Peter Shearer

Peter Shearer   

Peter Shearer, Professor of Entomology
Ph.D., Entomology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.S., Entomology, Oregon State University
B.S., Plant science, Rutgers University, New Jersey with honors

Phone: 541.386.2030 ext. 215
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Research Areas

Tree fruit entomology, arthropod toxicology, integrated pest management (IPM).

Description of Research

Research activities involve studies on the management of arthropod pests of pome and stone fruits by enhancing IPM strategies and tactics including chemical, cultural, and biological control. Current focus areas include sublethal effects of new pesticides on natural enemies, insecticide resistance management and using herbivore induced host plant volatiles to evaluate impacts of pesticides on target and non-target arthropods.

Publications (Selected)

Beers, E. H., van Steenwyk, R. A.,Shearer, P. W., Coates, W. W. and Grant, J. A. 2011.  Developing Drosophila suzukii management programs for sweet cherry in the western United States. Pest Manag Sci 67(11): 1386-1395. 

Dalton D.T., Walton V.M., Shearer, P.W., Walsh, D.B., Caprile J. and R. Isaacs. 2011. Laboratory survival of Drosophila suzukii under simulated winter conditions of the Pacific Northwest and seasonal field trapping in five primary regions of small and stone fruit production in the United States. Pest Manag Sci 67(11): 1368-1374.

A. L., P. W. Shearer, G. C. Hamilton. 2011. Seasonal phenology and monitoring of the non-native Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in soybean. Env. Entomol. 40(2): 231-238.

 Jones, V. P., T. R. Unruh, D. R. Horton, N. J. Mills, J. F. Brunner, E. H. Beers, P. W. Shearer. 2009. Tree Fruit IPM Programs in the Western United States: The challenge of enhancing biological control through intensive management. Pest Manag Sci. 2009; 65: 1305–1310.

 Agnello, A.M., A. Atanassov, J. C. Bergh, D. J. Biddinger, L. J. Gut, M. J. Haas, J. K. Harper, H. W. Hogmire, L. A. Hull, L. F. Kime, G. Krawczyk, P. S. McGhee, J. P. Nyrop, W. H. Reissig, P. W. Shearer (corresponding author), R. W. Straub, R. T. Villanueva, J. F. Walgenbach. 2009. Reduced-Risk Pest Management Programs for Eastern U.S. Apple and Peach Orchards: A 4-Year Regional Project.  Am. Ent. 55(3): 184-197.

 Nielsen, A.L., P. Shearer, and G.C. Hamilton. 2008. Toxicity of Insecticides to Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) using a Glass-Vial Bioassay. J. Econ. Entomol. 101(4): 1439-1442.

 Krimian, A., P. W. Shearer, Aijun Zhang, G. C. Hamilton and J. Aldrich. 2008.  Field trapping of invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, with geometric isomers of methyl 2,4,6-decatrienoate. J. Agric. Food Chem. 56: 197–203.

 Aldrich. J. R., A. Khrimian, A. Zhang, and P. W. Shearer. 2006. Bug pheromones (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and tachinid fly host-finding. Denesia. 19:1015-1031.

 Atanassov, A. and P. W. Shearer. 2006.  Peach extrafloral nectar impacts life span and reproduction of adult Grapholita molesta (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 22 (1): 41-47.

 Lalancette, N., R. D. Belding, P. W. Shearer, J. L Frecon, and W. H. Tietjen.  2005. Evaluation of hydrophobic and hydrophilic kaolin particle films for peach crop, arthropod, and disease management. Pest Mgt. Sci. 61:25–39.

 Shearer, P. W. and A. Atanassov. 2004. Impact of peach extrafloral nectar on key biological characteristics of Trichogramma minutum Riley (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 789-792.

 Atanassov, A., P. W. Shearer, and G. C. Hamilton. 2003. Peach pest management programs impact beneficial fauna abundance and Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) egg parasitism and predation. Environ. Entomol. 32: 780-788.

 Atanassov, A., P. W. Shearer, G. Hamilton, and D. Polk. 2002.  Development and implementation of a reduced risk peach arthropod management program in New Jersey orchards. J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 803-812.

 Shearer, P. W. and J. L. Frecon. 2002. Managing Brachycaudus persicae (Homoptera: Aphididae) during peach orchard establishment.  J. Econ. Entomol.  95: 368-371.

 de Lame, F. M., J. J. Hong, P. W. Shearer, and L B. Brattsten. 2001. Sex related differences in the resistance of Oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) to organophosphate insecticides. Pest Mgt. Sci. 57: 822-832.

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