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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Douglas Light (Doug)
Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention
Research Entomologist

Phone: (510) 559-5831
Fax: (510) 559-5777
Room 0128
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-FTDP
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Chemical Approaches to Eliminate Fungal Contamination and Mycotoxin Production in Plant Products
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 421017

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparison of the volatile emission profiles of ground almond and pistachio mummies: part 2 - critical changes in emission profiles as a result of increasing the water activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Mahoney, N.E., Cook, D., Higbee, B.S., Light, D.M., Gee, W.S., Baig, N. 2014. Comparison of the volatile emission profiles of ground almond and pistachio mummies: part 2 - critical changes in emission profiles as a result of increasing the water activity. Phytochemistry Letters. 8:220-225 doi.org/10.1016/j.phytol.2014.01.004.
Spread of Aspergillus flavus by navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella) on almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palumbo, J.D., Mahoney, N.E., Light, D.M., Siegel, J.P., Ryan, P., Themis, M. 2014. Spread of Aspergillus flavus by navel orangeworm (Amyelois transitella) on almonds. Plant Disease. 98(9):1194-1199.
Hull split and damaged almond volatiles attract male and female navel orangeworm moths Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Higbee, B.S., Gee, W.S., Merrill, G.B., Hayashi, J.M., Light, D.M. 2012. Hull split and damaged almond volatiles attract male and female navel orangeworm moths. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(33):8090-8096.
Adding microencapsulated pear ester to insecticides for control of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera:Tortricidae) in apple - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2013. Adding microencapsulated pear ester to insecticides for control of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera:Tortricidae) in apple. Pest Management Science. 69:66-74.
Behavior of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)neonate larvae on surfaces treated with microencapsulated pear ester - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Light, D.M., Beck, J.J. 2012. Behavior of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)neonate larvae on surfaces treated with microencapsulated pear ester. Environmental Entomology. 41(3):603-611.
Monitoring codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in orchards treated with pear ester and sex pheromone combo dispensers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M., Chebny, V. 2012. Monitoring codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in orchards treated with pear ester and sex pheromone combo dispensers. Journal of Applied Entomology. 137:214-224. DOI 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2012.01715.x.
Evaluating dispensers loaded with codlemone and pear ester for disruption of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M., Chebny, V. 2012. Evaluating dispensers loaded with codlemone and pear ester for disruption of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Environmental Entomology. 41(2):399-406.
Monitoring codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in sex phermone-treated orchards with (E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene or pear ester in combination with codlemone and acetic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2012. Monitoring codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in sex phermone-treated orchards with (E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene or pear ester in combination with codlemone and acetic acid. Environmental Entomology. 41(2):407-414.
Electroantennographic bioassay as a screening tool for host plant volatiles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gee, W.S., Light, D.M., Beck, J.J. 2012. Electroantennogram bioassay as a screening tool for host plant volatiles. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 63:e3931.
Microencapsulated Pear Ester Enhances Insecticide Efficacy in Walnuts for Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and Navel Orangeworm (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Light, D.M., Knight, A.L. 2011. Microencapsulated Pear Ester Enhances Insecticide Efficacy in Walnuts for Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and Navel Orangeworm (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(4):1309-1315.
Evaluation of novel semiochemical dispensers simultaneously releasing pear ester and sex pheromone for mating disruption of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Stelinski, L.L., Hebert, V., Gut, L., Light, D.M., Brunner, J. 2012. Evaluation of novel semiochemical dispensers simultaneously releasing pear ester and sex pheromone for mating disruption of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 136:79-86.
Impact of Kairomones on Moth Pest Management: Pear Ester and the Codling Moth - (Proceedings) - (04-Jan-11)
Identifying (E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene plus acetic acid as a new lure for male and female codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M., Trimble, R.M. 2011. Identifying (E)-4,8-dimethyl-1,3,7-nonatriene plus acetic acid as a new lure for male and female codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Environmental Entomology. 40(2):420-430.
Characterization of microencapsulated pear ester, (2E,4Z)-ethyl-2,4-decadienoate: a kairomonal spray-adjuvant against neonate codling moth larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Light, D.M., Beck, J.J. 2010. Characterization of microencapsulated pear ester, (2E,4Z)-ethyl-2,4-decadienoate: a kairomonal spray-adjuvant against neonate codling moth larvae. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58(13):7838-7845.
