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Research Project: New Tools for Managing Key Pests of Pecan and Peach

Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research

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Chemotaxis of Steinernema carpocapsae to Galleria mellonella (L.) larvae infected by con- or hetero-specific entomopathogenic nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Antifungal activity of Xenorhabdus spp. and Photorhabdus spp. metabolites and volatiles on the soilborne plant pathogenic Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chacón-Orozco, J.G., Bueno, C.J., Shapiro-Ilan, D., Hazir, S., Leite, L.G., and Harakava, R. 2020.Antifungal activity of Xenorhabdus spp. and Photorhabdus spp. against the soybean pathogenic Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Scientific Reports, 10, Article number: 20649.

Environmental Tolerance of a New Fungal Strain of Isaria javanica Compared to Commercial Strains of Entomopathogenic Fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, S., Toews, M.D., Hofman, C.O., Behle, R.W., Simmons, A.M., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2020. Environmental Tolerance of a New Fungal Strain of Isaria javanica Compared to Commercial Strains of Entomopathogenic Fungi. Insects. 11, 711. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11100711.

Synergistic interactions between two invertebrate pathogens: an endophytic fungus and an externally applied bacterium Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wakil, W., Yasin, M., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2020. Synergistic interactions between two invertebrate pathogens: an endophytic fungus and an externally applied bacterium. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, 522368. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.522368.

Specialized Pheromones Can Boost the Ability of Beneficial Nematodes to Control Pecan Weevil and Other Pests - (Trade Journal)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hofman, C.O., Kaplan, F. 2020. Specialized Pheromones Can Boost the Ability of Beneficial Nematodes to Control Pecan Weevil and Other Pests. Pecan Grower. 23(5): 25-33.

Initial Studies on Beneficial Fungi that Can Live Inside Pecan Trees and Provide Protection from Insects and Disease - (Trade Journal)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Ramakuwela, T., Bock, C.H., Hatting, J., Vega, F.E., Wells, L., Mbata, G. 2020. Initial Studies on Beneficial Fungi that Can Live Inside Pecan Trees and Provide Protection from Insects and Disease. Pecan Grower. 23(5): 50-58.

Mortality of native and invasive ladybirds co-infected by ectoparasitic and entomopathogenic fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Virulence of entomopathogenic fungi to the Apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interactions with entomopathogenic nematodes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Usman, M., Gulzar, S., Walkll, W., Wu, S., Pinero, J., Leskey, T.C., Nixon, L., Hofman, C.O., Toews, M., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2020. Virulence of entomopathogenic fungi to the Apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interactions with entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113, 2627-2633. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa209.

Environmental tolerance of infective juveniles differs among nematodes arising from host cadaver versus aqueous suspension Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gulzar, S., Usman, M., Wakil, W., Gulcu, B., Hazir, C., Karagoz, M., Hazir, S., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2020. Environmental tolerance of infective juveniles differs among nematodes arising from host cadaver versus aqueous suspension. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 175: 107452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107452.

Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Sustainable Food Production Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Koppenhofer, A.M., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hiltpold, I. 2020. Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Sustainable Food Production. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. (4)125. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00125.

Dynamics of entomopathogenic nematode foraging and infectivity in microgravity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaplan, F., Schiller, K.C., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2020. Dynamics of entomopathogenic nematode foraging and infectivity in microgravity. Nature. 6:20. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-020-00110-y.

Metabolites from symbiotic bacteria of entomopathogenic nematodes have antimicrobial effects against Pythium myriotylum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Potential of entomopathogenic nematodes against the pupal stage of the apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) (Diptera: Tephritidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Usman, M., Gulzar, S., Wakil, W., Pinero, J., Leskey, T.C., Nixon, L., Hofman, C.O., Wu, S., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2020. Potential of entomopathogenic nematodes against the pupal stage of the apple maggot Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Nematology. 52:1-9. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2020-079.

