Charles G. Summers

Dr. Charles G. Summers
B.S. Entomology Utah State University
M.S. Entomology, Utah State University
Ph.D. Entomology, Cornell University
Research Interests:
Economic entomology and pest management: biology and ecology of insects attacking field and vegetable crops; pest management of field and vegetable crop insects and the interaction of multiple pest complexes; development of economic injury levels and economic thresholds; insect/plant-virus relationships with emphasis on aphid-bourne viruses.

Selected Publications:

    1. Mueller, S. C., C. G. Summers, and P. B. Goodell. 2005. Strip cutting alfalfa for lygus management: Forage quality implications Crop Management doi: 10.1094/CM-2005-0506-01-RS.
    2. Summers, C. G., A. S. Newton, and D. C. Opgenorth.. 2004. Overwintering of Corn Leafhopper, Dalbulus maidis (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), and Spiroplasma kunkelii (Mycoplasmatales: Spiroplasmataceae) in California's San Joaquin ValleyEnvironmental Entomology 33: 1644-1651.
    3. Summers, C. G., J. P. Mitchell, and J. J. Stapleton. 2004. Management of aphid-borne viruses and Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae in zucchini squash by using UV reflective plastic and wheat straw mulches. Environmental Entomology 33: 1447-1457.
    4. Summers, C. G., J. P. Mitchell, and J. J. Stapleton. 2004. Silverleaf whitefly management using reflective plastic and wheat straw mulch. Encyclopedia of Pest Management.
    5. Summers, C. G., Mitchell, J. P., and Stapleton, J. J. 2004. Non-chemical insect and disease management in cucurbit production systems. Acta Hort 638: 119-125.
    6. Summers, Charles G.. 1998. Integrated pest management in forage alfalfa. Integrated Pest Management Reviews 3:127-154
    7. Summers, Charles G.. 1997. Phototactic behavior of Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) crawlers. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 90(3):372-379.
    8. Godfrey, Larry, Charlie Summers and Peter Goodell. 1996. Silverleaf whitefly in the San Joaquin Valley - Year 4. 1996 Proceedings, Beltwide cotton Conferences 1023-1026.
    9. Summers, Charles G., Albert S. Newton, Jr., and Debbie Estrada. 1996. Intraplant and interplant movement of Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) crawlers.Environmental Entomology 25(6):1360-1364.
    10. Allen, J. C., C. C. Brewster, J. F. Paris, D. G. Riley and C. G. Summers. 1996. Spatiotemporal modeling of whitefly dynamics in a regional cropping system using satellite dataBemisia 1995: Taxonomy, Biology, Damage Control and Management. Intercept Ltd., Andover, Hants, United Kingdom. 111-124.