Pest management of deciduous fruit, nut, and vine crops.
My research interest is in integrated insect pest management of deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops. I also have an interest in various insect-marking techniques as a means to measure insect dispersal and other biological parameters.
My current projects deal with the development and registration of new reduced risk insecticides for apples, pears and walnuts, a cultural control technique for control of codling moth in apples and pears and the evaluation of elemental markers (Rb and Cs) and resin encapsulated fluorescent dye markers for use in insect dispersal studies.
Collier, T. R., and R. A. Van Steenwyk. 2002. Prospects for integrated control of olive fruit fly are promising in California. Calif. Agr. 57(1): 28-32.
Van Steenwyk, R. A., C. F. Fouche, and T. R. Collier. 2004. Seasonal Susceptibility of 'Bartlett' Pears to Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Infestation and Notes on Diapause Induction. J. Econ. Entomol. 97 (3): 976-980.
Collier, T. R., and R. A. Van Steenwyk. 2004. A critical evaluation of augmentation biological control. Biological Control. 31: 245-256.
Van Steenwyk, R. A., and F. G. Zalom. 2005. Environmental laws elicit evaluation in pest management. Calif. Agri. 59(1): 2.
Van Steenwyk, R. A., and F. G. Zalom. 2005. Food quality protection act (FQPA) and pest management alternatives to organophosphate (OP) insecticides: An introduction. Calif. Agri. 59(1): 7-10.
Van Steenwyk, R. A., R. M. Nomoto, and S. K. Zolbrod. 2005. Codling moth control in pears, 2004. Arthropod Management Tests 30: A33.
Van Steenwyk, R. A., W. W. Coates, R. M. Nomoto, and S. K. Zolbrod. 2005. Codling moth control in walnuts, 2004. Arthropod Management Tests 30: D13.
Robert Van Steenwyk
Office Phone Number510-643-5159
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720