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Name: Jeff Davis
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Soybean IPM
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Department: Entomology Department
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 468 Life Sciences Building - LSU
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone Number: (225) 578-5618
Fax Number: (225) 578-1643

Education/Training

Ph.D. Entomology, 2006, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
M.S. Entomology, 2004, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
B.S. Agronomy, 1996, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Areas of Specialization/Research
Soybean IPM
Host plant resistance
Plant virus vector epidemiology
Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 11/07-present
  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN 5/06-10/07
  • Ph.D. Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN 1/05-5/06
  • M.S. Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN 5/02-12/04
  • Research Specialist, Goodwin Lab, Department of Genetics/Med. Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 9/01-5/02
  • Research Specialist, USDA-ARS Plant Disease Resistance Research Unit, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 4/00-9/01
  • Associate Research Specialist, Fredrick R. Blattner DNA Sequencing Lab and E. coli Genome Project, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 9/99-4/00
  • Sustainable Agriculture Extension Agent, Peace Corps., Senegal, West Africa, 3/97-6/99
  • Laboratory Technician, USDA-ARS Plant Disease Resistance Research Unit, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 12/96-3/97
  • Laboratory Technician, Plant Biotechnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Biotechnology Center, Madison, WI, 1/95-12/96
  • Student Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 5/94-1/95

Awards/Grants
  • Louisiana EPSCoR PFund. “Trophic interactions between host plant, aphid, aphid endosymbiont and aphid vectored viruses.” (2009-2010) $10,000 primary author.
  • USDA CSREES Southern Region IPM Center IPM Enhancement Grant. “Preliminary investigation of an integrated multiple-tactic strategy for managing stink bugs in soybean.” (2009-2010) $25,000 co-author.
  • Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. “Biology, Distribution and Management of Soybean Insect Pests.” (2009-2010) $52,000 primary author.
  • Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. “The Soybean Green Plant Problem – An Evaluation of Possible Influencing Factors.” (2009-2010) $50,000 co-author.
  • Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. “Biology, Distribution and Management of Soybean Insect Pests.” (2008-2009) $49,700 primary author.
  • Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. “The Soybean Green Plant Problem – An Evaluation of Possible Influencing Factors.” (2008-2009) $30,000 co-author.
  • MN Rapid Agricultural Response Fund. "Using Marker Assisted Selection to Accelerate Development of Potato Cultivars that Pyramid Novel Sources of Aphid, Virus and Late Blight Resistance." (2007-2009) $47,172 primary author.
  • Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and MN Area II Potato Research and Promotion Council. “Pyramiding novel sources of aphid, virus and late blight resistance into advanced breeding lines to create superior cultivars.” (2007-2008) $10,000 primary author.

 

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Refereed Journals:

  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2009. Planter skips and impaired stand favors PVY spread in potato. Amer. J. Pot. Res. Published on-line 27 February 2009.
  • Davis, J. A., and E. B. Radcliffe. 2008. The importance of an invasive aphid species in vectoring a persistently transmitted potato virus: Aphis glycines Matsumura is a vector of PLRV. Plant Dis.92:1515-1523.
  • Davis, J. A., and E. B. Radcliffe. 2008. Reproduction and feeding behavior of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) on four cereals. J. Econ. Entomol. 101:9-16.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2007. Resistance to green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), and potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas), in potato cultivars. Amer. J. Pot. Res. 84:259-269.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2006. Effects of high and fluctuating temperatures on green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Environ. Entomol. 35(6):1461-1468.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2005. Soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, a new vector of Potato virus Y in potato. Am. J. Potato Res. 82:197-201.

Book Chapters:

  • Stout, M, and Davis, J. 2009. Keys to the Increased Use of Host-Plant Resistance in Integrated Pest Management. In: R. Peshin and K. Ashok (eds.), Integrated Pest Management: Innovation-Development Process. Springer, NY, NY.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe, W. Schrage and D. W. Ragsdale. 2008. Vector and virus IPM for seed potato production. In: E. B. Radcliffe, W. D. Hutchison and R. E. Cancelado (eds.), Insect Pest Management: Concepts, Tactics, Strategies and Case Studies, pp. 366-377. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Published Abstracts:

  • Mollov, D., J. Davis, J. Jenkins, E. Radcliffe and J. Bradeen. 2008. Heirloom potato: an underutilized source of genetic diversity. Am. J. Potato Res. 85:19.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2007. Identifying and mapping resistance to green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), in potato. Am. J. Potato Res. 84:86-87.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2006. Crop borders revisited. Am. J. Potato Res. 83:107.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2006. Identifying resistance to aphids in crosses with somatic fusions of Solanum tuberosum L. and Solanum bulbocastanum Dun. Am. J. Potato Res. 83:106.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2004. A new vector of PVY: soybean aphid, Aphis glycines (Matsumura). Am. J. Potato Res. 81:53-54.
  • Naess, S. K., J. M. Bradeen, J. Song, G. T. Haberlach, S. M. Wielgus, J. A. Davis, J. Jiang, and J. P. Helgeson. 2001. Accelerating the chromosome walk towards late blight resistance with the help of FISH. Am. J. Potato Res. 78:471.
  • Bradeen, J. M., S. K. Naess, S. M. Wielgus, J. A. Davis, G. T. Haberlach, and J.P. Helgeson. 2001. Cloning late blight resistance from Solanum bulbocastanum. Am. J. Potato Res. 78:445.