First report of Ovomermis sinensis (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasitizing fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, B., Li, F., He, X., Cao, F., Bandason, E., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Ruan, W., Wu, S. 2020. First report of Ovomermis sinensis (Nematoda: Mermithidae) parasitizing fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in China. Journal of Nematology. (52):1-7. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2020-050.

An innovative strategy for control of fungus gnats using entomopathogenic nematodes alone or in combination with waterlogging Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, C., Ma, H., Zheng, S., Ma, M., Li, J., Wu, F., Zhou, T., Gu, Xinhui, Gao, Yubao, Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Ruan, Weibin 2020. An innovative strategy for control of fungus gnats using entomopathogenic nematodes alone or in combination with waterlogging. Journal of Nematology. 52:1-9. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2020-052.

Advances in the use of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) as biopesticides in suppressing crop insect pests Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Koppenhofer, A.M., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hiltpold, I. 2020. Advances in the use of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) as biopesticides in suppressing crop insect pests. Biopesticides for Sustainable Agriculture. (10)1-38. https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2020.0073.10.

Hickory shuckworm: an almost season-long pest of pecan - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2020. Hickory shuckworm: an almost season-long pest of pecan. Pecan South. 53(3):12-20.

Trap-based economic injury levels and thresholds for euschistus servus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Florida peach orchards Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Penca, C., Hodges, A.C., Leppla, N.C., Cottrell, T.E. 2020. Trap-based economic injury levels and thresholds for euschistus servus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Florida peach orchards. Journal of Economic Entomology. 133 (3):1347-1355. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa044.

Efficacy of sulfuryl fluoride against fourth-instar pecan weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in pecans for quarantine security Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cottrell, T.E., Aiken, M.J., Thoms, E.M., Phillips, T. 2020. Efficacy of sulfuryl fluoride against fourth-instar pecan weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in pecans for quarantine security. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(3):1152-1157. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa021.

Obscure scale: A stealthy pest of pecan - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2020. Obscure scale: A stealthy pest of pecan. Pecan South. 52(12):24-30.

Effect of Trap Color and Residual Attraction of a Pheromone Lure for Monitoring Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Lady beetles, pecan orchards and ground covers - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2019. Lady beetles, pecan orchards and ground covers. Pecan South. 52(10)6-13.

Establishment of Beauveria bassiana as a fungal endophyte in pecan (Carya illinoinensis) seedlings and its virulence against pecan insect pests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramakuwela, T., Hatting, J., Bock, C.H., Vega, F.E., Wells, L., Mbata, G.N., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2019. Establishment of Beauveria bassiana as a fungal endophyte in pecan (Carya illinoinensis) seedlings and its virulence against pecan insect pests. Biological Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.104102.

Pecan aphids, part III: A different approach to managing the black pecan aphid - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2019. Pecan aphids, part III: A different approach to managing the black pecan aphid. Pecan South. (52)7:50-55.

Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Space - (Other)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Kaplan, F. 2019. Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Space. Society of Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter. 52(2):13.

Preferential infectivity of entomopathogenic nematodes in an envenomed host Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mbata, G., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Alborn, H.T., Strand, M. 2019. Preferential infectivity of entomopathogenic nematodes in an envenomed host. International Journal for Parasitology. 49(9):737-745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2019.05.002.

Pecan aphids, part II: feeding biology - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2019. Pecan aphids, part II: feeding biology. Pecan South. (52)4: 34-39.

Advances in use of entomopathogenic nematodes in IPM, In: Integrated management of insect pests: Current and future developments - (Book / Chapter)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hazir, S., Glazer, I. 2019. Advances in use of entomopathogenic nematodes in IPM, In: Integrated management of insect pests: Current and future developments. Book Chapter. 649 – 678.

Exploring an odor-baited “trap bush” approach to aggregate Plum curculio (Coleoptera: curculionidae) injury in blueberries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez-Saona, C., Nielsen, A., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Tewari, S., Kyryczenko-Roth, V., Firbas, N., Leskey, T.C. 2019. Exploring an odor-baited “trap bush” approach to aggregate Plum curculio (Coleoptera: curculionidae) injury in blueberries. Insects. 10(4):113. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10040113.

