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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Production and Disease and Pest Management of Horticultural Crops

Location: Southern Horticultural Research

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

Brood removal or queen caging combined with oxalic acid treatment to control varroa mites (Varroa destructor) in honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Xylella fastidiosa in rabbiteye blueberry: A newly studied host of an old foe - (Popular Publication)
Ferguson, M., Clark, C.A., Smith, B.J. 2017. Xylella fastidiosa in rabbiteye blueberry: A newly studied host of an old foe. Louisiana Agriculture. 61(2):33.

Association of Xylella fastidiosa with Yield Loss and Altered Fruit Quality in a Naturally Infected Rabbiteye Blueberry Orchard - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferguson, M., Clark, C.A., Smith, B.J. 2017. Association of Xylella fastidiosa with Yield Loss and Altered Fruit Quality in a Naturally Infected Rabbiteye Blueberry Orchard. HortScience. 52(8):1073-1079.

Environmental factors impact Passalora sequoiae conidia counts from Leyland Cypress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams-Woodward, J.L., Copes, W.E. 2017. Environmental factors impact Passalora sequoiae conidia counts from Leyland Cypress. Journal of Phytopathology. 165:538-546.

Development of microsatellites for population genetic analyses of the granulate ambrosia beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hussender, C., Park, J., Werle, C.T., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2017. Development of microsatellites for population genetic analyses of the granulate ambrosia beetle. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110:1107-1112.

Nutrient, pH, Alkalinity, and Ionic Property Levels in Run-off Containment Basins in Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia Ornamental Plant Nurseries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copes, W.E., Zhang, H., Richardson, P.A., Belayneh, B.E., Ristvey, A., Lea-Cox, J., Hong, C. 2017. Nutrient, pH, Alkalinity, and Ionic Property Levels in Run-off Containment Basins in Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia Ornamental Plant Nurseries. HortScience. 52:461–468.

Landscape and pesticide effects on honey bees: forager survival and expression of acetylcholinesterase and brain oxidative genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alburaki, M., Steckel, S.J., Chen, D., McDermott, E., Adamczyk Jr., J.J., Weiss, M., Skinner, J.A., Kelly, H., Lorenz, G., Tarpy, D.R., Meikle, W.G., Stewart, S.D. 2017. Landscape and pesticide effects on honey bees: forager survival and expression of acetylcholinesterase and brain oxidative genes. Apidologie. doi:10.1007/s13592-017-0497-3.

Powdered sugar shake to monitor and oxalic acid treatments to control varroa mites (Parasitiformes: Varroidae) in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gregorc, A., Knight, P.R., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2017. Powdered sugar shake to monitor and oxalic acid treatments to control varroa mites (Parasitiformes: Varroidae) in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. Journal of Apicultural Research. 56:71-75.

Erythritol and Lufenuron detrimentally alter age structure of Wild Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) populations in blueberry and blackberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B.J., Marshall-Shaw, D.A., Smith, B.J., Stringer, S.J., Werle, C.T., Magee, D., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2017. Erythritol and Lufenuron detrimentally alter age structure of Wild Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) populations in blueberry and blackberry. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(2):530-534.

Effect of cultural practices and fungicide treatments on the severity of Phytophthora root rot of blueberries grown in Mississippi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effects of Phytophthora cinnamomi isolate, inoculum delivery method, flood, and drought on vigor, disease severity and mortality of blueberry plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Botryosphaeria stem blight of southern blueberries: effect of fertilization, temperature, and Botryosphaeriaceae species on lesion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effect of nitrogen fertilization and fungicides on Botryosphaeria stem blight lesion development on detached stems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

454-Pyrosequencing survey of microbiota in adult Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) corroborates a core microbiome and additional symbiotic and entomopathogenic bacterial associates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Integrating kaolin clay for ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) management in ornamental tree nurseries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Werle, C.T., Addesso, K.M., Sampson, B.J., Oliver, J.B., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2017. Integrating kaolin clay for ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) management in ornamental tree nurseries. Journal of Insect Science. 52(1):94-98.

