U. S. Federal Stored-Product Entomology

The stored-product entomology programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are discussed in the following publications. An early publication on stored-products insects in the United States was written by Chittenden of the Bureau of Entomology in 1894 (Simmons 1964). He was in charge of work on truck crop and stored-product insects. In 1917, Ernest A. Back became the first leader of the Division of Stored-Product Insects Investigations in the Bureau of Entomology. January 1, 1934 stored-product entomology was dispersed among other divisions and 18 years later, in September 1951, the division was reassembled under Randall Latta. Stored-product insect research was transferred to Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in 1954. In the summer of 1958, Lyman Henderson replaced Randall Latta. A handout given to visitors at Savannah, Georgia Laboratory lists AMS field stations and gives a Brief history of the Savannah Laboratory.

Animal and Plant Health Service (APHS) was created in 1971, separating the regulatory from research activities of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) (Henneberry 2008). In 1972, Agricultural Research Service decentralized joining research and extension under Science and Education Administration and Milton Ouye became national program staff responsible for stored-product entomology. Ken Vick replaced Milton Ouye and Dan Strickman replaced Ken Vick. With the enactment of the federal Food and Drug Act of 1906, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) research on microanalytical entomology began to identify insect fragments that adulterate food (Olsen et al. 1996).

Robert Davis organized the International Working Conference of on Stored-Product Entomology in 1974 and the first meeting was at the Stored-Product Insects Research and Development Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Savannah, Geogia. In 1986, the name was changed to International Working Conference on Stored-Product Protection (IWCSPP) to include non-entomological research. James Throne (2014) wrote a history of IWCSPP and developed a website (http://spiru.cgahr.ksu.edu/proj/iwcspp/) at which all of the proceeding could be searched by author and title, and pdf files of papers from all but one proceeding could be downloaded.

Blake, Doris H. 1951. Two old coleopterists. Coleopterists Bulletin 5(4): 49-54.

Blake, Doris H. 1951. Two old coleopterists. Coleopterists Bulletin 5(5/6): 65-72.

Blake, Doris H. 1952. Two old coleopterists. Coleopterists Bulletin 6(1): 3-9.

Blake, Doris H. 1952. Two old coleopterists. Coleopterists Bulletin 6(2): 19-26.

Bry, Roy E. and Robert Davis 1972. 25 years of service to wool consumers. National Wool Grower 62: 33–34.

Chittenden, F. H. 1894. The more important insects injurious to stored grain. U. S. Dept. Agric. Yearbook of Agric. for 1894: 277-294.

Cogburn, R. R. 1975. Stored rice insects research – 1975. Rice Journal 78(7): 78.

Cotton, R. T. 1961. Long, long trail of organized research to control insect infestations. Northwestern Miller, 265(9), 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35.

Davis, Robert, Roy E. Bry and Henry A. Highland 1972. 25 years of service to industry and the consumer. Savannah Magazine 3: 10-13.

Davis, Robert,  Roy E. Bry and Helen C. F. Su 1990. Post-harvest entomological research program at the stored-product insects research and development laboratory. Zhengzhou Grain College Journal 2(2): 21–27.

Henderson, L. S. 1965. The status of stored-product insect research in the U. S. Department of Agriculture. p. 660. In Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Entomology, July 8-16, 1964.

Henneberry, T. J. 2008. Federal Entomology. USDA, ARS, Agric. Information Bull. 802.

Howard, Leland Ossian. 1930. A history of applied entomology (Somewhat anecdotal). Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Publ. 3065.

Laudani, H. 1954. Control of stored-product and household insects. a review of some research at the USDA, Savannah, Georgia laboratory. U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Laudani, Hamilton and Dean F. Davis. 1955. Status of federal research on the development of insect-resistant packages. TAPPI Journal (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) 38: 322-326.

Latta, R. 1957. Insect problems in the marketing of agricultural products. Journal of Economic Entomology 50: 519-521.

Latta, R. 1959. Stored-product insect research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Proceedings of the fourth international congress of crop protection. Biologische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig.

McGaughey, W. H., and R. R. Cogburn. 1971. Current Stored Product Insect Research. Rough Rice. DDVP-Gardona Used in Combination. Rice Journal 74: 50.

Nelson, H. D. 1979. New problems and new programs p. 369-375 In Bulla, L. A. Mills, R. B. Pedersen, J. R. Strong, R. G. (eds.) Proceedings of Symposium on Prevention and Control of Insects in Stored-Food Products April 9-13, 1978 Manhattan, Kansas.

Olsen, A. R., T. H. Sidebotton and S. A. Knight. 1996. Fundamentals of Microanalytical Entomology, a practical guide to detecting and identifying filth in foods. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida

Ouye, M. T. 1984. An overview of post harvest insect research performed by usda, ars laboratories.  p. 201-224. In F. J. Baur (ed.) Insect Management for Food Storage and Processing, Amer. Assoc. Cereal Chem., St Paul, Minn.

Reed, W. D., P. Simmons and A. W. Morrill Jr. 1959. Ernest Adna Back. J. Econ. Entomol. 52: 809-810.

Simmons, P. 1964. An outline of recent progress in stored-product entomology. Journal of Economic Entomology 57: 29-31.

Throne, James E. 2014 History of the International Working Conferences on Stored-Product Protection. P. 599-604. In  Arthur, F.H; Kengkanpanich , R.; Chayaprasert, W.; Suthisut, D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, 24-28 November 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Throne, James E., Guy J. Hallman, Judy A. Johnson and Peter A. Follett. 2003. Post-harvest entomology research in the United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service. Pest Manag. Sci. 59: 619–628.

Throne, J.E. 2010. Overview of North American stored product research. p. 42-49. In Carvalho, M.O.; Fields, P.G.; Adler, C.S.; Arthur, F.H.; Athanassiou, C.G.; Campbell, J.F.; Fleurat-Lessard, F.; Flinn, P.W.; Hodges, R.J.; Isikber, A.A.; Navarro, S.; Noyes, R.T.; Riudavets, J.; Sinha, K.K.; Thorpe, G.R.; Timlick, B.H.; Trematerra, P.; White, N.D.G. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection  27 June to 2 July 2010, Estoril, Portugal. Julius Kühn-Institut, Berlin, Germany.

True, Alfred Charles. 1928. A history of agricultural extension work in the United States, 1785-1923. USDA Misc. Publ. 15, Washington, D.C.

True, Alfred Charles. 1929. A history of agricultural education in the United States 1785-1925. USDA Misc. Publ. 36, Washington, D.C.

True, A. C. 1937. A history of agricultural experimentation and research in the United States, 1607-1925: including a history of the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA Misc. Publ. 251, Washington, D.C.

Weber, G. A. 1930. The Plant quarantine and control administration; its history, activities and organization. The Brookings Institution, Washington.

Yerington, Albert P. 1972. Current Research on Control of Stored-Product Insects. Professional Sanitation Management


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