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Research Project: Basic and Applied 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.)

Association of tomato chlorosis virus complicates the management of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in the southern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, M., Kavalappara, A.R., Mcavoy, ., Hutton, S., Simmons, A.M., Bagg, S. 2023. Association of tomato chlorosis virus complicates the management of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in the southern United States. Horticulturae. 9(8):948. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae9080948.

Mitochondrial genome datasets for the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Coleoptera: Brentidae), collected in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreason, S.A., Lahey, Z., Zhao, D., Mejia-Guerra, K., Williams Iii, L.H., Sheehan, M., Simmons, A.M., Wadl, P.A. 2023. Mitochondrial genome datasets for the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Coleoptera: Brentidae), collected in the United States. Data in Brief. 49:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2023.109432.

Pityopsis ruthii: an updated review of conservation efforts for an endangered plant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Dattilo, A.J., Call, G., Hadziabdic, D., Trigiano, R.N. 2023. Pityopsis ruthii: an updated review of conservation efforts for an endangered plant. Plants. 12(14):2693. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12142693.

Precision and accuracy of field versus bioassay insecticide efficacy for the control of immature Bemisia tabaci Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cremonez, P.S., Perier, J.D., Nagaoka, M.M., Simmons, A.M., Riley, D.G. 2023. Precision and accuracy of field versus bioassay insecticide efficacy for the control of immature Bemisia tabaci. Insects. 14:645. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14070645.

Cucurbit leaf crumple virus (Geminiviridae: Begomovirus) transmission by its vector, the sweetpotato whitefly, harboring different facultative endosymbionts - (Abstract Only)

Begomovirus-induced gene expression patterns in an invasive Bemisia tabaci species (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Abstract Only)

Optimization of 13-tetradecenyl acetate sex pheromone for trapping Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schoepnner, E., Millar, J., Kuhar, T., Doughty, H., Cherry, R., Hall, G., Knowles, C.G., Williams Iii, L.H., Huseth, A.S. 2023. Optimization of 13-tetradecenyl acetate sex pheromone for trapping Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toad086.

Transmission of cucurbit leaf crumple virus (Geminiviridae: Begomovirus) by vector Bemisia tabaci with differing secondary endosymbiont composition - (Abstract Only)

Buckwheat flower volatiles attract Peristenus spretus and enhance its field-level parasitism of Apolygus lucorum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shike, X., Tao, Z., Williams Iii, L.H., Yizhong, Y., Yanhui, L. 2023. Buckwheat flower volatiles attract Peristenus spretus and enhance its field-level parasitism of Apolygus lucorum. Plants. 12:1658. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12081658.

The role of Dnmt1 in oocyte development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shelby, E.A., Mckinney, E.C., Cunningham, C.B., Simmons, A.M., Moore, A.J., Moore, P.J. 2023. The role of Dnmt1 in oocyte development. Journal of Insect Physiology. 147:104507. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2023.104507.

Predation performance and survival of susceptible and pyrethroid-resistant Eriopis connexa Germar (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to insecticides used in brassica crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lira, R., Nascimento, D.V., Barbosa, P.R., Simmons, A.M., Torres, J.B. 2023. Predation performance and survival of susceptible and pyrethroid-resistant Eriopis connexa Germar (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to insecticides used in brassica crops. Pest Management Science. 79:2704-2712. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7448.

Population dynamics of insect pests and beneficials on different snap bean cultivars Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Mbata, G., Simmons, A.M. 2023. Population dynamics of insect pests and beneficials on different snap bean cultivars. Insects. 14:230. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14030230.

Field-level optimization of adult Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae) sex pheromone, 13-tetradecenyl acetate - (Abstract Only)
Schoepnner, E., Huseth, A., Williams Iii, L.H., Millar, J., Doughty, H., Kuhar, T., Cherry, R. 2023. Field-level optimization of adult Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae) sex pheromone, 13-tetradecenyl acetate. Entomological Society of America, Southwestern and Southeastern Branch.

