CAES: Hugh A. Smith

Hugh A. Smith

Valley Laboratory
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
153 Cook Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
Voice: (860) 687-4763 Fax: (860) 683-4987
E-mail: Hugh.Smith@ct.gov


Expertise:

Integrated management of arthropod pests of vegetables and strawberries; habitat manipulation to enhance conservation biological control; training programs for Spanish speaking growers and agricultural workers.

 

Education:

1986   B. A. (Classics), Brown University

1993   M. S. (Entomology), University of Florida

1999   Ph. D. (Entomology), University of Florida

 

Station Career:

Assistant Scientist I, July 1, 2008-December 29, 2008
Assistant Scientist II, December 30, 2008-current

 

Past Research:

In Florida, worked on biological control of cucurbit pests and management of whiteflies using mixed cropping systems.  In California, worked on conservation biocontrol of aphids, leafminers and caterpillars in conventional and organically grown vegetable crops.

 

Current Research:

Will focus on methods for monitoring and managing arthropod pests of nursery crops.

 

Selected publictions available from author, Hugh.Smith@ct.gov 

 

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Smith, H. A.  2008.  Habitat Manipulation for the Conservation of Natural Enemies, in Encyclopedia of Pest Management, D. Pimentel, ed.  Taylor and Francis, USA. (PDF)
  • Smith, H. A., W. E. Chaney, and T. A.  Bensen.  2008.  Role of syrphid larvae and other predators in suppressing aphid infestations in organic lettuce on California’s Central Coast.  Journal of Economic Entomlogy. 101: 1526-1532. (PDF)
  • Smith, H. A., and W. E. Chaney.  2007.  A survey of syrphid predators of Nasonovia ribisnigri in organic lettuce on the Central Coast of California.  Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 39-48. (PDF)
  • Smith, H. A.  2004.  Management of arthropod pests of agriculture in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  American Entomologist 50: 90 -105. (PDF)
  • Smith, H. A., E. R. Mitchell, and J. L. Capinera.  2004.  Pest management priorities among Florida's organic vegetable growers.  Florida Scientist 67: 63-73.
  • Smith, H. A., R. McSorley, and J. A. Sierra Izaguirre.  2001.  The effect of intercropping common bean with poor hosts and nonhosts on numbers of immature whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in the Salamá valley, Guatemala.  Environmental Entomology 30: 89-100. (PDF)
  • Smith, H. A., and R. McSorley.  2000.  Intercropping and pest management: A review of major concepts.  American Entomologist 46: 154-161.
  • Smith, H.A., G.A. Evans, and R. McSorley.  2000.  A survey of parasitoids of Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in eastern Guatemala.  Florida Entomologist 83: 492-496.
  • Smith, H. A., R. McSorley, and G. B. Edwards.  2000.  A comparison of some arthropod groups on monocropped and intercropped tomato in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.  Florida Entomologist 83: 358-362.
  • Smith, H. A., and R. McSorley.  2000.  Potential of field corn as a barrier crop and eggplant as a trap crop for management of Bemisia argentifolii on common bean in north Florida.  Florida Entomologist.  83: 145 -158. (PDF)
  • Smith, H. A., R. L. Koenig, H. J. McAuslane and R. McSorley.  2000.  Effect of silver reflective mulch and a summer squash trap crop on densities of immature Bemisia argentifolii on organic bean.  Journal of Economic Entomology 93: 726-731. (PDF)
  • Smith, H. A., J. L. Capinera, J. E. Peña, and B. Linbo-Terhaar.  1994.  Parasitism of pickleworm and melonworm by Cardiochiles diaphaniae.  Environmental Entomology 23: 1283-1293.

Fact sheets

Smith, H. A.  2010.  Leafminer pests of Connecticut Nurseries.
Leafminer Pests of Connecticut Nurseries (165.63kb, 6 pages, PDF Format)
Spanish Version--Minadores plaga en los viveros del estado de Connecticut (165.64kb, 7 pages, PDF Format, Spanish version of Leafminer Pests of Connecticut Nurseries)

Smith, H. and R. Cowles.  2009.  Monitoring arthropod pests of Connecticut nurseries. Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Magazine.  Issue 2.  Pp. 12-15.
Monitoring Arthropod Pests of Connecticut Nurseries (150.94kb, 5 pages, PDF Format)
Spanish Version--
El monitoreo de artrópodos plaga en los viveros del Noreste de los Estados Unidos (374.37kb, 6 pages, PDF Format, Spanish version of Monitoring Arthropod Pests of Connecticut Nurseries)

Smith, H., R. Cowles and R. Hiskes.  2009.  Scale insect pests of Connecticut trees and ornamentals.  Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Magazine.  Issue 5.  Pp. 18-23.
Scale Insect Pests of Connecticut Trees and Ornamentals (247.03kb, 7 pages, PDF Format)
Spanish Version--Insectos Escama que son plagas en arbóles y ornamentales en el estado de Connecticut (184.16kb, 10 pages, PDF Format, Spanish version of Scale Insect Pests of Connecticut Trees and Ornamentals)

Leafhopper Pests of Connecticut Nurseries and Landscapes (96.17kb, 5 pages, PDF Format)
Spanish Version-- Saltahojas plaga en los viveros y paisajes del estado de Connecticut (101.26kb, 5 pages, PDF Format, Spanish version of Leafhopper Pests of Connecticut Nurseries and Landscapes)





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