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Research Project: Systems Approach for Managing Emerging Insect Pests and Insect-Transmitted Pathogens of Potatoes

Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research

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

Exotic psyllids and exotic hosts: accumulation of non-native Psylloidea in North America (Hemiptera) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, G., Waters, T., Burckhardt, D., Halbert, S. 2021. Exotic psyllids and exotic hosts: accumulation of non-native Psylloidea in North America (Hemiptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 114(4):425-447. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saab014.

Landscape context influences the bee conservation value of wildflower plantings Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccullough, C.T., Angelella, G.M., O'Rourke, M.E. 2021. Landscape context influences the bee conservation value of wildflower plantings. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab036.

Honey bee hives decrease the conservation value and pollination services of on-farm pollinator refuges Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Angelella, G.M., Mccullough, C.T., O'Rourke, M.E. 2021. Honey bee hives decrease the conservation value and pollination services of on-farm pollinator refuges. Journal of Applied Ecology. 3202 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81967-1.

"Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” infection of commercial tomatillo, Physalis ixocarpa Brot. (Solanales: Solanaceae) in Saltillo, Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reyes Corral, C., Cooper, W.R., Karasev, A.V., Delgado-Luna, C., Sanchez-Pena, S. 2021. "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” infection of commercial tomatillo, Physalis ixocarpa Brot. (Solanales: Solanaceae) in Saltillo, Mexico. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-10-20-2240-RE.

Conservation wildflower plantings do not enhance on-farm abundance of Amblyomma americanum (Ixodida: Ixodidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccullough, C.T., Angelella, G.M., O'Rourke, M.E. 2020. Conservation wildflower plantings do not enhance on-farm abundance of Amblyomma americanum (Ixodida: Ixodidae). Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11090617.

Susceptibility of Physalis longifolia (Solanales: Solanaceae) to Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) and “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reyes Corral, C., Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Karasev, A.V. 2020. Susceptibility of Physalis longifolia (Solanales: Solanaceae) to Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) and “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum". Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(6): 2595-2603. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa210.

Host plant and Wolbachia shape the population genetics of sympatric herbivore populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fu, Z., Meier, A.R., Epstein, B., Bergland, A.O., Castillo Carrillo, C.I., Cooper, W.R., Cruzado, R.K., Horton, D.R., Jensen, A.S., Kelley, J.L., Rashed, A., Reitz, S.R., Rondon, S.I., Thinakaran, J., Wenninger, E.J., Wohleb, C.H., Crowder, D.W., Snyder, W.E. 2020. Host plant and Wolbachia shape the population genetics of sympatric herbivore populations . Evolutionary Applications. 13:2740-2753.

Mortality of potato psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on host clippings inoculated with ergot alkaloids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaur, N., Cooper, W.R., Duringer, J., Rashed, A., Badillo-Vargas, I., Esparza-Diaz, Horton, D.R. 2020. Mortality of potato psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on host clippings inoculated with ergot alkaloids. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(5):2079-2085. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa144.

Organic farming sharpens plant defenses in the field Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krey, K.L., Nabity, P.D., Blubaugh, C.K., Fu, Z., Van Leuven, J.T., Reganold, J.P., Berim, A., Gang, D.R., Jensen, A.S., Snyder, W.E. 2020. Organic farming sharpens plant defenses in the field. Molecular Ecology. 97(4). https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00097.

Effect of HMGR and FPS overexpression and silencing on potato sterol synthesis and growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Si, M., Lange, I., Lange, B.M., Navarre, D.A. 2020. Effect of HMGR and FPS overexpression and silencing on potato sterol synthesis and growth. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71(14):4109-4124.

Dispersal of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in relation to phenology of Lycium barbarum (Solanaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Thinakaran, J., Karasev, A.V. 2020. Dispersal of Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in relation to phenology of Lycium barbarum (Solanaceae). Journal of British Columbia Entomological Society. 116:25-39.

Organic soils and competitors impact herbivore survival - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Prototype 3D-printed traps capture Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) directly into preservative for improved detection of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wentz, K., Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Wohleb, C., Waters, T., Halbert, S., Ramadugu, C., Snyder, J., Kao, R. 2020. Prototype 3D-printed traps capture Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) directly into preservative for improved detection of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum". Journal of Entomological Science. 55(2):147-155. https://doi.org/10.18474/0749-8004-55.2.147.

The weed link in zebra chip epidemiology - (Trade Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Wohleb, C.H., Waters, T.D. 2019. The weed link in zebra chip epidemiology. Potato Progress. 19:4.

The weed link in zebra chip epidemiology: Suitability of non-crop Solanaceae and Convolvulaceae to potato psyllid and Liberibacter solanacearum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Wohleb, C., Waters, T. 2019. The weed link in zebra chip epidemiology: Suitability of non-crop Solanaceae and Convolvulaceae to potato psyllid and Liberibacter solanacearum. American Journal of Potato Research. 96:262:271. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-019-09712-z.

