2015 Abstracts

Abstracts Presented in 2015 Meeting

Assessment of Citrus Flush Shoot Nutrient and Phloem Sap Composition and their Effects on Asian Citrus Psyllid Population Densities

Sri Lakshmi. Telagamsetty*, Catherine R. Simpson, Shad D. Nelson, Mamoudou Sétamou

 

Effect of Nitrogen Fertilization on Host Plant Quality and on the Developmental Parameters of Asian Citrus Psyllid and its Nymphal Parasitoid Tamarixia Radiata

Liliana Cantu Shad Nelson Daniel Flores and Mamoudou Sétamou

 

VARIABILITY OF Azospirillum brasilenseISOLATEDS FROM ARID ZONE AND SEARCH FOR DEGRADING XENOBIOTICS GENES

Balderas Gómez Erika L., Balberto Sánchez Liliana, García Lozano Juan J., Cruz Hernández Ma. Antonia, Mendoza Herrera Alberto

 

Synergisticimpact of Phytophthora nicotianaeand huanglongbing in grapefruit groves under field conditions in South Texas

 Chaudhary, M. Setamou, O. Alabi, J. Jiffon, M. Kunta, V. Ancona, K. Crosby, J Da Graca

Comparison of three different genotypes of Giant Reed (Arundodonax)  in a common garden experiment along a Texas climate gradient

Alma V. Alaniz, J. Goolsby and A.Racelis

 

Functional analysis of the MMS19 gene in Carica papaya

Jorge Trujillo, Anxiu Kuang, Qingyi Yu

 

Preliminary comparisons of avifauna found in protected, restored, and urban habitats of south Texas

John Brush, Alexis Racelis, and Timothy Brush

 

EFFECT ON RHIZOBACTERIAL COMMUNITIES AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF AZOSPIRILLUM BRASILENSE CBG-497 STRAIN IN RHIZOSPHERE OF CONVENTIONAL AND GENETIC MODIFIED MAIZE

Lourdes Vital L.; Ma. Antonia Cruz H.; Eyra L. Ortiz P.; Luz E. de-Bashan;Juan C. Segoviano R. and Alberto Mendoza H.

 

Olfactory & Visual response of Asian Citrus Psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera:
Psylidae) in a choice arena.
Luis R. Hernandez-Torres, Saldana, R. ,Setamou, M.

Nutrient Application to Citrus and its Interaction with Asian Citrus Psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae)
Populations
Jed Ball, Catherine Simpson, Shad D. Nelson, and Mamoudou Sétamou

Activity of essential oils and Metarhiziumanisopliae against the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorinacitri)

N.M. Rosas-García, M. Mireles-Martínez, J.M. Villegas-Mendoza, A.D. Paz-González, G. Rivera-Sánchez

 

A virus on the move:  Molecular methods for Citrus Leprosis Virusand its vector, Brevipalpus mites

Danny Vasquez, Laura Torres, Roxanne Farris, and Evan Braswell

 

Effect of shading and color of goat water tanks on water temperature

 Gleason, and T.J. Machado

 

Enhancing Drought Tolerance in Two Major Food Crops: Sugarcane and Rice

Mona B. Damaj1, Getu Beyene, Denise V. Carvalho, Chris S. Lukaszewski, Kelvin Chiong, Denise Rossi, Carmen Padilla,

Sonia Y. Del Rio, Michelle M. Dominguez, John L. Jifon, Juan Enciso, T. Erik Mirkov

 

Regional Fluctuation of Diaphorina citri in Central Veracruz, México

Lizbeth Hernández-Landa, José López-Collado, Martha E. Nava-Tablada, Mónica Vargas-Mendoza, Francisco Osorio-Acosta, Héctor González-Hernández

 

Application Timing of AF-36 and Afla-Guard in Corn Production to Control Mycotoxins

 Tyler Mays, Greta Schuster, Patrick Porter, MammodouSetamou

 

Bait Station Tests for Control of Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) in South Texas

