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Charles S Burks (Chuck)
Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Diel periodicity in males of the navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) as revealed by automated camera traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Hengst, F.S., Wilson, H., Wenger, J.A. 2022. Diel periodicity in males of the navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) as revealed by automated camera traps. Journal of Insect Science. 22(5):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieac059.
Comparison of navel orangeworm adults detected with optical sensors and captured with conventional sticky traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S. 2022. Comparison of navel orangeworm adults detected with optical sensors and captured with conventional sticky traps. AgriEngineering. 4(2):523-532. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriengineering4020035.
Evaluating flight performance of mass-reared and irradiated navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) for sterile insect technique - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reger, J., Wenger, J., Brar, G., Burks, C.S., Wilson, H. 2021. Evaluating flight performance of mass-reared and irradiated navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) for sterile insect technique. Journal of Economic Entomology. Available: https://academic.oup.com/jee/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jee/toab114/6295457. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab114.
Individual and additive effects of insecticide and mating disruption in integrated management of navel orangeworm in almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S. 2021. Individual and additive effects of insecticide and mating disruption in integrated management of navel orangeworm in almonds. Insects. 12(2):188. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12020188.
Management of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using four commercial mating disruption systems in California almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haviland, D.R., Rijal, J.P., Rill, S.M., Higbee, B.S., Gordon, C.A., Burks, C.S. 2021. Management of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using four commercial mating disruption systems in California almonds. Journal of Economic Entomology. 114(1):238-247. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa297.
Biology and management of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, H., Burks, C.S., Reger, J.E., Wenger, J.A. 2020. Biology and management of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in California. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 11(1):1-15. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmaa025.
Changes in shape, texture and airflow improve efficiency of monitoring traps for Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sajeewani, P.H., Dissanayaka, D.K., Wijayaratne, L.W., Burks, C.S. 2020. Changes in shape, texture and airflow improve efficiency of monitoring traps for Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Insects. 11(11):778. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11110778.
Evaluating response of mass-reared and irradiated navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to crude female pheromone extract - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reger, J., Wenger, J., Brar, G., Burks, C.S., Wilson, H. 2020. Evaluating response of mass-reared and irradiated navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to crude female pheromone extract. Insects. 11(10):703. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11100703.
Persistence of mating suppression of the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella following direct and indirect exposure to commercial mating disruption dispensers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wijayaratne, L., Burks, C.S. 2020. Persistence of mating suppression of the Indian meal moth Plodia interpunctella following direct and indirect exposure to commercial mating disruption dispensers. Journal of Pest Science. 11(10):701. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11100701.
Factors affecting disruption of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using aerosol dispensers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Thomson, D.R. 2020. Factors affecting disruption of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using aerosol dispensers. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(3):1290-1298. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa010.
Traps and attractants for monitoring navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the presence of mating disruption - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Beck, J.J. 2020. Traps and attractants for monitoring navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the presence of mating disruption. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(3):1270-1278. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz363.
Optimizing efficiency of aerosol mating disruption for navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Thomson, D.R. 2019. Optimizing efficiency of aerosol mating disruption for navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(2):763-771. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy417.
Comparison of monitoring techniques in and near almonds and pistachios under mating disruption treatment for navel orangeworm - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Beck, J.J. 2018. Comparison of monitoring techniques in and near almonds and pistachios under mating disruption treatment for navel orangeworm. Acta Horticulturae. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1219.50.
Interrelation of mating, flight, and fecundity in navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) females - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rovnyack,, A.M., Burks, C.S., Grassman, A.J., Sappington, T.W. 2018. Interrelation of mating, flight, and fecundity in navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) females. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 166(4):304-315. https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.12675.
Effect of storage of pheromone lures for Amyelois transitella: field performance and compound ratios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Wilk, C. 2017. Effect of storage of pheromone lures for Amyelois transitella: field performance and compound ratios. Florida Entomologist. 100(4):820-822. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.100.0411.
Mating disruption of the navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using widely spaced, aerosol dispensers: is the pheromone blend the most efficacious disruptant? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S., Carde, R.T. 2017. Mating disruption of the navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) using widely spaced, aerosol dispensers: is the pheromone blend the most efficacious disruptant? Journal of Economic Entomology. doi:10.1093/jee/tox185.
Combination phenyl propionate/pheromone traps for monitoring navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in almonds in the vicinity of mating disruption - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S. 2017. Combination phenyl propionate/pheromone traps for monitoring navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in almonds in the vicinity of mating disruption. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(2):438-446. doi: 10.1093/jee/tow318.
Phenyl propionate and sex pheromone for monitoring navel orangeworm in the presence of mating disruption - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Kuenen, L., Daane, K.M. 2016. Phenyl propionate and sex pheromone for monitoring navel orangeworm in the presence of mating disruption. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(2):958-961.
Pests of stored dates - ()
Burks, C.S., Yasin, M., El-Shafie, H.A., Wakil, W. 2015. Pests of stored dates. In: Wakil, W., Faleiro, J.R., and Miller, T.A, editors. Sustainable Pest Management in Date Palm: Current Status and Emerging Challenges. The Netherlands: Springer Dordrecht. p. 237-286.
