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Hulbert, D., Reeb, P., Isaacs, R., Vandervoort, C., Erhardt, S., and Wise, J. C. (2012) Rainfastness of insecticides used to control Japanese beetle in blueberries. Journal of Economic Entomology 105: 1688-1693.
Lenz, M.S., Isaacs, R., Flore, J. A., and Howell, G.S. (2012) Photosynthetic performance of Pinot gris (Vitis vinifera L.) grapevine leaves in response to potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae Harris) infestation. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 63: 357-366.
Isaacs, R., Mason, K.S., Teixeira, L.A.F., Loeb, G., Hesler, G., Weigle, T., Muza, A., Timer, J., and Saunders, M. (2012). Comparison of three dispenser distribution patterns for pheromone mating disruption of Paralobesia viteana in vineyards. Journal of Economic Entomology 105: 936-942.
Grieshop, M.J., Werling, B., Buehrer, K., Perrone, J., Isaacs, R., and Landis, D. (2012) Big brother is watching: studying insect predation in the age of digital surveillance. American Entomologist, 58: 172-182.
Lee, J.C., Burrack, H.J., Barrantes, L.D., Beers, E.H., Dreves, Hamby, K., Haviland, D.R., Isaacs, R., Richardson, T., Shearer, P., Stanley, C.A., Walsh, D.B., Walton, V.M., Zalom, F.G., and Bruck, D.J. (2012) Evaluation of monitoring traps for Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in North America. Journal of Economic Entomology 105, 1107-1476.
J. Megan Woltz, Rufus Isaacs, and Douglas Landis (2012) Landscape structure and habitat management differentially influence insect natural enemies in an agricultural landscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 152:40-49.
Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Brett R. Blaauw and Rufus Isaacs (2012). Manipulation of Natural Enemies in Agroecosystems: Habitat and Semiochemicals for Sustainable Insect Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics 89-126.
Gökçe, A., Isaacs, R. and Whalon, M.E.(2012) Dose–response relationships for the antifeedant effects of Humulus lupulus extracts against larvae and adults of the Colorado potato beetle. Pest Management Science; 68: 476-481.
Manosalva, L., Pardo, F., Perich, F., Mutis, A., Parra, L., Ortega, F., Isaacs, R., Quiroz, A. (2011) Responses of clover root borer to long-chain fatty acids from young red clover (Trifolium pratense) roots. Environmental Entomology 40, 399-404.
Gökçe, A., Isaacs, R. and Whalon, M.E. (2011). Ovicidal, larvicidal and anti-ovipositional activity of Bifora radians and other plant extracts to the grape berry moth Paralobesia viteana (Clemens). Journal of Pest Science 84, 487-493.
Garibaldi, L.A., Steffan-Dewenter, I, Kremen, C., Morales J.M., Bommarco R., Cunningham S., Carvalheiro L., Chacoff N., Dudenhöffer J.-H., Greenleaf S., Holzschuh A., Isaacs R., Krewenka K., Mandelik Y., Mayfield M., Morandin L., Potts S., Ricketts T., Szentgyörgyi H., Winfree R., Klein A-M. (2011) Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas – a global synthesis. Ecology Letters 14, 1062-1072.
Dalton, D.T., Walton, V.M., Shearer, P.W., Walsh, D.B., Caprile, J. and Isaacs, R. (2011) Laboratory survival of Drosophila suzukii under simulated winter conditions of the Pacific Northwest and seasonal field trapping in five primary regions of small and stone fruit production in the United States. Pest Management Science 67: 1368-1374.
Teixera, L., Mason, K.S., Van Timmeren, S., and Isaacs, R. (2011) Seasonal pattern of oviposition by the North American grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Applied Entomology 135: 693-699.
Rodriguez-Saona, C., Parra L., Quiroz, A.and Isaacs, R. (2011) Variation in highbush blueberry floral volatile profiles as a function
of pollination status, cultivar, time of day and flower part: implications
for flower visitation by bees. Annals of Botany.
Van Timmeren, S., Wise, J.C., VanderVoort, C., and Isaacs, R. (2011) Comparison of foliar and soil formulations of neonicotinoid insecticides for control of potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), in wine grapes. Pest Management Science 67: 560-567.
Wise, J.C., Jenkins, P., Vander Poppen, R. and Isaacs, R. (2010) Activity of broad spectrum and reduced-risk insecticides on various life stages of cranberry fruitworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in highbush blueberry. Journal of Economic Entomology 103: 1720-1728.
Teixeira, L.A.F., Mason, K., Mafra-Neto, A., and Isaacs, R. (2010) Mechanically-applied wax matrix (SPLAT-GBM) for mating disruption of grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Crop Protection 29: 1514-1520.
