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Research Project: Cranberry Genetic Improvement and Insect Pest Management

Location: Vegetable Crops Research

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Microbial diversity associated with the pollen stores of captive-bred bumble bee colonies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dharampal, P., Diaz-Garcia, L., Haase, M., Zalapa, J.E., Currie, C., Hittinger, C., Steffan, S.A. 2020. Microbial diversity associated with the pollen stores of captive-bred bumble bee colonies. Insects. 11(4):250. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11040250.

To bee or not to bee: Larval bees require pollen-borne microbes to survive Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dharampal, P., Carlson, C., Currie, C., Steffan, S.A. 2019. To bee or not to bee: Larval bees require pollen-borne microbes to survive. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 286(1904). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2894.

Omnivory in bees: Elevated trophic positions among all major bee families Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Gaines-Day, H.R., Dharampal, P., Chikaraishi, Y., Takizawa, Y., Danforth, B.N. 2019. Omnivory in bees: Elevated trophic positions among all major bee families. The American Naturalist. 194(3). https://doi.org/10.1086/704281.

Multivariate GBLUP Improves Accuracy of Genomic Selection for Yield and Fruit Weight in Biparental Populations of Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Schlautman, B., Diaz-Garcia, L., Grygleski, E., Polashock, J.J., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Vorsa, N., Iorizzo, M., Zalapa, J.E. 2018. Multivariate GBLUP improves accuracy of genomic selection for yield and fruit weight in biparental populations of Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1310. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01310.

An inquiry-based investigation of bacterial soft rot of potato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hirsch, R.L., Miller, S., Halterman, D.A. 2018. An inquiry-based investigation of bacterial soft rot of potato. The American Biology Teacher. 80(8):594-599. https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.594.

Incidence of Oscheius onirici (Nematoda: Rhabditidae), a potentially entomopathogenic nematode from the marshlands of Wisconsin, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ye, W., Foye, S., MacGuidwin, A.E., Steffan, S.A. 2018. Incidence of Oscheius onirici (Nematoda: Rhabditidae), a potentially entomopathogenic nematode from the marshlands of Wisconsin, USA. Journal of Nematology. 50(1):9-26. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2018-004.

New directions for mating disruption in Wisconsin - (Abstract Only)
Eisner, N., Luck, B., Steffan, S.A. 2018. New directions for mating disruption in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. V26 (Jan 24-25, 2018) pgs. 29-31.

Bio-insecticides and mating disruption in cranberries - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A. 2018. Bio-insecticides and mating disruption in cranberries. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. V26 (Jan 24-25, 2018) pgs. 24-25.

Comparative genetic mapping reveals synteny and collinearity between the American cranberry and diploid blueberry genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Diaz-Garcia, L., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Schlautman, N., Vorsa, N., Polashock, J.J., Ogden, E.L., Brown, A., Lin, Y., Bassil, N.V., Buck, E.J., Wiedow, C., McCallum, S., Graham, J., Iorizzo, M., Rowland, L.J., Zalapa, J.E. 2017. Comparative genetic mapping reveals synteny and collinearity between the American cranberry and diploid blueberry genomes. Molecular Breeding. 38:9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0765-y.

Cross-compatibility in cranberry-blueberry hybridization and implications in endosperm balance number Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zalapa, J.E., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G. 2017. Cross-compatibility in cranberry-blueberry hybridization and implications in endosperm balance number. Euphytica. Mol Breeding (2018) 38: 9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0765-y.

Variable isotopic compositions of host plant populations preclude assessment of aphid overwintering sites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crossley, M.S., Steffan, S.A., Voegtlin, D.J., Hamilton, K.L., Hogg, D.B. 2017. Variable isotopic compositions of host plant populations preclude assessment of aphid overwintering sites. Insects. 8(4):128. https://doi.org:10.3390/insects8040128.

Methods for transient gene expression in wild relatives of potato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abdullah, S., Halterman, D.A. 2018. Methods for transient gene expression in wild relatives of potato. Methods in Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-8724-5_11.

Conserving carnivorous arthropods: an example from early-season cranberry (Ericaceae) flooding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Zoeren, J., Guedot, C., Steffan, S.A. 2018. Conserving carnivorous arthropods: an example from early-season cranberry (Ericaceae) flooding. The Canadian Entomologist. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2018.11.

Dragonflies are biocontrol agents in Wisconsin cranberry marshes - (Abstract Only)
Chavez, M., Lundgren, J., Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Dragonflies are biocontrol agents in Wisconsin cranberry marshes. SciMed GRS Poster Session.