Spinosyns cause Aedeagus eversion in Carpophilus spp. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cottrell, T.E., Reeves, B., Horton, D.L. 2019. Spinosyns cause Aedeagus eversion in Carpophilus spp. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(4):1658-1664. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz055.

Pecan aphids, part i: distribution on pecan leaves - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2019. Pecan aphids, part i: distribution on pecan leaves. Pecan South. 52(1):34-38.

Entomopathogenic nematodes are effective at killing plum curculio larvae in the soil - (Trade Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Leskey, T.C., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2019. Entomopathogenic nematodes are effective at killing plum curculio larvae in the soil. Fruit Notes. 84(Winter): 9-11.

Biocontrol with benefits: Enhancing sustainability by adding value - (Experiment Station)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Blaauw, B., Chavez, D., Duncan, L. 2018. Biocontrol with benefits: Enhancing sustainability by adding value. Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Newsletter. 2018(Fall):3-4.

A physical barrier reduces capture of Euschistus servus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in pheromone-baited traps near peach trees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cottrell, T.E., Tillman, P.G. 2019. A physical barrier reduces capture of Euschistus servus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in pheromone-baited traps near peach trees. Florida Entomologist. 102(1):281-283. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0155.

Ecology of invertebrate diseases - (Book / Chapter)
Hajek, A. E & Shapiro-Ilan, D. I. 2018. Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 657 p.

Variable biotic and abiotic stress in entomopathogenic nematodes: Implications for biocontrol - (Abstract Only)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Lewis, E.E. 2018. Variable biotic and abiotic stress in entomopathogenic nematodes: Implications for biocontrol. Journal of Nematology. :.

Antifungal effects of entomopathogenic symbiotic bacteria for use in biological control of Pythium myriotylum - (Abstract Only)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Lewis, E.E. 2020. Antifungal effects of entomopathogenic symbiotic bacteria for use in biological control of Pythium myriotylum. Journal of Nematology. 1.

The potential for using entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi in the management of the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mbata, G., Ivey, C., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2018. The potential for using entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi in the management of the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Biological Control. 125:39-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.06.008.

Laboratory assays against adult and larval sap beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) using entomopathogenic nematodes, microbial-based insecticides and synthetic insecticides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cottrell, T.E., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Horton, D.L. 2019. Laboratory assays against adult and larval sap beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) using entomopathogenic nematodes, microbial-based insecticides and synthetic insecticides. Journal of Entomological Science. 54:30-42.

Control of the peachtree borer and lesser peachtree borer using beneficial nematodes - (Experiment Station)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Russell Mizell Iii, F., Olmstead, M.A., Pinero, J.C. 2018. Control of the peachtree borer and lesser peachtree borer using beneficial nematodes. Healthy Fruit. 26(9): 20-28.

Survival of Steinernema feltiae in different formulation substrates: improved longevity in a mixture of gel and vermiculite - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leite, L., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hazir, S. 2018. Survival of Steinernema feltiae in different formulation substrates: improved longevity in a mixture of gel and vermiculite. Biological Control. 126:192-197.

Entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi virulence to cowpea curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) larvae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmidt, J., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Graham, C., Barwick, S., Sparks Jr., A., Riley, D. 2018. Entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi virulence to cowpea curculio (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) larvae. Journal of Entomological Science. 53(2):152-161. https://doi.org/10.18474/JES17-65.1.

The combined approach of strain discovery and the inbred line technique for improving control of Delia radicum with Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharifi-Far, S., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Brownbridge, M., Hallett, R.H. 2018. The combined approach of strain discovery and the inbred line technique for improving control of Delia radicum with Heterorhabditis bacteriophora. Biological Control. 118:37-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.12.004.

