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Bruce Barrett

Bruce Barrett, Ph.D.


Professor
Division of Entomology

3-22i Agriculture Building
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-3446
barrettb@missouri.edu
http://plantsci.missouri.edu/barrettlab/

Research interests deal with the biology, ecology and behavior of tree fruit and nut pests. Current agroforestry-related research is directed towards the chemical ecology between host plant and insect pest. Specifically, whether plant volatiles from chestnut can be utilized a effective attractants for the chestnut weevil. If successful, results from the study will aid in the development of sustainable management practices in chestnut plantations and agroforestry systems by providing an effective pest monitoring tactic.

Publications

  • Keesey, I., and B. Barrett. Seasonal occurrence and soil distribution of the lesser chestnut weevil, Curculio sayi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in mid-Missouri. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society (in press).
  • Barrett, B.A. 2008. Assessment of methoxyfenozide exposure on the sexual attractiveness and responsiveness of adult codling moth, Cydia pomonella L., in small orchard blocks. Pest Management Science 64:916-922
  • Reinke, M., and B. Barrett. 2007. Fecundity, fertility and longevity reductions in adult Oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) exposed to surfaces treated with the ecdysteroid agonists tebufenozide and methoxyfenozide. Journal of Entomological Science 42:457-466.
  • Reinke, M., and B. Barrett. 2007. Sublethal exposure to methoxyfenozide-treated surfaces reduces the attractiveness and responsiveness in adult oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 100:72-78.
  • Ngampongsai, A., B. Barrett, S. Permkam, and N. Suthapradit. 2005. Oviposition preference and development of the fruit piercing moth, Ophiusa coronata Fabricious (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on four host plants. Journal of the International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSAAS) 11:1-13.
  • Ngampongsai, A., B. Barrett, S. Permkam, N. Suthapradit, and R. Nilla-or. 2005. A preliminary study on some ecological aspects of the fruit piercing moths in Songkhla Province of southern Thailand. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology 27:1135-1145.
  • Sun, X., B. Barrett, and Q. Song. 2004. Effects of age and length of exposure on the reproduction of adult codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) exposed to surfaces treated with ecdysone agonists. Journal of Entomological Science 39:417-425.
  • Hoelscher, J., and B. Barrett. 2003. Effects of methoxyfenozide-treated surfaces on the attractiveness and responsiveness of adult codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 96:623-628.
  • Hoelscher, J., and B. Barrett. 2003. Effects of methoxyfenozide-treated surfaces on the attractiveness and responsiveness of adult leafrollers. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 107:133-140.
  • Sun, X., Q. Song, and B. Barrett. 2003. Effects of ecdysone agonists on the expression of EcR, USP and other specific proteins in the ovaries of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 33:829-840.
  • X. Sun, Q. Song, and B. Barrett. 2003. Effect of ecdysone agonists on vitellogenesis and the expression of EcR and USP in codling moth (Cydia pomonella). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 52:115-129.
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