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Entomology: John C. Palumbo

Associate Research Scientist, Vegetable Crops

Located at Yuma Agricultural Center.

B.S. and M.S. in Entomology, University of Arizona
Ph.D. in Entomology, Oklahoma State University

My interests are primarily in insect pest management and insect-crop interactions. I am focusing my research efforts on examining the population ecology and crop loss assessment of a complex of polyphagous insects that feed on leafy vegetables and melons. Related research interests include: pesticide application technology and lepidopterous feeding behavior.

Selected Publications:

Brust, G. and J. Palumbo. 2005. Squash and Pumpkins, pp.216-229. In: R. Foster and B. Flood (eds.). Vegetable Insect Management. Meister Publishing Company, Willoughby, Ohio.

Eastman, C.E., R. Barrido, H. Oloumi-Sadeghi, J. Wyman, C. Hoy, J. Palumbo and G. Leibee. 2005. Cabbage, Broccoli, and Cauliflower pp. 156-173. In: R. Foster and B. Flood (eds.). Vegetable Insect Management. Meister Publishing Company, Willoughby, Ohio.

Foster, R., G. Brust and J. Palumbo. 2005. Watermelon, Muskmelon and Cucumber, pp.198-215. In: R. Foster and B. Flood (eds.). Vegetable Insect Management. Meister Publishing Company, Willoughby, Ohio.

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Evaluation Of Flonicamid And Intruder For Control Of Thrips On Cotton. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30: F49., 2 pp. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Green Peach Aphid Control With Selective Insecticides. In Broccoli. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30: E7, 2 p. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Green Peach Aphid Control With Selective And Conventional Insecticide Combinations. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30: E4, 2 p. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Aphid Control With Selective And Conventional Insecticides In Head Lettuce. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30:E38. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Evaluation Of Intrepid For Control Of Lepidopterous Larvae On Fall Lettuce. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30: E39. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Evaluation Of Pyridalyl For Control Of Lepidopterous Larvae On Fall Lettuce. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30: E40 , 2 p. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Control Of Lepidopterous Larvae With Selective Insecticides On Fall Broccoli. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30: E6, 2 p. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Control Of Western Flower Thrips On Romaine Lettuce. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30: E 42, 2 p. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Sweetpotato Whitefly Control With Oberon, Courier And Assail On Spring. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30:E18, 2 p. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Palumbo , J.C. 2005. Evaluation Of Reduced-Risk and Organically-Approved Insecticides For Cabbage. Arthropod Management Tests, Vol 30:E1, 2 p. http://www.entsoc.org/Protected/AMT/AMT30/INDEX.ASP

Castle SJ, Toscano NC, Prabhaker N, Henneberry TJ, Palumbo JC. 2002. Field evaluation of different insecticide use strategies as resistance management and control tactics for Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera : Aleyrodidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 92 (6): 449-460.

Palumbo JC, Horowitz AR, Prabhaker N. 2001. Insecticidal control and resistance management for Bemisia tabaci. Crop Protection 20 (9): 739-765.

Palumbo JC, Toscano NC, Blua MJ, Yoshida HA. 2000. Impact of Bemisia whiteflies (Homoptera : Aleyrodidae) on alfalfa growth, forage yield, and quality. Journal of Economic Entomology 93 (6): 1688-1694.

Kerns DL, Palumbo JC, Tellez T. 1998. Resistance of field strains of beet armyworm (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) from Arizona and California to carbamate insecticides. Journal of Economic Entomology 91 (5): 1038-1043.

Kerns DL, Palumbo JC, Byrne DN. 1998. Relative susceptibility of red and green color forms of green peach aphid to insecticides. Southwestern Entomologist 23 (1): 17-24.

Yee, W.L, Palumbo, J.C., N.C. Toscano, M.J. Blua, and H.A. Yoshida. 1997. Seasonal population trends and densities of Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on Alfalfa in southern California and Arizona. Environ. Entomol. 26:241-249.

Tonhasca A, Palumbo JC, Byrne DN. 1996. Evaluation of the power law and patchiness regressions with regression diagnostics. Journal of Economic Entomology 89 (6): 1477-1484.

Natwick ET, Palumbo JC, Engle CE. 1996. Effects of imidacloprid on colonization of aphids and silverleaf whitefly and growth, yield and phytotoxicity in cauliflower. Southwestern Entomologist 21 (3): 283-292.

Palumbo JC, Coates WE. 1996. Air-assisted electrostatic application of pyrethroid and endosulfan mixtures for sweetpotato whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) control and spray deposition in cauliflower. Journal of Economic Entomology 89 (4): 970-980.

Palumbo, J.C., D.L. Kerns, C.E. Engle, C.A. Sanchez, and M. Wilcox. 1996. Imidacloprid formulation and soil placement effects on colonization by sweetpotato whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae): Head size and incidence of chlorosis in lettuce. Journal of Economic Entomology 89 (3): 735-742.

Palumbo J.C., and D.L. Kerns. 1996. Melon Pest Management in the Southwestern USA. In E.B. Radcliffe and W.D. Hutchinson [eds.], Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

Riley D.G and J.C. Palumbo. 1995. Interaction of silverleaf whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) with melon crop quality. J. Econ. Entomol. 88:1726-1732.

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