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Silvia I. Rondon

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Biography

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

Biology and Management of Beet Leafhopper and Purple Top in Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Leafhoppers damage potatoes by feeding on the plants, or by transmitting viruses and phytoplasmas, which are small bacterial parasites of plant phloem tissue. Phytoplasmas cause purple top disease, which reduces yield and produces ...

Silvia I. Rondon | Apr 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

The Colorado Potato Beetle in the Columbia Basin

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 ...

Silvia I. Rondon | Oct 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

What is Industrial Hemp?

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. ...

Richard Roseberg, Silvia I. Rondon, Jay Noller, Valtcho Jeliazkov, Sam Angima | Aug 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

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