Performance of the lady beetle Eriopis connexa to sequential exposure to selective insecticides prevailed over its pyrethroid resistance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lira, R., Ferreira, E.E., Barbosa, P.R., Simmons, A.M., Torres, J.B. 2023. Performance of the lady beetle Eriopis connexa to sequential exposure to selective insecticides prevailed over its pyrethroid resistance. BioControl. 68:397-409. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-023-10180-y.

Uptake and retention of imidacloprid and cyantraniliprole in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) for the control of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perier, J.D., Lagalante, A.F., Mccarthy, E.P., Simmons, A.M., Riley, D.G. 2023. Uptake and retention of imidacloprid and cyantraniliprole in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) for the control of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 58(4):434-446. https://doi.org/10.18474/JES22-77.

A sustainable approach for weed and insect management in sweetpotato: breeding for weed and insect tolerant/resistant clones Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Campbell, H.T., Rutter, W.B., Williams Iii, L.H., Murphey, V., Culbreath, J., Cutulle, M. 2023. A sustainable approach for weed and insect management in sweetpotato: breeding for weed and insect tolerant/resistant clones. Weed Technology. 37(1):60-66. https://doi.org/10.1017/wet.2022.99.

Encarsia hera Lahey & Andreason (Hymenoptera, Aphelinidae): a charismatic new parasitoid of Aleurocybotus Quaintance & Baker (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) from Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lahey, Z., Simmons, A.M., Andreason, S.A. 2022. Encarsia hera Lahey & Andreason (Hymenoptera, Aphelinidae): a charismatic new parasitoid of Aleurocybotus Quaintance & Baker (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae) from Florida. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 94:89-104. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.94.94677.

Genetic diversity, population structure, and selection of core germplasm sets from the USDA sweetpotatoe (lpomomea batatas) collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Slonecki, T.J., Rutter, W.B., Olukolu, B., Yencho, G.C., Jackson, D.M., Wadl, P.A. 2023. Genetic diversity, population structure, and selection of core germplasm sets from the USDA sweetpotatoe (lpomomea batatas) collection. Horticulture Research. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.1022555.

Effect of host size on susceptibility of melanotus communis (coleoptera: elateridae) wireworms to entomopathogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams Iii, L.H., Cherry, R., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2022. Effect of host size on susceptibility of melanotus communis (coleoptera: elateridae) wireworms to entomopathogens. Journal of Nematology. 54(1):3922. https://doi.org/10.2478/jofnem-2022-0033.

Ranking common predators of Bemisia tabaci in Georgia agricultural landscapes with diagnostic PCR: implications of primer specific post-feeding detection time Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kheirondin, A., Simmons, A.M., Schmidt, J.M. 2022. Ranking common predators of Bemisia tabaci in Georgia agricultural landscapes with diagnostic PCR: implications of primer specific post-feeding detection time. BioControl. 67:497-511. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-022-10153-7.

Genome sequences of novel iflaviruses in the gray lawn leafhopper, an experimental vector of corn stunt spiroplasma Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Andreason, S.A., Lahey, Z., Ayala-Ortiz, C., Simmons, A.M. 2022. Genome sequences of novel iflaviruses in the gray lawn leafhopper, an experimental vector of corn stunt spiroplasma. Microbiology Resource Announcements. https://doi.org/10.1128/mra.00446-22.

Determining field insecticide efficacy on whiteflies with maximum dose bioassays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cremonez, P.S., Perier, J.D., Simmons, A.M., Riley, D.G. 2023. Determining field insecticide efficacy on whiteflies with maximum dose bioassays. Insects. 14:510. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14060510.

Susceptibility of snap bean cultivars to the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, in the Southern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Mbata, G., Simmons, A.M., Punnuri, S. 2022. Susceptibility of snap bean cultivars to the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, in the Southern United States. Crop Protection. 159:106022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2022.106022.

