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Richard Wilson

Richard L. Wilson

Professor; Ph.D., Iowa State University (1971)

Department Position: USDA Collaborator, 100% research

Note: Dr. Wilson retired December 31, 2000.

Dr. Wilson has worked at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station since 1980. His research interest encompasses three areas: evaluation of station germplasm (seed) for insect resistance, rearing, and pollination. His evaluation work has concentrated on corn resistance to European corn borer and corn earworm, sunflower resistance to sunflower moth, amaranth resistance to lygus bugs, and brassica resistance to aphids. His laboratory is rearing corn earworms, sunflower moths, and green peach aphids. His pollination studies have focused on improving controlled pollination methods for seed increase of the germplasm held at the Plant Introdution Station.

See also Dr. Wilson's home page at the Plant Introduction Station.


Selected publications:

Wilson, R. L. and C. A. Abel. 1996. Storage conditions for maintaining Osmia cornifrons (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) for use in germplasm pollination. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 69: 270-272.

Wilson, R. L., C. A. Abel, B. R. Wiseman, F. M. Davis, W. P. Williams, B. D. Barry, and W. H. White. 1995. Evaluation for multiple pest resistance in European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, resistant maize accessions from Peru. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 68: 326-331.

Wilson, R. L., B. R. Wiseman, and M. E. Snook. 1995. Evaluation of pure red pericarp and eight selected maize accessions for resistance to corn earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) silk feeding. J. Econ. Entomol. 88: 755-758.

Wilson, R. L., L. M. Pollak, and K. E. Ziegler. 1993. Evaluation of the U.S. National germplasm system popcorn collection for resistance to corn earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 86: 952-956.

Wilson, R. L. and D. L. Olson. 1993. Tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Hemiptera: Miridae): Effect on yield of grain amaranth, Amaranthus cruentus L., in field cages. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 65: 450-452.

Wilson, R. L. and W. W. Roath. 1992. Potential of three lepidopteran species as pests and three hymenopteran species as pollinators of Cuphea. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 65: 316-320.

Wilson, R. L., M. P. Widrlechner, and K. R. Reitsma. 1991. Pollination methods for maintaining carrot germplasm collections. FAO/IBPGR Plant Gen. Res. Newsletter 85: 1-3.

Wilson, R. L., B. R. Wiseman, and G. L. Reed. 1991. Evaluation of J.C. Eldredge popcorn collection for resistance to corn earworm, fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 693-698.

Wilson, R. L. 1990. Insect and disease pests of amaranth. Proc. 4th Nat. Amaranth Symposium: Perspectives on Production, Processing and Marketing: 163-169.

Wilson, R. L. 1990. Rearing the sunflower moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) for use in field evaluation of sunflower germplasm. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 63: 201-210.

Wilson, R. L. 1989. Minimizing extraneous transfer of sunflower pollen by honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in field cages. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 62: 387-391.

Wilson, R. L. 1989. Studies of insect feeding on grain amaranth in the Midwest. J. Kan. Entomol. Soc. 62: 440-448.

Wilson, R. L. 1987. Evaluation of selected corn plant introductions for silk-feeding resistance to corn earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 80: 1048-1050.

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