Lab Alumni

VIPR Lab Students from the Past

Master’s Theses

Adam (1)

Morehead, Adam. 2015. Evaluating the efficacy of commercially available OMRI-certified insecticides and repellents against brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) in vegetable cropping systems.


Cassell, Meredith.  2011.  Bean Leaf Beetle: Impact of feeding injury on snapbeans, host plant choice and role as a vector of bean pod mottle virus in Virginia.


Andrews, Heather.  2011.  Monitoring and management of thrips populations in vegetables, row crops, and greenhouse crops in Virginia.


Chapman, Anna.  2007.  Optimizing Trichogramma ostriniae releases to control European corn borer in bell pepper.

Doctoral Dissertations

Wantuch, Holly. 2017.

Wilson, James. 2016. The Effects of Insecticides on Squash Bug, its Egg Parasitoids and Pollinators in Virginia Cucurbit Production.

Nottingham, Louis. 2016. Development and Evaluation of Integrated Approaches for Managing of Mexican Bean Beetle, Epilachna varivestis Mulsant.

Gyawaly, Sudan. 2016. Working on the management of white grub in cool season turfgrass and non-target effects of turf insecticides.

Aigner Jr, John. 2016. Biology and Management of Brown marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal), in Agricultural and Urban Enviroments.

Mike Falkowski checking blueberry bushes at the U of MN, North Central Research and Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Philips, Christopher. 2013.  Food webs and phenology models: evaluating the efficacy of ecologically based pest management in different agroecosystems.


Wimer, Adam.  2013. Improving the management of Colorado potato beetle, Leptintarsa decemlineata (Say), using novel chemical compounds and resistance evaluation.


Wallingford, Anna.  2012.  Investigating host plant selection of harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica (Hahn) in order to improve a trap cropping system for its management.


Hitchner, Erin.  2007.  Investigations of the integrated pest management of Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say): Host plant preference, development of semiochemical-based strategies, and evaluation of a novel insecticide. (co-advised with R. R. Youngman)


Barlow, Vonny.  2006.  Use of the egg parasitoid, Trichogramma ostriniae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) as a biological control agent of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae):  An approach to integrated pest management in bell pepper.


Cordero, Roberto.  2005.  Contributions toward the integrated pest management of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), on collards in Virginia.

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