Control of pecan weevil with microbial biopesticides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Bock, C.H., Mai, K.T., Boykin, D.L., Wells, L., Hudson, W.G., Mizell III, R.F. 2017. Control of pecan weevil with microbial biopesticides. Environmental Entomology. 46(6):1299-1304. https://doi:10.1093/ee/nvx144.

Movement patterns in entomopathogenic nematodes: continuous vs. temporal Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruan, W., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Lewis, E., Kaplan, F., Alborn, H.T., Gu, X., Schliekelman, P. 2018. Movement patterns in entomopathogenic nematodes: continuous vs. temporal. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 151:137-143. https://doi:10.1016/j.jip.2017.11.010.

Leveraging the ecology of invertebrate pathogens in microbial control Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Dara, S. K., Goble, T. A., and Shapiro-Ilan, D. I. 2018. Leveraging the ecology of invertebrate pathogens in microbial control. In: Hajek, A. E. & Shapiro-Ilan, D.I., editors. Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. p. 469-494.

Natural product diversity associated with the nematode symbionts Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tobias, N.J., Wolff, H., Djahanschiri, B., Grundmann, F., Kronenwerth, M., Shi, Y.M., Simonyi, S., Grun, P., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Pidot, S.J., Stinear, T.P., Ebersberger, I., Bode, H.B. 2017. Natural product diversity associated with the nematode symbionts Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus. Nature Microbiology. 2(12):1676-1685. https://doi:10.1038/s41564-017-0039-9.

Using microbial biopesticides to control pecan weevil - (Trade Journal)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Bock, C.H., Wells, L., Hudson, W.G., Mizell Iii, R.F. 2017. Using microbial biopesticides to control pecan weevil. The Pecan Grower Magazine. 29(6):18-38.

Ecology of Invertebrate Pathogens: Nematodes Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Hiltpold, I., and Lewis, E. E. 2018. Ecology of Invertebrate Pathogens: Nematodes In: Hajek, A. E & Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., editors. Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, p. 415-440.

Four species of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) exhibit limited predation on Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) eggs and nymphs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cottrell, T.E., Tillman, P.G. 2017. Four species of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) exhibit limited predation on Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) eggs and nymphs. Biological Control. 114:73-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.08.005.

Effects of single and combined applications of entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes against Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wakil, W., Yasin, M., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2017. Effects of single and combined applications of entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes against Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier). Scientific Reports. 7:5971. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-05615-3.

Thermo-stability, dose effects and shelf-life of antifungal metabolite-containing supernatants produced by Xenorhabdus szentirmai Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hazir, S., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Bock, C.H., Leite, L. 2018. Thermo-stability, dose effects and shelf-life of antifungal metabolite-containing supernatants produced by Xenorhabdus szentirmai. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 150(2):297-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-017-1277-7.

New bacterial products for control of pecan pests - (Other)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Bock, C.H., Mizell, R.F. 2017. New bacterial products for control of pecan pests. Southeastern Pecan Growers Meeting Proceedings. http://sepga.com/Presentation/WEB2017pres/PresentationsShapiro-Ilan.pdf.

Trans-cinnamic acid and Xenorhabdus szentirmaii metabolites synergize the potency of some commercial fungicides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hazir, S., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Bock, C.H., Leite, L. 2017. Trans-cinnamic acid and Xenorhabdus szentirmaii metabolites synergize the potency of some commercial fungicides. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 145:1-8. https://doi:10.1016/j.jip.2017.03.007.

Insecticide assays against the brown stink bug feeding on pecan - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E., Ree, W. 2017. Insecticide assays against the brown stink bug feeding on pecan. Pecan Grower. 28(1):28-48.

All or nothing: Area-wide approach frustrates peachtree borers in Georgia - (Trade Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2017. All or nothing: Area-wide approach frustrates peachtree borers in Georgia. Pecan Grower. 56(2):26-28.

Trap height affects capture of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in pecan orchards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cottrell, T.E. 2017. Trap height affects capture of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in pecan orchards. Environmental Entomology. 46(2):343-352.

