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Program Staff: Donald A. Rutz

Professor of Veterinary Entomology
3144 Comstock Hall
Department of Entomology
Ithaca, NY 14853-2601
Phone: 607.255.3251
Fax: 607.255.0940

Director, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, 2006 - 2012
CAMPUS ADDRESS: NYSAES, Geneva, NY 14456-0462
PHONE: (315) 787-2208

E-MAIL: dar11@cornell.edu

CONTENTS

BACKGROUND

Education

Academic Ranks

Primary Departmental Program Area

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experience

Sabbaticals and Study Leaves

Honors and Awards

ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Current Administrative Responsibilities

RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES

Active Grants/Contracts/Gifts

Past Postdoctoral Associates

TEACHING AND ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES

Courses Taught

Honors Program Committees

Current Undergraduate Advisees

EXTENSION RESPONSIBILITIES

Active Grants/Contracts/Gifts

Current Program Work Team/Program Committee Participation

GRADUATE FIELD MEMBERSHIP

GRADUATE MAJORS

Total Completed

GRADUATE MINORS:

Current

Total Completed

OTHER CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Societies

Editorial Boards

Committee Assignments

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL

STATE/LOCAL

UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE

DEPARTMENT

OTHER CURRENT PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Conferences/Workshops/In-Service Participation

PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Symposia Invitations

Invited Lectures/Seminars

Research Panels

Resource for Media

Research and Extension Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Publications:

Research

Book Chapters

Books/Monographs

Technical Articles

Web Site

Extension Publications

Pesticide Applicator Training Publications

PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES

BACKGROUND

Education

Year Degree Institution
1977 Ph.D. North Carolina State University
1975 M.S. Penn State University
1970 B.A. Kutztown State College
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Academic Ranks

Professor: 1995
Associate Professor: 1987
Assistant Professor: 1981

Primary Departmental Program Area

Veterinary Entomology - Research and Extension

Areas of Expertise (key words)

Livestock, poultry, IPM, biological control, flies

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Professional Experience

Year Experience
2006 Director, New York State IPM Program, Cornell University
1995-present Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
1995-2004 Chair, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
1987-1995 Director, Pesticide Management Education Program, Cornell University
1987-1995 Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
1982-1987 Department Extension Leader, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
1981-1987 Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
1979-1981 Extension Entomologist, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University
1979-1981 Statewide Coordinator of the North Carolina Livestock and Poultry IPM Program
1976-1979 Research Associate, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University
1973-1976 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University
1971-1973 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University
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Sabbaticals and Study Leaves

2004 Preparing and publishing veterinary entomology research papers and extension publications and working with the CALS Development Office on the feasibility study regarding the procurement of funding for an Endowed Professorship in Urban Entomology.

1995 Development of Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals, particularly those for use in Category 1B - Ag. Animal; Location: Ithaca, NY

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Honors and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Entomology. Presented in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Animal Health & Productivity.  Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health & the 48th Annual Livestock Insect Workers’ Conference.  2004

2003 Excellence in IPM Award,  New York State IPM Program.  2004.

Friend of the Department Award, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Cornell Poultry Conference.  2002.

Distinguished Achievement Award in Regulatory Entomology.  Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.  1995

Special Citation - awarded by the New York State Association of County Agricultural Agents.  1989.

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ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Current Administrative Responsibilities

RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES

Active Grants/Contracts/Gifts

139-8340 (Rutz) 9/15/03 – 9/14/06 20%
USDA-CAR $296,000  
Development of a Cost-effective, Integrated Pasture Fly Management Program for the Eastern US.
(Rutz) 3/1/06– 2/28/07 5%
NYS IPM $7,375  
Identification of the Dung Beetle Complex Associated with New York Pastured Cattle
(Rutz) 3/1/06 – 2/28/07 5%
NYS IPM $6,700  
Evaluation of Two Parasitoids in Dairy Calf Greenhouses
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Past Postdoctoral Associates

TEACHING AND ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES

Courses Taught

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Honors Program Committees

Current Undergraduate Advisees

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EXTENSION RESPONSIBILITIES

Active Grants/Contracts/Gifts

NYS IPM(Waldron) 4/1/04 – 3/31/07 5%
NE SARE $9,855  
Expanding Livestock Integrated Pest Management in the Northeast: An IPM Training Opportunity for Northeast US Animal Agriculture Industry Personnel

Current Program Work Team/Program Committee Participation

GRADUATE FIELD MEMBERSHIP

Entomology

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GRADUATE MAJORS

Total Completed

GRADUATE MINORS:

Current

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Total Completed

OTHER CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Societies:

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Editorial Boards

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Committee Assignments

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL

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STATE/LOCAL

UNIVERSITY

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COLLEGE

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DEPARTMENT

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OTHER CURRENT PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Conferences/Workshops/In-Service Participation

PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

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PAPERS PRESENTED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

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Symposia Invitations

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Invited Lectures/Seminars

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Research Panels

Resource for Media

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Research and Extension Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Publications:

Research:

Kaufman, P.E., L.C. Harrington, J.K. Waldron, and D.A. Rutz. 2005. The Importance of Agricultural Tire Habitats for Mosquitoes of Public Health Importance in New York State. J. Am. Mosq. Cont. Assn. 21: 171-176.

