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Beverly S. Gerdeman

Meeting-with-farmers-West-JavaResearch Associate, Entomology

Entomology Department
Washington State University
Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center
Mount Vernon, WA  98273-4768
Laboratory:  360-848-6145, Fax:  360-848-6159,
Cell:  740-506-3253
E-mail:  mitehunter1@hotmail.com, bgerdeman@wsu.edu

Professional Appointments

2006–Present:  Research Associate

Entomology Department
Washington State University
Mount Vernon Northwestern WA Research & Extension Center
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4768

June 2002–2006:  Research Associate

Entomology Department
Washington State University
Vancouver Research & Extension Center
Vancouver, WA 98665

1996–2002:  Graduate Research Assistant

Entomology Department
Washington State University
Vancouver Research & Extension Center
Vancouver, WA 98665

Education

2002 – Ph.D. Entomology – The Ohio State University, Columbus
Title: Biology of the Heterozerconidae (Acari: Mesostigmata)
1996 – M.S. Entomology – The Ohio State University, Columbus
Title: Development of malathion resistance and subsequent loss in the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimils.
1977 – B.S.E. Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
1974 – B.S. Wildlife Management/Biology – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Teaching Experience

1996 – 1998 Graduate Teaching Associate
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

1978 – 1983 High School Biology/Earth Science Teacher
Lake Hamilton High School
Pearcy, Arkansas

Research Interests: IPM – integrated pest management, organic/sustainable methods for managing agricultural pests, acarology, biological control, small fruit entomology, seed crop entomology, entomology of cut flowers and other specialty crops. Invasive pests – spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Mats.) – oogenesis and phenology, high tunnel production systems, chemigation, insecticide synergists, and mass production methods for native predatory mites in developing countries and associated training materials suitable for use in rural extension.

Recent Workshops/Presentations

2 November 2013. Backyard fruit Pests in Western Washington. Vashon Island Fruit Club Fall Fruit Show. (invited speaker).

14 September 2013. Backyard fruit pests in Western Washington. Seattle Tree Fruit Society Festival of Fruit. (keynote speaker).

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. Cabbage root fly control strategies and research in the Skagit Valley of Washington. Specialty Seed Growers of Western Oregon Annual Educational Growers Meeting. 26 February, Albany, OR. (invited speaker)

Gerdeman, B. S., Identification and management of peony insect pests. Alaska Peony Growers Association, 2013 Winter Conference. 13-15 February, Fairbanks, AK. (invited speaker)

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. Cabbage maggots in cabbage seed; production new chemistries and application methods. 2013 Vegetable Seed Growers Meeting, 6 February. (invited speaker)

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. Cabbbage root fly control strategies and research in the Skagit valley of Washington. 58th Annual NorthWillamette Horticulture Society Meeting. 15-17 January, Canby, OR. (invited speaker)

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and G. H. Spitler. 2nd Annual Small Fruit Conference, Lynden, WA, 6 December 2012. Drosophila suzukii, organic management. (invited speaker)

Gerdeman, B. S. 2012. Tips tricks and technology: modern pest management in specialty cut flowers. Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, 2012 National Conference and Trade Show. 12-14 Nov Tacoma, WA. (invited speaker)

Gerdeman, B. S. and L. K. Tanigoshi. 2012. Comparative reproductive condition between laboratory cultures and field collected spotted wing drosophila in the Pacific Northwest. IOBC Working Group “Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops” Workshop on integrated soft fruit production, 7-12 October. Kusadasi, Turkey. (speaker).

Tanigoshi, L, K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2012. Programmable precision application for control of spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in mature highbush blueberry. IOBC Working Group “Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops” Workshop on integrated soft fruit production, 7-12 October. Kusadasi, Turkey. (poster)

Gerdeman, B. S. 2012. CBT, Enarmonia formosana in Western Washington. Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation, WSU NWREC Mount Vernon, WA, 3 March 2012. (invited speaker).

Gerdeman, B. S. 2012. Identifying, monitoring and managing pests in Western Washington specialty cut flowers. Specialty cut flower growers school. WSU NWREC 24-25 Feb. (invited speaker)

Gerdeman, B. S. 2012. Organic management of spotted wing drosophila and other pests. Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation. WSU NWREC (invited speaker).