The Importance of Pear Ester in Codling Moth Monitoring and Management - (Popular Publication)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M., Hilton, R., Alston, D. 2010. The Importance of Pear Ester in Codling Moth Monitoring and Management. Good Fruit Grower 61(5):40-41.
Non-pheromonal control of navel orangeworm as a promising method toward decreasing contamination of Aspergillus flavus in California tree nuts - (Abstract Only)
Beck, J.J., Light, D.M., Higbee, B.S., Dragull, K.D., Merrill, G.B., Gee, W.S. 2010. Non-pheromonal control of navel orangeworm as a promising method toward decreasing contamination of Aspergillus flavus in California tree nuts. American Chemical Society Abstracts.
Developing ambient almond orchard volatile mixtures for navel orangeworm (NOW) monitoring - (Abstract Only)
Beck, J.J., Higbee, B.S., Light, D.M., Dragull, K.D., Merrill, G.B., Gee, W.S. 2009. Developing ambient almond orchard volatile mixtures for navel orangeworm (NOW) monitoring. Almond Board of California.
In Situ Seasonal Study of the Volatile Production of Almonds (Prunus dulcis), var. 'Nonpareil' and Relationship to Navel Orangeworm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, J.J., Merrill, G.B., Higbee, B.S., Light, D.M., Gee, W.S. 2009. In Situ Seasonal Study of the Volatile Production of Almonds (Prunus dulcis), var. 'Nonpareil' and Relationship to Navel Orangeworm. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 57(9):3749-3753.
Ambient almond volatiles from geographically different orchards and their relationship to navel orangeworm - (Proceedings) - (14-Mar-09)
In situ volatiles from a single cultivar of Prunus dulcis and their relationship to navel orangeworm - (Proceedings) - (14-Mar-09)
An in situ, seasonal study of volatiles from a single cultivar of Prunus dulcis, and their relationship to navel orangeworm moth - (Abstract Only)
Beck, J.J., Merrill, G.B., Gee, W.S., Higbee, B.S., Light, D.M. 2009. An in situ, seasonal study of volatiles from a single cultivar of Prunus dulcis, and their relationship to navel orangeworm moth. American Chemical Society National Meeting.
Developing Ambient Almond Orchard Volatile Mixtures for NOW Bioassay Analyses - (Abstract Only)
Beck, J.J., Merrill, G.B., Higbee, B.S., Light, D.M., Gee, W.S. 2008. Developing Ambient Almond Orchard Volatile Mixtures for NOW Bioassay Analyses. Almond Board of California.
Pursuit of a Kairomonal Lure for Navel Orangeworm - (Abstract Only)
Light, D.M., Beck, J.J., Merrill, G.B., Higbee, B. 2008. Pursuit of a Kairomonal Lure for Navel Orangeworm. Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference.
Volatile Emission of Mechanically Damaged Almonds: An Old and New Method of Investigation to Determine Potential NOW Attractants - (Abstract Only)
Beck, J.J., Merrill, G.B., Higbee, B.S., Gee, W.S., Light, D.M., Roitman, J.N., Bettiga, J. 2007. Volatile Emission of Mechanically Damaged Almonds: An Old and New Method of Investigation to Determine Potential NOW Attractants. Multicrop Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Elimination and Fungal Genomics Workshop-The Peanut Foundation.
Development of Micro-Encapsulated Pear Ester Kairomone Spray Adjuvant - (Abstract Only)
Light, D.M. 2007. Development of Micro-Encapsulated Pear Ester Kairomone Spray Adjuvant. Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference.p.22
Experimental use of the micro-encapsulated pear ester kairomone for control of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), in walnuts. - (Proceedings)
Light, D.M. 2007. Experimental use of the micro-encapsulated pear ester kairomone for control of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), in walnuts.IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings). 30(4):133-140.
