Silvia Rondon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Extension Entomologist

Email Silvia or 541-567-8321 x108

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences

Extension Research: My appointment is 75% extension and 25% research. I am interested in developing an Ecological Based-Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in various crops. My area of expertise encompasses biological control, insect biology, ecology, and population dynamics; both basic and applied (field and greenhouse production). Crops I have worked with include potato, sweet potato, asparagus, cotton, corn, soybean, alfalfa, wheat, strawberry, and vegetables. My major responsibilities as an Extension Entomologist at OSU are to attend emergencies in irrigated crops such as potatoes, grasses, onions, carrots and others in Eastern Oregon.

Area of Expertise: IPM, Biological Control, Insect Ecology

Degrees:

PhD - 2002 - Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S.- 1999 - Entomology, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Lima, Peru

B.A. - 1993 - Biology (Zoology), Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Lima, Peru

Postdoctoral Scholars, Irrigated Agricultural Research Program:

Students, Irrigated Agricultural Research Program:

Bio Tech, Irrigated Agricultural Research Program:

Organizations and Affilitations:

  • Entomological Society of America
  • International Society of Horticultural Sciences
  • Potato Association of America
  • Florida entomological Society
  • Consejo Cientifico Internacional (CCTI), Section Peru Sociedad Entomologica del Peru, Lima

Honors, Awards, and Certifications:

  • 2013 OSU Faculty internationalization program. International program.
  • 2012 OSUEA Dale and Alice Hoecker Family Award. To Bugs4 kids program. Oregon State University Extension Association. $3,000.  
  • Goal medal from University of Piura, Piura-Peru. To outstanding Peruvian Scientist in the U.S. Seattle 26, May 2012.
  • 2012 OSU Spring Professional Developmental Award. To attend the XXIV International Congress of Entomology in Daegu South Korea. Oregon State University, Extension Service. $250
  • 2012 OSU Spring Professional Developmental Award. To attend the 2012 outreach and engagement spring training, faculty forum, awards presentation. Oregon State University, Extension Service. $250
  • 2012 Pacific Brach of the Entomological Society of America Award for Excellence in Extension. Entomological Society of America. Plaque.
  • 2012 WSU CAHNRS Team Excellence Award. PNW-Veg Group. Washington State University Extension. Certificate.
  • 2012 OECD fellowship for a research study visit to Europe.
  • 2011 IPM Team Award. “The Pacific Northwest Potato tuberworm team”. Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch. Plaque. S.I. Rondon, S.J. DeBanno, G.H. Clough, P.B. Hamm, A. Jensen, L. Lacey, M. Dŏgramaci.
  • 2010 Award for Outstanding Leadership in Education programming “A train-the trainer IPM short course: lessons learned”. Oregon State University Extension Association. Plaque and certificate.
  • 2010 W2185 Award for Excellence in Research. Western Association of Agricultural Experimental Station Directors. Certificate.
  • 2010 Oregon State University Extension Award. OSUEA Newer faculty achievement award. Plaque and $500.
  • 2010 Potato Association of America Outstanding Extension Project Award: The Potato Tuberworm Team. Alphabetic order: S. Arthurs, C. Brown, S.J. DeBano, M. Dŏgramaci, G.H. Clough, P.B. Hamm, D.C. Hane. A. Jensen, L. Lacey, S.I. Rondon, I.M. Vales. Certificate.
  • 2010 Becker Professional Endowment Fund. Oregon Agriculture Extension Association. S.I. Rondon. $ 254.
  • 2010 NACAA Search for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture. National Association of County Agricultural Agents. M.K. Corp, S.I. Rondon, S. VanVleet, C. Marhsall.  Certificate.
  • 2010 Spring OSU Professional Developmental Award. Oregon State University, Extension Service. $145
  • 2010 Award for Outstanding Leadership in Education programming “A train-the trainer IPM short course: lessons learned”. Oregon State University Extension Association.
  • 2010 W2185 Award for Excellence in Research. Western Association of Agricultural Experimental Station Directors.
  • 2010 Oregon State University Extension Award. OSUEA Newer faculty achievement award.  
  • 2010 Potato Association of America Outstanding Extension Project Award: The Potato Tuberworm Team. Alphabetic order: S. Arthurs, C. Brown, S.J. DeBano, M. Dogramaci, G.H. Clough, P.B. Hamm, D.C. Hane. A. Jensen, L. Lacey, S.I. Rondon, I.M. Vales.
  • 2010 NACAA Search for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture. National Association of County Agricultural Agents. M.K. Corp, S.I. Rondon, S. VanVleet, C. Marhsall. 
  • 2007 Savery Outstanding Young Faculty Award. Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • 2007 James and Mildred Oldfield/E.R. Jackman Team Award. Potato Tuberworm Team, Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, G.H. Clough, S.J. DeBano, S.I. Rondon, N.David & D.Hane. Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Professional Development Travel Award, 2006, Oregon State University
  • 2005 IFAS Gold Image Award. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Marketing and Communication. Best Team Extension Newsletter: Berry/Vegetable Times. 
  • Luckmann Integrated Pest Management Award, 2001, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Natural History Survey.
  • Alumni Award for Graduate Student Travel, 2001, University of Illinois
  • 2nd Place Student Competition. 2000. Crop Protection Section. Joint meeting of the Socièté d’Entomologie du Québec, Entomological Society of Canada, and Entomological Society of America, Montreal, Canada.
  • Graduate College Conference Travel Grant, 2000, University of Illinois
  • Alumni Award for Graduate Student Travel, 1999, Univeristy of Illinois
  • Netherlands Fellowship. To attend to the International Integrated Pest Management Course, International Agricultural Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Mar. – Jul., 1996.
  • Honor Student. Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina. Graduate College, Entomology, Lima, Perú.
  • Honor Student, 1995, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Lima, Peru
  • Honor Student, 1994, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Lima, Peru

Publications

Pest Alerts!!!

Chemical Trial Reports:

Entomology:

YouTube Videos:

Horticulture:

IPM:

Hometown: Lima, Peru