 Daniel Garza, Hugh E. Conway, PhD, Christopher Vitek, PhD, Pedro Rendon, PhD, Guadalupe Gracia, Velia Chapman, Velma Saenz

Chilled vs non-chilled Black Pupae Strain Mexican Fruit Flies (Anastrephaludens) from Guatemala

Kari Skalitsky, Dr. Hugh Conway, John Gottfried, Dr. Christopher Vitek

 

Drones in Agriculture: Adopting New Technology

I. Garza, M. E. Murry, G. A. Polasek, and R. D. Rhoades

 

Valuation of Ecosystem Services of Campus Trees at the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg TX

Jorge Cantu and Alexis Racelis

 

Small-scale fiber composition analysis combined with NIR calibration models for predicting cell wall components in biomass crops

Gerleene M. Acuna, Thiago G. Marconi, Juan Landivar, Madahy Romero

 

Genetic diversity of Bactroceradorsaliscaptures in California

 Lisa Ledezma, Stephen Gaimari, and Norman Barr

 

Seasonal measurements of evapotranspiration from the invasive water-using weed,   Arundo donax along the Rio Grande River

Jose R. Escamilla Jr, Prasanna Gowda, John A Goolsby, Alexis Racelis

 

Distinguishing between wild capture and SIT produced Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitiscapitata, using the HaeIII Restriction Endonuclease

Terrance Todd & Raul Ruiz-Arce

Enhancing Toleranceto Zebra Chip Diseasein Transgenic Potato byExpression ofaNew Family of Antimicrobial Genes

Kelvin T. Chiong, Olivia A. DeHoyos,Aditya C. Kamesh, T. Erik Mirkov

 

Use of Bioreactors for Mass Micropropagation of Sugar and Energy Cane       

Nora Solis-Gracia, Adan Solis, Lien Nguyen, Victoria Mora, Alexandra Gomez-Plata, Paulino Anguiano, Arnold Guzman, Eufemia Bustamante, Silvana Creste ,and Jorge da Silva

 

SOILLESS PLANT PRODUCTION IN A RECIRCULATING SYSTEM: AQUAPONIC SYSTEM CYCLING

 Andrew Stewart McArdle, John Jifon, Joe Fox

 

Mitochondrial genetic diversity in three isolated populations of Mexican Fruit Flies (Anastrepha ludens) in the Rio Grande Valley

Kari Skalitsky, Raul Ruiz-Arce, Hugh E. Conway, Sarah Kowalski, Christopher Vitek

 

Using Sugarcane as a Biofactory for Therapeutic Proteins

Carmen Padilla, Mona B. Damaj, Joe Molina, Aditya Kamesh, Chris S. Lukaszewski, Diana Trevino, T. Erik Mirkov

 

Tomato: A model to study plant defensive signaling against phloem-feeding insects

Carlos A. Avila 

 MOLECULAR TECHNIUES FOR GENETIC ANALYSIS OF SORGHUM

Alvaro Garcia, Greta Schuster, Gloria Burow, John Burke

 

COMPARING WATER USE EFFICIENCY FOR SOUTH TEXAS FURROW AND DRIP IRRIGATED WATERMELON

 Corina Fuente, Juan Enciso, Shad D. Nelson, Juan Anciso, and Mamoudou Setamou

 

Tamarixia radiata parasitism on Diaphorinacitri nymphs inninecitrus and Murrayasp.

 Lizette CICERO-JURADO, Emiliano LOEZA-KUK, Claudia Tania LOMAS-BARRIÉ, Maricarmen SÁNCHEZ-BORJA y Hugo César ARREDONDO-BERNAL

 

AvailabilityofDiaphorinacitrinymphs for parasitisminRegionalControl Areas

 Claudia Tania LOMAS-BARRIÉ,  Emiliano LOEZA-KUK, Lizette CICERO-JURADO, MaricarmenSÁNCHEZ-BORJA, y Hugo César ARREDONDO-BERNAL3