Published Works

Program collaborators, researchers, and students regularly publish and present findings on IPM Innovation Lab work at conferences, in journals and books, in posters, and through extension publications. While you can find a complete list of all IPM Innovation Lab publications on our site, here we offer a selection of these works for your information:

IPM Innovation Lab Publications: 1993-2016


Select Recent Academic Articles





  • Muniappan, R. and E.A. Heinrichs. 2015. Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab: A Critical Role in Global Food Security. Outlooks on Pest Management. 26:4, 148-151.
  • Acharya, N., R. A. Seliga, E. G. Rajotte, N. E. Jenkins and M. B. Thomas. 2015. Persistence and efficacy of a Beauveria bassiana biopesticide against the house fly, Musca domestica, on typical structural substrates of poultry houses. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 25:6, 697-715.
  • Naworaj A., E. G. Rajottea, N.E. Jenkins, and M.B. Thomasa. 2015. Potential for biocontrol of houseflies, Musca domestica, using fungal biopesticides. Biocontrol, Science and Technology. 25:5, 513-524.
  • Nagendra, K., R. Aravintharaj, S. Mohankumar, S. K. Manoranjitham, R. A. Naidu, and G. Karthikeyan. 2015. First Report of Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) in India. Plant Disease. 99:4, 559.
  • Watson, G. 2015. Unaspis lansivora sp. n. (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), a new pest of
    Lansium domesticum (Meliaceae), and a key to Unaspis species. Zootaxa. 3905:3, 432–440.
  • Basavaraj Bagewadi, Md. S. Hossain, A. Fayad, and R. A. Naidu. 2015. First Report of Cucumber mosaic virus from Eggplant (Solanum melongena) in Bangladesh. Plant Disease. 99:2, 293-293.


  • Hernan, R., J.K. Brown, J.M. Rivera and S. Weller. 2014. Manejo Integrado de Plagas de Papa en Honduras. Serie Protección Vegetal. 1-22.
  • Bonabona-Wabbi, Jackline,*Daniel B. Taylor, and George W. Norton, Willingness to Pay to Avoid Consumption of Pesticide Residues in Uganda: An Experimental Approach, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 9 (3): (2014): 226-238.
  • Dinakaran, D., Gajendran, G., Mohankumar, S., Karthikeyan, G., Thiruvudainambi, S., Jonathan, E. I., Samiyappan, R., Pfeiffer, D. G., Rajotte, E. G., Norton, G. W., Miller, S., Muniappan, R., Evaluation of Integrated Pest and Disease Management Module for Shallots in Tamil Nadu, India: a Farmer’s Participatory Approach, Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 4(2) (June 2013): 1-9
  • Mbata,George N.; Kemo Badji, and Carlyle C. Brewster. Monitoring populations of Phthorimaea operculella in potato fields and in storage in Senegal, International Journal of Pest Management. 30 Oct 2014
  • Muniappan, R. 2014. Biological Control of Papaya Mealybug in Asia. Biocontrol News and Information 35(I). IN-8N.
  • Muniappan, R. 2014.  Biocontrol News and Information 35(I). IN-8N.
  • Watson, G.W., R. Muniappan, B.M. Shepard, D. Sembel, A. Rauf, G.R. Carner, and E.P. Benson. 2014. Indonesia. Florida Entomologist (Submitted for publication). Sap-sucking insect records (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha and Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
  • Muniappan, R. 2014. Banana leaf roller, a new pest to Nepal. IAPPS Newsletter, Vol. 9. (Accepted for publication.)
  • Muniappan, R. 2014. First record of the predatory bug, Nisidiocoris tenuis, in Ethiopia. IAPPS Newsletter, Vol. 7. (Accepted for publication.)
  • Muniappan, R. and E.A. Heinrichs. 2014. Biodiversity and integrated pest management: working together for a sustainable future. Crop Protection. 61: 102-103.
  • Muniappan, R. 2014. Impact of invasive species on biodiversity, IPM, environment and economics. Crop Protection. 61: 107.
  • Myrick, S., G. W. Norton, K.N. Selvaraj, K. Natarajan, and R. Muniappan. 2014. Economic impact of classical biological control of papaya mealybug in India. Crop Protection. 56: 82-86.
  • Muniappan, R. 2014. Invasive mealybugs in Southeast Asia – ecological insights to facilitate control. IAPPS Newsletter, Vol. 4, April 2014.
  • Osei, K., M.K. Osei, and M.B. Kumasi. 2014. Effect of plant bed on nematode density and yield of cabbage in two regions of Ghana. Journal of Entomology and Nematology, Vol. 6(10), November 2014.
  • Paudel, S., E.G. Rajotte, and G.W. Felton. 2014. Benefits and costs of tomato seed treatment with plant defense elicitors for insect resistance. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 8:539–545.
  • Safarzoda, Shahlo, C. A. Bahlai, A. F. Fox, and D.A. Landis. 2014. The Role of Natural Enemy Foraging Guilds in Controlling Cereal Aphids in Michigan Wheat.  PLoS ONE 9(12): e114230. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114230
  • Strapasson, P., D.M. Pinto-Zevallos, S. Paudel, E.G. Rajotte, G.W. Felton, P.H.G. Zarbin. 2014. Enhancing Plant Resistance at the Seed Stage: Low Concentrations of Methyl Jasmonate Reduce the Performance of the Leaf Miner Tuta absoluta but do not Alter the Behavior of its Predator Chrysoperla externa. J ChemEcol.
  • Wabuyele, E., A. Lusweti, J. Bisikwa, G. Kyenune, K. Clark, W.D. Lotter, A. J. McConnachie, and W. Mersie.  A Roadside Survey of the Invasive Weed Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae) in East Africa. Journal of East African Natural History, 103(1):49-57. 2014.


