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Recent Publications

Vacuuming Bed Bugs from Naturally and Artificially Infested Furniture.  Vail, K. M., J. Chandler, J. Glafenhein, and R. Harmon.  2016.  Proceedings of the International Conference of Entomology, Orlando, FL September 25 - 30, 2016.

Influence of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestation Levels on Water Stress in Eastern Hemlocks within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA Coots, C., P. L. Lambdin, J. A. Franklin, J. F. Grant, and R. Rhea.  2015.  Forest, 6:271-279.

Effect of Broiler Litter Application to Soybean Crop Infested with Soybean Cyst Nematode.  Donald, P. A., P. B. Allen, D. D. Tyler, K. R. Sistani, H. Tewolde, and E. R. Walker.  2013.  Nematropica, 43:24-34.

The life history and control of Pityophthorus juglandis Blackman on Juglans nigra L. in eastern Tennessee.  Nix, K  2013.  M. S. Thesis, 89pp.

Reduce Pests in Schools Over the Summer Break! To prevent coming back to a pest-infested school, follow these steps Snyder, J., D. Gouge, and K. M. Vail.  2013.  Pests and Pesticides in Child-serving Facilities: An IPM Newsletter, 6(5):2-3.

First report of leaf spot on switchgrass caused by Pithomyces chartarum in the United States Vu, AL, K. D. Gwinn, and B. H. Ownley.  2013.  Plant Disease, 97 (12):1655.

Genome Sequencing and Mapping Reveal Loss of Heterozygosity as a Mechanism for Rapid Adaptation in the Vegetable Pathogen Phytophthora capsici Lamour, K. H., J. Mudge, D. Gobena, O. Hurtado-Gonzales, J. Schmutz, A. Kuo, N. A. Miller, B. J. Rice, R. Donahoo, A. Savidor, and D. Storey.  2012.  Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions, 25: 1350-1360.

Evaluation of Soybean Genotypes for Resistance to Three Seed-borne Diseases Mengistu, A., P. Arelli, Bellaloui, N., Bond, J.P., Shannon, G.J., Wrather, A.J., Rupe, J.C., Chen, P., Little, C.R., C. H. Canaday, M. A. Newman, and V. R. Pantalone.  2012.  Plant Health Progress, DOI:10.1094/PHP-2012-0321-02-RS.

Role of essential oils in control of Rhizoctonia damping-off in tomato with bioactive Monarda herbage Gwinn, K. D., B. H. Ownley, S. E. Greene, Clark, M. M., Taylor, C. L., Springfield, T. N., D. J. Trently, Green, J. F., Reed, A., and S. L. Hamilton.  2010.  Phytopathology 100:493-501.