Hamm, R.L., P.E. Kaufman, C. Reasor, J. G. Scott and D. A. Rutz. 2005. Resistance to Cyfluthrin and Tetrachlorvinphos in the Lesser Mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) Collected from caged-Layer Poultry Facilities and a Cricket Colony. J. Econ. Entomol. (Accepted 10/05)

Kaufman, P.E., C. Reasor, J.K. Waldron and D.A. Rutz. 2005. Suppression of the Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Using Soil Incorporation of Poultry Manure. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 1739-1743.

Kaufman, P.E., C. Reasor, J.K. Waldron, and D. A. Rutz. 2005. Evaluation of a Barrier to Inhibit Lesser Mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Dermestidae Movement up Support Posts in High-Rise, Caged-Layer Poultry Facilities. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 1744-1749.

Kaufman, P.E., C. Reasor, D.A, Rutz, J. K. Ketzis and J.J. Arends. 2005. Evaluation of Beauveria bassiana Applications Against Adult House Flies, Musca domestica, in Commercial Caged-Layer Poultry Facilities in New York State. Biol. Control. 33: 360-367.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz and S. Frisch. 2005. Large Sticky Traps for Capturing House Flies, Musca domestica, and stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans in dairy calf greenhouse facilities. J. Dairy Sci. 88:176-181.

Kaufman, P.E., M. Burgess, D.A. Rutz, and C.S. Glenister. 2002. Population Dynamics of  Manure Inhabiting Arthropods Under an IPM Program in New York Poultry Facilities - 3 case studies. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 10: 90-103.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz and J.K. Waldron. 2002. Seasonal Variations in Carcinops pumillo Dispersal and Potential for Suppression of Dispersal Behavior. J. Med. Entomol. 39: 106-111.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz. 2002. Susceptibility of house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) exposed to five commercial insecticides on painted plywood. Pest Manag. Sci. 58: 174-178.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz, M.E. Doscher, and R. Albright. 2001. Efficacy of Chlorfenapyr (AC 303630) Experimental Pour-On and CyLence Formulations Against Naturally Acquired Lice Infestations on Cattle in New York. Vet. Parasit. 97: 123-129.

Kaufman, P.E., S.J. Long and D.A. Rutz. 2001. Impact of exposure length and pupal source on Muscidifurax raptorellus and Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) parasitism  in a New York poultry facility. J. Econ. Entomol. 94: 998-1003.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz and S. Frisch. 2001. Sticky traps for large scale house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) trapping in New York poultry facilities. J. Agric. Urb. Entomol. 18: 43-49.

Kaufman, P.E., J.G. Scott and D.A. Rutz. Monitoring insecticide resistance in house flies from New York dairies. Pest Manag. Sci. 57:514-521.

Kaufman, P.E., S.J. Long, D.A. Rutz, and J.K. Waldron. 2001. Parasitism rates of Muscidifurax raptorellus and Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) after individual and paired releases in New York poultry facilities. J. Econ. Entomol. 94: 593-598.

Kaufman, P.E., S.J. Long, D.A.Rutz, and C.S. Glenister. 2001. Larval Production from field-collected Carcinops pumilio (Coleoptera: Histeridae) following three starvation periods. J. Med. Entomol. 38: 278-281.

Watson, D.W., P.E. Kaufman, D.A. Rutz, and C.S. Glenister. 2001. Impact of the darkling  beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer on the establishment of the predaceous beetle,  Carcinops pumilio Erichson for Musca domestica control in caged-layer poultry houses. Biological Control 20: 8-15.

Kaufman, P.E., S.J. Long, D.A. Rutz, and C.S. Glenister. 2000. Evaluation of prey- and density-mediated dispersal in Carcinops pumilio (Erichson) (Coleoptera: Histeridae). J.  Med. Entomol. 37: 929-932.

Scott, J.G., T.G. Alefantis, P.E. Kaufman and D.A. Rutz. 2000. Insecticide resistsance in house flies from caged-layer poultry facilities. Pest Manag. Sci. 56: 1-7.

Kaufman, P.E., P.J. Scholl, and D.A. Rutz. 1999. Dose confirmation study of the 1% nonaqueous injectable formulation of moxidectin against naturally-acquired infestations of cattle lice on cattle in New York. Pestic. Sci. 55: 919-922.

Watson, D.W., D.A. Rutz, K. Keshavarz and J. Keith Waldron. 1998. House fly (Musca domestica L.) survival after mechanical incorporation of poultry manure into field soil. J. Applied Poult. Res. 7: 302-308.

Geden, C.J., J.J. Arends, D.A. Rutz, and D.C. Steinkraus. 1998. Laboratory evaluation of Beauveria bassiana Moniliales: Moniliaceae) against the lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), in poultry litter, soil and a pupal trap. Biological Cont. 13: 71-77.

Rutz, D.A., and D.W. Watson. 1998. Parasitoids as a component in an integrated fly- management program on dairy farms. In Mass-reared Natural Enemies: Applications,  Regulation, and Needs. R. L. Ridgeway, M. Hoffman, C.S. Glenister and M. Inscoe [Eds.]. Entomological Society of America Monograph, Annapolis, MD. pp. 185-201.