  • Harris, Leah,* George W. Norton, A.N.M. Rezaul Karim, Jeffrey Alwang, and Daniel B. Taylor, Bridging the Information Gap with Cost-Effective Dissemination Strategies: The Case of Integrated Pest Management in Bangladesh, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 45 (4) (2013): 639-654.
  • Fayad, A. 2013. IPM Innovation Lab successful delivery of IPM technologies in the developing world: Capacity building through long- and short-term training. Phytopathology 103(Suppl. 2):S2.42
  • Fayad, A. 2013. Controlling soilborne pathogens using Trichoderma: The Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab’s work in Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia. Phytopathology 103(Suppl. 2):S2.42
  • Harris, Leah,* George W. Norton, A.N.M. Rezaul Karim, Jeffrey Alwang, and Daniel B. Taylor, Bridging the Information Gap with Cost-Effective Dissemination Strategies: The Case of Integrated Pest Management in Bangladesh, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 45 (4) (2013): 639-654.
  • Pfeiffer, D.G., R. Muniappan, D. Sall, P. Diatta, A. Diongue, and E.O. Dieng. 2013. First record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Senegal. Florida Entomologist, 96: 661-662.
  • Cave, R.D., J.T. Chao, B. Kumashiro, T. Marler, J. Miles, A. Moore, R. Muniappan, and G.W. Watson. Status and biological control of cycad aulacaspis scale. Biocontrol New and Information, 34: 1N 4N.
  • Zachariades, C., L.W. Strathie, M.D. Day, and R. Muniappan. (eds.) 2013. Proceedings 8th International Workshop on Biological Control and Management of Chromolaena odorata and Other Eupatorieae, 1-2 Nov. 2010. ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa.


  • Fayad, A. 2012. Capacity building and short term training: Requirements for successful technology transfer for IPM. Proceedings of the 7th International IPM Symposium., March 2012, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. (Abstract)
  • Muniappan, R., G.W. Watson, G.A. Evans, A. Rauf, and N. Ellenrieder. 2012. Cycad Aulacaspis scale, a newly introduced pest in Indonesia. HAYATI Journal of Biosciences 19: 110-114.
* indicates student on the IPM Innovation Lab project.