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Agricultural Research Service

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Steven K Souder
Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research
Biological Science Technician (Insects)

Phone: (808) 959-4308
Fax: (808) 959-5470

64 NOWELO STREET
HILO , HI 96720


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Improve California trap programs for detection of fruit flies -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Morse, J.G., Grafton-Cardwell, E.E., Haviland, D.R., Kabashima, J.N., Faber, B.A. 2016. Improve California trap programs for detection of fruit flies. Citrograph. 7(3):60-63.
Captures of wild Ceratitis capitata Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in traps with improved multi-lure TMR-Dispensers weathered in California -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Morse, J.G., Grafton Cardwell, E.E., Haviland, D., Kabashima, J.N., Faber, B., Mackey, B.E., Cook, P. 2015. Captures of wild Ceratitis capitata Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in traps with improved multi-lure TMR-Dispensers weathered in California. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(2):607-612.
Site-specific temporal and spatial validation of a generic plant pest forecast system with observations of Bactrocera dorsalis (oriental fruit fly). -
Hong, S., Magarey, R.D., Borchert, D.M., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S. 2015. Site-specific temporal and spatial validation of a generic plant pest forecast system with observations of Bactrocera dorsalis (oriental fruit fly). . NeoBiota. need citation information.
Weathering and chemical degradation of methyl eugenol and raspberry ketone solid dispensers for detection, monitoring and male annihilation of Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Nkomo, E., Cook, P.J., Mackey, B.E., Stark, J.D. 2015. Weathering and chemical degradation of methyl eugenol and raspberry ketone solid dispensers for detection, monitoring and male annihilation of Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(4):1612-1623. doi:10.1093/jee/tov137.
Ammonium acetate enhances the attractiveness of a variety of protein-based baits to female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) -
Pinero, J.C., Souder, S., Smith, T.R., Fox, A.J., Vargas, R.I. 2015. Ammonium acetate enhances the attractiveness of a variety of protein-based baits to female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(2):694-700.
Simulated field applications of insecticide soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Fox, A.J., Smith, T.R., Leblanc, L., Mackey, B.E. 2014. Simulated field applications of insecticide soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies. Biopesticides International. 10(2):136-142.
Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Hoffman, K., Dowell, R., Mercogliano, J., Smith, T.R., Hammond, J.H., Davis, B.J., Brodie, M., Dripps, J.E. 2014. Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(4):1362-1369.
Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Borges, R., Mafra-Neto, A., Mackey, B., Chou, M., Spafford, H. 2014. Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits. Biopesticides International. 10(1):1-10.
A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Fox, A.J., Smith, T.R., Mackey, B.E. 2013. A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies. Biopesticides International . 9(2):120-126.
Field trials of solid triple lure (trimedlure, methyl eugenol, raspberry ketone, and DDVP) dispensers for detection and male annihilation of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) and Bactrocera cucurbit -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Mackey, B.E., Morse, J.G., Stark, J.D., Cook, P. 2012. Field trials of solid triple lure (trimedlure, methyl eugenol, raspberry ketone, and DDVP) dispensers for detection and male annihilation of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) and Bactrocera cucurbit. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(5):1557-65.
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