Watson, D.W., D.A. Rutz and S.J. Long. 1996. Beauveria bassiana and sawdust bedding for the management of house flies, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in calf hutches. Biological Control 7: 221-227.

Geden, C.J., S.J. Long, D.A. Rutz and J.J. Becnel. 1995. Nosema disease of the parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera:Pteromalidae):Prevalence, Patterns of Transmission, Management and Impact. Biological Control 5: 607-614.

Geden, C.J., D.A. Rutz and D.C. Steinkraus. 1995. Virulence of different isolates and  formulations of Beauveria bassiana for house flies and the parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor. Biological Control 5: 615-621.

Watson, D.W., C.J. Geden, S.J. Long and D.A. Rutz. 1995. Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana for controlling the house fly and stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae). Biological Control. 5: 405-411.

Steinkraus, D.C., C.J. Geden, and D.A. Rutz. 1993. Prevalence of Entomophthora muscae  (Cohn) Fresenius (Zygomycetes: Entomophthoraceae) in house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on dairy farms in New York, and induction of epizootics. Biological Control 3: 93-100.

Geden, C.J., D.C. Steinkraus, D.A. Rutz. 1993. Evaluation of two methods for release of  Entomophthora muscae (Entomophthorales: entomophthoraceae) to infect house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on dairy farms. Environ. Entomol. 20: 1201-1208.

Miller, R.W., D.A. Rutz, L.G. Pickens and C.J. Geden. 1993. Evaluation of traps and Muscidifurax raptor parasitoids to manage house flies and stable flies on dairy farms. J. Agr. Entomol. 10: 9-19.

Zchori-Fein, E., C.J. Geden, and D.A. Rutz. 1992. Microsporidioses of Muscidifurax raptor  (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) and other pteromalid parasitoids of muscoid flies. J. Invert. Pathol. 60: 292-298.

Geden, C.J., D.A. Rutz, R.W. Miller, and D.C. Steinkraus. 1992. Suppression of house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on New York and Maryland dairies using releases of Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in an integrated management program. Environ.  Entomol. 21: 1419-1426.

Geden, C.J., L. Smith, and D.A. Rutz. 1992. Rapid deterioration of searching behavior, host destruction, and fecundity of the parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera:  Pteromalidae) in culture. Annals. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 85: 179-187.

Geden, C.J., D.A. Rutz, J.G. Scott, and S.J. Long. 1992. Susceptibility of house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and five pupal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) to abamectin and seven commercial insecticides. J. Econ. Entomol. 85: 435-440.

Steinkraus, D.C., W.A. Brooks, C.J. Geden, and D.A. Rutz. 1992. Discovery of the neogregarine Farinocystis tribolii and eugregarine in the lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus. J. Invert. Pathol. 59: 203-205.

Scott, J.G., N.Liu, C.J. Geden, and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Comparative toxicity of seven insecticides to immature stages of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) and two of its most important biological control agents: Muscidifurax raptor and Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 776-779.

Steinkraus, D.C., C.J. Geden, and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Susceptibility of lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) to Beauveria bassiana: effects of host stage, substrate, formulation, and host passage. J. Med. Entomol. 28: 314-321.

Henderson, C.E. and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Species composition of parasitoids attacking house flies (Musca domestica) in high rise poultry farms in New York State. J. Agric. Entomol. 8: 51-57.

Smith, L. and D.A. Rutz. 1991. The influence of light and moisture gradients on the attack rate of parasitoids foraging for hosts in a laboratory arena (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). J. Insect Behavior. 4: 195-208.

Smith, L. and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Relationship of microhabitat to incidence of house fly (Diptera: Muscidae)immatures and their parasitoids at dairy farms in Central New York. Environ. Entomol. 20: 669-674.

Smith, L. and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Microhabitat associations of hymenopterous parasitoids that attack house fly pupae at dairy farms in Central New York. Environ. Entomol. 20: 675-684.

Smith, L. and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Seasonal and relative abundance of hymenopterous parasitoids attacking house fly pupae at dairy farms in Central New York. Environ. Entomol. 20: 661-668.

Scott, J.G., K. Dong, C.J. Geden, and D.A. Rutz. 1990. Evaluation of the biochemical basis of insecticide selectivity between host and parasitoid species. Environ. Entomol. 19: 1722- 1725.

Geden, C.J., D.A. Rutz, D.C. Steinkraus, S.J. Long, and W.L. Shoop. 1990. Susceptibility of insecticide-susceptible and wild house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) to abamectin on whitewashed and unpainted wood. J. Econ. Entomol. 83: 1935-1939.

Geden, C.J., D.A. Rutz, and D.A. Bishop. 1990. Cattle lice on dairy cattle in New York: seasonal population changes, and effects of housing conditions on infestations of young stock. J. Econ. Entomol. 83: 1435-1438.

Steinkraus, D.C. C.J. Geden, and D.A. Rutz. 1990. First report of the natural occurrence of Beauveria bassiana (Moniliales: Moniliaceae) in Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Med. Entomol. 27: 309-312.

Fried, C.S., D.A. Rutz and D. Pimentel. 1990. Host parasitism and progeny production of two geographic strains of the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on  house fly hosts. Environ. Entomol. 19: 322-326.

