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2012 Mile-a-Minute Biological Control Cooperators Meeting


2012 Mile-a-Minute Biological Control Cooperators Meeting

Co-sponsored by Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Laboratory and University of Delaware

New Jersey Public Health, Environmental and Agricultural Laboratory

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Morning session

10:00 – 10:15 AM – Judy Hough-Goldstein

  • Introductions
  • Website update

10:15 – 10:25 – Jeff Smith (UD undergrad)

  • Phototaxis, host cues, and host-plant finding in the mile-a-minute weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes PDF

10:25 – 10:35 – Biocontrol of mile-a-minute in Connecticut – Donna Ellis PDF

10:35 – 11:00 – Progress in developing an artificial diet for R. latipesAllen Cohen & Carole Cheah

11:00 – 11:30 – Mile-a-minute in North Carolina

11:30 – 11:45 PM – EDDMaps tracking of biological control agent releases and recoveries

 - Jil Swearingen

11:45 – 12:00 – Rhode Island weevil releases and rearing – Lisa Tewksbury

12:00 – 12:30 – Controlling invasive weeds in the Brandywine Conservency Waterloo Mills preserve – Kevin Fryberger, Brian O’Neill, and Art Gover

12:30 – 1:30 - LUNCH (provided, on site)

Afternoon session

1:30 – 1:40 – A new MAM pathogen found in Turkey – Dana Berner, USDA ARS

1:40 – 1:50 – Maryland weevil releases and rearing – Bob Trumbule

1:50 – 2:00 - USDA-APHIS support of mile-a-minute biological control – George Nelson

2:00 – 2:30 – New Jersey update

2:30 – 3:30 – Opportunity to tour the rearing facility at the Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Laboratory