Cranberry plant and pest degree days– September 5, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree days– September 5, 2017. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 30(8):1.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: August 31, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: August 31, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(11):7-8.

Pollinators and pesticides - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A. 2017. Pollinators and pesticides [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Paper No. 2.

Predictive models of moth development - (Abstract Only)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Predictive models of moth development [abstract]. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Paper No. 3:6.

Native nematodes as new bio-insecticides for cranberries - (Abstract Only)
Foye, S., Steffan, S. 2017. Native nematodes as new bio-insecticides for cranberries. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Paper No. 3:5.

Progress in the mechanization of mating disruption deployment - (Abstract Only)
Eisner, N., Chasen, E., Luck, B., Steffan, S. 2017. Progress in the mechanization of mating disruption deployment. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Paper No. 3:4.

The USDA Cranberry Entomology Lab: Highlights from 2011-2017 - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S. 2017. The USDA Cranberry Entomology Lab: Highlights from 2011-2017. North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Annual Meeting. Paper No. 2:2.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: August 17, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: August 17, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(10):7-8.

Arthropod fauna associated with wild and cultivated cranberries in Wisconsin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Singleton, M.E., Draney, M.L., Chasen, E.M., Johnson, K.E., Zalapa, J.E. 2017. Arthropod fauna associated with wild and cultivated cranberries in Wisconsin. Great Lakes Entomologist. https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol50/iss2/11.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: August 3, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: August 3, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(9):9-10.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days – July 25, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days – July 25, 2017. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 30(6):1.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: July 20, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: July 20, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(8):7-8.

Advances in the application of amino acid nitrogen isotopic analysis in ecological and biogeochemical studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ohkouchi, N., Chikaraishi, Y., Close, H.G., Fry, B., Larsen, T., Madigan, D.J., McCarthy, M.D., McMahon, K.W., Nagata, T., Naito, Y.I., Steffan, S. et al. 2017. Advances in the application of amino acid nitrogen isotopic analysis in ecological and biogeochemical studies. Organic Geochemistry. 113:150-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.07.009.

Cranberry plant and pest degree days - July 10, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree days - July 10, 2017. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 30(5):2.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: July 6, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: July 6, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(7):10-11.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: June 22, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: June 22, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(6):6-7.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days - July 12, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days - July 12, 2017. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 30(4):3.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: June 8, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: June 8, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(5):7-8.

Oscheius wisconsinensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditidae), a potential entomopathogenic nematode from the marshlands of Wisconsin - (Abstract Only)
Ye, W., Foye, S., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Oscheius wisconsinensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditidae), a potential entomopathogenic nematode from the marshlands of Wisconsin [abstract]. Society of Nematologists. Paper No. 8-2.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: May 25, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: May 25, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(4):7-8.

Linking growing degree-days and cranberry plant phenology - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Linking growing degree-days and cranberry plant phenology. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 30(3):4-5.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days – 05/24/17 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days – 05/24/17. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 30(3):6-7.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: May 11, 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: May 11, 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(3):6-7.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: May 8th 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days: May 8th 2017. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 30(2):1-2.

Cranberry plant and pest degree-days in 2017 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2017. Cranberry plant and pest degree-days in 2017. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 2(1):6-7.

Integrating microbes into food-chains: Insect trophic identity reflects rampant microbivory - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A. 2017. Integrating microbes into food-chains: Insect trophic identity reflects rampant microbivory[abstract]. Institute of Arctic Biology, Life Science Hour Seminars.

Multi-species mating disruption in cranberries (Ericales: Ericaceae): Early evidence using a flowable emulsion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Chasen, E.M., Deutsch, A.E., Mafra-Neto, A. 2017. Multi-species mating disruption in cranberries (Ericales:Ericaceae): Early evidence using a flowable emulsion. Journal of Insect Science. 17(2):54. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/iex025.

SOFIA: an R package for enhancing genetic visualization with Circos Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz-Garcia, L., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Schlautman, B., Zalapa, J. 2017. SOFIA: An R package for enhancing genetic visualization with Circos. Journal of Heredity. 108(4):443-448. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esx023.

Unpacking brown food-webs: Animal trophic identity reflects rampant microbivory Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Chikaraishi, Y., Dharampal, P.S., Pauli, J.N., Guedot, C., Ohkouchi, N. 2017. Unpacking brown food-webs: Animal trophic identity reflects rampant microbivory. Ecology and Evolution. 7(10):3532-3541. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2951.