Gerdeman, B. S. and Papa Demba Kane. 2011. Practical approach to pest & beneficial mites in agriculture; introduction to identification sampling and small-scale rearing with essential regional references. 22 March – 24 March. IER. Institut d’Economie Rurale, Bamako, Mali (Developed classroom materials and conducted workshop, with interpretation by Papa Demba Kane). (USAID invitation).

Gerdeman, B. S. 2010. Biology and management of spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii(Matsumura) in small fruits in the Pacific Northwest. IOBC Working Group “Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops” Workshop on integrated soft fruit production, 20-23 September. Budapest, Hungary. (speaker).

Lynell Tanigoshi and Beverly S. Gerdeman. 2010. Insecticide management of the spotted wing drosophila on small fruits in Pacific Northwest small fruits. IOBC Working Group “Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops” Workshop on integrated soft fruit production, 20-23 September. Budapest, Hungary. (poster).

Tanigoshi L.K., Gerdeman B., Spitler H. 2010. Blueberry Gall Midge Management. Oregon Horticultural Society Proceedings, 26 January 2010, Portland, OR. (poster)

Gerdeman, B. S. 2009. Introduction to Acarology with emphasis on applied biological control of tomatoes. 27 July – 30 July. CDH/ISRA, Dakar, Senegal. (Developed learning materials and conducted workshop). (USAID invitation).

Gerdeman, B. S., Tangoshi, L.K., Garcia, R.C., Tello, A and F. Ticbaen. 2008. Progress and challenges in predatory mite mass production in tropical high elevations. USAID IPM CRSP workshop, Manila, Philippines.

Gerdeman, B. S. and L. K. Tanigoshi. 2005. Biological control of cherry bark tortrix, Enarmonia formosana Scopoli in the Pacific Northwest, Second International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Davos, Switzerland, 12-16 September 2005. (poster)

Selected Publications

Klompen, H., M. Amin and B. S. Gerdeman. 2013. A revision of the genus Afroheterozercon (Acari: Heterozerconidae). Zootaxa. 3626. 3: 301-325.

Gerdeman, Beverly S. and Lynell K. Tanigoshi. 2011. Biology and management of spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in small fruits in the Pacific Northwest. Integrated Plant Protection in Soft Fruits. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 70: 129-136.

Bruck, D. J., M. Bolda, L. Tanigoshi, J. Klick, J. Kleiber, J. DeFrancesco, B. Gerdeman and H. Spiltler. 2011. Laboratory and field comparisons of insecticides to reduce infestation of Drosophila suzukii in berry crops. onlinelibrary.wiley.com. D1 10.1002/ps.2242.

Gerdeman, Beverly S. and Rufino Garcia. 2009. Heterozerconidae: A comparison between a temperate and a tropical species. Proceedings of the XIIth International Congress of Acarology. 21-26 August 2006. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Di Palma, A., Gerdeman, B. S., and Alberti, G. 2008: Fine structure and functional morphology of the spermatodactyl in males of Heterozerconidae (Gamasida). International Journal of Acarology 34: 359-366.

Alberti, G., B. Gerdeman and H. Klompen. 2007. Fine structure of spermiogenesis and sperm In a heterozerconid mite (Heterozerconina; Gamasida). pp. 557-560. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. Beham- Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. .M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas and M. Badii (Eds.). Acarology XI: Proc. Internat. Congr. Mexico City, Mexico. 726 pp.

Gerdeman, B. S. and J. H. Klompen. 2003. A new North American Heterozerconid, Narceoheterozercon ohioensis, n. g., n. sp., with first description of immatures of Heterozerconidae (Acari: Mesostigmata). Int. J. Acarol. 29 (4): 351-369.

Professional Articles, non-refereed

Gerdeman, S. B. 2013. Illumination; a technique for observing SWD eggs in ripe red raspberry fruits. Whatcom AgMonthly. 15 Sep.

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and G. H. Spitler. 2013 Berry rotational partners and select MRLs. 15 Sep.

