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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Charles S. Burks (Chuck)

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Demonstration and characterization of a persistent pheromone lure for the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: pyralidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S., Larsen, T.E. 2014. Demonstration and characterization of a persistent pheromone lure for the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Lepidoptera: pyralidae). Insects. 5(3):596-608.
Patterns of flight behavior and capacity of unmated navel orangeworm adults (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) related to age, gender, and wing size - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sappington, T.W., Burks, C.S. 2014. Patterns of flight behavior and capacity of unmated navel orangeworm adults (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) related to age, gender, and wing size. Environmental Entomology. 43(3):696-705.
Effect of abundance of the navel orangeworm on sampling range and interference between pheromone traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S. 2013. Effect of abundance of the navel orangeworm on sampling range and interference between pheromone traps. Environmental Entomology. 42(1):143-149.
Impact of sex, age, and mating status on flight behavior of the navel orangeworm (NOW) - (Abstract Only)
Burks, C.S., Sappington, T.W. 2012. Impact of sex, age, and mating status on flight behavior of the navel orangeworm (NOW). 2012 Research Update of the Almond Board of California. Page 2.
Effect of mating disruption and lure load on the number of Plodia interpunctella males captured in pheromone traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Kuenen, L.P. 2012. Effect of mating disruption and lure load on the number of Plodia interpunctella males captured in pheromone traps. Journal of Stored Products Research. 49:189-195.
Use of nut shells as fillers in polymer composites Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sutivisedsak, N., Cheng, H.N., Burks, C.S., Johnson, J.A., Siegel, J.P., Civerolo, E.L., Biswas, A. 2012. Use of nut shells as fillers in polymer composites. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 20(1):305-314.
Monitoring Indianmeal moth in the presence of mating disruption - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Kuenen, L.P. 2011. Monitoring Indianmeal moth in the presence of mating disruption. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions, October 30 - November 1, 2012, San Diego, California. 59:1-3.
Behavior, biology and ecology of stored fruit and nut insects - (Book / Chapter)
Burks, C.S., Johnson, J.A. 2012. Behavior, biology and ecology of stored fruit and nut insects. In G.W. Cuperus D.W. Hagstrum and T.W. Phillips (eds.). Stored Product Protection. Publication S156. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. p. 21-32.
Effects of natural and artificial photoperiods and fluctuating temperature on age of first mating and mating frequency in the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G., Higbee, B.S. 2011. Effects of natural and artificial photoperiods and fluctuating temperature on age of first mating and mating frequency in the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella. Journal of Insect Science. 11(48):1-11.
Comparison of trapping for eggs, females, and males of the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Walker) in almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Siegel, J.P., Brandl, D.G. 2011. Comparison of trapping for eggs, females, and males of the navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Walker) in almonds. Environmental Entomology. 40(3):706-713.
Mating disruption for control of Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in dried beans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Mclaughlin, J.R., Miller, J.R., Brandl, D.G. 2011. Mating disruption for control of Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in dried beans. Journal of Stored Products Research. 47(3):216-221.
Navel orangeworm: a major pest in many crops - (Abstract Only)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Siegel, J.P., Daane, K. 2011. Navel orangeworm: a major pest in many crops. Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting. 13.
Effect of bait formulation and number of traps on detection of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) oviposition using egg traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S. 2011. Effect of bait formulation and number of traps on detection of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) oviposition using egg traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(1):211-219.
Mating disruption for navel orangeworm in Central California: Year 3 - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S. 2010. Mating disruption for navel orangeworm in Central California: Year 3. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions. November 2-5, 2010, Orlando, Florida. 52:1-4.
Pheromone traps for monitoring Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the presence of mating disruption Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G., Kuenen, L.P., Reyes, C.C., Fisher, J.M. 2010. Pheromone traps for monitoring Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the presence of mating disruption. Stored Products Protection International Working Conference Proceedings. In: Carvalho, M. O., Fields, P. G., Adler, C. S., Arthur, F. H., Athanassiou, C. G., Cambell, J. F., Fleurat-Lessard, F., Flinn, P. W., Hodges, R. J., Isikber, A. A., Navarro, S., Noyes, R., Riudavets, J., Sinha, K. K., Thorpe, G., Timlick, B. H., Trematerra, P. & White, N. D. G., eds. 10th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 2010 Estoril, Portugal. Julius Kühn-Institut, Berlin. 79-84.
Mating Disruption for Control of Navel Orangeworm in Almonds in Central California - (Abstract Only)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Daane, K.M., Siegel, J.P., Brandl, D.G. 2010. Mating Disruption for Control of Navel Orangeworm in Almonds in Central California. Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting. p.23.
