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 in 1954. In the summer of 1958, Lyman Henderson replaced Randall Latta.

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).

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.

Chittenden, F. H. 1894. The more important insects injurious to stored grain. U. S. Dept. Agric. Yearbook of Agric. for 1894: 277-94.

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

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.

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., 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.

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