheat fields induced by Diuraphis noxia from other stress causing factors. Journal of Economic Entomology. 90:47-53.
Proteomic analysis of secreted saliva from Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia Kurd.) biotypes that differ in virulence to wheat - (Abstract Only)
Nicholson, S.J., Puterka, G.J. 2012. Proteomic analysis of secreted saliva from Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia Kurd.) biotypes that differ in virulence to wheat [abstract]. 20th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop, April 1-4, 2012, Minneapolis, MN. p. 28.
Prey foraging by Hippodamia convergens for cereal aphids on wheat - (Abstract Only)
Elliott, N.C. 2012. Prey foraging by Hippodamia convergens for cereal aphids on wheat [abstract]. 20th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop, April 1-4, 2012, Minneapolis, MN. p. 26.
Next generation sequencing of the genomes of 11 international RWA biotypes - (Abstract Only)
Bothal, A.M., Burger, N.F., Castro, A.M., El-Bouhssini, M., Havelka, J., Jankielsohn, A., Lapitan, N.L., Peairs, F.B., Puterka, G.J., Smith, C.M., Stary, P., Zurovcova, M. 2012. Next generation sequencing of the genomes of 11 international RWA biotypes [abstract]. 20th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop, April 1-4, 2012, Minneapolis, MN. p. 29.
Russian wheat aphid biotypic diversity and distribution in the western United States - (Abstract Only)
Puterka, G.J., Nicholson, S.J., Brown, M., Peairs, F.B., Hammon, B.M., Bynum, E., Michels, J. 2012. Russian wheat aphid biotypic diversity and distribution in the western United States [abstract]. 20th Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop, April 1-4, 2012, Minneapolis, MN. p. 29.
Molecular analysis of genetic diversity associated with resistance to Russian wheat aphid - (Abstract Only)
Srinivas, G., Huang, Y., Carver, B.F., Mornhinweg, D.W. 2012. Molecular analysis of genetic diversity associated with resistance to Russian wheat aphid (abstract). In: Proceedings of the XX Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference, January 14-18, 2012, San Diego, California. P329.
Occurrence of hymenopterous parasitoids of Diuraphis spp. in the western Rocky Mountain region     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burd, J.D., Puterka, G.J. 2012. Occurrence of hymenopterous parasitoids of Diuraphis spp. in the western Rocky Mountain region. Southwestern Entomologist. 37(2):231-234.
Spectral vegetation indices selected for quantifying Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) feeding damage in wheat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mirik, M., Ansley, R.J., Michels, Jr., G.J., Elliott, N.C. 2012. Spectral vegetation indices selected for quantifying Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) feeding damage in wheat. Precision Agriculture. 13(4):501-516.
Introduction - Wheat Production in the Great Plains - (Book / Chapter)
Elliott, N.C. 2010. Introduction - Wheat Production in the Great Plains. In: Peairs, F. and Armenta, R., editors. Wheat Production and Pest Management for the Great Plains Region. CSU Extension XCM235. In cooperation with Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Agrilife Research and Extension Center, University of Nebraska and USDA-ARS. p. 1-6.
Functional response of Hippodamia convergens to Sitobion avenae on wheat plants in the laboratory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elliott, N.C., Kieckhefer, R.W., Phoofolo, M.W. 2011. Functional response of Hippodamia convergens to Sitobion avenae on wheat plants in the laboratory. Southwestern Entomologist. 36(4):423-431.
Effects of kaolin particle film and imidacloprid on glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)populations and the prevention of spread of Xylella fastidiosa in grape     Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Tubajika, K.M., Puterka, G.J., Toscano, N.C., Chen, J., Civerolo, E.L. 2011. Effects of kaolin particle film and imidacloprid on glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)populations and the prevention of spread of Xylella fastidiosa in grape. In: Perveen, F., editor. Insecticides – Pest Engineering, Chapter 18. InTech Publishing Online. p. 409-424.
Host race evolution in Schizaphis graminum (Hemiptera: Aphididae): nuclear DNA sequences     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shufran, K.A. 2011. Host race evolution in Schizaphis graminum (Hemiptera: Aphididae): nuclear DNA sequences. Environmental Entomology. 40(5):1317-1322.
Spatially discriminating Russian wheat aphid induced plant stress from other wheat stressing factors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Backoulou, G., Elliott, N.C., Giles, K., Phoofola, M., Catana, V., Mirik, M., Michels, J. 2011. Spatially discriminating Russian wheat aphid induced plant stress from other wheat stressing factors. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 78:123-129.
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.
Development of a method using multispectral imagery and spatial pattern metrics to quantify stress to wheat fields caused by Diuraphis noxia     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Backoulou, G., Elliott, N.C., Giles, K., Phoofolo, M., Catana, V. 2011. Development of a method using multispectral imagery and spatial pattern metrics to quantify stress to wheat fields caused by Diuraphis noxia. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 75:64-70.
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