Effect of Precocious Grapevine Fruiting on Subsequent Year’s Growth and Yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stafne, E.T., Carroll, B.L., Marshall-Shaw, D.A. 2017. Effect of Precocious Grapevine Fruiting on Subsequent Year’s Growth and Yield. Journal of American Pomological Society. 71(1):47-54.

Observations of white drupelets on three blackberry cultivars in south Mississippi - (Trade Journal)
Stafne, E.T., Miller Butler, M.A., Smith, B.J. 2016. Observations of white drupelets on three blackberry cultivars in south Mississippi. Bramble: The Newsletter of the North American Branble Growers Association, Inc.. 31 (3) 5-6.

Integrated varroa control in honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera carnica) with or without brood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gregoorc, A., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Kapun, S., Planinc, I. 2016. Integrated varroa control in honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera carnica) with or without brood. Journal of Apicultural Research. 55:253-258.

A practical method for culturing and novel biology of the spotted wing Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B.J., Mallette, T., Addesso, K., Liburd, O., Iglesias, L., Stringer, S.J., Werle, C.T., Marshall-Shaw, D.A., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2016. A practical method for culturing and novel biology of the spotted wing Drosophila (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Florida Entomologist. 99(4):774-780.

Effect of nitrogen fertilization and fungicides on Botryosphaeria stem blight lesion development on detached blueberry stems - (Abstract Only)
Smith, B.J. and Miller-Butler, M.A. 2016. Effect of nitrogen fertilization and fungicides on Botryosphaeria stem blight lesion development on detached stems. Abstract Book XI International Vaccinium Symposium, University of Florida Gainesville, FL. Page 179

NOVEL ASPECTS OF SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA BIOLOGY AND IMPROVED METHODS OF REARING - (Abstract Only)

Xylella fastidiosa in rabbiteye blueberry in Louisiana is genetically similar to a strain found in Southern highbush blueberry in Georgia - (Abstract Only)
8. Ferguson, M.H., Clark, C.A., Smith, B.J., 2016. Xylella fastidiosa in rabbiteye blueberry in Louisiana is genetically similar to a strain found in Southern highbush blueberry in Georgia (Abstr.) Phytopathology 106:S2.8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-106-4-S2.8. 2016.

Xylella fastidiosa is associated with reduced yield and altered fruit quality in a rabbiteye blueberry orchard in Louisiana but does not appear to spread rapidly - (Abstract Only)
Ferguson, M.H., Clark, C., Smith, B. 2016. Xylella fastidiosa is associated with reduced yield and altered fruit quality in a rabbiteye blueberry orchard in Louisiana but does not appear to spread rapidly. Abstract Book XI International Vaccinium Symposium, University of Florida Gainesville, FL. Page 171. 2016.

Effects of Phytophthora cinnamomi isolate, inoculum delivery method, flood, and drought on vigor, disease severity and mortality of blueberry plants - (Abstract Only)
Smith, B.J. and Miller-Butler, M.A., Curry, K.J., Sakhanokho, H. F. 2016. Effects of Phytophthora cinnamomi isolate, inoculum delivery method, flood, and drought on vigor, disease severity and mortality of blueberry plants. Abstract Book XI International Vaccinium Symposium, University of Florida Gainesville, FL. Page 180.

Botryosphaeria Stem Blight on Blueberries: Effect of Vaccinium Cultivar, Botryosphaeriaceae Species and Temperature - (Abstract Only)
Smith, B.J. and Miller-Butler, M.A. 2016. Botryosphaeria stem blight on blueberries: effect of Vaccinium cultivar, Botryosphaeriaceae species and temperature. Abstract Book XI International Vaccinium Symposium, University of Florida Gainesville, FL. Page 177.

Effect of cultural practices and fungicide treatments on the severity of Phytophthora root rot of blueberries grown in Mississippi - (Abstract Only)
Miller-Butler, M., Smith, B.J. 2016. Effect of cultural practices and fungicide treatments on the severity of Phytophthora root rot of blueberries grown in Mississippi. Abstract Book XI International Vaccinium Symposium, University of Florida Gainesville, FL. Page 178.

