​​Building an IPM Approach for Managing the Potato Tuberworm

May 2014 | 9 min., 29 sec.
by Silvia I. Rondon
Oregon State University


​This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in U.S. potato production regions understand the biology, ecological distribution, and management of the potato tuberworm (or potato tuber moth). Specifically, in this presentation, practitioners will learn how to identify the problem and how to establish integrated pest management programs, gathering the most relevant up-to-date information. By the end of this presentation, practitioners should know more about the potato tuberworm, a worldwide potato pest.

About the Presenter

Silvia I. RondonSilvia I. Rondon is at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC), Department of Crop and Soil Science, at Oregon State University (OSU). Dr. Rondon received her BA and MS in Entomology at Agraria University in Lima, Peru and her PhD in Crop Science (IPM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked on the influence of different cropping systems on the population dynamics of a main corn pest, the western corn rootworm. In 2002, Dr. Rondon worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florid​a in Gainesville, where she was responsible for developing an IPM program for field and greenhouse strawberry to reduce insecticide use. Since 2011, Dr. Rondon has been an Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist Specialist in Irrigated Crops at the HAREC in Hermiston, Oregon. Her areas of expertise include pest management, insect ecology, insect movement, and biological control, and her work involves various crops, such as potatoes, onions, sweet corn, tree fruits, and other high-value vegetables.​

Contact Information:
Email: silvia.rondon@oregonstate.edu


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