Babu Panthi

Postdoctoral Scholar
babu.panthi [at] oregonstate.edu

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 3047

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I have strong interest in understanding biology and ecology of insects in agro-ecosystem and develop pest management tools that are efficient and sustainable. Research interests are in spatio-temporal distribution, economic thresholds, sampling plans, phenology models, host-plant resistance, biological control, and insecticide-resistance management. I want to build my career as a research entomologist conducting research in agriculture and integrated pest management.

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At OSU
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Crop and Soil Science
Beyond OSU
Biography

I am an entomologist with a strong background in integrated pest management of agricultural insect pests. Research interests are in understanding the ecology and behavior of insect pests to develop economical and eco-friendly pest management programs. The specific research focus is to develop and/or improve monitoring and decision making, sampling techniques, cultural, biological, and chemical control options for integrated management of existing and invasive agricultural pest

My Publications
Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

2021                     Panthi, B., L.G. Van Slambrook, E.C. Verhoeven, J. M. Duringer, N. Kaur. Screening grass cultivars for resistance against sod webworm. Virtual. 80th                               Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference. 5 Jan. Paper

2020                     Panthi, B. Ecology, behavior, and management of chilli thrips in Florida strawberry. Invited speaker. SONE Webinar Series, Society of Overseas                                     Nepalese Entomologists. 6 Dec. Paper

2020                     Panthi, B., S. Lahiri, J. Renkema, and O. Liburd. Determining the critical density, the spatial distribution, and a sequential sampling plan for                                               Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Florida strawberry. 2020 Entomology Virtual Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. 11-                                25 Nov. Paper

2020                     Panthi, B., S. Lahiri, J. Renkema, and O. Liburd. Biology and management of chilli thrips in strawberry. 2020 Entomology Virtual Annual Meeting,                                     Entomological Society of America. 11-25 Nov. Infographic

2020                     Lahiri, S. and B. Panthi. Thrips management in Florida strawberries. Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Savannah, Georgia, 9-12                                 Jan. Paper

2019                     Panthi, B., S. Lahiri, J. Renkema, and O. Liburd. The short-range dispersal of chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis, among strawberry plants. AgExpo                                     2019, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Wimauma, Florida. 21 Nov. Poster

2019                     Panthi, B., S. Lahiri, J. Renkema, and O. Liburd. Assessing distribution and critical density of Scirtothrips dorsalis in Florida strawberry and blueberry.                               Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 16-21 Nov. Paper

2019                     Lahiri, S. and B. Panthi. Current pest management practices and challenges in winter strawberry production in Florida. Entomological Society of                                       America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 16-21 Nov. Paper

2019                     Panthi, B., S. Lahiri, J. Renkema, and O. Liburd. Optimizing spray timing for chilli thrips management in Florida strawberry. Science Communication                                 Seminar. Gulf Coast Postdoc and Student Association, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Wimauma, Florida. 26 Sep.                                 Paper

2019                     Panthi, B., S. Lahiri, J. Renkema, and O. Liburd. Determining when to spray insecticide after scouting for Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood in Florida                                           strawberry. Annual meeting of Florida Entomological Society in Jupiter, Florida. 21-23 Jul. Invited speaker. Symposium on: “Uncharted Territory:                                       Entomology in Support of Florida’s Emerging Crops and Production.” Paper

2019                     Panthi, B. and J. Renkema. Estimating aggregation and dispersion parameters of chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in                                         Florida berries. 2019 Graduate Student Research Day, Gulf Coast Postdoc and Student Association, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center,                                     University of Florida, Wimauma, Florida, 4 Apr. Poster

2019                     Panthi, B. and J. Renkema. Behavior and management of chilli thrips in Florida strawberry. North American Strawberry Symposium. Orlando, Florida,                               3-6 Feb. Paper

2018                     Panthi, B. and J. Renkema. Assessing spatial distribution of chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Florida berries. 92nd                                         Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch, Entomological Society of America. Orlando, Florida, 4-7 Mar. Invited speaker. Symposium on: “Bridging                               the Gap in Berry Production and Research in the Southeast: Updates on the Latest Issues.” Paper

2017                     Panthi, B. and J. Renkema. Assessing spatial distribution of chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Florida berries.                                                 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 4-8 Nov. Poster

2017                     Renkema, J., S. Devkota, B. Panthi, O. Liburd, and J. Funderburk. Insecticide rotations for thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) management in Florida                                 strawberry. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 4-8 Nov. Paper

2017                     Panthi, B. and J. Renkema. Chilli thrips, movement among potted strawberry plants. 100th annual meeting of Florida Entomological Society in San                                   Juan, Puerto Rico. 16-20 Jul. Paper

2016                     Panthi, B., D. Seal, G. Nuessly, and J. Capinera. Host Selection, growth, and survival of melonworm (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on four cucurbit crops                               under laboratory conditions. 90th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch, Entomological Society of America. Raleigh, North Carolina, 13-16 Mar.                               Poster

2014                     Panthi, B., D. Seal, G. Nuessly, and J. Capinera. Seasonal abundance and distribution of melonworm Diaphania hyalinata L. (Lepidoptera:                                               Crambidae) in cucurbits. 97th Annual Meeting of Florida Entomological Society. Jupiter, Florida. 3-6 Aug. Paper

2014                     Panthi, B., D. Seal, G. Nuessly, and J. Capinera. Growth response of melonworm, Diaphania hyalinata Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to 4                                       cultivars of cucurbit grown in South Florida. 127th Annual Meeting of Florida State Horticultural Society. Clearwater Beach, Florida. 1-3 Jun. Paper

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