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Silvia I. Rondon


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Department of Crop & Soil Sciences Extension Research: My appointment is 75% extension and 25% research. I am interested in developing an Ecological Based - Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in various crops. My area of expertise encompasses biological control, insect biology, ecology, and population dynamics; both basic and applied (field and greenhouse production). Crops I have worked with include potato, sweet potato, asparagus, cotton, corn, soybean, alfalfa, wheat, strawberry, and vegetables. My major responsibilities as an Extension Entomologist at OSU are to attend emergencies in irrigated crops in Eastern Oregon.

Area of Expertise: IPM, Biological Control, Insect Ecology, Pest Management

Rondon's Irrigated Agricultural Entomology Program

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Content by Silvia I. Rondon

Asian Giant Hornet: A potential threat to honeybee colonies in Oregon

The Asian giant hornet was detected in British Columbia and Washington in 2019. This publication outlines identification, life cycle, and predatory habits of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) for beekeepers. It also provides...

Ellen Topitzhofer, Chris Hedstrom, Andony Melathopoulos, Silvia I. Rondon, Gail Langellotto, Ramesh Sagili | Sep 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Invertebrate Pest Management for Pacific Northwest Pastures

A well-managed pasture has several ecological and economic benefits. However, several species of arthropods (insects, mites and garden symphylans), and gastropods (slugs) inhabit pastures of the Pacific Northwest of the United States and can diminish those benefits.

Mylen Bohle, David Hannaway, Silvia I. Rondon | Aug 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Monitoring diseases in the field

Diseases can reduce the yield and nutritional quality of crops. Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens that cause diseases and can also threaten crops. Some important vectors of plant pathogens in the Pacific Northwest ...

Silvia I. Rondon | Apr 2015 | Video

Sweep Net Technique

Demonstration of how to use a sweep net to collect insects.

Silvia I. Rondon, Mary Corp | Jul 2011 | Video

Pinning Small Insects

Oregon State University Extension entomologist Silvia Rondon shows how to pin small insects in a collection.

Silvia I. Rondon | Jul 2011 | Video

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