Geden, C.J., D.C. Steinkraus, and D.A. Rutz. 1989. Poecilochirus monospinosus (Acarina: Parasitidae) a predator of house fly immatures: new locality records from New York and Massachusetts. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 97: 483-485.

Lazarus, W.F., D.A. Rutz, R.W. Miller and D.A. Brown. 1989. Costs of existing and recommended manure management practices for house fly and stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) control on dairy farms. J. Econ. Entomol. 82: 1145-1151.

Rutz, D.A. and G.A. Scoles. 1989. Occurrence and seasonal abundance of parasitoids attacking muscoid flies (Diptera: Muscidae) in caged-layer poultry facilities in New York. Environ. Entomol. 18: 51-55.

Scott, J.G., R.T. Roush and D.A. Rutz. 1989. Insecticide resistance of house flies from New York dairies (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Agric. Entomol. 6: 53-64.

Smith, L., D.A. Rutz and G.A. Scoles. 1989. Influence of habitat and temperature on dispersal behavior of two pteromalid parasitoids of house flies during an inundative release at a dairy barn. Med. Vet. Entomol. 3: 169- 178.

Hoebeke, E.R. and D.A. Rutz. 1988. Trichomalopsis dubius (ashmead) and Dibrachys cavis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): newly discovered pupal parasitoids of the house fly and other muscoid flies associated with livestock manure. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 81:493-497.

Scott, J.G. and D.A. Rutz. 1988. Comparative toxicities of seven insecticides to house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and Urolepis rufipes (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 81: 804-807.

Rutz, D.A., G.A. Scoles and G.G. Howser. 1988. Evaluation of electrocuting black light devices against flies in caged-layer poultry facilities. Poultry Sci. 67: 871-877.

Scott, J.G., D.A. Rutz and J. Walcott. 1988. Comparative toxicity of seven insecticides to adult Spalangia cameroni Perkins. J. Agric. Entomol. 5: 139-145.

Smith, L. and D. A. Rutz. 1987. Reproduction, adult survival and intrinsic rate of growth of Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a pupal parasitoid of house flies, Musca domestica. Entomophaga. 32: 315-327.

Rutz, D.A. 1986. Parasite monitoring and impact evaluation in the development of filth fly biological control programs for poultry farms. In Biological Control of Muscoid Flies. ESA Misc. Publ. No. 61: 45-51.

Axtell, R.C. and D.A. Rutz. 1986. Role of parasites and predators as biological fly control agents in poultry production facilities. In Biological Control of Muscoid Flies. ESA Misc.  Publ. No. 61: 88-100.

Smith, L. and D.A. Rutz. 1986. Development rate and immature survivorship of Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a parasotoid of pupal house flies, Musca domestica. Environ. Entomol. 15: 1301-1306.

Smith, L. and D.A. Rutz. 1985. The occurrence and biology of Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera:Pteromalidae) a parasitoid of house flies in New York dairies. Environ. Entomol. 14: 365-369.

Mullens, B.A. and D.A. Rutz. 1984. Age structure and survivorship of Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Central New York State, USA. J. Med. Entomol. 21: 194-203.

Mullens, B.A., L.L. Pechuman and D.A. Rutz. 1983. A second finding of Entomophthora tabanivora and observations on Atylotus thoracicus (Diptera: Tabanidae). J. Invert. Pathol. 42: 270-272.

Mullens, B.A. and D.A. Rutz. 1983. Development of immature Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) at constant laboratory temperatures. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 76: 747-751.

Mullens, B.A. and D.A. Rutz. 1983. Voltinism and seasonal abundance of Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in central New York State. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 76: 913-917.

Mullens, B.A. and D.A. Rutz. 1982. Mermithid parasitism in Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in New York State. Mosq. News. 42: 231-235.

Rutz, D.A. 1981. Integrated multipest management, a pilot program for poultry and livestock in North Carolina. In Status of Biological Control of Filth Flies. U.S. Department of  Agriculture Technical Bulletin, A 106.2: F64, pp. 148-159.

Rutz, D.A. and R.C. Axtell. 1980. House fly (Musca domestica) parasites (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) associated with poultry manure in North Carolina. Environ. Entomol. 9: 175-180.

Rutz, D.A. and R.C. Axtell. 1980. Invasion and establishment of house fly Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) parasites (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in new caged-layer poultry houses. J. Med. Entomol. 17: 151-155.

Axtell, R.C., D.A.Rutz and T.D. Edwards. 1980. Field tests of chemicals for the control of Culex quinquefasciatus in anaerobic animal waste lagoons. Mosq. News 40: 36-42.

Rutz, D.A., R.C. Axtell and T.D. Edwards. 1980. Effects of organic pollution levels on aquatic insect abundance in field pilot-scale anaerobic animal waste lagoons. Mosq. News 40: 403-409.

Rutz, D.A. and R.C. Axtell. 1980. House fly (Musca domestica) control in broiler-breederpoultry houses by pupal parasites (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae): Indigenous parasite species and releases of Muscidifurax raptor. Environ. Entomol. 10: 343-345.

Rutz, D.A. and R.C. Axtell. 1979. Sustained releases of Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera:

Pteromalidae) for house fly (Musca domestica) control in two types of caged-layer poultry houses. Environ. Entomol. 8: 1105-1110.

