Ed Rajotte Ph.D.
- B.S., Biology, University of Connecticut, 1973
- M.S., Entomology, University of Connecticut, 1975
- Ph.D., Entomology, Rutgers University, 1981
Current Graduate Students:
Department Focus Areas:
IPM, international agriculture, pest management policy, biology of fruit pests, pollination and apiculture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYKVI8ayzsw)
Integrated Pest Management, Comparative European and U.S. Agriculture
Integrated pest management; international agriculture; IPM in schools, urban IPM programming.
Research Activities & Interests :
My research focuses on insect ecology and management in support of integrated pest management systems. Domestically, I concentrate on social and economic issues in integrated pest management, bee management and pollination, pest management in under-served urban neighborhoods and fruit IPM. Internationally, I have had projects in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and North Africa primarily designing and testing IPM approaches in tropical vegetables, IPM information systems and impact analysis.
Extension Activities & Interests:
As IPM Coordinator for Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension, I represent and promote IPM with federal, state and municipal governments; represent Pennsylvania to state and federal policy-making bodies on pest management issues; coordinate IPM in schools and urban environments. Our extension IPM programs are team efforts involving close cooperation among members of the entomology department and extension faculty and staff in other departments and in the counties. The Pennsylvania IPM Program represents Penn State's disciplines including entomology, plant pathology, weed science, nematology and others.
Relevant Recent Publications:
Barbarin, Alexis M., Nina E. Jenkins, Edwin G. Rajotte, Matthew B. Thomas, A preliminary evaluation of the potential of Beauveria bassiana for bed bug control, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, Volume 111, Issue 1, 15 September 2012, Pages 82–85, ISSN 0022-2011, 10.1016/j.jip.2012.04.009
Geng, Jian, Zhi-Hong Li, Edwin G. Rajotte, Fang-Hao Wan, Xiao-Yu Lu, Zhi-Ling Wang. 2011. Potential geographical distribution of Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae) in China. Insect Science 18, 575-582.Joshi N. K., L.A. Hull, E.G. Rajotte, G. Krawczyk, E. Bohnenblust. (2011) Evaluating sex pheromone and kairomone-based lures for monitoring of codling moth in apple orchards. Pest Management Science. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.2194/pdf).
Singh, Rajwinder, Abby L. Levitt, Edwin G. Rajotte, Edward C. Holmes, Nancy Ostiguy, Dennis vanEngelsdorp, W. Ian Lipkin, Claude W. dePamphilis, Amy L. Toth, Diana L. Cox-Foster. 2010. RNA Viruses in Hymenopteran Pollinators: Evidence of Inter-Taxa Virus Transmission via Pollen and Potential Impact on Non-Apis Hymenopteran Species. PLoS ONE; 5 (12): e14357
Zaman, F.U., D.D. Calvin, E.G. Rajotte and D.V. Sumerford. 2010. Can a specialist parasitoid, Macorcentrus cingulum, (Hymenoptera:Braconidae), influence the ecotype structure of its preferred host, Ostrinia nubilalis(Lepidoptera:Crambidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 103(2) 249-56. (http://ddr.nal.usda.gov/bitstream/10113/42914/1/IND44351128.pdf)
Arida, G.S., B.S. Punzal, and E.G. Rajotte. 2009. Effect of chlorpyrifos+BPMC insecticide spray on the population density, damage and natural enemies of leafminer (Lirioyza trifolii (Burgess)) on onion (Allium cepa Linn.) grown after rice (Oryza sativa Linn.), The Philippine Entomologist 23: 56-66.
Brewer, M.J., E.G. Rajotte, J.R.Kaplan, P.B. Goodell, D.J. Biddinger, J.N. Landis, R. M. Nowierski, B. F. Smallwood and M.E. Whalon. 2009. Opportunities, experiences and strategies to connect integrated pest management to U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs. American Entomologist 55(3) 140-46. (http://www.entsoc.org/PDF/Pubs/Periodicals/AE/AE-2009/Fall/ae2009-fall-Brewer.pdf)
Huang, H., Rajotte, E.G., Li, Z., Chen, K. and Zhang, S., 2009. A Web-Based Expert System for Assisted identification of Quarantine Stored Insect Pests. Information Processing, Volume 293, Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture II, Volume 1, eds. D. Li, Z. Chunjiang, (Boston: Springer), pp. 701–714.
Wang, N., Li, Z., Wu, J., Rajotte, E.G., Wan, F. and Wang, Z., 2009, The potential geographical distribution of Bactrocera dorsalis (DIPTERA: TEPHRIDIDAE) in China based on emergence rate models and ARCGIS. In IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 293, Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture II, Volume 1, eds. D. Li, Z. Chunjiang, (Boston: Springer), pp. 399–411.