Cranberry SSR multiplexing panels for DNA horticultural fingerprinting and genetic studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Bolivar-Medina, J., Hodapp, S., Zalapa, J. 2017. Cranberry SSR multiplexing panels for DNA horticultural fingerprinting and genetic studies. Scientia Horticulturae. 219:280-286. doi. 10.1016/j.scienta.2017.03.005.

IsoBank – Stable isotope ecology in the age of ‘Big Data’ - (Abstract Only)
Hayden, B., Harrod, C., Newsome, S., Cook, J., Pauli, J., Steffan, S.A., Silva, R. 2017. IsoBank – Stable isotope ecology in the age of ‘Big Data’ [abstract]. Fisheries Society of the British Isles. p. 142.

Intra-trophic isotopic discrimination of 15N/14N for amino acids in autotrophs: Implications for nitrogen dynamics in ecological studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Takizawa, Y., Dharampal, P.S., Steffan, S.A., Takano, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Chikaraishi, Y. 2017. Intra-trophic isotopic discrimination of 15N/14N for amino acids in autotrophs: Implications for nitrogen dynamics in ecological studies. Ecology and Evolution. 7(9):2916-2924. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2866.

Construction of a high-density American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) composite map using genotyping-by-sequencing for multi-pedigree linkage mapping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Diaz-Garcia, L., Iorizzo, M., Polashock, J., Grygleski, E., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J. 2017. Construction of a high-density American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) composite map using genotyping-by-sequencing for multi-pedigree linkage mapping. Genes, Genomes, and Genomics. 7(4):1177-1189. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.037556.

Research projects lead by the USDA Cranberry Entomology Laboratory (CEL) - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A. 2017. Research projects lead by the USDA Cranberry Entomology Laboratory (CEL) [abstract]. Wisconsin Cranberry Research Roundtable.

Update on SPLAT and cranberry fruitworm degree-days - (Abstract Only)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Update on SPLAT and cranberry fruitworm degree-days [abstract]. Wisconsin Cranberry School. Paper No. 8.

Opportunity to use native nematodes for pest control - (Abstract Only)
Foye, S., Steffan, S.A. 2017. Opportunity to use native nematodes for pest control [abstract]. Wisconsin Cranberry School. Paper No. 6.

Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pauli, J.N., Newsome, S.D., Cook, J.A., Harrod, C., Steffan, S.A., Baker, C.J. O., Ben-David, M., Bloom, D., Bowen, G.J., Cerling, T.E., Cicero, C., et al. 2017. Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(12):2997-3001. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701742114.

Potato stem cuttings to study Verticillium dahliae infection for resistance breeding and 'omics' studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, A., Jansky, S.H., Halterman, D.A. 2017. Potato stem cuttings to study Verticillium dahliae infection for resistance breeding and 'omics' studies. American Journal of Potato Research. 94(3):270-274. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-016-9563-z.

Comparing compound-specific and bulk stable nitrogen isotope trophic discrimination factors across multiple freshwater fish species and diets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanke, C.M., Chikaraishi, Y., Takizawa, Y., Steffan, S.A., Dharampal, P.S., Vander Zanden, M.J. 2017. Comparing compound-specific and bulk stable nitrogen isotope trophic discrimination factors across multiple freshwater fish species and diets. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 74(8):1291-1297. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0420.

Population densities of lepidopteran pests in selected cranberry cultivars in Wisconsin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McMahan, E.E., Steffan, S.A., Guedot, C. 2017. Population densities of lepidopteran pests in selected cranberry cultivars in Wisconsin. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(3):1113-1119. doi: 10.1093/jee/tow274.

Investigating a novel pathway by which pheromone-based mating disruption may protect crops - (Abstract Only)
Eisner, N., Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Investigating a novel pathway by which pheromone-based mating disruption may protect crops [abstract]. Plant Science Symposium.

Comparison of nonstructural carbohydrates across cranberry cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeVetter, L.W., Beaver, E., Colquhoun, J., Zalapa, J., Harbut, R. 2016. Comparison of nonstructural carbohydrates across cranberry cultivars. European Journal of Horticultural Science. 81(6):321-326. doi: 10.17660/eJHS.2016/81.6.5.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of September 14, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of September 14, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(12):4-5.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of September 30, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of September 30, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(13):8-9.