Rutz, D.A. and R.C. Axtell. 1978. Factors affecting production of the mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus (fatigans) from anaerobic animal waste lagoons. N.C. Agric. Exp. Sta. Tech. Bull. No. 256. 32pp.

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Book Chapters:

Rutz, D.A. and D.W. Watson. 1994. Parasitoids for fly control on dairies. In Mass-reared  Natural Enemies: Application and Regulation. R.L. Ridgeway and M.P. Parella, eds. Thomas Say Publications in Entomology: Proceedings.

Miller, R.W. and D.A. Rutz. 1990. Survey of house fly pupal parasitoids on dairy farms in Maryland and New York. In "Biocontrol of Arthropods Affecting Livestock and Poultry," D.A. Rutz and R.S. Patterson, eds., Westview Press, Boulder, CO. pp. 59-67.

Rutz, D.A. and J.G. Scott. 1990. Susceptibility of muscoid fly parasitoids to insecticides used in dairy facilities. In "Biocontrol of Arthropods Affecting Livestock and Poultry," D.A. Rutz and R.S. Patterson, eds., Westview Press, Boulder, CO. pp. 247-263.

Rutz, D.A. 1986. Parasite monitoring and impact evaluation in the development of filth fly biological control programs for poultry farms. In "Biological Control of Muscoid Flies." R.S. Patterson and D.A. Rutz, eds. ESA Misc. Publ. 61: 45-51.

Axtell, R.C. and D.A. Rutz. 1986. Role of parasites and predators as biological fly control agents in poultry production facilities. In Biological Control of Muscoid Flies. ESA Misc.  Publ. No. 61: 88-100.

Rutz, D.A. 1981. Integrated multipest management, a pilot program for poultry and livestock in North Carolina. In "Status of Biological Control of Filth Flies." ARS, SEA, USDA Publication. A106.2: F64. pp. 148-159.

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Books/Monographs:

Rutz, D.A. and R.S. Patterson, eds. 1990. Biocontrol of Arthropods Affecting Livestock and Poultry. Westview Press, boulder, CO. 307 pp.

Patterson, R.S. and D.A. Rutz, eds. 1986. Biological Control of Muscoid Flies. ESA Misc. Publ. #61, 180 pp.

Technical Articles:

Partridge, M.S., C. Coffman, W.G. Smith and D.A. Rutz. 1994. Pest and pesticide use assessment and use and care of personal protective equipment for grape production in New York State for 1993. 59 pp.

Partridge, M.S., R.D. Gardner and D.A. Rutz. 1994. Non-agricultural pesticide use in the Wallkill/Rondout watershed region of New York State for 1991. 106 pp.

Partridge, M.S., W.G. Smith and D.A. Rutz. 1993. Pest and pesticide use assessment for poultry production systems in New York and Pennsylvania for 1992. 42 pp.

Geden, C.J., K.S. Park and D.A. Rutz. 1992. Survey of Larvadex® resistance in New York. In Cornell Poultry Pointers. 42:8.

Park, K.S., C.J. Geden and D.A. Rutz. 1992. House fly resistance to pyrethrins after installation of automated spraying systems in poultry production facilities. In Cornell Poultry Pointers 42: 2-3.

Partridge, M.S., W.G. Smith and D.A. Rutz. 1992. Pest and pesticide use assessment for dairy cattle and cabbage production systems in New York State for 1991. 65 pp.

Rutz, D.A., S.J. Long and C.J. Geden. 1992. Efficacy of selected avermectins on unpainted wood against susceptible Musca domestica. Merck and Company, Rahway, N.J. 9 pp.

Ramil, D.M., W.G. Smith and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Pest and pesticide use assessment for forage, field crops and vegetable production systems in New York State for 1990. 155 pp.

Sweet, R.D., J.E. Dewey, D.J. Lisk, W.R. Mullison, D.A. Rutz and W.G. Smith. 1990.  Pesticides and safety of fruits and vegetables. Council for Agricultural Science and  Technology. No.: 1990-1, 15 pp.

Specker, D.R., D.A. Rutz, W.G. Smith, J.K. Waldron, R.I. Carruthers, K.S. Goh and Northeast Pesticide Coordinators. 1987. Pest and pesticide use assessment in dairy cattle/field and forage production systems in the Northeast, 1986, 157 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1987. Evaluation of the insecticidal activity of Larvadex® against both the house fly Musca domestica and the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans in dairy cattle manure. For Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Animal Health Research and Development, Greensboro, NC.

Rutz, D.A. 1987. Evaluation of efficacy of Vigilante® (Diflubenzuron) insecticide controlled-release bolus for cattle against various fly species. For American Cyanamid Company, Agricultural Division, Wayne, NJ. 8 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1986. Larvadex® program for fly control. In Cornell Poultry Pointers 36: 1-2.

Bergstrom, G.C., R.I. Carruthers, R.R. Hahn, W.F. Lazarus and D.A. Rutz. 1986. Integrated pest management on the dairy farm. N.Y. Food and Life Sciences Quarterly 16:28-29.

