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Research Project: Sustainable Approaches for Pest Management in Vegetable Crops

Location: Vegetable Research

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

Evaluation of 13-Tetradecenyl Acetate Pheromone for Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae) detection in North Carolina row crop agroecosystems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pellegrino, A.M., Dorman, S.J., Williams Iii, L.H., Millar, J.G., Huseth, A.S. 2021. Evaluation of 13-Tetradecenyl Acetate Pheromone for Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae) detection in North Carolina row crop agroecosystem . Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab075.

Complete chloroplast genome comparisons for Pityopsis (Asteraceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hatmaker, E., Wadl, P.A., Rinehart, T.A., Carroll, J.B., Lane, T.S., Trigiano, R.N., Staton, M.E., Schilling, E.E. 2020. Complete chloroplast genome comparisons for Pityopsis (Asteraceae). Frontiers in Plant Science. 55:0241391. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241391.

Comparison of toxicological bioassays for whiteflies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, T.C., Riley, D.G., Simmons, A.M., Guo, L.G. 2020. Comparison of toxicological bioassays for whiteflies. Insects. 11:789. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11110789.

Debugging: strategies and considerations for efficient RNAi-mediated control of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shelby, E.A., Moss, J.B., Andreason, S.A., Simmons, A.M., Moore, A.J., Moore, P.J. 2020. Debugging: strategies and considerations for efficient RNAi-mediated control of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Insects. 11 (11):723. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11110723.

Whitefly Endosymbionts: Biology, Evolution, and Plant Virus Interactions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreason, S.A., Shelby, E.A., Moss, J.B., Moore, P.J., Moore, A.J., Simmons, A.M. 2020. Whitefly Endosymbionts: Biology, Evolution, and Plant Virus Interactions. Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11110775.

Dr. Ernest James Harris (1928-2018) Reprint Icon - (Other)
Leblanc, L., Simmons, A.M. 2020. Dr. Ernest James Harris (1928-2018). American Entomologist. 66:64-65. https://doi.org/10.1093/ae/tmaa044.

In vitro safening of bentazon by melatonin in sweetpotato Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caputo, G.A., Wadl, P.A., Mccarty, L., Adelberg, J., Jennings, K.M., Cutulle, M. 2020. In vitro safening of bentazon by melatonin in sweetpotato. HortScience. 55:1406-1410. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI15128-20.

Genetic diversity and conservation status of Helianthus verticillatus, an endangered sunflower of the southern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edwards, T.P., Trigiano, R.N., Ownley, B.O., Windham, A.S., Wyman, C.R., Wadl, P.A., Hadziabdic, D. 2020. Conservation efforts of Helianthus verticillatus: Fine scale genetic characterization of this rare species. Heredity. 11:410. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.00410.

A hydroponics assay distinguishes between S-metolachlor tolerant and sensitive sweetpotato cultivars Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cutulle, M.A., Campbell, T.H., Farfan, M., Wadl, P.A. 2020. A hydroponics assay distinguishes between S-metolachlor tolerant and sensitive sweetpotato cultivars. HortScience. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14936-20.

Evaluation of the USDA sweetpotato germplasm collection for tolerance to the herbicide clomazone Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Cutulle, M.A., Harrison Jr, H.F., Jackson, M.D. 2020. Evaluation of the USDA sweetpotato germplasm collection for tolerance to the herbicide clomazone. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 67(5):1107-1113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-020-00921-8.

Brassica carinata: new reproductive host plant of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olaniyi, O.G., Andreason, S.A., Strickland, T.C., Simmons, A.M. 2021. Brassica carinata: new reproductive host plant of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Entomological News. 129(5):500-511. https://doi.org/10.3157/021.129.0504.

Entomology without Borders: XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando 2016 - (Book / Chapter)

Development and characterization of microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Trigiano, R.N., Boggess, S., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Williams III, L.H., Mcquate, G.T. 2020. Development and characterization of microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus. Journal of Applied Entomology. 144(4):335-340. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12738.

Phenotypic variation in leaf morphology of the USDA, ARS sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jackson, M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Jarret, R.L., Wadl, P.A. 2020. Phenotypic variation in leaf morphology of the USDA, ARS sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection. HortScience. 55(4):465-475. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14703-19.

