Cornell University
   
Art Agnello
Arthur M. Agnello
Professor

Department of Entomology
NYS Agricultural Experiment Station
630 W. North St.
Geneva, NY 14456-1371
(Campus Mail: Box 15 Kennedy Hall)
PHONE: (315) 787-2341
FAX: (315) 787-2326
E-mail: ama4@cornell.edu

1985 Ph.D. North Carolina State University
1979 M.S. University of Florida
1974 B.A./B.S. Cornell University

Division of Effort
Extension Fruit Entomology, 70% Extension,
30% Research

Areas of Expertise
Tree fruit IPM, Pheromone disruption, Pesticide application technology, Sampling/monitoring

 
   Links

Department of Entomology faculty profile page

Scaffolds Fruit Journal - Weekly Update on Pest Management and Crop Development

 

   Research Reports

Books and Book Chapters
Agnello, A., G. Chouinard, A. Firlej, W. Turechek, F. Vanoosthuyse, and C. Vincent.  2006.  Tree Fruit Field Guide to Insect, Mite, and Disease Pests and Natural Enemies of Eastern North America.  NRAES-169, 238 pp.  Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Ithaca, NY.  Order Publication

Agnello, A. 2002. Petroleum-derived spray oils: chemistry, history, refining and formulation. In Beattie, G.A.C., Watson, D.M., Stevens, M., Spooner-Hart, R. and Rae, D.J. (eds). Spray Oils Beyond 2000 - Sustainable Pest & Disease Management. University of Western Sydney. View pdf

Research Reports

2008

  • Comparison of mechanically applied pheromone dispensing technologies for mating disruption of tree fruit pest Lepidoptera. View pdf
  • Whole-farm infestation trends and management programs for obliquebanded leafroller in apples, 2008. View pdf
  • Whole-farm apple arthropod management using reduced-risk tactics and IPM sampling and monitoring. View pdf
  • A pest management program using reduced-risk pesticides, Eco-Apple Protocols, and value-added marketing for NY and New England growers. View pdf

2007

  • Development of cost-competitive programs using reduced-risk tactics to manage arthropod pests in eastern apple and peach production regions, USDA RAMP Project 2007. View pdf
  • Comparision of new pheromone dispensing technologies for mating disruption of internal-feeding Lepidoptera in apples. View pdf
  • Whole-farm assays of obliquebanded leafroller management strategies. View pdf
  • New York Eco Apple Project summary 2007. View pdf
  • Optimization of a fixed spraying system for commercial high-density apple plantings,
    Final report 2007. View pdf

2006

  • Management programs for internal Lepidoptera in apples using pheromone mating disruption and in-season fruit inspection, 2006. View pdf
  • Disruption of internal-feeding Lepidoptera in apples using the Exosex system, 2006. View pdf
  • Optimization of a fixed spraying system for commercial high-density apple plantings, 2006. View pdf
  • Evaluation of various trunk sprays to control borers infesting burrknots, 2006 – D. Kain. View pdf
  • Use of physical barriers to prevent borer infestation of apple burrknots, 2006 – D. Kain. View pdf

2005

  • Reduced-risk pest management in apples using pheromone disruption and a selective pesticide program. USDA RAMP Project, Final Report - NY 2005 View pdf
  • Management of oriental fruit moth in apples using different pheromone dispenser technologies and in-season fruit damage inspection View pdf
  • Current progress in developing a fixed-spray application system for high-density plantings 2005 View pdf
  • Efficacy of registered and experimental miticides to control European red mite in peaches, 2005 View pdf
  • Evaluation of insecticides to control phytophagous Miridae, 2005 - D. Kain View pdf

2004

  • Reduced-risk pest management in apples using pheromone disruption and a selective pesticide program. USDA RAMP Project, Final Report - NY 2004 View pdf
  • Refinement of bio-based approaches to reducing insecticide use against plum curculio and apple maggot, 2004 View pdf
  • New technology in hand-applied pheromone dispensers for oriental fruit moth disruption, 2004 View pdf
  • Evaluation of insecticides to control phytophagous miridae, 2004 - D. Kain View pdf