Rutz, D.A. 1986. Evaluation of the cumulative insecticidal activity of Synerid against both the house fly, Musca domestica and the pteromalid house fly pupal parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor, over seven house fly generations. For Hilton-Davis Chemical Company, Cincinnati, OH. 14 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1985. Comparative evaluations of Y-Tex YTA-103 ampule devices and Ectiban® tapes for fly control on pastured dairy cattle in New York. For Y-TEX Corporation. Cody, WY. 5pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Evaluation of the attraction of filth flies to Flowtron® electrocuting black light devices with muscalure (Z)-9-tricosene) and the organic attractant vanillin. For  Armatron International Incorporated, Melrose, MA. 8 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Comparative evaluations of Ectiban® wipe-on insecticide and Farnam® wipe plus fly protectant for fly control on horses. For ICI Americas Inc., Goldsboro, NC. 7 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Comparative evaluations of Ectiban® ear tapes and Ectrin® ear tags for fly control on pastured dairy cattle. For ICI Americas Inc., Goldsboro, NC. 8 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Evaluation of the use of Sectrol® 3M to control house flies in dairy milkrooms. For 3M Medical Products Division, St. Paul, MN. 6 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. The latest on fly control on pastured animals. In Dairy Farming in the 1980's, Cornell Animal Science Mimeograph Series No. 75, pp. 54-57.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Pesticide safety. In Canada Poultryman, 71(2):28.

Rutz, D.A. 1983. Evaluations on the attraction of filth flies to Flowtron® electrocuting black light devices modified with (Z)-9-tricosene or organic attractants. For Armatron International Incorporated, Melrose, MA. 13 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1983. Evaluation of Ectiban® wipe-on insecticide fly protection for horses. For ICI Americas Inc., Goldsboro, NC. 5 pp.

Axtell, R.C., D.A. Rutz, M.R. Overcash, F.J. Humenik. 1975. Mosquito production and control in animal waste lagoons, pp. 15-18, 21. In Managing Livestock Wastes, Proc. 3rd Int. Symp. on Livestock Wastes, Amer. Soc. Agri. Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan. Pub. PROC-275. 631 pp.

Axtell, R.C., D.A. Rutz and T.D. Edwards. 1975. Chemical control of Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus in swine waste lagoons. Proc. 62nd ann. Meeting, N.J. Mosq. Control Assn. pp. 234-235.

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Veterinary Entomology, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

Extension Publications:

Rutz, D.A., P.E. Kaufman, and J.K. Waldron. 2004. Evaluation of two parasitoids in dairy calf greenhouses. 2003 NYS Livestock and Field Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #324. pp.43-49.

Rutz, D.A., P.E. Kaufman, and J. K. Waldron. 2004. Development of a beetle parasitoid for management fo face flies. 2003 NYS Livestock and Filed Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. 324. pp. 38-42.

Rutz, D.A. P.E. Kaufman, L.C. Harrington and J.K. Waldron. 2003. Statewide survey of mosquito breeding (species identification and prevalence) on New York dairy farms. 2002 NYS Livestock and Field Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #322. pp.57-68.

Rutz, D.A., P.E. Kaufman, and J.K. Waldron. 2002. An Integrated Approach to Managing Fly Pests in Dairy Calf Greenhouses. 2001 NYS Livestock and field Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #321. pp. 83-94.

Rutz, D.A., P.E. Kaufman, and J.K. Waldron. 2001. An integrated approach to managing fly pests in dairy calf greenhouses. 2000 NYS Livestock and Field Crops Project Report Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #320. pp. 80-91.

Rutz, D.A., P.E. Kaufman, S.J. Long and J.K. Waldron. 2001. Evaluation of seasonal variations in Carcinops pumilio dispersal and potential for suppression of dispersal behavior. 2000 NYS Livestock and Field Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #320. pp. 69-79.

Kaufman, P.E., J.K. Waldron, and D.A. Rutz. (2001). Pestiferous flies affecting cattle on pasture. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (Fact Sheet).

Kaufman, P.E. and D.A. Rutz. 2001. A new approach to releasing parasitoids. Cornell Poultry Pointers. Vol. 51, No. 3.

Kaufman, P.E. and D.A. Rutz. 2001. Darkling beetle impact on the fly predator Carcinops pumilio in caged-layer houses. Cornell Poultry Pointers. Vol. 51, No. 1.

Rutz, D.A., P.E. Kaufman, S.J. Long and J.K. Waldron. 2000. Evaluation of seasonal variations in Carcinops pumilio dispersal and potential for suppression of dispersal behavior. 1999 NYS Livestock and field Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #319. pp. 57-62.

Kaufman, P.E. and D.A. Rutz. 2000. Seasonal variations in Carcinops pumilio dispersal and potential for suppression of dispersal behavior. Cornell Poultry Pointers. Vol. 50, No. 3.

Waldron, J.K., D.W. Watson, P.E. Kaufman, and D.A. Rutz. 2000. Integrated fly management around confined livestock. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (Videotape).

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz, and C.W. Pitts. 2000. Pest Management Recommendations for Poultry. Cornell University, Penn State University Cooperative Extension Publication.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz, and J.K. Waldron. 2000. Common pest flies found in the urban/rural environment and their biological control agents. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (Fact Sheet).

Kaufman, P.E., J.K. Waldron, and D.A. Rutz. 2000. Integrated management of flies affecting cattle on pasture. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (Fact Sheet).