Effect of inoculum age and physical parameters on in vitro culture of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leite, L., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hazir, S., Jackson, M.A. 2017. Effect of inoculum age and physical parameters on in vitro culture of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae. Journal of Helminthology. 91(6):686-695. https://doi:10.1017/S0022149X16000821.

Parasites of Harmonia axyridis: current research and perspectives - (Review Article)
Haelwaters, D., Zhao, S.Y., Cottrell, T.E., Kesel, A., Fiedler, L., Herz, A., Hesketh, H., Hui, C., Kleespies, R.G., Losey, J.E., Murray, K.M., Nedved, O., Pfliegler, W.P., Raak-Van Den Berg, C.L., Riddick, E.W., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Smyth, R.R., Steenberg, T., Van Wielink, P.S., Viglasova, S., Zhao, Z., Ceryngier, P., Roy, H.E. 2016. Parasites of Harmonia axyridis: current research and perspectives. Biocontrol. 62:355-371.

A new medium for liquid fermentation of Steinernema feltiae: selection of lipid and protein sources - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leite, L., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hazir, S., Jackson, M.A. 2017. A new medium for liquid fermentation of Steinernema feltiae: selection of lipid and protein sources. Nematropica. 46(2):147-153.

Will dual fungal infections increase Harmonia axyridis mortality in natural populations? - (Proceedings)
Haelewaters, D., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E. 2018. Will dual fungal infections increase Harmonia axyridis mortality in natural populations?. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin. 137:12-16.

Curative control of the peachtree borer using entomopathogenic nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Mizell, R.F., Horton, D.L. 2016. Curative control of the peachtree borer using entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 48(3):170-176.

The effects of nutrient concentration, addition of thickeners, and agitation speed on liquid fermentation of Steinernema feltiae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leite, L., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hazir, S., Jackson, M.A. 2016. The effects of nutrient concentration, addition of thickeners, and agitation speed on liquid fermentation of Steinernema feltiae. Journal of Nematology. 48(2):126-133.

Control of the peachtree borer using beneficial nematodes - (Trade Journal)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Mizell III, R.F., Olmstead, M.A. 2016. Control of the peachtree borer using beneficial nematodes. The Peach News. 2 (2), 14-15.

Biological control and nutrition: food for thought - (Review Article)
Blackburn, D., Shapiro-Ilan, D.I., Adams, B. 2106. Biological control and nutrition: food for thought. Biological Control. 97:131-138.

Basic and applied research: Entomopathogenic nematodes - (Book / Chapter)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Hazir, S., Glazer, I. 2017. Basic and applied research: Entomopathogenic nematodes. IN: Lacey, L. A. (Ed.), Microbial Agents for Control of Insect Pests: from discovery to commercial development and use. Academic Press, Amsterdam, pp. 91-105.

Microbial control of arthropod pests of orchards in temperate climates - (Book / Chapter)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Arthurs, S., Lacey, L. 2017. Microbial control of arthropod pests of orchards in temperate climates. IN: Lacey, L. A. (Ed.), Microbial Agents for Control of Insect Pests: from discovery to commercial development and use. Academic Press, pp. 253-267.

Enhanced biological control potential of the entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae, applied with a protective gel formulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dito, D.F., Shapiro-Ilan, D.I., Dunlap, C.A., Behle, R.W., Lewis, E.E. 2016. Enhanced biological control potential of the entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae, applied with a protective gel formulation. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(6):835–848.

Multifaceted effects of host plants on entomopathogenic nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hazir, S., Shapiro-Ilan, D.I., Hazir, C., Leite, L., Cakmak, I., Olson, D.M. 2016. Multifaceted effects of host plants on entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 135:53-59.

Advances in organic insect pest management in pecan - (Other)
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Cottrell, T.E., Mizell, R.F. 2016. Advances in organic insect pest management in pecan. Southeastern Pecan Growers Meeting Proceedings. http://sepga.com/Presentation/WEB2016pres/Shapiro-IlanSEPGA2016.pdf.