Microbes are trophic analogues of arthropods, mammals, and fish: Isotopic fingerprinting unites ‘green’ and ‘brown’ food webs - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S., Chikaraishi, Y., Dharampal, P., Currie, C., Horn, H., Pauli, J. 2016. Microbes are trophic analogues of arthropods, mammals, and fish: Isotopic fingerprinting unites ‘green’ and ‘brown’ food webs [abstract]. International Congress of Entomology. Paper No. 2757.

New data on flea beetle management in cranberry - (Trade Journal)
Foye, S., Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. New data on flea beetle management in cranberry. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 29(9):2-3.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of September 1, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of September 1, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(11):6-7.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of August 17, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of August 17, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(10):7-8.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of August 8, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of August 8, 2016. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. XXXIX(VIII):1-2.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of August 3, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E., Steffan, S. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of August 3, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(9):6-7.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of July 20, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of July 20, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(8):8-9.

GiNA, an efficient and high-throughput software for horticultural phenotyping Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz-Garcia, L., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Schlautman, B., Zalapa, J. 2016. GiNA, an efficient and high-throughput software for horticultural phenotyping. PLoS One. 11(8). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160439.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of July 6, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of July 6, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(7):5-6.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of June 22, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of June 22, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(6):7-8.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of June 15, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of June 15, 2016. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. XXIX(V):5.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of June 8, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of June 8, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(5):6-7.

Upcoming degree-day benchmarks for Sparganothis and Cranberry degree-day map: as of May 25, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Upcoming degree-day benchmarks for Sparganothis and Cranberry degree-day map: as of May 25, 2016. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. XXIX(IV):1-2.

Upcoming degree-day benchmarks for Sparganothis and Cranberry degree-day map: as of May 25, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Upcoming degree-day benchmarks for Sparganothis and Cranberry degree-day map: as of May 25, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(4):8-10.

Exploiting genotyping by sequencing to characterize the genomic structure of the American cranberry through high-density linkage mapping Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Diaz-Garcia, L., Schlautman, B., Deutsch, J., Salazar, W., Hernandez-Ochoa, M., Grygleski, E., Steffan, S., Iorizzo, M., Polashock, J.J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J. 2016. Exploiting genotyping by sequencing to characterize the genomic structure of the American cranberry through high-density linkage mapping. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 17(1):451. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2802-3.

Empirical, metagenomic, and computational techniques illuminate the mechanisms by which fungicides compromise bee health - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Dharampal, P.S., Diaz-Garcia, L., Currie, C.R., Zalapa, J.E., Hittinger, C.T. 2017. Empirical, metagenomic, and computational techniques illuminate the mechanisms by which fungicides compromise bee health. Journal of Visualized Experiments. https://www.jove.com/video/54631.

Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of May 12, 2016 - (Trade Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Cranberry degree-day map and update: as of May 12, 2016. Wisconsin Fruit Newsletter. 1(3):6.

Temperature-mediated growth thresholds of Acrobasis vaccinii (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Temperature-mediated growth thresholds of Acrobasis vaccinii (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Environmental Entomology. 45(3):732-736. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvw053.

Using plant volatile traps to estimate the diversity of natural enemy communities in orchard ecosystems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mills, N.J., Jones, V.P., Baker, C.C., Melton, T.D., Steffan, S.A., Unruh, T.R., Horton, D.R., Shearer, P.W., Amarasekare, K.G., Miliczky, E. 2016. Using plant volatile traps to estimate the diversity of natural enemy communities in orchard ecosystems. Biological Control. 102:66-76. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.05.001.

Fragman: an R package for fragment analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Diaz-Garcia, L., Schlautman, B., Salazar, W., Zalapa, J. 2016. Fragman: an R package for fragment analysis. BioMed Central (BMC) Genetics. 17(1):62. doi: 10.1186/s12863-016-0365-6.

Discovery and virulence-screening of native nematodes in Wisconsin cranberries - (Proceedings)
Foye, S., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Discovery and virulence-screening of native nematodes in Wisconsin cranberries. Wisconsin Cranberry School. Paper No. 10.

A synthesis of recent research regarding the spring flood in Wisconsin: Knowns and unknowns - (Proceedings)
Van Zoeren, J., Steffan, S.A. 2016. A synthesis of recent research regarding the spring flood in Wisconsin: Knowns and unknowns. Wisconsin Cranberry School. Paper No. 11.

Using degree-days to maximize your pest management tool box - (Proceedings)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2016. Using degree-days to maximize your pest management tool box. Wisconsin Cranberry School. Paper No. 8.