  2003

  • Reduced-risk pest management in apples using pheromone disruption and a selective pesticide program. USDA RAMP Project, Final Report - NY 2003. View pdf
  • Development of a Risk Assessment Model for Mirid Bug Damage on Apples. View pdf

  2002

  • Reduced-risk pest management in apples using pheromone disruption and a selective pesticide program. USDA RAMP Project, Final Report - NY 2002. view pdf
  • Pest status and chemical control of borers infesting apple burrknots in New York State, 2000-2002 view pdf
  • Mullein plant bug control trials 2002 view pdf

  2001

  • Evaluation of different pheromone dispensing technologies for mating disruption of oriental fruit moth in peaches/Development of a preliminary 1st brood egg hatch model view pdf
  • Evaluation of pheromone disruption in combination with insecticide applications for control of peachtree borers in peaches - Year 2 view pdf
  • Apple, evaluation of insecticides to control phytophagous miridae view pdf
  • Apple, evaluation of various trunk sprays to control borers infesting burrknots view pdf

  2000

  • Evaluation of pheromone disruption in combination with insecticide applications for control of peachtree borers in peaches view pdf
  • Pheromone disruption of oriental fruit moth in New York peaches view pdf
  • Evaluation of pest management tactics for organic apple production view pdf
  • Borer problems and their control in dwarf apple trees view pdf
  • Peach, evaluation of foliar insecticides to control plum curculio view pdf
  • Pear, evaluation of foliarinsecticides to control Comstock mealybug view pdf

 

   Selected Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

  • Agnello, A., and G. Loeb. 2008. Insect and Mite Scouting and Management. Pages 79-91 In Bushway, L., Pritts, M, and Handley, D. Raspberry & Blackberry Production Guide for the Northeast, Midwest, and Eastern Canada. NRAES-35, Ithaca, NY.

  • Agnello, A., G. Chouinard, A. Firlej, W. Turechek, F. Vanoosthuyse, and C. Vincent. 2006. Tree Fruit Field Guide to Insect, Mite, and Disease Pests and Natural Enemies of Eastern North America. NRAES-169, 238 pp. Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Ithaca, NY. Order Publication

  • Agnello, A. 2004. Apple pests and their management. Pages 161-176 In Capinera, J.L. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Entomology. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

  • Agnello, A. 2002. Petroleum-derived spray oils: chemistry, history, refining and formulation. Pages 2-18 In Beattie, G.A.C., Watson, D.M., Stevens, M., Spooner-Hart, R. and Rae, D.J. (eds). Spray Oils Beyond 2000 – Sustainable Pest & Disease Management. University of Western Sydney. View pdf

Refereed Publications

  • Peck, G. M., I. A. Merwin, M. G. Brown, and A. M. Agnello. 2010. Integrated and organic fruit production systems for 'Liberty' apple in the Northeast United States: A systems-based evaluation. HortScience 45: 1-11.

  • Kain, D. P., M. P. Hoffmann, J. Gardner, and A. Agnello. 2010. Physical barriers to prevent dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) infestation of apple burrknots. J. Entomol. Sci. 45: 35-43.

  • Agnello, A. M., A. Atanassov, J. C. Bergh, D. J. Biddinger, L. J. Gut, J. K. Harper, M. J. Haas, H. W. Hogmire, L. A. Hull, L. F. Kime, G. Krawczyk, P. S. McGhee, J. P. Nyrop, W. H. Reissig, P. W. Shearer, R. W. Straub, R. T. Villanueva, and J. J. Walgenbach. 2009. Reduced-risk pest management programs for eastern U.S. apple and peach orchards: A 4-year regional project. Am. Entomol. 55: 184-197.

  • Hsu, C. L., A. M. Agnello and W. H. Reissig. 2009. Edge effects in the directionally biased distribution of Choristoneura rosaceana in apple orchards. Environ. Entomol. 38: 433–441.

  • Myers, C. T., G. Krawczyk and A. M. Agnello. 2009. Response of tortricid moths and non-target insects to pheromone trap color in commercial apple orchards. J. Entomol. Sci. 44: 69–77.