Management of oriental fruit moth with ground ULV spray applications of a microencapsulated sex pheromone - (Proceedings)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M., Pickel, C., Kovanci, O., Molinari, F. 2008. Management of oriental fruit moth with ground ULV spray applications of a microencapsulated sex pheromone. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin Vol. 37. Working Group "Integrated Plant Protection in Stone Fruit", Proceedings of the meeting at Balandran (France), 14-16 October, 2006. Edited by: Fabio Molinari, Jean Lichou and Emanuele Mazzoni, ISBN 978-92-9067-211-1 [viii + 173 pp].roceedings).
Using Pear Ester to Monitor Codling Moth in Sex Pheromone-Treated Orchards - (Experiment Station)
Knight, A.L., Hilton, R., Vanbuskirk, P., Light, D.M. 2006. Using pear ester to monitor codling moth in sex pheromone treated orchards. Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station. Oregon State University, Extension Service Publication EM 8904, February 2006. 8 p.
"wombo Combo" Mating Disruption: Three Years of Codling Moth Field Trials in Apples Using Dispensers with Pear Ester Kairomone and Pheromone - (Abstract Only)
Light, D.M., Bouyssounouse, P.I., Caprile, J. 2006. "Wombo Combo" Mating Disruption: Three Years of Codling Moth Field Trials in Apples Using Dispensers with Pear Ester Kairomone and Pheromone. Meeting Abstract.
Walnut Trials Using the Codling Moth Kairomone, Pear Ester - Mec, As An Insecticide Spray Adjuvant - (Abstract Only)
Light, D.M., Bouyssounouse, P.I. 2006. Walnut trials using the codling moth kairomone, pear ester - mec, as an insecticide spray adjuvant. Meeting Abstract.
Developing Action Thresholds for Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with Pear Ester and Codlemone-Baited Traps in Apple Orchards Treated with Sex Pheromone Mating Disruption - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2005. Developing action thresholds for codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with pear ester and codlemone-baited traps in apple orchards treated with sex pheromone mating disruption. Can. Entomol. 137(6):739-747.
Timing of Egg Hatch by Early-Season Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Predicted by Moth Catch in Pear Ester and Codlemone-Baited Traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2005. Timing of egg hatch by early-season codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) predicted by moth catch in pear ester and codlemone-baited traps. Can. Entomol. 137(6):728-738.
Factors Affecting the Differential Capture of Male and Female Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Traps Baited with Ethyl (E,z)-2,4-Decadienoate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2005. Factors affecting the differential capture of male and female codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in traps baited with ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-Decadienoate. Environmental Entomology. 34(5):1161-1169.
Seasonal Flight Patterns of Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Monitored with Pear Ester and Codlemone-Baited Traps in Sex Pheromone-Treated Apple Orchards Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2005. Seasonal flight patterns of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) monitored with pear ester and codlemone-baited traps in sex pheromone-treated apple orchards. Environmental Entomology. 34(5):1028-1035.
Dose-Response of Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to Ethyl (E, Z)-2,4-Decadienoate in Apple Orchards Treated with Sex Pheromone Dispensers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2005. Dose-response of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to ethyl (E, Z)-2,4-decadienoate in apple orchards treated with sex pheromone dispensers. Environmental Entomology. 34(3):604-609.
Monitoring Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Apple with Blends of Ethyl (E,z)-2,4-Decadienoate and Codlemone Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Hilton, R., Light, D.M. 2005. Monitoring codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in apple with blends of ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate and codlemone. Environmental Entomology. 34(3):598-603.
Interactive Effects of Ethyl (Ze, 4z)-2,4-Decadienoate and Sex Pheromone Lures to Codling Moth: Apple Orchard Investigations in Bulgaria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kutinkova, H., Subchev, M., Light, D.M., Lingren, B. 2005. Interactive effects of ethyl (ze, 4z)-2,4-decadienoate and sex pheromone lures to codling moth: apple orchard investigations in bulgaria. .
Use of (E,z)-2,4-Decadienoic Acid in Codling Moth Management. 1. Improved Monitoring in Bartlett Pear with High Dose Lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2004. Use of (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoic acid in codling moth management: Improved monitoring in Bartlett pear with high dose lures. Journal of British Columbia Entomological Society. 101:45-52
Stimulation of Oviposition by Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Exposed to Ethyl (2e,4z)-2,4-Decadienoate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2004. Stimulation of oviposition by codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) exposed to ethyl (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoate. Journal of British Columbia Entomological Society. 101:53-60.