Whence and whither the Convolvulus psyllid? An invasive plant leads to dietary expansion and range expansion by a native insect herbivore (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horton, D.R., Kaur, N., Cooper, W.R., Miliczky, E., Badillo Vargas, I., Esparza-Diaz, G., Rashed, A., Waters, T., Wohleb, C., Johnson, D., Kawchuk, L., Jensen, A. 2019. Whence and whither the Convolvulus psyllid? An invasive plant leads to dietary expansion and range expansion by a native insect herbivore (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 112(3):249-264. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/say063.

The beet leafhopper odyssey in North America: a brief overview - (Trade Journal)
Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Swisher Grimm, K.D., Crowder, D., Fu, Z., Waters, T., Wohleb, C., Frost, K., Jensen, A., Blua, M. 2018. The beet leafhopper odyssey in North America: a brief overview. Potato Progress. 18(16).

Weedy sanctuaries and non-host whistle stops for potato psyllid - (Trade Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R. 2019. Weedy sanctuaries and non-host whistle stops for potato psyllid. Potato Country USA. 35(1):36-38.

Survival and development of potato psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Convolvulaceae: effects of a plant-fungus symbiosis (Periglandula) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaur, N., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Esparza-Diaz, G., Rashed, A., Duringer, J. 2018. Survival and development of potato psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Convolvulaceae: effects of a plant-fungus symbiosis (Periglandula). PLoS One. 13(9):e0201506. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201506.

Building a better Psylloidea (Hemiptera) trap? A field-look at a prototype trap constructed using three-dimensional printer technology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Lewis, T.M., Wohleb, C., Dickens, A., Halbert, S., Ramadugu, C., Jensen, A. 2018. Building a better Psylloidea (Hemiptera) trap? A field-look at a prototype trap constructed using three-dimensional printer technology. The Canadian Entomologist. 151(1):115-129. https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2018.59.

The “morning glory” psyllid? Potato psyllid development on morning glories and bindweed - (Trade Journal)
Kaur, N., Rashed, A., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Badillo-Vargas, I., Esparza-Diaz, G., Jensen, A., Johnson, D., Kawchuk, L. 2018. The “morning glory” psyllid? Potato psyllid development on morning glories and bindweed. Potato Progress. 18(11).

The weed link in zebra chip epidemiology: Annual and perennial weeds as sources of the zebra chip pathogen - (Proceedings)
Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Thinakaran, J. 2018. The weed link in zebra chip epidemiology: Annual and perennial weeds as sources of the zebra chip pathogen. American Journal of Potato Research. 95:212.

Early spring moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) captured in traps baited with (Z)-11-hexadecenal Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Landolt, P.J., Elmquist, D.C., Zack, R.S. 2018. Early spring moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) captured in traps baited with (Z)-11-hexadecenal. Florida Entomologist. 101(4):692-694. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.101.0409.

Pinpointing the weed sources of potato psyllid in Washington - (Proceedings)

Characterizing zebra chip symptom severity and identifying spectral signatures associated with Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum infected potato tubers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, Z., Prager, S., Cruzado, R., Liang, X., Cooper, W.R., Hu, G., Rashed, A. 2018. Characterizing zebra chip symptom severity and identifying spectral signatures associated with Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum infected potato tubers. American Journal of Potato Research. 95(5):584-596. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-018-9666-9.

Use of Lycium by potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest lessons from the desert Southwest - (Proceedings)
Thinakaran, J., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Karasev, A. 2018. Use of Lycium by potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest lessons from the desert Southwest. American Journal of Potato Research. 95:226.

Potato psyllid and the South American desert plant Nolana: an unlikely psyllid host? - (Trade Journal)
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Thinakaran, J., Cooper, W.R., Munyaneza, J., Wohleb, C., Karasev, A. 2017. Potato psyllid and the South American desert plant Nolana: an unlikely psyllid host?. Potato Progress. 17:16.

New North American records for the Old World psyllid Heterotrioza chenopodii (Reuter) with biological observations (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Lewis, T.M., Cooper, W.R., Waters, T., Wohleb, C., Zack, R., Johnson, D., Jensen, A. 2018. New North American records for the Old World psyllid Heterotrioza chenopodii (Reuter) with biological observations (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 120(1):134-152.

Pinpointing the weed source of potato psyllids arriving in Pacific Northwest potatoes - (Trade Journal)
Thinakaran, J., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Karasev, A. 2017. Pinpointing the weed source of potato psyllids arriving in Pacific Northwest potatoes. Potato Grower. December 2017:44-45.

Potato-related research at USDA-ARS laboratories in Washington and Idaho - (Trade Journal)
Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Landolt, P.J., Thinakaran, J., Miliczky, E., Kaur, N., Navarre, D.A., Brown, C.R., Swisher, K.D., Novy, R.G., Whitworth, J.L. 2017. Potato-related research at USDA-ARS laboratories in Washington and Idaho. Potato Progress. 17(14):1-12.