Technical Reports:

  • Davis, J. A., and E. B. Radcliffe Control of green peach aphid, PVY and PLRV using foliar applied insecticides. 2007. Arthropod Management Tests 2006, 31(1 report).
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe, D. W. Ragsdale. 2005. Arthropod Management Tests 2005, 30 (E58-E61, 4 reports).
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe, D. W. Ragsdale. 2004. Arthropod Management Tests 2004, 29 (E60-E64, 5 reports).
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe, D. W. Ragsdale. 2003. Arthropod Management Tests 2003, 28 (E48-E53, 6 reports).

Extension Publications:

  • Baldwin, J. L., B. R. Leonard and J. A. Davis. 2008. Control Soybean Insects 2008. 12pp.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe, D. W. Ragsdale and M. W. Carroll. 2004. University of Minnesota Dept. of Entomology Potato Research Program 2004 Report. 28pp.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2003. University of Minnesota Dept. of Entomology Potato Research Program 2003 Report. 32pp.
  • Davis, J. A., E. B. Radcliffe and D. W. Ragsdale. 2002. University of Minnesota Dept. of Entomology Potato Research Program 2002 Report. 42pp.
  • Davis, J. A. 1999. A Sustainable Agriculture Handbook for Sus. Ag. Volunteers. Peace Corps-West Africa. 55pp.

Research presentations--Invited:

  • Resistance to green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), and potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas), in potato cultivars. Section P-IE Symposium: Organics Strategum Efficacy. 2008 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Reno, NV. November 18, 2008.
  • Why PVY can no longer be controlled in seed potatoes. Section F Symposium: Ecology and Management of Insect Vectors of Plant Pathogens in Vegetable Crops. 2006 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN. December 12, 2006.

Research presentations--Contributed:

  • The effects of single and mixed infections on vector efficiencies. 2008 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Reno, NV. November 18, 2008.
  • Temporal occurrence and seasonal abundance of Piezodorus guildinii and other Pentatomids in LA soybeans. 2008 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Reno, NV. November 19, 2008. (poster; co-author).
  • The evolving dynamics of virus/vector ecology in relation to seed potato production. 63rd NCB-ESA Annual Meeting Columbus, OH, March 25, 2008. (co-author).
  • Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) is a vector of PLRV. 2007 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, CA. December 11, 2007.
  • The continuing PVY epidemic in North American seed potatoes. 62nd NCB-ESA Annual Meeting & Entomological Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 26, 2007. (co-author).
  • Feeding behavior and life table statistics of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) on Triticum aestivum L. 2006 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN. December 11, 2006.
  • Identifying and mapping resistance to green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) in potato. 90th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Madison, WI. July 24th, 2006.
  • The role of PVYN:O in sustaining the current Potato virus Y epidemic in Minnesota seed potatoes. 61st NCB-ESA Annual Meeting, Bloomington, IL. March 27, 2006.
  • Impaired stand favors PVY spread in potato. 61st NCB-ESA Annual Meeting, Bloomington, IL. March 27, 2006.
  • Influence of neem derivates on the development, survival and reproduction of Myzus persicae (Sulzer). 61st NCB-ESA Annual Meeting, Bloomington, IL. March 27, 2006. (poster; co-author).
  • Identifying and mapping mechanisms of host plant resistance to aphids in potato. The 2005 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL. December 16, 2005.
  • Crop borders revisited. 89th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Calgary, AB Canada. July 20, 2005.
  • Identifying resistance to aphids in crosses with somatic fusions of Solanum tuberosum L. and Solanum bulbocastanum Dun. 89th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Calgary, AB Canada. July 18, 2005.
  • Fluctuating temperature effects on the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer). 60th NCB-ESA Annual Meeting, West Lafayette, IN. March 21, 2005.
  • Probing behavior of aphid species differing in PVY transmission efficiency. The 2004 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, UT. November 15, 2004.
  • Identifying resistance to aphids and aphid-transmitted viruses in potato. 59th NCB-ESA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO. March 29, 2004.
  • A new vector of PVY: Soybean aphid, Aphis glycines (Matsumura). 87th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, Spokane, WA. August 12, 2003.
  • Soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) is a vector of PVY. 58th NCB-ESA Annual Meeting, Madison, WI. March 24, 2003.

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