Physical interaction between floral specialist bees Ptilothrix bombiformis (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) enhances pollination of hibiscus (section Trionum: Malvaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B.J., Pounders Jr, C.T., Werle, C.T., Mallette, T., Larsen, D., Chatelain, L.M., Lee, K.C. 2016. Physical interaction between floral specialist bees Ptilothrix bombiformis (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) enhances pollination of hibiscus (section Trionum: Malvaceae). Journal of Pollination Ecology. 18(2):7-12.

Screening strawberry plants for anthracnose disease resistance using traditional and molecular techniques - (Abstract Only)
. M. A. Miller-Butler, K. J. Curry, B. R. Kreiser, & B. J. Smith. 2016. Screening Strawberry Plants for Anthracnose Disease Resistance Using Traditional and Molecular Techniques. Journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 61:1, 24-25.

Recycling irrigation reservoir stratification and implications for crop health and production. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Richardson, P.A., Belayneh, B.E., Ristvey, A., Lea-Cox, J., Copes, W.E., Moorman, G. W., and Hong, C. 2016. Recycling irrigation reservoir stratification and implications for crop health and production. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1-12. DOI: 10-1111/1752-1688.12411. 2016.

Efficacy of Fungicides for Control of Rosette, Fruit, Foliar, and Cane Diseases of ‘Kiowa’ and ‘Chickasaw’ Erect Blackberries Grown in the Southeastern U.S.A. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, B.J. and Miller-Butler, M. Efficacy of fungicides for control of rosette and fruit diseases of 'Kiowa' and 'Chickasaw' erect blackberries grown in the southeastern United States. Acta Hortic. 1133, 451-459. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1133.69. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1133.69. 317603. 2016.

Evaluation of Blackberry Cultivars Adapted to the Southeastern United States for Susceptibility to Post-Harvest Fruit Diseases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, B.J. and Miller-Butler, M. Evaluation of blackberry cultivars adapted to the southeastern United States for susceptibility to postharvest fruit diseases. Acta Hortic. 1133, 461-467. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1133.70. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1133.70. 2016.

Environmental ethanol as an ecological constraint on dietary breadth of Spotted-Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Mat. (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - (Proceedings)
B.J. Sampson, E.T. Stafne, D.A. Marshall-Shaw, S.J. Stringer, T. Mallette, C.T. Werle and D. Larson. 2016. Environmental ethanol as a reproductive constraint on spotted wing drosophila and implications for control in Rubus and other fruits. Acta Horticulturae 1133: 411-418.

Phenotypic variation in fitness traits of a managed solitary bee, Osmia ribifloris (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sampson, B., Rinehart, T., Kirker, G., Stringer, S., Werle, C. Phenotypic variation in fitness traits of a managed solitary bee, Osmia ribifloris (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 1–10; DOI: 10.1093/jee/tov233. 2015.

Comparative analysis of water quality between runoff entrance and middle of recycling irrigation reservoirs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Richardson, P.A., Belayneh, B.E., Ristvey, A., Lea-Cox, J., Copes, W.E., Hong, C. 2015. Comparative analysis of water quality between runoff entrance and middle of recycling irrigation reservoirs. Water. 7:3861-3877; doi:10.3390/w7073861. 2015.

Environmental ethanol as an ecological constraint on the dietary breadth of the Spotted-Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Mat. (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and its implication for integrated pest management - (Abstract Only)
Sampson, B.J., Marshall-Shaw, D.A., Stringer, S.J. 2015. Environmental ethanol as an ecological constraint on the dietary breadth of the Spotted-Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii Mat. (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and its implication for integrated pest management. International Rubus Ribes Symposium. pg.26.

Seasonal and spatial dispersal patterns of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: curculionidae) from forest habitats into production nurseries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Werle, C.T., Chong, J., Sampson, B.J., Reding, M.E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2015. Seasonal and spatial dispersal patterns of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: curculionidae) from forest habitats into production nurseries. Florida Entomologist. 98: 884-891.