Gerdeman, S. B. and L. K. Tanigoshi. 2013. SWD overwintering and life cycle strategies in the PNW. Whatcom AgMonthly. 15 April.

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and G. H. Spitler. 2012. Yellow spider mite control in red raspberry, 2012. Arthropod Management Tests, AMT.

Gerdeman, S. B., L. K. Tanigoshi and G. H. Spitler. 2012. Yellow spider mite control in red raspberry, 2011. AMT 37 (C20).

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Control of spotted wing drosophila in blueberry, 2010. AMT 36 (C10), electronic publication @ Entsoc.org.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Twospotted spider mite control in red raspberry, 2009. AMT 36 (C22), electronic publication @ Entsoc.org.

Tanigoshi, L. K., G. H. Spitler and B. S. Gerdeman. 2011. Black vine weevil control, 2008. AMT 36 (C26), electronic publication @ Entsoc.org.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Control of blueberry gall midge, 2009. AMT 36 (C9), electronic publication @ Entsoc.org.

Tanigoshi, L. K. B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Twospotted spider mite control in red raspberry, 2008. AMT 36 (C20), electronic publication @ Entsoc.org.

Gerdeman, B. S. 2007. “Bamboo spider mites.” In Farming Bamboo. Daphne Lewis and Carole Miles (eds.).

Gerdeman, B. S., and L.K. Tanigoshi. 2006. Chemical control of bamboo spider mites and aphids. Bamboo 27 (1): 3-6.

Gerdeman, B. S., and L.K. Tanigoshi. 2006. Bamboo aphid control with foliar applied aphicides. Proceedings of the 65th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference. Portland, Oregon.

Extension/Experiment Station Bulletins

2011. Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) monitoring, identifying, and fruit sampling. FS049E.

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and J. R. Bergen. 2005. Western Washington field guide to common small fruit root weevils. WSU EB 1991.

Gerdeman, B. S. and L. K. Tanigoshi. 2004. Bamboo spider mites. Biology and Management in the Pacific Northwest. WSU EB 1992E, 4 pp.

Tanigoshi, L. K., T. A. Murray and B. S. Gerdeman. 2003. Spider mites on red raspberry. EB 1959E. 7 pp.

Proceedings

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and G. H. Spitler. 2012. Evaluation of new mode of action acaricides in red raspberry. 71st Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 81-82.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2012. Field evaluation of non-invasive methods to control spotted wing drosophila in blueberry. 71st Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 85-88.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2012. Field efficacy of several unlabeled insecticides for spotted wing drosophila control in blueberry. 71st Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 90-92.

B. S. Gerdeman, L. K. Tanigoshi and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Evaluation of helicopter applications for control of spotted wing drosophila Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in mature blueberry. 70th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 12-13.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Overview of our first season’s experiences to chemically manage the spotted wing drosophila through lab and field research on blueberry in western Washington. 70th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 21-22.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2011. Overview of our first season’s experiences to chemically manage the spotted wing drosophila through lab and field research on red raspberry in western Washington. 70th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 19-20.

Tanigoshi L.K., Gerdeman B., Spitler H. 2011. “SWD Research in Northwest Washington.” Oregon Horticultural Society Proceedings, 25 January 2011, Portland, OR.

Tanigoshi, L., B. Gerdeman and H. Spitler. 2011. “Insecticide Efficacy: Trials and Grower Experience.” 53rd Annual Horticulture Growers’ Short Course Proceeding, 27-29 January 2011, Abbotsford, BC.

Tanigoshi L. K., B. Gerdeman and H. Spitler. Blueberry Gall Midge Management. 2010. Oregon Horticultural Society Proceedings. Oregon Horticultural Society Annual Meeting, 26 January 2010; Portland, OR.

Tanigoshi, L. K., G. H. Spitler and B. S. Gerdeman. 2010. Black vine weevil control on strawberry, 2009. 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, p. 65-66.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2010. Comparative efficacy of aphicides for blueberry aphid control, 2009. 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, p. 72.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2010. Spider mite control on red raspberry, 2009. 69th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 69-71.