Impact of trap design and density on effectiveness of a commercial pheromone lure for monitoring navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S. 2015. Impact of trap design and density on effectiveness of a commercial pheromone lure for monitoring navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108:600-610. doi: 10.1093/jee/tou062.
Effects of delayed mating and access to water on oviposition and longevity in navel orangeworm females - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S. 2014. Effects of delayed mating and access to water on oviposition and longevity in navel orangeworm females. International Journal of Insect Science. 6:89-98.
Demonstration and characterization of a persistent pheromone lure for the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S., Larsen, T.E. 2014. Demonstration and characterization of a persistent pheromone lure for the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Insects. 5(3):596-608.
Patterns of flight behavior and capacity of unmated navel orangeworm adults (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) related to age, gender, and wing size - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sappington, T.W., Burks, C.S. 2014. Patterns of flight behavior and capacity of unmated navel orangeworm adults (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) related to age, gender, and wing size. Environmental Entomology. 43(3):696-705.
Effect of abundance of the navel orangeworm on sampling range and interference between pheromone traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S. 2013. Effect of abundance of the navel orangeworm on sampling range and interference between pheromone traps. Environmental Entomology. 42(1):143-149.
Impact of sex, age, and mating status on flight behavior of the navel orangeworm (NOW) - (Abstract Only)
Burks, C.S., Sappington, T.W. 2012. Impact of sex, age, and mating status on flight behavior of the navel orangeworm (NOW). 2012 Research Update of the Almond Board of California. Page 2.
Effect of mating disruption and lure load on the number of Plodia interpunctella males captured in pheromone traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Kuenen, L.P. 2012. Effect of mating disruption and lure load on the number of Plodia interpunctella males captured in pheromone traps. Journal of Stored Products Research. 49:189-195.
Use of nut shells as fillers in polymer composites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sutivisedsak, N., Cheng, H.N., Burks, C.S., Johnson, J.A., Siegel, J.P., Civerolo, E.L., Biswas, A. 2012. Use of nut shells as fillers in polymer composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 20(1):305-314.
Monitoring Indianmeal moth in the presence of mating disruption - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Kuenen, L.P. 2011. Monitoring Indianmeal moth in the presence of mating disruption. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions, October 30 - November 1, 2012, San Diego, California. 59:1-3.
Behavior, biology and ecology of stored fruit and nut insects - ()
Burks, C.S., Johnson, J.A. 2012. Behavior, biology and ecology of stored fruit and nut insects. In G.W. Cuperus D.W. Hagstrum and T.W. Phillips (eds.). Stored Product Protection. Publication S156. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. p. 21-32.
Effects of natural and artificial photoperiods and fluctuating temperature on age of first mating and mating frequency in the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G., Higbee, B.S. 2011. Effects of natural and artificial photoperiods and fluctuating temperature on age of first mating and mating frequency in the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella. Journal of Insect Science. 11(48):1-11.
Comparison of trapping for eggs, females, and males of the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Walker) in almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Siegel, J.P., Brandl, D.G. 2011. Comparison of trapping for eggs, females, and males of the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Walker) in almonds. Environmental Entomology. 40(3):706-713.
Mating disruption for control of Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in dried beans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Mclaughlin, J.R., Miller, J.R., Brandl, D.G. 2011. Mating disruption for control of Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in dried beans. Journal of Stored Products Research. 47(3):216-221.
Navel orangeworm: a major pest in many crops - (Abstract Only)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Siegel, J.P., Daane, K. 2011. Navel orangeworm: a major pest in many crops. Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting. 13.
Effect of bait formulation and number of traps on detection of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) oviposition using egg traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S. 2011. Effect of bait formulation and number of traps on detection of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) oviposition using egg traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(1):211-219.
Mating disruption for navel orangeworm in Central California: Year 3 - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S. 2010. Mating disruption for navel orangeworm in Central California: Year 3. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions. November 2-5, 2010, Orlando, Florida. 52:1-4.
Pheromone traps for monitoring Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the presence of mating disruption - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G., Kuenen, L.P., Reyes, C.C., Fisher, J.M. 2010. Pheromone traps for monitoring Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the presence of mating disruption. Stored Products Protection International Working Conference Proceedings. In: Carvalho, M. O., Fields, P. G., Adler, C. S., Arthur, F. H., Athanassiou, C. G., Cambell, J. F., Fleurat-Lessard, F., Flinn, P. W., Hodges, R. J., Isikber, A. A., Navarro, S., Noyes, R., Riudavets, J., Sinha, K. K., Thorpe, G., Timlick, B. H., Trematerra, P. & White, N. D. G., eds. 10th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 2010 Estoril, Portugal. Julius Kühn-Institut, Berlin. 79-84.
Mating Disruption for Control of Navel Orangeworm in Almonds in Central California - (Abstract Only)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Daane, K.M., Siegel, J.P., Brandl, D.G. 2010. Mating Disruption for Control of Navel Orangeworm in Almonds in Central California. Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting. p.23.