Joshi N. K; L A. Hull; G. Krawczyk; E. G. Rajotte (2008) Field results of mating disruption technologies for the control of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), and oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck) in Pennsylvania apple orchards. Aspects of Applied Biology (84) 153-161.
Pilcher, C. and E.G. Rajotte. 2008. The role of assessment and evaluation in IPM implementation. In Integrated Pest Management. E. B. Radcliff and W. D. Hutchison [Eds]. Cambridge University Press.
Joshi, N.K., Hull, L.A., Myers, C.T., Krawczyk, G., Rajotte, E.G. 2007. Oviposition preference of Oriental fruit moth [Grapholita molesta (Busck), Lepidoptera: Tortricidae] for apple cultivars. Proceedings of the 16th International Plant Protection Congress. 308-309.
Webster, N. and E.G. Rajotte. 2006. Service Learning: A model for integrating IPM methods and practices. Am. Entomol. 52(4) 218-220.
Martin, E.C., A.M. Baltazar, R.P. Robles, J.M. Ramos, E.G. Rajotte, L.T.Kok and S.K. DeDatta. 2005. Life Cycle and Efficacy of Hawaiian Beet Webworm (Spoladea recurvalis F.) as a Potential Biological Conrol Agent Against Horse Purslane (Trianthema portulacastrum L.). Philippine Journal of Weed Science (submitted).
Miller, S.A., A.M.N. R. Karim, A.M. Baltazar, E.G. Rajotte and G.W. Norton. Developing IPM Packages in Asia. P 27-50. In Norton, G. W., E.A. Heinrichs, G.C. Luther and M.E. Irwin (eds.) 2005. Globalizing Integrated Pest Management: A participatory research process. Blackwell Publishing, Ames Iowa. 338 pp.
Norton, G. W., E.G. Rajotte and G.C. Luther. The Paricipatory Integrated Pest Management (PIPM) Process. p 13 – 26. In Norton, G. W., E.A. Heinrichs, G.C. Luther and M.E. Irwin (eds.) 2005. Globalizing Integrated Pest Management: A participatory research process. Blackwell Publishing, Ames Iowa. 338 pp.
Rajotte, E.G., G. W. Norton, G.C. Luther, V. Barrera and K.L. Heong. IPM Transfer and Adoption. P 143-158. In Norton, G. W., E.A. Heinrichs, G.C. Luther and M.E. Irwin (eds.) 2005. Globalizing Integrated Pest Management: A participatory research process. Blackwell Publishing, Ames Iowa. 338 pp.
Arida, G.S., B.S. Punzal, C.C. Ravina, V.P. Gapud, E.G. Rajotte and N. S. Talekar. 2004. Monitoring adult populations fo two insect pests with sex pheromone traps for effective timing of interventions agains the defoliators of onion (Allium cepa L.) grown after rice (Oryza satival.). Philippine Entomologist 18(2) 139-150.
Rajotte, E.G. and A.N.M. Rezaul Karim. 2004. Overview of the South Asia Site in Bangladesh. In Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program. Annual Highlights (2003-2004). Pp 37-42.
Arida, G.S., C.C. Ravina, B.S. Punzal, E.G. Rajotte and N.S. Talekar. 2004. Response of the onion (Allium cepa L.) plant to simulated pest damage. Philippine Entomologist 18(2) 151-162.
Moore, K.M., E.G. Rajotte, C.W. Pitts, I. Dolinniy and O. Cholovska. 2003. Extension services in the transition from post-communist agrarian systems: The case of the plant protection stations in Ukraine. Southern Rural Sociol. 19 (1) pp. 138-165.
Arida, G. S., B. S. Punzal, C. C. Ravina Jr., V. P. Gapud, E. G. Rajotte, and N. S. Talekar. 2002. Sex pheromones in pest management monitoring adult densities of Spodoptera litura (F.) S. exigua (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in rice onion cropping systems. Philippines Rice Technical Bulletin 6(2): 36-40.
Weiss, R. and E.G. Rajotte. 2001. IPM, Science and Science Education: The Best of Three Worlds. A Amer. Entomol. 47(2)74-77.
- Ecological Applications
IPM, biology of fruit pests, pollination and apiculture
- Honey Bee and Pollinator Research
Dr. Rajotte is interested in crop pollination services provided by Apis and non-Apis bees, especially as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. In addition, he is part of team studying the epidemiology of bee viruses.
- Integrated Pest Management
Domestic and international agricultural IPM; Urban IPM implementation; IPM policy and impacts