Tanigoshi, L., B. Gerdeman and H. Spitler. 2009. Options for Managing Mites and weevils. Horticulture Growers’ Short Course Proceedings, pp. 114-117.

Tanigoshi, L. K., G. H. Spitler and B. S. Gerdeman. 2009. Black vine weevil control on red raspberry, 2008. 68th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, p. 37.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2009. Clay colored root weevil control on red raspberry, 2008. 68th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, p. 38-39.

Tanigoshi, L. K., G. H. Spitler and B. S. Gerdeman. 2009. Evaluation of novel mode of action insecticides to control winter moth in blueberry, 2008. 68th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, p. 56.

Tanigoshi, L. K., G. H. Spitler and B. S. Gerdeman. 2009. Western raspberry fruitworm on red raspberry, 2008. 68th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, p. 57.

Tanigoshi, L. K., G. H. Spitler and B. S. Gerdeman. 2009. Spider mite control with Acramite 50WS, 2008. 68th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, p. Western Cascade Fruit Society meeting, Port Townsend, WA, 7 September 2010. “Insecticide Management of the Spotted Wing Drosophila on Small Fruits in Washington.”

WSU Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education Program, Mt. Vernon, WA, 1 November 2007. “Mite Identification and Control.” Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2008. Small fruit pest management. Western Washington Horticultural Association Convention, Everett, WA, pp. 70-73.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2008. Clay colored root weevil control on red raspberry, 2007. 67th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2008. Western raspberry fruitworm on red raspberry, 2007. 67th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR.

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2008. Raspberry aphid control on red Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop, Lynden, WA, 22 April 2010. “Identification, Biology, Monitoring and Management.”

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. 2010. Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop, Mount Vernon, WA, 30 April 2010. “Identification, Biology, Monitoring and Management.”

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop, Vancouver, WA, 28 April 2010. “Identification, Biology, Monitoring and Management.”

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. Spotted Wing Drosophila Workshop, Puyallup, WA, 6 May 2010. “Identification, Biology, Monitoring and Management.”

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. Western Washington Small Fruit Workshop, Lynden, WA, 7 December 2010. “Evaluation of Insecticide Management Tactics for the Economic Control of the Spotted Wing Drosophila in Small Fruit.”

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. WSU Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education Program, Mount Vernon, WA, 4 November 2010. “Spotted Wing Drosophila Identification and Management.”

Tanigoshi, L. K., B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. 2008. Spider mite control with Acramite 50WS, 2007. 67th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR.

Tanigoshi, L. K. and B. S. Gerdeman. 2006. Bamboo aphid control with foliar applied aphicides. 65th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 93-94.

Tanigoshi, L. K. and B. S. Gerdeman. 2006. Bamboo spider mite control with foliar applied acaricides. 65th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, Portland, OR, pp. 95-96.

Scientific Invitations, Technical Conferences and Workshops

Gerdeman, B. S., L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. SWD Biology and Phenology. OSU small fruit growers’ workshop, Aurora, OR, 21 April 2011.

Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Workshop, Lynden, WA, 29 April 2011. Two sessions: commercial growers and home owner/organic clientele. Review of the identification/biology and respective management of both insect species for each interest group.

Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Workshop, Puyallup, WA, 10 May 2011. Review of the identification/biology and management of both insect species master gardeners.

Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Workshop, Mount Vernon, WA, 17 May 2011. Two sessions: commercial growers and master gardeners. Review of the identification/biology and management of both insect species for each interest group.

Spotted Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Workshop, Vancouver, WA, 14 June 2011. Two sessions: commercial growers and master gardeners. Review of the identification/biology and management of both insect species for each interest group.

Grantsmanship

Washington State Blueberry Commission. 13C-3443-3547. 2012. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Season Long Chemical Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in Washington State Blueberries, $10,262.

Washington State Blueberry Commission. 13C-3443-5543. 2012. L. K. Tanigoshi, C. Burrows and B. S. Gerdeman. Improved management of fruit flies, diseases, and birds in blueberry, $11,000.

Northwest Agricultural Research Foundation. 13C-3443-4543. 2012. B. S. Gerdeman, L. K. Tanigoshi and H. Spitler. Alternative chemistries and application methods for cabbage maggot and other select pests of cabbage seed production, $22,738.

Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration. 10A-3093-4219. 2012. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Alternative chemistries and application methods for cabbage maggot and other select pests of cabbage seed production, $22,738.

Washington State Red Raspberry Commission. 13C-3443-5370. 2012. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdemanand G. Hollis Spitler. Chemical control of spotted wing drosophia, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in western Washington red raspberry, utilizing local monitoring and phenology between fruit ripening and infestation levels, $9,000.

USDA-NIFA-SCRI through Oregon State University. 11A-3443-3751. 2012. Biology and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila on Small Fruit and Stone Fruits, $47,392 (in part).

Washington State Blueberry Commission. 13C-3443-3547. 2011. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Season Long Chemical Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in Washington State Blueberries, $13,485.

Washington State Red Raspberry Commission. 13C-3443-5370. 2011. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdemanand G. H. Spitler. Chemical Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in Western Washington Red Raspberry, Utilizing Local Monitoring and Phenology Between Fruit Ripening and Infestation Levels, $10,000

Washington State Strawberry Commission. 13C-3443-3544. 2011. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Efficacy of Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii(Matsumura) in June Bearing and Day-Neutral Strawberry Varieties, $8,280.

Northwest Agriculture Research Foundation, 13K-3443-5337. 2011. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. New Strategies for Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), in Organic Blueberry, $6,000.

Washington State Red Raspberry Commission. 13C-3443-5370. 2010. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Chemical Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in Western Washington Red Raspberry, Utilizing Local Monitoring While Maximizing Pollination, Honey Bee Conservation and Phenology Between Fruit Ripening and Infestation, $15,401.

Washington State Red Raspberry Commission. 13C-3443-6543. 2010. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdemanand G. H. Spitler. Effective Chemicals for the Control of Drosophila suzukii Matsumura in Western Washington Red Raspberries, Including New Chemistries, $9,440.

Washington State Strawberry Commission. 13C-3443-3544. 2010. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Efficacy of Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii(Matsumura) in June Bearing and Day-Neutral Varieties, $9,000.

Washington State Blueberry Commission. 13C-3443-3547. 2010. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Season Long Chemical Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) in Washington State Blueberries, $11,301.

Washington State Department of Agriculture. 13A-3443-3337. 2009. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and Bee Cha. Cut flowers: Developing Sustainable Insect Management Techniques and Marketing Strategies, Including the Underserved Minority Hmong Farmers, $245,003.

Washington State Blueberry Commission. 13C-3443-3543. 2009. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Life History Study of the Blueberry Gall Midge (Dasineura oxycoccana) in Northwestern Washington and Evaluation of New Systemic Insecticides, $6,810.

Northwest Agriculture Research Foundation, 13K-3443-4545. 2009. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Life History Study of the Blueberry Gall Midge (Dasineura oxycoccana) in Northwestern Washington and Evaluation of Monitoring Tools, $9,390.

Washington State Strawberry Commission. 13C-3443-4544. 2009. L.K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Drench Trials with New Chemistries and Combinations for Larval and Adult Control of Root Weevils in Strawberry, $8,954.

Washington State Red Raspberry Commission. 13C-3443-4370. 2009. L.K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdemanand G. H. Spitler. Integrating Insect and Mite Management in Red Raspberry, $4,530.

Washington State Potato Commission. 2009. 13C- 3443-3545. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman, G. H. Spitler and D. W. McMoran. Potato Flea Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Control with Systemic, Foliar Insecticides and Biopesticides on Potato Grown in Northwestern Washngton, $22,821.

Washington State Potato Commission. 13C-3443-3543. 2008. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and D. W. McMoran. Potato Flea Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Control with Systemic, Foliar Insecticides and Biopesticides on Potatoes Grown in Northwestern Washington, $22,472.

USDA/ARS Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research, 13K-3443-4545. 2008. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and G. H. Spitler. Life History Study of the Blueberry Gall Midge in Northwestern Washington and Evaluation of Monitoring Tools, $8,560.