Mating disruption for control of navel orangeworm in Central California - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S. 2009. Mating disruption for control of navel orangeworm in Central California. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions, November 10-13, 2009, San Diego, California. 79:1-4.
Monitoring Amyelois transitella Males and Females with Phenyl Propionate Traps in Almonds and Pistachios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Kuenen, L.P., Brandl, D.G. 2009. Monitoring Amyelois transitella Males and Females with Phenyl Propionate Traps in Almonds and Pistachios. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 133(3):283-291.
Sampling and pheromone trapping for comparison of abundance of Amyelois transitella between almonds and pistachios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Brandl, D.G., Mackey, B.E. 2008. Sampling and pheromone trapping for comparison of abundance of Amyelois transitella between almonds and pistachios. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 129: 66-76.
Effects of mating disruption treatments on navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) sexual communication and damage in almonds and pistachios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S. 2008. Effects of mating disruption treatments on navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) sexual communication and damage in almonds and pistachios. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101: 1633-1642.
Dispersal of NOW and Prediction and Prevention of NOW Damage in Almonds - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Sisterson, M.S., Brandl, D.G. 2007. Dispersal of NOW and Prediction and Prevention of NOW Damage in Almonds. Proceedings of the 35th Almond Industry Conference, Modesto, California. p. 1-6.
EFFECT OF SANITATION ON NAVEL ORANGEWORM ABUNDANCE IN AND DAMAGE TO PISTACHIOS - ()
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Brandl, D.G. 2006. Effect of sanitation on navel orangeworm abundance in and damage to pistachios. California Pistachio Commission Production Research Report. pp. 83-90.
MATING DISRUPTION FOR SUPPRESSION OF NAVEL ORANGEWORM DAMAGE IN ALMONDS - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Brandl, D.G. 2005. Mating disruption for suppression of navel orangeworm damage in almonds. Almond Industry Conference Proceedings, December 7-8, Modesto, California. p. 1-10.
QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF INSECT PEST DAMAGE TO FIGS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G. 2005. Quantitative assessment of insect pest damage to figs. Crop Management [serial online]. Available: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/cm/research/2005/figs/
NAVEL ORANGEWORM ABUNDANCE AND DAMAGE IN PISTACHIOS - ()
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Kents, D., Bentley, W., Kuenen, L.P. 2005. Navel orangeworm abundance and damage in pistachios. California Pistachio Commission Production Research Report.143-153.
UNUSUAL PHEROMONE CHEMISTRY IN THE NAVEL ORANGEWORM: NOVEL SEX ATTRACTANTS AND A BEHAVIORAL ANTAGONIST - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leal, W.S., Parra-Pedrazzoli, A.L., Pesak, D.J., Kaissling, K., Morgan, T.I., Dundulis, E.A., Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Zalom, F.G. 2005. Unusual pheromone chemistry in the navel orangeworm: novel sex attractants and a behavioral antagonist. Naturwissenschaften. 92(3):139-146
MATING DISRUPTION FOR SUPPRESSION OF NAVEL ORANGEWORM DAMAGE IN ALMONDS - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Daane, K., Bentley, W., Kuenen, L.P. 2004. Mating disruption for suppression of navel orangeworm damage in almonds. Proceedings of the 32nd Almond Industry Conference, December 1-2, 2004, Modesto, California. p. 1-10.
SEASONAL ABUNDANCE OF NAVEL ORANGEWORM (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE) IN FIGS AND EFFECT OF PERIPHERAL AEROSOL DISPENSERS ON SEXUAL COMMUNICATION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G. 2004. Seasonal abundance of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in figs and effect of peripheral aerosol dispensers on sexual communication. Journal of Insect Science [serial online]. 4(40). Available: http://www.insectscience.org/papers/4.40
USE OF AGGREGATION PHEROMONES FOR MASS TRAPPING OF NITIDULID BEETLES IN FIGS - (Abstract Only)
Brandl, D.G., Burks, C.S., Bartelt, R.J. 2003. Use of aggregation pheromones for mass trapping of nitidulid beetles in figs [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Abstract No. D0646.
FURTHER EVALUATION OF MATING DISRUPTION AS A PEST MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR INDIANMEAL MOTH IN ORGANIC DRIED BEANS - (Abstract Only)
Brandl, D.G., Burks, C.S., Roberts, J., Patterson, L. 2004. Further evaluation of mating disruption as a pest management tool for indianmeal moth in organic dried beans. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings. November 3-6, 2003, San Diego, California. Paper No. 140.
MATING DISRUPTION FOR CONTROL OF THE INDIANMEAL MOTH IN A WAREHOUSE - (Abstract Only)
BURKS, C.S. MATING DISRUPTION FOR CONTROL OF THE INDIANMEAL MOTH IN A WAREHOUSE. METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES AND EMISSIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2002.
MEASURING FIG QUALITY USING NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BURKS, C.S., DOWELL, F.E., XIE, F. MEASURING FIG QUALITY USING NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY. JOURNAL OF STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH. 2000. Vol. 36 Issue 3 289-296.