Discriminating power of microsatellites in cranberry organelles for taxonomic studies in Vaccinium and Ericaceae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Fajardo, D., Steffan, S., Zalapa, J. 2016. Discriminating power of microsatellites in cranberry organelles for taxonomic studies in Vaccinium and Ericaceae. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 64(3):451-466. doi: 10.1007/s10722-016-0371-6.

Are we on the right track: Can our understanding of abscission in model systems promote or derail making improvements in less studied crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patterson, S.E., Bolivar-Medina, J.L., Falbel, T.G., Hedtcke, J.L., Nevarez-McBride, D., Maule, A.F., Zalapa, J.E. 2016. Are we on the right track: Can our understanding of abscission in model systems promote or derail making improvements in less studied crops? Frontiers in Plant Science. 6(1268). doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01268.

USDA Cranberry Entomology Laboratory (CEL) research priorities in the 2016 growing season - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A. 2015. USDA Cranberry Entomology Laboratory (CEL) research priorities in the 2016 growing season [abstract]. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in pest management: Progress in the development of a UAV-deployed mating disruption system for Wisconsin cranberries - (Trade Journal)
Steffan, S., Luck, B. 2015. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in pest management: Progress in the development of a UAV-deployed mating disruption system for Wisconsin cranberries. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. XXVIII(X):1-2.

Microbes are trophic analogs of animals Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Chikaraishi, Y., Currie, C.R., Horn, H., Gaines Day, H.R., Pauli, J.N., Zalapa, J.E., Ohkouchi, N. 2015. Microbes are trophic analogs of animals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112(49):15119-15124. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1508782112.

Unification of the macro- and microbiome in trophic ecology - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S. 2015. Unification of the macro- and microbiome in trophic ecology [abstract]. Mini-Workshop on Compound Specific Isotope Analysis of Amino Acids. Paper No. 3.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in pest management: Progress in the development of a UAV-deployed mating disruption system for Wisconsin cranberries - (Other)
Steffan, S., Luck, B. 2015. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in pest management: Progress in the development of a UAV-deployed mating disruption system for Wisconsin cranberries. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 28(10):1-2.

Newly discovered bio-control agents kill Sparganothis and cranberry fruitworm: Preliminary data on native nematode species - (Trade Journal)
Foye, S., Steffan, S. 2015. Newly discovered bio-control agents kill Sparganothis and cranberry fruitworm: Preliminary data on native nematode species. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. 28(9):102.

Response to Pilaar Burch and Graham Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Pauli, J.N., Steffan, S.A., Newsome, S.D. 2015. Response to Pilaar Birch and Graham. Bioscience. 65(10):953-954. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biv134.

Bringing novel semiochemical formulations to the market - (Abstract Only)
Mafra-Neto, A., Fettig, C., Munson, S., Faleiro, R., Ben Abdallah, A., Rodiguez-Saona, C., Peixoto, M., Holdcraft, R., Bernardi, C., Urrutia, W., Steffan, S. et al. 2015. Bringing novel semiochemical formulations to the market [abstract]. Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecology. Paper No. 0061.

Development of a high-density cranberry SSR linkage map for comparative genetic analysis and trait detection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Diaz-Garcia, L.A., Johnson-Cicalese, J., Iorrizo, M., Rodriguez-Bonilla, L., Bougie, T., Bougie, T., Wiesman, E., Steffan, S., Polashock, J., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J. 2015. Development of a high-density cranberry SSR linkage map for comparative genetic analysis and trait detection. Molecular Breeding. 35(8):177. doi: 10.1007/s11032-015-0367-5.

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) genotypes differ between coastal sites and inland road corridors in the Northeastern US Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ecker, G., Zalapa, J., Auer, C. 2015. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) genotypes differ between coastal sites and inland road corridors in the Northeastern US. PLoS One. 10(6). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130414.

Early-season flood enhances native biological control agents in Wisconsin cranberry - (Abstract Only)
Van Zoeren, J., Steffan, S. 2015. Early-season flood enhances native biological control agents in Wisconsin cranberry [abstract]. Entomology Society America Annual Meeting. Paper No. 0862.

Cultural and chemical pest control methods alter habitat suitability for biological control agents: An example from Wisconsin commercial cranberry - (Abstract Only)
Van Zoeren, J., Steffan, S., Chasen, E.M. 2015. Cultural and chemical pest control methods alter habitat suitability for biological control agents: An example from Wisconsin commercial cranberry [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. D3114.