Use of (E,z)-2,4-Decadienoic Acid in Codling Moth Management. 3. Kairomone Species Specificity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2004. Use of (E,Z)-2,4-decadienoic acid in codling moth management: Kairomone species specificity. Journal of British Columbia Entomological Society. 101:61-67.
Effects of Pear Ester Kairomone on Mating Disruption of Codling Moths in California Apples and Walnuts - (Abstract Only)
Light, D.M., Caprile, J., Reynolds, K.M., Bouyssounouse, P.I., Gross, M.R., Weddle, P., Fritts, R., Lingren, B. 2005. Effects of pear ester kairomone on mating disruption of codling moths in California apples and walnuts. Meeting Abstract. Western Orchard Pest & Disease Management Conference (WOPDMC), January 507, 2005. Portland, Oregon.
Monitoring Codling Moth in Four Pear Cultivars with the Pear Ester - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Van Buskirk, P., Hilton, R.J., Zoller, B.G., Light, D.M. 2005. Monitoring codling moth in four pear cultivars with the pear ester. Acta Horticulturae. 671:565-570.
Novel Kairomone-Related Technologies Enhance Pheromone And/or Insecticide Based Management of Codling Moth and Corn Rootworms - (Abstract Only)
Lingren, B., Light, D.M., Knight, A.L., Chicon, L., Fernandez, D., Chandler, L.D., Behle, R.W. 2004. Novel kairomone-related technologies enhance pheromone and/or insecticide based management of codling moth and corn rootworms [abstract]. National Entomological Society of America Meeting. Abstract No. 0431.
Kairomone-Augmented Mating Disruption Control for Codling Moth in Californian Walnuts and Apples. - (Proceedings)
Light, D.M., Knight, A.L. 2006. Kairomone-augmented mating disruption control for codling moth in californian walnuts and apples. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings).
Specificity of Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) for the Kairomone, Ethyl (2e, 4z)-2,4-Decadienoate: Field Bioassays with Pome Fruit Volatiles, Analog and Isomeric Compounds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Light, D.M., Knight, A.L. 2005. Specificity of codling moth (lepidoptera: tortricidae) for the kairomone, ethyl (2e, 4z)-2,4-decadienoate: field bioassays with pome fruit volatiles, analog and isomeric compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53(10):4046-4053.
Insect Chemical Ecology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ALDRICH, J.R., BARTELT, R.J., DICKENS, J.C., KNIGHT, A.L., LIGHT, D.M., TUMLINSON III, J.H. 2003. INSECT CHEMICAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE. PEST MANAG. SCI. 59: 777-787.
Modeling the Impact of a Sex Pheromone/kairomone Attracticide for Management of Codling Moth (Cydia Pomonella) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Potting, R.P., Light, D.M. 2002. Modeling the impact of a sex pheromone/kairomone attracticide for management of codling moth (Cydia pomonella). Acta Horticulturae. 584:215-220.
Attractants from Bartlett Pear for Codling Moth, Cydia Pomonella (L.), Larvae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M. 2001. Attractants from bartlett pear for codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), larvae. Naturwissenschaften. 88:339-342.
Monitoring Codling Moth in Apple with a Bisexual Attractant - (Abstract Only)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M., Lingren, S. 2001. Monitoring codling moth in apple with a bisexual attractant. Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference. p. 1.
Monitoring Codling Moth in Apple with a Bisexual Attractant - (Abstract Only)
Knight, A.L., Light, D.M., Lingren, S. 2001. Monitoring codling moth in apple with a bisexual attractant. Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference. p. 1.
Two New Developments in Monitoring Codling Moth: Better Long-Lived Lures and a Novel Bisexual Attractant - (Abstract Only)
Knight, A.L., Christianson Jr, B.A., Light, D.M. 2000. Two new developments in monitoring codling moth: better long-lived lures and a novel bisexual attractant. Western Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference. p. 7-8.
Two New Developments in Monitoring Codling Moth: Better Long-Lived Lures and a Novel Bisexual Attractant - (Abstract Only) - (10-Dec-99)
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