Sunday, February 18, 2018
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii System
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
 
Research Presentations at Scientific Conferences/Meetings (after joining UH Manoa):

* Invited talks


*Cheng, Z., M. Kellar, K. Mitsuda, R. Manandhar, and J. Li. Research updates on chemical and biological control of coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) in Hawaii. XVI Pacific Entomology Conference. December 5-7, 2017. Honolulu, HI.

*Cheng, Z., B. Bhandari, and M. Kellar. Management of key pests attacking Ficus trees in Hawaii’s urban landscapes. XVI Pacific Entomology Conference. December 5-7, 2017. Honolulu, HI. 

Cheng, Z., M. Kellar, and B. Bhandari. Management of key insect pests of Ficus trees in Hawaii. 2017 Annual Entomological Society of America (ESA) meeting. November 5-8, 2017. Denver, CO. 

Kellar, M., and  Z. Cheng. Efficacy of Systemic Insecticides against Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) in Lab Assays (poster). 2017 Annual ESA meeting. November 5-8, 2017. Denver, CO. 

*Cheng, Z., B. Bhandari, and M. Kellar. Management of stem and leaf gall wasps and lobate lac scale on Ficus in Hawaii. 2017 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Conference. September 19-22, 2017. Waikoloa, HI. 

Lindsey, A., J. DeFrank, and Z. Cheng. Response of seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum), Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon), and goosegrass (Eleusine indica) to post-emergence herbicides (poster). 2017 ASHS Annual Conference. September 19-22, 2017. Waikoloa, HI. 

Marquez, J., K.‐H.Wang, B. S. Sipes, and Z. Cheng. Improving soil conditions for entomopathogenic nematodes with no‐till cover cropping. 2017 The Society of Nematologists Conference. August 13-16, 2017. Williamsburg, VA. 

Waisen, P., K.‐H. Wang, Z. Cheng, and B. S. Sipes. Effective termination methods of Brassica cover crops for suppression of plant‐parasitic nematodes while enhancing soil health. 2017 The Society of Nematologists Conference. August 13-16, 2017. Williamsburg, VA.

Cheng, Z., M. Kellar, A. Hara, and R. Manandhar. Coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) and its management effort on Oahu in Hawaii. 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology. September 25-30, 2016. Orlando, FL.

*Wang, K.-H., S. Ching, J. Marquez, S. Mishra, P. Waisen, and Z. Cheng. Relationships between cover crop plant available nitrogen mineralization rate and nematode soil health indicators (poster). 2016 Joint Meeting of The Society of Nematologists (SON) and The Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA). July 17-22, 2016. Montreal, Canada.

Waisen, P., K.-H. Wang, Z. Cheng, and B.S. Sipes. Developing effective management strategies against plant-parasitic nematodes using oil radish in Hawaii. 2016 Joint Meeting of The Society of Nematologists (SON) and The Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA). July 17-22, 2016. Montreal, Canada.

Marquez, J., K.-H.Wang, B.S. Sipes, and Z. Cheng. Understanding the roles of soil water conservation on indigenous entomopathogenic nematodes and entomopathogenic fungi in a no-till organic mulching system (poster). 2016 Joint Meeting of The Society of Nematologists (SON) and The Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA). July 17-22, 2016. Montreal, Canada.

Cheng, Z., B. Bhandari, A. Hara, and M. Kellar. Research updates on several important landscape pests in Hawaii: Management of coconut rhinoceros beetle, lobate lac scale, and banyan gall wasps. 2016 Annual ESA Pacific Branch meeting. April 03-06, 2016. Honolulu, HI.

Kellar, M., and Z. Cheng. Lab assay of systemic insecticides on the coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) (poster). 2016 Annual ESA Pacific Branch meeting. April 03-06, 2016. Honolulu, HI.

Manandhar, R., M. Kellar, and Z. Cheng. Survey of entomaopathogenic nematodes on Oahu: potential for the biological control of coconut rhinoceros beetle (poster). 2016 Annual ESA Pacific Branch meeting. April 03-06, 2016. Honolulu, HI.

*Cheng, Z. Management effort on Brachymyrmex spp., a nuisance pest in Hawaii’s golf courses. 2015 Annual ESA meeting. November 15-18, 2015. Minneapolis, MN.

*Cheng, Z., B.P. Bhandari, P.S. Grewal, and D.S. Richmond. Turf management and the structure of the urban soil food web. 2015 Annual ESA meeting. November 15-18, 2015. Minneapolis, MN.

Bhandari, B.P., and Z. Cheng. Evaluation of trunk injected systemic insecticides to control stem and leaf gall wasps, Josephiella species (Agaonidae, Hymenoptera) on Ficus microcarpa in Hawai’i. 2015 Annual ESA meeting. November 15-18, 2015. Minneapolis, MN.

*Wang, K.-H., G. Chen, Z. Cheng, M. Quitanilla-Tornel, and C.R.R. Hooks. Contribution of no-till cover cropping to greenhouse gas remediation: Can nematodes tell the tale? 2015 The Society of Nematologists Conference. July 19-24, 2015. East Lansing, MI.

*Cheng, Z., and B.P. Bhandari. Research updates on management of brachymyrmex spp. and lobate lac scale, two challenging pests of Hawaii’s turfgrass and landscape plants, respectively. XV Pacific Entomology Conference. April 1-3, 2015. Honolulu, HI.

Bhandari, B.P., and Z. Cheng. Management of stem and leaf gall wasps, Josephiella species, on Ficus microcarpa in Hawaii using systemic insecticides. XV Pacific Entomology Conference. April 1-3, 2015. Honolulu, HI.

Cheng, Z. and B. Bhandari. Management of invasive insect pests attacking Ficus tree species in Hawaii. 2014 Annual ESA meeting. November 15-19, 2014. Portland, OR.

Cheng, Z. and B. Bhandari. Controlling stem and leaf galling wasps on Chinese banyan in Hawaii. 2014 Annual ESA Pacific Branch meeting. April 06-09, 2014. Tucson, AZ.

Bal, H.K., N. Acosta, Z. Cheng, P.S. Grewal, and C.W. Hoy. Dispersal and spatial distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes in an agroecosystem with a modified soil management system. 2013 The Society of Nematologists Conference. July 14-17, 2013. Knoxville, TN.


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