Leaf profile: Resistance against whiteflies in watermelon - (Abstract Only)

Multipartite interactions involving sweetpotato and its leaf microbiome - (Abstract Only)

Genetic diversity and population structure of the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection - (Abstract Only)

Development of a DNA isolation method and microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil (Cylas formicarius elegantulus) and characterization of genetic diversity - (Abstract Only)

Characterization of genetic diversity for the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection - (Abstract Only)

Genome wide association study in sugar profile of sweetpotato - (Abstract Only)

13-Tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone component of the economically important click beetle Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Serrano, J.M., Johnson, P.J., Millar, J.G. 2019. 13-Tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone component of the economically important click beetle Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Scientific Reports. 9(16197):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-52199-1.

Perception and behavioral responses to host plant volatiles in three Adelphocoris species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chun-Li, X., Hong-Sheng, P., Bing, L., Zongxiu, L., Williams Iii, L.H., Yi-Zhong, Y., Yan-Hui, L. 2019. Perception and behavioral responses to host plant volatiles in three Adelphocoris species. Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01102-3.

Endosymbiont gene expression in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 influenced by Tomato yellow leaf curl virus acquisition - (Abstract Only)

Citrullus ecirrhosus: wild source of resistance against Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) for cultivated watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Jarret, R.L., Cantrell, C.L., Levi, A. 2019. Citrullus ecirrhosus: Wild source of resistance against Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) for cultivated watermelon. Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz069.

Affect of food provisioning on survival and reproductive success of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi, in the field Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Pointurier, O., Deschodt, P. 2019. Affect of food provisioning on survival and reproductive success of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi, in the field. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-019-09684-1.

Mulberry whitefly (Pealius mori) interference with silkworm (Bombyx mori) nymphal development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abd-Rabou, S., Simmons, A.M., Ghazy, U.M. 2019. Mulberry whitefly (Pealius mori) interference with silkworm (Bombyx mori) nymphal development. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-019-00012-x.

Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Williams III, L.H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., McQuate, G.T. 2019. Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112:1001-1003. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy390.

Development of genomic resources for the powdery mildew, Erysiphe pulchra Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B., Moore, G.G., Baird, R.E., Rinehart, T.A., Molnar, T.J., Staton, M.E., Hadziabdic, D., Trigiano, R.N. 2019. Development of genomic resources for the powdery mildew, Erysiphe pulchra. Plant Disease. 103:804-807. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-18-0719-A.

Genetic diversity and population structure of the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection using GBSpoly Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Olukolu, B.A., Branham, S., Jarret, R.L., Yencho, G., Jackson, D. 2018. Genetic diversity and population structure of the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection using GBSpoly. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1166. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01166.

Enhancing watermelon with resistance against whiteflies - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Jarret, R.L., Cantrell, C.L., Levi, A. 2018. Enhancing watermelon with resistance against whiteflies. 3rd International Whitefly Symposium, September 16-19, 2018, Perth, Australia p.14.

Integration of olfactory and visual cues for detection of low density populations of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., McQuate, G.T., Sylva, C.D., Wadl, P.A., Webb, J. 2018. Integration of olfactory and visual cues for detection of low density populations of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius). International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p.359.

13-tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone of Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Serrano, J.M., Millar, J.G., Johnson, P.J. 2018. 13-tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone of Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p.360.

Genetic diversity and population structure of a sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection - (Abstract Only)
Wadl, P.A., Olukolu, B.A., Branham, S.A., Jarret, R.L., Yencho, G.C., Jackson, D.M. 2018. Genetic diversity and population structure of a sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection. HortScience. 53(9S):S45. https://doi.org/351287.

Color analysis of storage roots from the USDA, ARS sweetpotato germplasm collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Jarret, R.L., Wadl, P.A. 2018. Color analysis of storage roots from the USDA, ARS sweetpotato germplasm collection. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 65(4):1217-1236. https://doi:10.1007/s10722-018-0609-6.

Effect of exposure time on mass-rearing production of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
La-Spina, M., Pickett, C.H., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Blanchet, A., Williams III, L.H. 2017. Effect of exposure time on mass-rearing production of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 142(3):319-326. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12478.

Twenty-fifth International Congress of Entomology: The ICE 2016 journey Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Leal, W.S. 2018. Twenty-fifth International Congress of Entomology: The ICE 2016 journey. American Entomologist. 64(1);32-43. https://doi.org/10.1093/ae/tmy008.

Quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to powdery mildew in cornus florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parikh, L., Mmbaga, M.T., Meru, G., Zhang, G., Mackasmiel, L., Wadl, P.A., Wang, X., Trigiano, R.N. 2017. Quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to powdery mildew in cornus florida. Scientia Horticulturae. 226:322-326.

