Silvia Rondon

Professor & Extension Entomologist Specialist
silvia.rondon [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-567-8321
Fax: 541-5672240

IPM, Biological Control, Insect Ecology, Integrated Pest Management.

The goal of my research program is to develop and implement cost-effective reduced-risk Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices for irrigated crops in eastern Oregon, including potatoes, onions, corn, wheat, etc.  This goal is achieved through the integration of population dynamics studies, understanding insect behavior, and implementing biological and chemical control  methods.  My extension program delivers IPM information to growers, crop consultants, field experts, and  public in general following "one to one" approach, and developing on-farm demonstration trials, presentations, trainings, workshops, and extension publications.

Curriculum Vitae: 

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Hermiston Exp Sta
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for the Crop and Soil Science Department
Graduate Student(s): 
Courses Taught: 

International guest seminars

Integrated pest management in irrigated crops in the United States. 2017. University of Presov, Slovakia; University of Nitra, Slovakia.

Integrated pest management under precision agriculture in the Pacific Northwest: problems and solutions. 2014. Organized by Consejo Superior Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas. Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Madrid Spain. 5 Feb 2014. 

Integrating research and extension in the USA: the entomological perspective. 2013. Organized by University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France. 11 June 2013. 

Integrating research and extension in the USA: the entomological perspective. 2013. Organized by INRA Ploudaniel, Germicopa and Bretagne Plants, Finistere, France. 2 June 2013. 

Integrating research and extension in the USA: the entomological perspective. 2013. Organized by INRA and Arvalis, France. Paris, France. 23 May 2013.

Integrating research and extension in the USA: the entomological perspective. 2013. Organized by INRA and Cetiom, France. Plaisir-Grignon, Paris, France. 22 May 2013. 

International online class: 4th International Protected Agriculture Seminar (4to Diplomado Internacional en Horticultura Protegida). Organized by Webex. 23 June 2012. 

Integrating research and extension in North America: the entomological perspective. Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina. 31 Oct. 2008. Lima, Perú. 

Integrated pest management in greenhouses. Greenhouse Vegetable Production. Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agraria. 19-21 Feb. 2003. Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. 

Potential new biological control for insect pest management in strawberry. North America Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting. 21-24 Jan. 2003. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  

Guest seminars

Developing and IPM program for potatoes in eastern Oregon. Texas A & M, Department of Entomology. College Station, TX. Spring 2012.  

Addressing entomological issues through research and extension in Eastern Oregon. Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science. Corvallis, OR. Spring 2010.  

Is IPM appropriate for every crop? experiences through research, education, teaching and on-farm demonstration trials. Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science. Corvallis, OR. Spring 2007.  

Breaking new ground: Experiences on IPM through research and on farm trials. Hermiston, OR. Spring 2005.  

IPM through research and on farm trials. Corvallis, OR. Spring 2005.  

Does crop type make a difference? Ovipositional preference of the western corn rootworm in Illinois. Fall 2001.  

Oviposition characteristics of the new strain of western corn rootworm in the Midwest. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Crop Sciences, IL. 18 Jun. 2001.  

Guest lectures (national and regional)

Exploring world agriculture. AGRI438-Winter 2018. 1 h. College of Agriculture, Oregon State University. Webminar. 

Irrigated Crops. Fall 2016. 4 h. CSS122. Blue Mountatin Community College, Hermiston, OR.  

Entomology in irrigated crops. Fall 2016. 1 h. AGRI299 Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR. 

Integrating biological control into IPM systems. Integrated Pest Management Course. Spring 2006. 2 h. ENT 442/542. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Integrated pest management for vegetable crops. Advanced Vegetable Production Techniques. University of Florida, Spring 2005. 3 h. HOS5565. Gainesville, FL.

Managing pests in vegetable crops. Commercial Production of Cool Weather Vegetables Course. University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Department, Spring 2005. 1 h. VEC 3222. Gainesville, FL.

Pest management, biological and chemical control. Greenhouse and Protected Vegetable Production Course. University of Florida, Horticultural Science Department, Spring 2004. 2 h. ALS 5932 and VEC 4932. Gainesville, FL.

Pest management through biological control. Advanced Vegetable Production Course. University of Florida, Horticultural Science Department, Spring 2003. 2h. HOS 5565. Gainesville, FL.

Development of integrated pest management. Greenhouse and Protected Vegetable Production Course. University of Florida, Horticultural Science Department, Spring 2002. 2h. ALS 5932 and VEC 4932. Gainesville, FL.

 Workshops:

Integrated pest management train the trainer. Snce 2009-present.  

Insect in the PNW workshop.  

Planning and implementing sustainable IPM systems.  

Monitoring and identifying the potato psyllid in the Columbia Basin.  

Potato psyllids.  

Potato psyllids identification.  

Potato psyllids identification. 

Monitoring potato pests-Agrinorthwest.  

Potato psyllids identification.  

IPM potatoes and onions in the USA.  

AGN’s Ag tech, utility tech and select farm managers’ workshop.  

Spotted Winged Drosophila Workshop.  

Insect ID session: potato tuberworms, leafhoppers, aphids, psyllids and natural enemies.  

Insect ID on potatoes: which ones cause the most damage, what damage to look for, life cycles.  

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop: with particular reference to grasshopper management.

International Teaching Experience

Courses Taught: General Entomology (AG3013), Insect Rearing Techniques (AG4007), and Agricultural Entomology (AG3241). Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Lima, Perú. Apr. 1996-Jul. 1997.

Headquarters: 
Experiment Station
My Publications

I currently have no publications listed within this site.

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

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