Efficacy of Fungicides for Control of Rosette and Post-harvest Fruit Diseases of Blackberries - (Abstract Only)
2015 Smith, B.J., Miller Butler, M.A. 2015. Efficacy of Fungicides for Control of Rosette and Post-harvest Fruit Diseases of Blackberries. Eleventh International Rubus Ribes Symposium Program. p. 28.

Southern Blueberry Pollinators - (Other)
Sampson, B.J., Werle, C.T., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2015. Southern Blueberry Pollinators. Mississippi Vaccinium Journal. Vol. 4 Issue 2 p. 7-9.

Evaluation of Blackberry Cultivars Adapted to the Southeastern United States for Rosette and Post-Harvest Fruit Diseases - (Abstract Only)
2015 Smith, B.J., Miller Butler, M.A. 2015. Evaluation of Blackberry Cultivars Adapted to the Southeastern United States for Rosette and Post-Harvest Fruit Diseases. Eleventh International Rubus Ribes Symposium Program, p. 29.

Phytophthora species recovered from irrigation reservoirs in Mississippi and Alabama nurseries and pathogenicity of three new species. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copes, W.E., Yang, X., and Hong, C.X. Phytophthora species recovered from irrigation reservoirs in Mississippi and Alabama nurseries and pathogenicity of three new species. Plant Disease 99:1390-1395.

Screening for anthracnose disease resistance in strawberry using a detached leaf assay - (Abstract Only)
Miller Butler, M.A., Curry, K.J., Kreiser, B.R., Smith, B.J., Blythe, E.K. 2015. Screening for anthracnose disease resistance in strawberry using a detached leaf assay. North American Strawberry Conference Abstracts. p. 19.

Mortality of container-grown blueberry plants inoculated with Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands - (Abstract Only)
Smith, B.J., Miller Butler, M.A., Curry, K.J. 2015. Mortality of container-grown blueberry plants inoculated with Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands. Mississippi Academy of Sciences Proceedings. 60:43.

Spread potential of binucleate Rhizoctonia from nursery propagation floors to trays containing azalea stem cuttings and sanitary control options - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Copes, W.E. 2015. Spread potential of binucleate Rhizoctonia from nursery propagation floors to trays containing azalea stem cuttings and sanitary control options. Plant Disease. 99:842-847.

Potential of spreading binucleate Rhizoctonia from nursery propagation floors to trays containing azalea stem cuttings - (Abstract Only)
Copes, W.E. 2014. Potential of spreading binucleate Rhizoctonia from nursery propagation floors to trays containing azalea stem cuttings. Ornamental Workshop on Diseases and Insects. 1.

Storage retention of stilbene, ellagic acid, favonol, and phenolic content of muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall-Shaw, D.A., Stringer, S.J., Spiers, J.D., Sampson, B.J. 2014. Storage retention of stilbene, ellagic acid, favonol, and phenolic content of muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) cultivars. Journal of Food Chemistry and Nutrition. 2:2, p. 81-92, aug. 2014. ISSN 2307-4124.

Alternative disinfectant water treatments - (Abstract Only)
Copes, W.E. 2014. Alternative disinfectant water treatments. Irrigation pathogens and water quality webinar series. 1.

Cutting type affects rooting percentage of asexually propagated Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arborem) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowerman, J., Spiers, J.D., Blythe, E., Coneva, E., Tilt, K., Marshall-Shaw, D.A. 2013. Cutting type affects rooting percentage of asexually propagated Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arborem). Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 31(4):253-258.

Volatile chemicals associated with host plants of the strawberry rootworm - (Proceedings)
Werle, C.T., Sampson, B.J., Bland, J.M. 2012. Volatile chemicals associated with host plants of the strawberry rootworm. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings. 57:111-116.

Principles and practices of integrated pest management on cotton in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas - (Book / Chapter)
Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Greenberg, S.M., Armstrong, J.S. 2012. Principles and practices of integrated pest management on cotton in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. In: Larramendy, Marcelo, Soloneski, Sonia, editors. Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics. 978-953-51-0050-8. DOI: 10.5772/31467.

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