  • Kain, D. P., R. W. Straub, and A. M. Agnello. 2004. Incidence and control of dogwood borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) and American plum borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) infesting burrknots on clonal apple rootstocks in New York. J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 545–552.

  • Agnello, A. M., W. H. Reissig, J. Kovach, and J. P. Nyrop. 2003. Integrated apple pest management in New York State using predatory mites and selective pesticides. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 94: 183–195.

  • Agnello, A. M., S. M. Spangler, E. S. Minson, T. Harris, and D. P. Kain. 2002. Effect of high-carbon dioxide atmospheres on infestations of apple maggot (Diptera: Tephritidae) in apples. J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 520-526.

  • Kain, D. P., and A. M. Agnello. 1999. Pest status of American plum borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and fruit tree borer control with synthetic insecticides and entomopathogenic nematodes in New York State. J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 193–200.

  • Lawson, D. S., W. H. Reissig, and A. M. Agnello. 1998. Effects of summer pruning and hand fruit thinning on obliquebanded leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) fruit damage in New York State apple orchards. J. Agric. Entomol. 15: 113–123.

  • Agnello, A. M., W. H. Reissig, S. M. Spangler, R. E. Charlton and D. P. Kain. 1996. Trap response and fruit damage by obliquebanded leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in pheromone-treated apple orchards in New York. Environ. Entomol. 25: 268-282.

  • Lawson, D. S., W. H. Reissig, A. M. Agnello, J. P. Nyrop, and W. L. Roelofs. 1996. Interference with the mate-finding communication system of the obliquebanded leafroller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) using synthetic sex pheromones. Environ. Entomol. 25: 895-905.

  • Agnello, A. M., J. Kovach, J. P. Nyrop, W. H. Reissig, D. I. Breth, and W. Wilcox. 1994. Extension and evaluation of a simplified montoring program in New York apples. Am. Entomol. 40: 37-49.

  • Agnello, A. M., W. H. Reissig and T. Harris. 1994. Management of summer populations of European red mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on apple with horticultural oil. J. Econ. Entomol. 87: 148-161.

  • Spangler, S. M., A. M. Agnello, and M. D. Schwartz. 1993. Seasonal densities of tarnished plant bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) and other phytophagous Heteroptera in brambles. J. Econ. Entomol. 86: 110-116.

  • Agnello, A. M., S. M. Spangler, W. H. Reissig, D. S. Lawson, and R. W. Weires. 1992. Seasonal development and management strategies for Comstock mealybug (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) in New York pear orchards. J. Econ. Entomol. 85: 212-225.

  • Agnello, A. M., S. M. Spangler, and W. H. Reissig. 1990. Development and evaluation of a more efficient monitoring system for apple maggot (Diptera: Tephritidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 83: 539-546.

Recent Invited Presentations, 2010

  • Development and validation of a "Real-Time" Apple IPM Website for New York. Orchard Pest & Disease Management Conference, Portland, OR. January. Audience: 125.

  • Where does mating disruption work? Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools, Albion and Newark, NY. January. Audiences: 125, 140.

  • A "Real Time" Apple IPM Website for New York. Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo, Syracuse, NY. January. Audience: 80.

  • Developing and validating a Real-Time Apple IPM Website for New York. Upper Hudson/Champlain Tree Fruit School, Lake George, NY. February. Audience: 55.

  • Updated resources for tree fruit IPM - Apple IPM Website. Hudson Valley Commercial Fruit Growers School, Kingston, NY. February. Audience: 75.

  • Development and validation of a "Real-Time" Apple IPM Website in New York. Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch Meeting, Annapolis, MD. March. Audience: 25.

  • Development and validation of a Real-Time Apple IPM website for New York, IOBC Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops", Joint meeting of "Pome fruit arthropods" and "Stone fruits" Sub-Groups; Workshop on "Sustainable proctection of fruit crops in the Mediterranean area", Vico del Gargano, Italy. September. Audience: 100.

 
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