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz, and C.W. Pitts. 2000. Pest management recommendations for sheep, goats and swine. Cornell University, Penn State University Cooperative Extension Publication. 8 pp.

Kaufman, P.E., C.W. Pitts, and D.A. Rutz. 2000. Pest management recommendations for horses. Cornell University, Penn State University Cooperative Extension Publication. 8 pp

Kaufman P.E. and D.A. Rutz. 1999. 1998 survey of house fly resistance in New York caged-layer poultry facilities and a pest and pesticide use assessment survey of poultry production systems in New York. Cornell Poultry Pointers. Vol. 49, No. 3.

Rutz, D.A. and C.W. Pitts. 1999. Pest management principles for the pesticide applicator. Agricultural animal pest control. Pesticide Management Education Program. Cornell Univ. 135 pp.

Rutz, D.A., P.E. Kaufman, S.J. Long and J.K. Waldron. 1999. Evaluation of competition, host type and host location on searching ability and parasitism rates of Muscidifurax raptorellus and Nasonia vitripennis in New York poultry facilities. 1998 NYS Livestock and Field Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #318. pp. 44-57.

Harrington, E.P., P.E. Kaufman, D.B. Weingart, J.K. Waldron and D.A. Rutz. 1999. Pest and pesticide use assessment for poultry production systems in New York State for 1998. Pesticide Management Education Program. Cornell Univ. 35 pp.

Long, S.J., P.E. Kaufman, J.K. Waldron and D.A. Rutz. 1998. Evaluation of temperature on searching ability and parasitism rates of Muscidifurax raptorellus and Muscidifurax raptor in dairy barns and calf hutches. 1997 NYS Livestock and Field Crops Project Reports Relating to IPM. NYS IPM Pub. #317. pp. 50-55.

Harrington, E.P., D.B. Winegardt, P. Kaufman, J.K. Waldron, W.G. Smith and D.A. Rutz. 1998. Pest and Pesticide use for dairy cattle production systems in New York State for 1997. Pesticide Management Education Program. Cornell Univ. 61 pp.

Rutz, D.A. and C.W. Pitts. 1994. Pest management recommendations for poultry. Cornell and Penn State Cooperative Extension Publication, 16 pp.

Rutz, D.A., C.J. Geden and C.W. Pitts. 1994. Pest management recommendations for dairy cattle. Cornell and Penn State Cooperative Extension Publication, 20 pp.

Watson, D.W., J.K. Waldron and D.A. Rutz. 1994. Integrated management of flies in and around livestock barns. Fact Sheet. 4 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1993. Guidelines for Cornell Cooperative Extension off-campus staff who conduct demonstrations or research with pesticides. Pesticide Management Education Program Fact Sheet, 2 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1993. Pesticide recommendations and staff liability--a guide. Pesticide Management Education Program Fact Sheet, 4 pp.

Geden, C.J. and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Using parasitic wasps to manage insecticide-resistant house flies. Fact Sheet, 4 pp.

Geden, C. J. and D.A. Rutz. 1991. Improvement of biocontrol agents of house flies. Proceedings, 52 Ann. Pest Management Conference, Ithaca, NY.

Rutz, D.A. and C.J. Geden. 1990 Pest management recommendations for livestock exclusive of poultry. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 26 pp.

Geden, C.J. and D.A. Rutz. 1990. Update on the dairy cattle pest management program. Proceedings, 51 Ann. Pest Management Conference, Ithaca, NY.

Rutz, D.A. and C.J. Geden. 1990 Pest management recommendations for poultry. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 13 pp.

Rutz, D.A. and C. Klass. 1990 Pest management recommendations for public health. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 10 pp.

Geden, C.J., D.C. Steinkraus, and D.A. Rutz. 1989. Cattle lice. Fact Sheet, New York Agricultural Experimentation Station.

Geden, C.J., D.C. Steinkraus, and D.A. Rutz. 1989. Pathogens and parasitoids of pests affecting livestock and poultry. Proceedings, 50 Ann. Pest Management Conference, Ithaca, NY.

Smith, W.G. and D.A. Rutz. 1988. Endangered Species Act and pesticide labeling delayed. Agricultural News Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2pp.

Smith, W.G. and D.A. Rutz. 1988. Final decision on alachlor (Lasso) by EPA. Agricultural News Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1 pp.

Rutz, D.A. and C.J. Geden. 1988. External parasites on dairy cattle in New York: population assessment and evaluation of management strategies. Proceedings, 4th Ann. IPM Workshop, Ithaca, New York.

Rutz, D.A., C.J. Geden, D.C. Steinkraus, L. Smith and C. Henderson. 1988. Biocontrol research for livestock and poultry at Cornell University. Livestock Biocontrol Newsletter No. 4, pp. 1-5.

Geden, C.J. and D.A. Rutz. 1988. Cattle lice - more than a winter problem. Agricultural News Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Rutz, D.A. and C.J. Geden. 1988. Livestock - external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1989 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 263-290.

Rutz, D.A. and C.J. Geden. 1988. Poultry - external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1989 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 291-304.

Rutz, D.A. 1987. The integrated approach to controlling flies in poultry facilities. Proceedings of the 1987 New England Summer Poultry Conference, Orono, Maine.

