Interactions between crop pests (insects, nematodes, plant disease, and weeds) with crop growth and yield
Bruce Potter is an Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton. He’s been working at the SWROC and conducting research throughout southwest Minnesota since 1997.
Current research and extension efforts focus primarily on the management of pests of corn and soybean. In addition to contributing to research and extension articles, he has published a growing-season SW MN IPM Newsletter since 1999.
Lagos-Kutz, D., B. Potter, C. DiFonzo, H. Russel, and G.L. Hartman. 2018. Two aphid species, Phorodon cannabis and Ropalosiphum rufiabdominale, Identified as potential pests on industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa, L. in the US Midwest. Crop, Forage Turfgrass Manage. 4: 1- 3. doi:10.2134/cftm2018.04.0032
Hanson, A. A., J. Menger-Anderson, C. Silverstein, B. D. Potter, I.V. MacRae, E.W. W Hodgson, and R.L Koch. 2017. Evidence for Soybean Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Resistance to Pyrethroid Insecticides in the Upper Midwestern United States. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(5): 2235–2246,https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tox235
Krupke, C. H., A.M. Alford, E.M. Cullen, E.W. Hodgson, J. J. Knodel, B. McCornack, B.D. Potter, M. I. Spigler, K. Tilmon, and K. Welch, 2017. Assessing the value and pest management window provided by neonicotinoid seed treatments for management of soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) in the Upper Midwestern United States. Pest. Manag. Sci, 73: 2184–2193. doi:10.1002/ps.4602
Ludwick, D.C., L. N. Meihls, K. R. Ostlie, B. D. Potter, L. French and B. E. Hibbard. 2017.Minnesota field population of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) shows incomplete resistance to Cry34Ab1/Cry35Ab1 and Cry3Bb1. J. Appl. Entomol. 141: 28-40.
Koch, R.L., B. D. Potter, P. A. Glogoza, E. W. Hodgson, C.H. Krupke, J. F. Tooker,C. D. DiFonzo, A. P. Michel, K. J. Tilmon, T. J. Prochaska, J J. Knodel, R. J. Wright, T. E. Hunt,B. Jensen, A. J. Varenhorst, B. P. McCornack, K. A. Estes and J. L. Spencer. 2016. Biology and Economics of Recommendations for Insecticide-Based Management of Soybean Aphid.Plant Health Prog. 17(4):265-269.
Zukoff, S.N, K. R. Ostlie, L. French, B. D. Potter, A. L. Zukoff, M.R. Ellersieck and Bruce E. Hibbard. 2016. Evaluation of Cry3Bb1-selected field populations of the western corn rootworm on mCry3A, Cry3Bb1, eCry3.1Ab and Cry34/35Ab1 corn in laboratory and greenhouse assays. Economic Entomology. 109(3):1387-1398
McCarville, M. T., M. E. O’Neal,B. D. Potter, K. J. Tilmon, E. M. Cullen, B. P. McCornack, J. F. Tooker, and D. A. Prischmann-Voldseth. 2014. One gene versus two: a regional study on the efficacy of single gene versus pyramided resistance for soybean aphid management. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(4)1680-1687
D. W. Ragsdale, B. P. McCornack, R. C. Venette, B. D. Potter, I. V. MacRae, E. W. Hodgson, M. E. O’Neal, K. D. Johnson, R. J. O’Neil, C. D. Difonzo, T. E. Hunt, P. A. Glogoza, and E. M. Cullen. 2007. Economic threshold for soybean aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae). J. Econ. Entomol. 100(4) 1258-1267
Honors and Awards
2018. Entomological Society of America. Plant-Insect Ecosystem (P-IE) IPM Team Award. 2018 ESA, ESC and ESBC Joint Annual meeting. Nov. 11-14, 2018. Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
2018. International IPM Award of Excellence, (North Central Soybean Entomology Research and Extension Team). 9th Annual International IPM symposium. March 19, 2018. Baltimore, MD.
2014. University of Minnesota Extension. Dean's Award for Distinguished Team. Institute of Ag Professionals
2013. Mid America CropLife Association. Educator of the Year.
2000. Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Technology Transfer Award
1990. USDA-APHIS-PPQ. Outstanding Contributions to the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program