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2005-2008 Cottonwood Leaf Beetle
  Management with a transplant soak and biorationals

Standard & novel imidacloprid treatments

2005-2008 Non-Target Effects of Imidacloprid
  Green Lacewings
  Lady Beetles
Residential IPM
  Residential IPM


Academic Courses
  Entomology 4015: Ornamentals and Turf Entomology 2000-2014


Hort 5009: Pesticides in Horticulture: Their Use and Abuse 2004-2014

Public Courses
  Master Gardener
  MDA A&E, MNLA, UM Pesticide Certification Training workshops
Extension Publications
  IPM of Midwest Landscapes Online Book
  CUES Extension Publications



Krischik, V. A., M. Zbinden, and C. Reed. Landscape IPM: Conservation of beneficial insects with species of native Midwest plants  (in manuscript)

Krischik, V, M Spivak, K Klyczek, K Mogen, J Wu, J Scholer. Effect of chronic exposure of imdacloprid in sugar syrup on honeybee colony health, PLOSONE  (in manuscript)

Krischik, V., M. Rogers, G. Gupta, and A. Varshney. 2014.Soil-applied imidacloprid is translocated to ornamental flowers and reduces survival of adult Coleomegilla maculata, Harmonia axyridis, and Hippodamia convergens ladybeetles, and larval Danaus plexippus and Vanessa cardui. submitted to PLoS ONE on April 23 2014, revised Dec 10 2014

Scholer, J. and V. Krischik. 2014. Chronic exposure of imidacloprid and clothianidin reduce queen survival, foraging, and nectar storing in colonies of Bombus impatiens. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91573. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091573

Tenczar, E. G., and V. A. Krischik. 2007. Comparison of standard (granular and drench) and novel (tablet, stick soak, and root dip) imidacloprid treatments for cottonwood leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) management on hybrid poplar. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1611-1621.

Krischik, V. A., A .Landmark, and G. Heimpel. 2007. Soil-applied imidacloprid is translocated to nectar and kills nectar-feeding Anagyrus pseudococci (Girault) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) Environ. Entomol. 36(5): 1238-1245.

Tenczar, E. G., and V. A. Krischik. 2007. Effects of new cultivars of ninebark on feeding and ovipositional behavior of the specialist ninebark beetle, Calligrapha spiraeae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). HortScience 42(6): 1396-1399.

Rogers, M. A., V. A. Krischik, and L. A. Martin. 2007. Effect of soil application of imidacloprid on survival of adult green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), used for biological control in greenhouse. Biological Control 42(2): 172-177.

Gupta, G., and V. A. Krischik. 2007. Professional and consumer insecticides for the management of adult Japanese beetle on hybrid tea rose. J. Econ. Entomol. 100(3): 830-837.

Robbins, P. S., V. A. Krischik, and 12 others. 2006. Trapping Phyllophaga spp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) using sex attractants. J. Insect Science 6(39): 1-124

Tenczar, E. G., and V. A. Krischik. 2006. Management of cottonwood leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) with a novel transplant soak and biorational insecticides to conserve coccinellid beetles. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(1): 102-108.

Smith, S. F. and V. A. Krischik. 2000. Effects of biorational pesticides on four coccinellid species (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) having potential as biological control agents in interiorscapes. J. Econ. Entomol. 93(3): 732-736.

Smith, S. F. and V. A. Krischik. 1999. Effects of systemic imidacloprid on Coleomegilla maculata. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Environ. Entomol. 28(6): 1180-1195.



1. Krischik, Vera A., and J Davidson. 2004. IPM of Midwest landscapes. MN Agr. Exp Station, 316 pp         /old/ipmbook.htm




2. Barbosa, P., V. Krischik, and C. Jones. 1991. Microbial mediation of plant insect interactions, John Willey and Sons, NY, 514 pp.

3. Krischik, V. and D. Galliart. 1991. Grain Insect Pest management, USDA AMS, 145 pp.



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