Rutz, D.A. and C.A. Geden. 1987. Livestock external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1988 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 263-290.

Rutz, D.A. and C.A. Geden. 1987. Poultry external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1988 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 291-303.

Rutz, D.A. 1986. Controlling flies on horses. In Proceedings Eighth Annual I Love New York Horses Symposium, pp. 15-19.

Rutz, D.A. 1986. Livestock external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1987 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 261-288.

Rutz, D.A. 1986. Poultry external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1987 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 289-300.

Rutz, D.A. 1985. The integrated approach to controlling flies at dairies. Agricultural News Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 5 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1985. External parasite control on dairy cattle. Agricultural News Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 5 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1985. Livestock external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1986 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 249-275.

Rutz, D.A. 1985. Poultry external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1986 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 277-288.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Fly control in poultry houses. Entomology Extension Fact Sheet, 3 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Components of integrated fly control in poultry houses. Entomology Extension Fact Sheet, 1 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Larvadex® for fly control in poultry houses. Entomology Extension Fact Sheet, 2 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Fly control on cows with pyrethroid ear tags and tapes. Agricultural News Service, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Livestock external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1985 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 237-267.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Poultry external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1985 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 267-275.

Rutz, D.A. 1984. Biology, monitoring and management of insect and mite pests of dairy cattle. Entomology Extension Tech. Bull., 16 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1983. Livestock external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1984 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 233-258.

Rutz, D.A. 1983. Poultry external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1984 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 259-269.

Rutz, D.A. 1982. Livestock and poultry IPM. In Integrated Pest Management Reference Manual for North Carolina Agricultural Extension Agents. North Carolina Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 23 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1982. Livestock external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1983 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 227-251.

Rutz, D.A. 1982. Poultry external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1983 New York State Pesticide Recommendations, pp. 251-258.

Rutz, D.A. 1981. Fly control -- there's no one easy solution. Dairynews 65:21.

Rutz, D.A. 1981. Livestock external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1982 New York State Pesticide Recommendations. 23 pp.

Rutz, D.A. 1981. Poultry external parasite and fly control recommendations for New York State. In 1982 new York State Pesticide Recommendations. 9 pp.

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Pesticide Applicator Training Publications (Contributor/reviewer):

Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health Subcategory-Food Processing. 1994.

EXTOXNET - Pesticide Information Notebook. 1994. 816 pp.

Greenhouse and Florist - Private Pesticide Applicator Training Manual. 1994. 105 pp.

Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health Subcategory-Fumigation. 1993. 125 pp.

Highway Transportation of Pesticides - A Guide to the Rules and Regulations. Third Edition. 1991. 129 pp.

Right-Of-Way Pest Control. 1991. 134 pp.

Core Pesticide Applicator Training Manual. 1990. 292 pp.

EXTOXNET - Extension Toxicology Network. 1989. 578 pp.

Termite Control. 1988. 112 pp.

Termite Control Regulations in New York State. 1988. 22 pp.

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PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES

The strengths of our Veterinary Entomology program at Cornell are IPM and technology transfer. My split appointment provides me the exceptional opportunity to interact directly with stakeholders and work toward needed solutions on both dairy and poultry farms. As the only veterinary entomology program in the Northeast, we are currently investigating several components of IPM from basic cultural and physical control strategies to the enhancement and adaptation of existing biological control components to the monitoring and manipulation of insecticide resistant pest populations. Incorporation of these components by our livestock and poultry producers/stakeholders has simultaneously led to drastic reductions in insecticide use and greatly reduced pest abundance.

The darkling beetle has emerged in recent decades as the most important arthropod pest of poultry production worldwide. These beetles are vectors of human and animal pathogens, cause costly structural damage to production facilities, and create serious public health/nuisance problems when they emigrate from farms or from land on which infested manure has been spread. Furthermore the beetles are extremely difficult to control with pesticides, of which only a few are available. The insecticidal and non-insecticidal management options/solutions developed in our veterinary entomology research program are extremely cost-effective and can be very easily incorporated into existing caged-layer production systems. Implementation though our Extension outreach activities and web site is currently in progress.

The house fly is a most significant nuisance and public health problem of poultry production. The development of B. bassiana as an effective tool against the house fly is a critical component to a significant challenge that has confounded producers: how to kill large numbers of adult house flies without using residual premise pesticides. Now an integrated fly management program can include the full compliment of tools targeting all life stages of the house fly while preserving and protecting fly natural enemies resulting in maintenance of fly populations below maximally accepted levels in poultry facilities.

In addition, we continue to work toward cost-effective pest management strategies on New York’s confined and pastured dairies. To this end, we have been awarded a USDA-Crops at Risk grant to develop alternative fly control technologies for pastured cattle systems. Submitted as a collaborative effort with North Carolina State University, this is the first livestock-based project awarded funding through this national competitive grants program.

One of the primary driving forces in our research program is producer/stakeholder adoption. We continue to work toward innovative integrated solutions that will enable producers to cost effectively manage their arthropod pest populations. We have also worked diligently on updating and increasing the knowledge base available to our stakeholders through our web site -- Veterinary Entomology, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. The “Arthropod ID” component of this site has exceptionally valuable information for cattle and poultry producers looking to correctly identify their pest and to develop a proper, cost effective pest management program for it.

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