Tuell, J.K. and Isaacs, R. (2010) Community and species-specific responses of wild bees to insect pest control programs applied to a pollinator-dependent crop. Journal of Economic Entomology 103: 668-675.
Isaacs, R. and Kirk, A.K. (2010) Pollination services provided to small and large highbush blueberry fields by wild and managed bees. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 841-849. [contact me for a copy]
Wise J., Jenkins, P., Schilder, A. M. C., Vandervoort, C., Isaacs, R. (2010) Sprayer type and water volume influence pesticide deposition and control of insect pests and diseases in juice grapes. Crop Protection 29:378-385. [contact me for a copy]
Gardiner, M.A., Tuell, J.K., Isaacs, R., Gibbs, J., Ascher, J.S., Landis, D.A. (2010) Implications of three model biofuel crops for beneficial arthropods in agricultural landscapes. BioEnergy Research
Teixeira, L.A.F., Gut, Larry J., Isaacs, R. and Diane G. Alston (2009) Reproductive maturity of cherry fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) in managed and natural habitats. Journal of Environmental Entomology. 38(4): 955-961.
Teixeira, L.A.F., Wise, John C.Gut, Larry J. and Isaacs R. (2009) Paraffin wax emulsion for increased rainfastness of insecticidal bait to control Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(3): 1108-1115.
Lentz, M. S., Isaacs, R., Flore, J. A., and Howell, G. S. (2009) Vegetative growth responses of pinot gris (Vitis vinifera L.) grapevines to infestation by potato leafhoppers (Empoasca fabae Harris). American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 60(2): 130-137.
Isaacs, R. and Van Timmeren, S. (2009) Monitoring and temperature-based prediction of the whitemarked tussock moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) in blueberry. Journal of Economic Entomology 102(2): 637-645.
Dorschner, K,. J. DeFrancesco, R. Issacs, J. Wise and D. Trinka. (2009) The IR-4 Program: Helping the US blueberry industry control high-priority insect, diseases and weed pests. Acta Horticulturae 810: 293-297.
Tuell, J.K. and Isaacs, R. (2009) Elevated pan traps for monitoring bees in crop canopies. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 131: 93-98.
Tuell, J.K., Ascher, J.S., and Isaacs, R. (2009) Wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) of the Michigan highbush blueberry agroecosystem. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(2): 275-287.
Teixeira, L.A.F., Gut, L.J., Wise, J.C., and Isaacs, R. (2009) Lethal and sublethal effects of chlorantraniliprole on three species of Rhagoletis fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Pest Management Science 65: 137-143.
Isaacs, R., Tuell, J., Fiedler, A., Gardiner, M., and Landis, D. (2009) Maximizing arthropod-mediated ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes: the role of native plants. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7, doi:10.1890/080035.
Jenkins, P.E. and Isaacs, R. (2008) Mating disruption of Paralobesia viteana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in vineyards using pheromone deployed in SPLAT-GBM™ wax droplets. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 1089-1095.
Tuell, J.T., Fiedler, A.K, Landis, D. and Isaacs, R. (2008) Visitation by wild and managed bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) to eastern U.S. native plants for use in conservation programs. Environmental Entomology 37: 707-718.
Isaacs, R. and Woodford, T.A. (2007) IPM Case Studies: Berry Crops. In: Aphids as Crop Pests. Eds: H.F. Van Emden and R. Harrington. CABI Publishing. Wallingford. pp. 561-572.
Wise, J.C., Vandervoort, C. and Isaacs, R. (2007) Lethal and sublethal activities of imidacloprid contribute to control of adult Japanese beetle in blueberries. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1596-1603.
Jenkins, P.E., and Isaacs, R. (2007) Reduced-risk insecticides for control of grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and conservation of natural enemies. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 855-865.
Gökçe, A., Stelinski, L. L., Isaacs, R. and Whalon, M.E. (2006) Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to selected plant extracts. Journal of Applied Entomology 130: 509-514.
Pelz-Stelinski, K.S., Gut, L.J. and Isaacs, R. (2006) Behavioral responses of Rhagoletis cigulata (Diptera: Tephritidae) to GF-120 insecticidal bait enhanced with ammonium acetate. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 1316-1320.
Pelz-Stelinski, K.S., Gut, L.J., Stelinski, L.L., Liburd, O.E., and Isaacs, R. (2005) Captures of Rhagoletis mendax and R. cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae) on sticky traps are influenced by adjacent host fruit and fruit juice concentrates. Environmental Entomology 34: 1013-1018.
Szendrei, Z., Mallampalli, N. and Isaacs, R. (2005). Effect of tillage on abundance of Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman (Col., Scarabaeidae), larvae and adults in highbush blueberry fields. Journal of Applied Entomology 129: 258-264.