Washington State Strawberry Commission, 13C-3443-4544. 2008. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Drench Trials with New Chemistries and Combinations for Larval Control of Root Weevils in Strawberry, $9,710.

Washington State Red Raspberry Commission, 13C-3443-4370. 2008. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdemanand G. Hollis Spitler. Integrating Insect and Mite Management in Red Raspberry, $9,821.

Washington State Blueberry Commission, 13C-3443-7542. 2008. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Chemical Management of the Blueberry Gall Midge, Dasineura oxycoccana and Root Weevils,Otiorhynchus spp. $6,707.

USAID/VT/Clemson/WU, 11W2949-0350. 2008. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Eco-based Participatory IPM for SE Asia, Rearing, Evaluation and Release of Native Predatory Mites in the Province of Benquet. $28,586.

USAID/VT/Clemson/WU, 11W2949-0350. 2007. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Eco-based Participatory IPM for SE Asia, Rearing, Evaluation and Release of Native Predatory Mites in the Province of Benquet. $28,103.

Washington State Blueberry Commission, 13C-3443-6544. 2007. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Chemical Management of the Blueberry Gall Midge, Dasineura oxycoccana. $6,518.

Washington State Strawberry Commission, 13C-3443-4544. 2007. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Drench Trials with New Chemistries and Combinations for Larval Control of Root Weevils in Strawberry, $9,763.

Washington State Red Raspberry Commission, 13C-3443-4370. 2007. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Integrating Insect and Mite Management in Red Raspberry, $9,350.

Washington State Potato Commission. 13C-3443-3543. 2007. L. K. Tanigoshi, B. S. Gerdeman and D. W. McMoran. Potato Flea Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Control with Systemic, Foliar Insecticides and Biopesticides on Potatoes Grown in Northwestern Washington, $24,430.

USAID/VT/Clemson/WU, 11W2949-0350. 2006. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Eco-based Participatory IPM for SE Asia, Rearing, Evaluation and Release of Native Predatory Mites in the Province of Benquet. $25,378.

USDA/ARS Northwest Nursery Crops Research Center, 11D-3543-5542. 2005. L. K. Tanigoshi and B. S. Gerdeman. Development of Insect Parasitic Nematodes and Insect Specific Fungi for the Biological Control of Cherry Bark Tortrix Larvae in Urban Landscapes, $26,341.

International Collaborations

2004

Conducted foreign exploration for larval/pupal parasitoids of cherry bark tortrix Enarmonia. formosana Scopoli, in collaboration with Dr. Petr Stary, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceské Budejovice and Moravia. This research was funded from several public agencies.

2006–2009

USAID IPM CRSP La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines: Accomplishments

  • Discovery and selection of suitable native predatory mite candidates for rearing
  • and release.
  • Design and implementation of small and large-scale predatory mite rearing
  • systems for cooperatives, individual farmers and local governmental units.
  • Development of a predatory mite product, competitive with available pesticides.
  • Survey of predatory and phytophagous mites on strawberry.
  • Niche market development campaign-for farmers utilizing predatory mites.
2007

Bogor, Java. Sample diplopoda for Heterozerconidae (Acarina: Mesostigmata).

2008

Solok, West Sumatera. Indonesian Fruit Research Institute. Investigations into potential biological control methods for thrips scarring mangosteen fruit. Workshop on small-scale rearing of native predatory mites.

2010

Acarology workshop, Dakar, Senegal, USAID, The Integrated Pest Management Research Support Program (IPM CRSP)

2011

Acarology workshop, Bamako, Mali, USAID, The Integrated Pest ManagementResearch Support Program (IPM CRSP)

2010

Cut flower growing areas – Bogota and Cartegena, Colombia. Background research for USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant proposal. Meetings with potential collaborators and funding organizations and on-farm visitations.

Honors

2000

Fulbright Scholar. Investigations of Heterozerconidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) as a potential bio-indicator and survey of the Heterozerconidae (Acarina: Mesostigmata) in major biogeographical regions of the Philippines: Luzon, Mindoro, Leyte, Siquijor, Cebu, Negros, Panay, Samar, Samal, Bohol.

Professional Organizations

Acarological Society of America