Integrated pest management for the wheat head armyworm complex in the Pacific Northwest - (Government Publication)
Roberts, D., Rondon, S., Landolt, P.J. 2017. Integrated pest management for the wheat head armyworm complex in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State University Extension Publications. PNW 696.

Potato psyllid vector of zebra chip disease in Pacific Northwest - (Experiment Station)
Rondon, S., Schreiber, A., Hamm, P., Olsen, N., Wenninger, E., Wohleb, C., Waters, T., Cooper, W.R., Walenta, D., Reitz, S. 2017. Potato psyllid vector of zebra chip disease in Pacific Northwest. Extension Publications. PNW 633.

Association of potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli; Hemiptera: Triozidae) with Lycium spp. (Solanaceae) in potato growing regions of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thinakaran, J., Horton, D.R., Cooper, W.R., Jensen, A., Wohleb, C., Dahan, J., Mustafa, T., Karasev, A., Munyaneza, J.E. 2017. Association of potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli; Hemiptera: Triozidae) with Lycium spp. (Solanaceae) in potato growing regions of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. American Journal of Potato Research. 94(5):490-499. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-017-9586-0.

Hecatera dysodea (Denis and Schiffermüller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) new to the state of Idaho - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Landolt, P.J., Zack, R., Wenninger, E.J., Jensen, A., Hoover, D. 2017. Hecatera dysodea (Denis and Schiffermüller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) new to the state of Idaho. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 93:1-6.

Collection of salivary proteins of psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jimenez, F., Cooper, W.R., Garczynski, S.F., Puterka, G.J., Barcenas, N. 2017. Collection of salivary proteins of psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea). Journal of Entomological Science. 52:201-206.

"Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” associated with the psyllid, Bactericera maculipennis (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Borges, K.M., Cooper, W.R., Garczynski, S.F., Thinakaran, J., Jensen, A., Horton, D.R., Munyaneza, J.E., Cueva, I., Barcenas, N. 2017. "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” associated with the psyllid, Bactericera maculipennis (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Environmental Entomology. 46:210-216.

New geographic records for the Nearctic psyllid Bactericera maculipennis (Crawford) with biological notes and descriptions of the egg and fifth-instar nymph (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Lewis, T.M., Cooper, W.R., Munyaneza, J.E., Mustafa, T., Thinakaran, J., Waters, T., Wohleb, C., Jensen, A. 2017. New geographic records for the Nearctic psyllid Bactericera maculipennis (Crawford) with biological notes and descriptions of the egg and fifth-instar nymph (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae). Entomological Society of America Proceedings. 119(2):191-214.

Matrimony vine and potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest: a worrisome marriage? - (Trade Journal)
Horton, D.R., Thinakaran, J., Cooper, W.R., Munyaneza, J.E., Wohleb, C., Waters, T., Snyder, W., Fu, Z., Crowder, D., Jensen, A. 2016. Matrimony vine and potato psyllid in the Pacific Northwest: a worrisome marriage?. Potato Progress. 16:14.

First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ associated with the psyllid Bactericera trigonica Hodkinson on carrots in Northern Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tahzima, R., Massart, S., Achbani, E.H., Munyaneza, J.E., Ouvrard, D. 2017. First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ associated with the psyllid Bactericera trigonica Hodkinson on carrots in Northern Africa. Plant Disease. 101(1):242. doi:10.1094/PDIS-07-16-0964-PDN.

Assessing the likelihood of transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ to carrot by potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Munyaneza, J.E., Mustafa, T., Fisher, T., Sengoda, V., Horton, D.R. 2016. Assessing the likelihood of transmission of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ to carrot by potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). PLoS One. 11(8):e0161016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161016.

Gut content analysis of a phloem-feeding insect, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, W.R., Horton, D.R., Unruh, T.R., Garczynski, S.F. 2016. Gut content analysis of a phloem-feeding insect, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Environmental Entomology. 45:938-944.

Bindweed Psyllid: Biology, Natural History, and Interactions with the Zebra Chip Pathogen - (Proceedings)
Cooper, W.R., Jensen, A., Barcenas, N. 2016. Bindweed Psyllid: Biology, Natural History, and Interactions with the Zebra Chip Pathogen. Meeting Proceedings. WA/OR Potato Conference pp. 7-9. January 26-28, 2016 Kennewick, WA.

Reproductive status of overwintering potato psyllid: absence of photoperiod effects - (Proceedings)
Horton, D.R., Miliczky, E., Munyaneza, J.E., Swisher, K.D., Jensen, A. 2014. Reproductive status of overwintering potato psyllid: absence of photoperiod effects. Meeting Proceedings. 100-103.