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

The Colorado Potato Beetle in the Columbia Basin

Oct 2019
Oregon State University Crop and Soil Science Masters student Pahoua Yang focuses her research project on Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Her project is to determine baseline information for several commercial insecticides. This includes a brief background of the importance of CPB and basic biology. Her work includes bioassays, field studies results, and future implications of her study. She is doing her research at Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

By Silvia I. Rondon | OSU Extension Catalog

What is Industrial Hemp?

Aug 2019
Industrial hemp was grown as a commodity crop for decades until it was banned in the mid-1930s. Congress decriminalized the crop in 2018, sparking interest in it among growers in Oregon, where hemp can be grown successfully. The plant's uses and restrictions, as well as many frequently asked questions, are outlined.

By Richard Roseberg, Silvia I. Rondon, Jay Noller, Valtcho Jeliazkov, Sam Angima | OSU Extension Catalog

Collecting and Preserving Insects

Dec 2018
Collecting insects can be a fun hobby, and is also an important step in IPM. The resources in this collection will help you learn how to find and collect insects and arthropods, then prepare them so that they can be useful for identification and research efforts.

By Silvia I. Rondon, Mary Corp | Collection

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