O'Neal, M.E., Mason, K.S., and Isaacs, R. (2005) Seasonal abundance of
ground beetles in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) fields and
response to a reduced-risk insecticide program. Environmental Entomology
Isaacs, R., Mason, K.S., Maxwell, E. (2005) Stage-specific control of grape berry moth, Endopiza viteana (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), by selective and broad-spectrum insecticides. Journal of Economic Entomology 98: 415-422.
Pelz, K.S., Isaacs, R., Wise, J.C., and Gut, L.J. (2005) Protection of fruit against infestation by apple maggot and blueberry maggot flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) using compounds containing spinosad. Journal of Economic Entomology 98, 432-437.
O'Neal, M.E., Zontek, E.L., Szendrei, Z., Landis, D.A., and Isaacs, R. (2005) Ground predator abundance affects prey removal in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) fields and can be altered by aisle ground covers. Biocontrol 50: 205-222.
Isaacs, R., Mercader, R.J., and Wise, J.C. (2004) Activity of conventional and reduced-risk insecticides for protection of grapevines against the rose chafer, Macrodactylus subspinosus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of Applied Entomology 128: 371-376.
Botero-Garces, N. and Isaacs, R. (2004) Influence of uncultivated habitats and natural host plants on cluster infestation by grape berry moth, Endopiza viteana Clemens (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Michigan vineyards. Environmental Entomology 33: 310-319.
Mercader, R.J. and Isaacs, R. (2004) Phenophase-dependent growth responses to foliar injury in Vitis labrusca (Linnaeus) var. ‘Niagara’ during vineyard establishment. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 55: 1-6.
Isaacs, R., O'Neal, M.E., Szendrei, Z., and Tuell, J. (2004) Potential of ground covers for manipulating pest, predator, and pollinator populations in highbush blueberry. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 27: 17-24.
Hagler, J.R., Jackson, C.G., Isaacs, R., and Machtley, S.A. (2004) Foraging behavior and prey interactions by a guild of predators on various lifestages of Bemisia tabaci. Journal of Insect Science 4: 1-13.
Mercader, R.J. and Isaacs, R. (2003) Phenology-dependent effects of foliar damage on the growth and photosynthetic capacity of nonbearing Vitis labrusca (Linnaeus) var. Niagara. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 54: 252-260.
O’ Neal, M.E., Isaacs, R., and Landis, D.L. (2002) An inexpensive, accurate method for measuring leaf area and defoliation through digital image analysis. Journal of Economic Entomology 95: 1190-1194.
Isaacs, R and Gajek, D. (2002) Abundance of blueberry bud mite (Acalitus vaccinii) in Michigan blueberries, and variation in infestation among common highbush blueberry varieties. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 26(2): 127-132.
Mallampalli, N. and Isaacs, R. (2002) Distribution of egg and larval populations of cranberry fruitworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and cherry fruitworm (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in highbush blueberries. Environmental Entomology 31: 852-858.
Isaacs, R., Ulczynski, M., Wright, B., Gut, L.J., and Miller, J.R. (1999) Performance of the Microsprayer, with application for pheromone-mediated control of insect pests. Journal of Economic Entomology 92: 1157-1164.
Technical reportsOur lab's published technical reports of insecticide and acaricide trials are available through the website of Arthropod Management Tests. Reports from each year can be searched by crop, pest, author, etc.
Selected Extension Publications
for more Extension information, go to www.grapes.msu.edu and www.blueberries.msu.eduBulletins can also be purchased from the MSU Extension bookstore.
Wise, J. C., Gut, L. J., Isaacs, R., Schilder, A.M.C., Sundin, G.W., Zandstra, B., Hanson, E., and Shane, B. (2009). Fruit Pest Management Guide 2010. Extension Bulletin E-154. Michigan State University Extension. Updated annually.
Isaacs, R. and Tuell, J. (2007) Conserving Native Bees on Farmland. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2985. 4 pp.
Schilder, A., Isaacs, R., Hanson, E. and Cline, B. (2004) A pocket guide to IPM scouting in highbush blueberries. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2928. 127 pp.
Isaacs, R., Szendrei, Z. and Wise, J. (2003) Japanese
beetle. Michigan State University Extension Blueberry Facts Bulletin E-2845.
Isaacs, R., Schilder, A., Zabadal, T., and Weigle, T. (2003) A pocket guide for grape IPM scouting in the North Central and Eastern US. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2889. 110 pp.
Landis, J.N., Sanches, J.E., Bird, G.W., Edson, C.E., Isaacs, R., Lehnert, R.H., Schilder, A.M.C., and Swinton, S.M. (eds.) (2002) Fruit Crop Ecology and Management. Extension Bulletin E-2759. Michigan State University. 102 pp.