Restoration of the endangered Ruth's golden aster (Pityopsis ruthii) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Saxton, A.M., Call, G., Dattilo, A.J. 2018. Restoration of the endangered Ruth's golden aster (Pityopsis ruthii). Southeastern Naturalist. 17(1):19-31. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.017.0101.

Genotypic and phenotypic evaluation of off-type grasses in hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis burtt-Davy) putting greens using genotyping-by-sequencing and morphological characterization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reasor, E.H., Brosnan, J.T., Staton, M.E., Lane, T., Trigiano, R.T., Wadl, P.A., Conner, J.A., Schwartz, B.M. 2017. Genotypic and phenotypic evaluation of off-type grasses in hybrid bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis burtt-Davy] putting greens using genotyping-by-sequencing and morphological characterization. Hereditas. 155:8. https://doi:10.1186/s41065-017-0043-3.

Development of resistances for host plants of watermelon from wild sources (Citrullus colocynthis) against whiteflies - (Trade Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2017. Development of resistances for host plants of watermelon from wild sources (Citrullus colocynthis) against whiteflies. Phytoma. 291:54-57.

‘Rutpink’ (Scarlet Fire®) Kousa Dogwood Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Molnar, T.J., Muehlbauer, M., Wadl, P.A., Capik, J.M. 2017. ‘Rutpink’ (Scarlet Fire®) Kousa Dogwood. HortScience. 52(10):1438-1442. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12242-17.

Methyl jasmonate-induction of cotton: a field test of the “attract and reward” strategy of conservation biological control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Castle Del Conte, S.C. 2017. Methyl jasmonate-induction of cotton: a field test of the “attract and reward” strategy of conservation biological control. AoB Plants. 9(5):plx032. https://doi:10.1093/aobpla/plx032.

Genome sequencing of the sugarcane aphid for microsatellite development and endosymbiont detection - (Abstract Only)
Wadl, P.A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wang, X., Ni, X. 2017. Genome sequencing of the sugarcane aphid for microsatellite development and endosymbiont detection [abstract]. XXV International Congress of Entomology. doi:10.1603./ICE.2016.108446.

Development and characterization of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci for Cryptolepsis sanguinolenta, an African antimalarial plant - (Abstract Only)

Evaluation of bicyclopyrone in sweetpotato - (Abstract Only)

Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered whorled sunflower, Helianthus verticillatus, at two sites in Georgia - (Abstract Only)

Whiteflies: Developing host plant resistance in watermelon from wild sources - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2017. Whiteflies: Developing host plant resistance in watermelon from wild sources. 3rd Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, 4-8 June 2017, Madrid, Spain. Book of Abstracts. Pg 184.

Controlling herbicide resistant annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) phenotypes with methiozolin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brosnan, J.T., Vargas, J.J., Breeden, G.K., Boggess, S.L., Staton, M.A., Wadl, P.A., Trigiano, R.N. 2017. Controlling herbicide resistant annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) phenotypes with methiozolin. Weed Technology. 31(3):470-476. https://doi.org/10.1017/wet.2017.13.

First report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot on the whorled sunflower (Heilianthus verticillatus) in the southeast United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edwards, T.P., Trigiano, R.N., Wadl, P.A., Ownley, B.H., Hadziabdic, D. 2016. First report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot on the whorled sunflower (Heilianthus verticillatus) in the southeast United States. Plant Disease. 101:632. doi:10.1094/PDIS-08-16-1216-PDN.

Effects of a foliar neem formulation on colonization and mortality of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on collard plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krzyzaniak, D., Simmons, A.M., Shepard, M.B. 2016. Effects of a foliar neem formulation on colonization and mortality of whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on collard plants. Agricultural Sciences. 7:771-782. doi:10.4236/as.2016.711071.

Thousand cankers disease complex: a forest health issue across the U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daniels, D.A., Lord, R.J., Nix, K.A., Wadl, P.A., Vito, L.M., Wiggins, Gregory, J., Windham, M.T., Ownley, B.H., Lambdin, P.L., Grant, J.F., Merton, P., Hadziabdic, D. 2016. Thousand cankers disease complex: a forest health issue across the U.S.. Forests. 7:260. doi:10.3390/f71102260.

