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Dr. Neelam Poudyal to Speak on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, 9/14/2016

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Saving the Hemlock 
Scientists and staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park race to save the hemlock tree from extinction in their park.



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Beetle Tents 
Hemlock trees in the Smoky Mountains are threatened by a tiny, deadly pest. Researchers with UT AgResearch are using a predatory beetle to feast on these harmful insects.


 

Recent Publications

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) Abundance and Hemlock Canopy Health Numerous Years After Imidacloprid Basal Drench Treatments: Implications for Management Programs Benton, E. P., J. F. Grant, R. J. Webster, R. S. Cowles, A. F. Lagalante, A. M. Saxton, R. J. Nichols, and C. I. Coots.  2016.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 109(5): 2125-2136.

Benefits and Risks of Imidacloprid-Based Management Programs for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.  Benton, E.P.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Assessing relationships between tree diameter and long-term persistence of imidacloprid and olefin to optimize imidacloprid treatments on eastern hemlock. 3 Benton, E.P., J. F. Grant, R. Cowles, R. J. Webster, R. J. Nichols, A. Lagalante, and C. Coots.  2016.  Forest Ecology and Management, 70: 12-21.

Consequences of imidacloprid treatments for hemlock woolly adelgid on stream water quality in the southern Appalachians Benton, E.P., J. F. Grant, T. C. Mueller, R. J. Webster, and R. J. Nichols.  2016.  Forest Ecology and Management, 360:152-158.

Impact assessment of Laricobius nigrinus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), a predator of hemlock woolly adelgid Heminger, A., A. E. Mayfield, G. J. Wiggins, J. F. Grant, J. Elkington, T. McAvoy, A. Tait, J. Lombardo, B. Mudder, and S. Salom.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30.

Impact assessment of Laricobius nigrinus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), a predator of hemlock woolly adelgid Heminger, A., A. E. Mayfield, G. J. Wiggins, J. F. Grant, J. Elkington, T. McAvoy, A. Tait, J. Lombardo, B. Mudder, and S. Salom.  2016.  Proceedings: North American Forest Insect Work Conference, Washington, DC, May 31-June 3, pp. 85-86.

Challenges to Mass-Rearing Predators of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.  Parkman, J. P.  2016.  XXV International Congress of Entomology & Ann. Mtg., Entomol. Soc. of Am. Orlando, FL. Sept. 2016, (in press).

Understanding public knowledge and attitudes toward controlling Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on public forests Poudyal, N. C., J. M. Bowker, and R. L. Moore.  2016.  Journal of Forestry, 114 (10): 619-628.

Influence of record cold in the southeastern U.S. on hemlock woolly adelgid and its introduced natural enemies Wiggins, G. J., J. F. Grant, J. P. Parkman, J. Webster, E. Benton, J. R. Rhea, and P. L. Lambdin.  2016.  Proceedings of the 27th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, MD, January 12-15.

Emergence, seasonality, and hybridization of Laricobius nigrinus, an introduced predator of hemlock woolly adelgid, in the Tennessee Appalachians Wiggins, G. J., J. F. Grant, J. R. Rhea, A. E. Mayfield, A. Hakeem, P. L. Lambdin, and A. B. Lamb Galloway.  2016.  Environmental Entomology, 45(6): 13711378.

A field-based method to estimate densities of Laricobius nigrinus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), an introduced predator of hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) Wiggins, G. J., J. F. Grant, J. R. Rhea, A. Hakeem, and P. L. Lambdin.  2016.  Florida Entomologist, Volume 99(4): 805-807.

Assessment of imidacloprid and its metabolites in foliage of eastern hemlock multiple years following treatment for hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), in forested conditions Benton, E. P., J. F. Grant, J. Webster, B. Nichols, R. Cowles, A. Lagalante, and C. Coots.  2015.  Journal of Economic Entomology.