Discovery and characterization of a novel iflavirus in the gray lawn leafhopper, Exitianus exitiosus, an experimental vector of Spiroplasma kunkelii - (Abstract Only)

Detection of cucurbit leaf crumple virus infectious clones from the virus vector Bemisia tabaci - (Abstract Only)

Volatiles from cotton plants infested by Agrotis segetum (Lep.: Noctuidae) attract the larval parasitoid Microplitis mediator (Hym.: Braconidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, M., Xia, S., Zhang, T., Williams III, L.H., Xiao, H., Lu, Y. 2022. Volatiles from cotton plants infested by Agrotis segetum (Lep.: Noctuidae) attract the larval parasitoid Microplitis mediator (Hym.: Braconidae). Plants. 11(7):863. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11070863.

Retrospective of a virtual experience: ESA 2020 Annual Meeting Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Chong, J., Pitts Singer, T. 2021. Retrospective of a virtual experience: ESA 2020 Annual Meeting. American Entomologist. 67(4):57–64. https://doi.org/10.1093/ae/tmab053.

Genetic diversity and population structure of Chionanthus virginicus L. throughout the eastern and southern range within the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Rinehart, T.A., Olsen, R.T., Waldo, B.D., Kirkbride, J.H. 2021. Genetic diversity and population structure of Chionanthus virginicus L. throughout the eastern and southern range within the United States. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS05095-21.

Impact of tank mixing plant hormones with bentazon and mesotrione on sweetpotato injury and weed control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caputo, G.A., Wadl, P.A., Mccarty, L., Adelberg, J., Saski, C., Cutulle, M. 2021. Impact of tank mixing plant hormones with bentazon and mesotrione on sweetpotato injury and weed control. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20185.

Improving whitefly management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Riley, D.G. 2021. Improving whitefly management. Insects. 12:470. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12050470.

‘Jumping Jack’: Genomic microsatellites underscore the distinctiveness of closely related Pseudoperonospora cubensis and Pseudoperonospora humuli and provide new insights into their evolutionary past Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nowicki, M., Hadziabdic-Guerry, D., Trigiano, R.N., Boggess, S.L., Kanetis, L., Wadl, P.A., Ojiambo, P.S., Cubeta, M.A., Spring, O., Thines, M., Runge, F., Scheffler, B.E. 2021. ‘Jumping Jack’: Genomic microsatellites underscore the distinctiveness of closely related Pseudoperonospora cubensis and Pseudoperonospora humuli and provide new insights into their evolutionary past. Molecular Plant Pathology. 12:686759. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.686759.

Bemisia tabaci on vegetables in the southern United States: incidence, impact, and management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Mbata, G.N., Punnuri, S., Simmons, A.M., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2021. Bemisia tabaci on vegetables in the southern United States: incidence, impact, and management. Insects. 12:198. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12030198.

Whole-genome sequencing and phenotyping revealed structural variants and varied level of resistance against leaf crumple disease in diverse lines of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Agarwal, G., Kavalappara, S.R., Gautam, S., da Silva, A., Simmons, A., Srinivasan, R., Dutta, B. 2021. Field screen and genotyping of Phaseolus vulgaris against two begomoviruses in Georgia, USA. Insects. 12:49

Low genetic variability in Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 populations within farmscapes of Georgia, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gautam, S., Crossley, M.S., Dutta, B., Coolong, T., Simmons, A.M., Da Silva, A., Snyder, W., Srinivasan, R. 2020. Low genetic variability in Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 populations within farmscapes of Georgia, USA. Insects. 11:834.

Can generalist predators control Bemisia tabaci? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kheirodin, A., Simmons, A.M., Legaspi, J.C., Grabarczyk, E.E., Toews, M.D., Roberts, P.M., Chong, J., Snyder, W.E., Schmidt, J.M. 2020. Can generalist predators control Bemisia tabaci?. Insects. 11:823. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11110823.

Successful Management of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, in the Coachella Valley of California - (Book / Chapter)
Perring, T., Andreason, S.A., Roltsch, W., Triapitsyn, S., Ganjisaffar, F. 2022. Successful Management of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, in the Coachella Valley of California. Contributions of Classical Biocontrol to the U.S. Food Security, Forestry, and Biodiversity, 1985-2022. 151. https://bugwoodcloud.org/resource/files/23194.pdf.