First report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot on Ruth's golden aster (Pityopsis ruthii) in Tennessee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edwards, T.P., Trigiano, R.N., Wadl, P.A., Ownley, B.H., Hadziabdic, D. 2016. First report of Alternaria alternata causing leaf spot on Ruth's golden aster (Pityopsis ruthii) in Tennessee. Plant Disease. 101:383. doi:10.1094/PDIS-08-16-1214-PDN.

Effect of climate change on Bemisia tabaci in Southeastern USA - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A. 2016. Effect of climate change on Bemisia tabaci in Southeastern USA. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings. p. 31.

Evaluation of off-type grasses in hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy) putting greens using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Abstract Only)
Reasor, E., Brosnan, J.T., Staton, M.E., Lane, T., Trigiano, R., Wadl, P.A., Conner, J.A., Schwartz, B.M. 2016. Evaluation of off-type grasses in hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy) putting greens using genotyping-by-sequencing. American Society of Agronomy. Abstract ID: 99766.

Identification of unique volatile compounds associated with repelling whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis) - (Abstract Only)
Blake, B., Simmons, A.M., Mccutcheon, G.S., Walla, M., Kantor, M., Levi, A. 2016. Identification of unique volatile compounds associated with repelling whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in desert watermelon (Citrullus colocynthis). XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, Florida, USA. September 25-30, 2016. doi:1603/ICE.2016.115103.

Thousand cankers disease research: The good, the bad and the ugly - (Abstract Only)
Hadziabdic, D., Gazis, R., Oren, E., Klingeman, W., Vito, L., Windham, M., Poplawski, L., Lambdin, P., Grant, J., Wiggins, G., Wadl, P.A., Ownley, B., Staton, M., Moulton, J., Merten, P., Pscheidt, J., Cranshaw, W., Faccoli, M., Juzwik, J., Ginzel, M., Trigiano, R. 2016. Thousand cankers disease research: The good, the bad and the ugly. XXV International Congress of Entomology. doi:10.1603/ICE.2016.89390.

Effect of climate change on Bemisia tabaci in southeast USA - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M. 2016. Effect of climate change on Bemisia tabaci in southeast USA. XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, Florida, USA. September 25-30, 2016. doi:10.1603/ICE.2016.93018.

Development and characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci for pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia - (Abstract Only)
Boggess, S., Wadl, P.A., Hadziabdic, D., Scheffler, B.E., Windham, A., Klingeman, W., Trigiano, R. 2016. Development and characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellite loci for pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia. HortScience. 51:S101.

Population genetics meets ecological genomics and community ecology in Cornus Florida - (Abstract Only)
Pais, A., Xiang, Q., Wadl, P.A., Leebens-Mack, J., Whetten, R. 2016. Population genetics meets ecological genomics and community ecology in Cornus Florida. Botanical Society of America Abstracts. 615.

Characterization of thirteen microsatellite loci from the Ghanian antimalarial plant Cryptolepis sanguinolenta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amissah, J.N., Wadl, P., Hadziabdic, D., Boggess, S., Trigiano, R. 2016. Characterization of thirteen microsatellite loci from the Ghanian antimalarial plant Cryptolepis sanguinolenta. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 10(14):183-187.

Current status and ongoing conservation efforts for the federally endangered species Pityopsis ruthii - (Abstract Only)
Edwards, T., Wadl, P.A., Trigiano, R., Hatmaker, E.A., Boggess, S., Moore, P., Klingeman, W., Bernard, E., Dattilo, A., Ownley, B., Rinehart, T.A., Pistrang, M., Call, G., Windham, A., Hadziabdic, D. 2016. Current status and ongoing conservation efforts for the federally endangered species Pityopsis ruthii [abstract]. Phytopathology. 106:S4.34.

‘Appalachian Joy’ is a supernumery, white-bracted cultivar of cornus florida resistant to powdery mildew - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trigiano, R.N., Windham, A.S., Windham, M.T., Wadl, P. 2016. ‘Appalachian Joy’ is a supernumery, white-bracted cultivar of cornus florida resistant to powdery mildew. HortScience. 51(5):592-594.

Current status and future direction of sweetpotato research at the U. S. Vegetable Laboratory - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Wadl, P.A., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Ling, K. 2016. Current status and future direction of sweetpotato research at the U. S. Vegetable Laboratory. HortScience. 51:S35-36.

Sources of wild germplasm to improve whitefly resistance in commercial watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A., Mccutcheon, G.S., Blake, B. 2016. Sources of wild germplasm to improve whitefly resistance in commercial watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus). International Whitefly Symposium. pg 84.