Mating disruption for control of navel orangeworm in Central California - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S. 2009. Mating disruption for control of navel orangeworm in Central California. International Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Reductions, November 10-13, 2009, San Diego, California. 79:1-4.
Monitoring Amyelois transitella Males and Females with Phenyl Propionate Traps in Almonds and Pistachios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Kuenen, L.P., Brandl, D.G. 2009. Monitoring Amyelois transitella Males and Females with Phenyl Propionate Traps in Almonds and Pistachios. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 133(3):283-291.
Sampling and pheromone trapping for comparison of abundance of Amyelois transitella between almonds and pistachios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Brandl, D.G., Mackey, B.E. 2008. Sampling and pheromone trapping for comparison of abundance of Amyelois transitella between almonds and pistachios. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 129: 66-76.
Effects of mating disruption treatments on navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) sexual communication and damage in almonds and pistachios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higbee, B.S., Burks, C.S. 2008. Effects of mating disruption treatments on navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) sexual communication and damage in almonds and pistachios. Journal of Economic Entomology. 101: 1633-1642.
Dispersal of NOW and Prediction and Prevention of NOW Damage in Almonds - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Sisterson, M.S., Brandl, D.G. 2007. Dispersal of NOW and Prediction and Prevention of NOW Damage in Almonds. Proceedings of the 35th Almond Industry Conference, Modesto, California. p. 1-6.
Effect of Sanitation on Navel Orangeworm Abundance in and Damage to Pistachios - (Trade Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Brandl, D.G. 2006. Effect of sanitation on navel orangeworm abundance in and damage to pistachios. California Pistachio Commission Production Research Report. pp. 83-90.
Mating Disruption for Suppression of Navel Orangeworm Damage in Almonds - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Brandl, D.G. 2005. Mating disruption for suppression of navel orangeworm damage in almonds. Almond Industry Conference Proceedings, December 7-8, Modesto, California. p. 1-10.
Quantitative Assessment of Insect Pest Damage to Figs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G. 2005. Quantitative assessment of insect pest damage to figs. Crop Management [serial online]. Available: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/cm/research/2005/figs/
Navel Orangeworm Abundance and Damage in Pistachios - (Trade Journal)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Kents, D., Bentley, W., Kuenen, L.P. 2005. Navel orangeworm abundance and damage in pistachios. California Pistachio Commission Production Research Report.143-153.
Unusual Pheromone Chemistry in the Navel Orangeworm: Novel Sex Attractants and a Behavioral Antagonist - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leal, W.S., Parra-Pedrazzoli, A.L., Pesak, D.J., Kaissling, K., Morgan, T.I., Dundulis, E.A., Burks, C.S., Higbee, B.S., Zalom, F.G. 2005. Unusual pheromone chemistry in the navel orangeworm: novel sex attractants and a behavioral antagonist. Naturwissenschaften. 92(3):139-146
Mating Disruption for Suppression of Navel Orangeworm Damage in Almonds - (Proceedings)
Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Daane, K., Bentley, W., Kuenen, L.P. 2004. Mating disruption for suppression of navel orangeworm damage in almonds. Proceedings of the 32nd Almond Industry Conference, December 1-2, 2004, Modesto, California. p. 1-10.
Seasonal Abundance of Navel Orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Figs and Effect of Peripheral Aerosol Dispensers on Sexual Communication - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burks, C.S., Brandl, D.G. 2004. Seasonal abundance of navel orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in figs and effect of peripheral aerosol dispensers on sexual communication. Journal of Insect Science [serial online]. 4(40). Available: http://www.insectscience.org/papers/4.40
Use of Aggregation Pheromones for Mass Trapping of Nitidulid Beetles in Figs - (Abstract Only)
Brandl, D.G., Burks, C.S., Bartelt, R.J. 2003. Use of aggregation pheromones for mass trapping of nitidulid beetles in figs [abstract]. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Abstract No. D0646.
Further Evaluation of Mating Disruption As a Pest Management Tool for Indianmeal Moth in Organic Dried Beans - (Abstract Only)
Brandl, D.G., Burks, C.S., Roberts, J., Patterson, L. 2004. Further evaluation of mating disruption as a pest management tool for indianmeal moth in organic dried beans. Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Emissions Research Conference Proceedings. November 3-6, 2003, San Diego, California. Paper No. 140.
Mating Disruption for Control of the Indianmeal Moth in a Warehouse - (Abstract Only)
BURKS, C.S. MATING DISRUPTION FOR CONTROL OF THE INDIANMEAL MOTH IN A WAREHOUSE. METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES AND EMISSIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2002.
Measuring Fig Quality Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BURKS, C.S., DOWELL, F.E., XIE, F. MEASURING FIG QUALITY USING NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY. JOURNAL OF STORED PRODUCTS RESEARCH. 2000. Vol. 36 Issue 3 289-296.
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