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Ronald F L  Mau

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Ronald F L Mau

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Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Address :

3050 Maile Way
                    Honolulu, HI 96822

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Gilmore Hall 605

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Specialties :

Economic entomology; Pest management; Integrated Pest Management; pest biology: Vegetables in gen.-Insect ManagementOrnamentals in gen.-Insect ManagementTurf in gen.-Insect ManagementPapaya-Insect Management

Research Interests :

Insect pest management in vegetable crops; management of tephritid fruit fly pests; insecticide resistance management of pests

Recent Publications :

  • Vargas, R.I, R.F.L. Mau, J.D. Stark, J.C. Pinero, L. Leblanc, and S. K. Souder. 2010. Evaluation of metnyl eugenol and cue-lure traps with solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly monitoring and male annihilation in the Hawaii area-wide pest management program. J. Econ Entomol..  In Press.
  • Piñero, J.C., R.F.L. Mau, G.T. McQuate, and R.I. Vargas,  2009. Novel bait stations for attract-and-kill of pestiferous fruit flies. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 133 (2) 208-216.
  • Klungness, L.M., R. I. Vargas, E.B. Jang, R.F.L. Mau and K. Kinney. 2009. Susceptibility of ripe avocado to invasive alien fruit flies (Tephritidae) on the island of Hawaii. Proc. Hawaii. Ent. Soc.  41: 1-13.
  • Pinero, J. C. R. F. L. Mau, and R. I. Vargas. 2009. Managing oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae)( using spinosad-based protein bait sprays in papaya orchards in Hawaii.  J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 1123-1132
  • Vargas, R. I., J. C. Pinero, R.F. L. Mau, J. D. Stark, M. Hertlein, A. Mafra-Neto, R. Coler, and A. Getchell.  2009. Attraction and mortality of oriental fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to SPLAT-MAT-Methyl Eugenol with spinosad. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 131: 286-293.
  • Jang, E.. B., G.T. McQuate, D. O. McInnis, R. C. Bautista, R. I. Vargas, R. F. L. Mau and Lyle Wong. Targeted cue-lure trapping, bait-spray, sanitation, sterile-male and parasitoid releases in an area wide integrated melon fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) control program in Hawaii. 2009. Amer. Entomol. 54: 240-250.
  • Vargas, R. I., R. E. Burns, R. F. L. Mau, J. D Stark, P. Cook, and J. C. Pinero. 2009. Captures in methyl eugenol and cue-lure detection traps with and without insecticides and with a Farma Tech solid lure and insecticide despenser.  J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 552-557.
  • Vargas R.I., R.F.L. Mau, E. B. Jang, R.M. Faust and L. Wong.2008. The Hawaii fruit fly areawide pest management programme.In O. Koul, G.W. Cuperus, and N. C. Elliott (Eds.), Areawide Pest Management: Theory and Implementation. CAB International.300-325.
  • Mau, R.F.L., E.B. Jang and R.I. Vargas. 2007. The Hawaii Area-Wide Fruit Fly Pest Management Programme: Influence of Partnership and a Good Education Programme, In Vreysen, M.J.B., A.S. Robinson, and J. Hendrichs (Eds.), Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Vargas, R. I., R. F. L. Mau, and E. B. Jang. 2007. The Hawaii area-wide pest management program: Accomplishments and future directions. Proc. Hawaii. Entomol. Soc. 39: 99-104.
  • McInnis, D., L. Leblanc, and R. Mau. 2007. Development and field release of a genetic sexing strain of the melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae.Hawaii. Proc. Haw. Entomol. Soc. 39: 105-110.
  • Jang, E. B., R. F. L. Mau, R. I. Vargas, and D. O. McInnis.2006.Exporting fruit from low fruit fly prevalence zones with a multiple mitigation systems approach.. In Proc. Intern. Symp. on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests, Okinawa, Japan (Oct. 8-11, 2006).
  • Mau, R.F.L., J.S. Sugano, E.B. Jang, R.I. Vargas, and L.Wong.2006.Public and private partnerships in area-wide fruit fly pest management for the benefit of farmers: The Hawaii experience. In Proc. Intern. Symp. on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests, Okinawa, Japan (Oct. 8-11, 2006).
  • Vargas, R.I., R.F.L. Mau, L. Wong, and E. B. Jang.2006.Successful utilization of the area-wide approach for the management of fruit flies in Hawaii.. In Proc. Intern. Symp. on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests, Okinawa, Japan (Oct. 8-11, 2006).
  • Barry, J.D., N.W. Miller, J.C. Pinero, A. Tuttle, R.F.L. Mau, R. I. Vargas.2006.Effectiveness of protein baits on melon fly and oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae): Attraction, feeding, and foraging.J. Econ. Entomol.99(4): 1161-1167
  • Zhao, J.-Z., H. L. Collins, Y.-X. Li, R. F. L. Mau, G. D. Thompson, M. Hertlein, J. T. Andaloro, R. Boykin, and A. M. Shelton. 2006. Monitoring diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) resistance to spinosad, indoxacarb and emamectin benzoate. J. Econ. Entomol.99(1): 176-181.