Colonies of bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) produce fewer workers, less bee biomass, and have smaller mother queens following fungicide exposure Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bernauer, O.M., Gaines-Day, H.R., Steffan, S.A. 2015. Colonies of bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) produce fewer workers, less bee biomass, and have smaller mother queens following fungicide exposure. Insects. 6(2):478-488.

Evaluating the relationship between diploid and tetraploid Vaccinium oxycoccos (Ericaceae) in eastern Canada Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, T.W., Walinga, C., Wang, S., Kron, P., Suda, J., Zalapa, J. 2015. Evaluating the relationship between diploid and tetraploid Vaccinium oxycoccos (Ericaceae) in eastern Canada. Botany. 93(10):623-636. doi: 10.1139/cjb-2014-0223.

Sparganothis fruitworm degree-day benchmarks provide key treatmen timings for cranberry IPM - (Trade Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Deutsch, A. 2015. Sparganothis fruitworm degree-day benchmarks provide key treatmen timings for cranberry IPM. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. XXVIII(1):1-2.

Growing degree day calculator - (Abstract Only)
Van Zoeren, J., Steffan, S.A. 2015. Growing degree day calculator [abstract]. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Paper No. 3.

Diet quality influences isotopic discrimination among amino acids in an aquatic vertebrate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chikaraishi, Y., Steffan, S.A., Takano, Y., Ohkouchi, N. 2015. Diet quality influences isotopic discrimination among amino acids in an aquatic vertebrate. Ecology and Evolution. 5(10):2048-2059.

From planning to execution to the future: An overview of a concerted effort to enhance biological control in apple, pear, and walnut orchards in the western U.S. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, V.P., Mills, N.J., Brunner, J.F., Horton, D.R., Beers, E.H., Unruh, T.R., Shearer, P.W., Goldberger, J.R., Castagnoli, S., Lehrer, N., Miliczky, E., Steffan, S.A., Amarasakare, K.G., Chambers, U., et al. 2016. From planning to execution to the future: An overview of a concerted effort to enhance biological control in apple, pear, and walnut orchards in the western U.S. Biological Control. 102:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.03.013.

Toxicity of chelated iron (Fe-DTPA) in American cranberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Siebach, S., Zalapa, J., Covarrubias-Pazaran, G., Harbut, R., Workmaster, B., Wasko DeVetter, L., Steffan, S., Guedot, C., Atucha, A. 2015. Toxicity of chelated iron (Fe-DTPA) in American cranberry. Journal of Horticulture. 2:129. DOI:10.4172/2376-0354.1000128.

Development and validation of 697 novel polymorphic genomic and EST-SSR Markers in the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlautman, B., Fajardo, D., Bougie, T., Wiesman, E., Polashock, J., Vorsa, N., Steffan, S., Zalapa, J. 2015. Development and validation of 697 novel polymorphic genomic and EST-SSR Markers in the American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.). Molecules. 20(2):2001-2013.

It is time for IsoBank Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pauli, J.N., Steffan, S.A., Newsome, S.D. 2015. It is time for IsoBank. Bioscience. 65(3):229-230.

Trophic cascades in a cranberry marsh: Can detritus-removal improve biological control - (Abstract Only)
Van Zoeren, J., Steffan, S.A. 2015. Trophic cascades in a cranberry marsh: Can detritus-removal improve biological control [abstract]. Wisconsin Ecology Annual Spring Symposium. Paper No. 8.

Do fungicide applications affect bee fidelity to cranberries - (Abstract Only)
Gaines-Day, H., Bernauer, O., Steffan, S.A. 2015. Do fungicide applications affect bee fidelity to cranberries [abstract]. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Paper No. SA-8.

Multi-species pheromone-based mating disruption: Moth birth control in cranberries - (Abstract Only)
Steffan, S.A., Chasen, E.M. 2015. Multi-species pheromone-based mating disruption: Moth birth control in cranberries [abstract]. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Paper No. SA-9.

Carnivorous arthropods after spring flood - (Abstract Only)
Van Zoeren, J., Steffan, S.A. 2015. Carnivorous arthropods after spring flood [abstract]. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Paper No. SA-7.

Citizen science: Plant and insect phenology with regards to degree-days - (Abstract Only)
Chasen, E.M., Steffan, S.A. 2015. Citizen science: Plant and insect phenology with regards to degree-days [abstract]. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Paper No. SA-3.

Strong evidence of mating disruption despite heavy fruitworm pressure - (Trade Journal)
Steffan, S.A., Chasen, E.M., Zalapa, J.E. 2014. Strong evidence of mating disruption despite heavy fruitworm pressure. Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter. XXVII(6):4-8.