College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Frank B Peairs
Professor
Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
College of Agricultural Sciences

Insectary Building, Room 102
Phone:
970-491-5945
Education:
  • Ph D, CORNELL UNIV; ENTMLGY
  • MS, UNIV OF MASS; ENTMLGY
  • BS, ALLEGHENY COLL; BIOLOGY
Website:
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I have extension, research, and teaching responsibilities in field crop entomology and insect pest management. My research currently is focused on integrated pest management of arthropod pests of wheat.

Peairs, Frank B, Rudolph, Jeffrey B, Randolph, Terri L, " 2012 Colorado field crop insect management research and demonstration trials." AES TR13-11 39

Peairs, Frank B, Hansen, Neil Charles, Poss, David, Westfall, Dwayne G, Peterson, Gary A, Herman, Justin, Shaver, Tim , Randolph, Terri L, Rudolph, Jeffrey B, "Agronomic & entomological results from 7 years of dryland cropping systems research at Briggsdale, Colorado. " AES TB-13-01 34

Kerzicnik, Lauren, Peairs, Frank B, Cushing, Paula , Draney, Michael, Merrill, Scott, Spider fauna of semiarid eastern Colorado agroecosystems: diversity, abundance, and effects of crop intensification Environmental Entomology 42 131-142

Hansen, Neil Charles, Sherrod, Lucretia, Peterson, Gary A, Westfall, Dwayne G, Peairs, Frank B, Poss, David, Shaver, Tim, Larson, Kevin, Thompson, Dennis, Ahuja, Laj, "Sustainable dryland agroecosystems management. " AES TB-13-02 94

Merrill, Scott, Walter, Shawn, Peairs, Frank B, Schliep, Erica, The distribution of European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) moths in pivot-irrigated corn. Journal of Economic Entomology 106 6 2084-2092

Lestina, Jordan, Cook, Maxwell, Kumar, Sunil, Morisette, Jeffrey, Ode, Paul James, Peairs, Frank B, (2016) MODIS Imagery Improves Pest Risk Assessment: A Case Study of Wheat Stem Sawfly (Cephus cinctus, Hymenoptera: Cephidae) in Colorado, USA Environmental Entomology nvw095

Lesieur, V., Martin, J-F., Weaver, D. K., Hoelmer, K. A., Smith, D. R., Morrill, W. L., Kadiri, N., Peairs, Frank B, Cockrell, D. M., Randolph, T. L., Waters, D. K., Bon, M-C., (2016) Phylogeography of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Norton (Hymenoptera: Cephidae): Implications for pest management PLoS ONE 11 12 e0168370. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168370

Merrill, S. C., Peairs, Frank B, (2016) Temperature variability is a key component in accurately forecasting the effects of climate change on pest phenology Pest Management Science

Puterka, G. J., Giles, K. L., Brown, M. J., Nicholson, S. J., Peairs, F. B., Peairs, F. B., Randolph, T. L., Michels, G. J., Bynum, E. D., Springer, T. L., Armstrong, J. S., Mornhinweg, D. W., (2015) Change in biotypic diversity of Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations in the United States. Journal of Economic Entomology 108 798-804

Peairs, Frank B, (2015) "Field key — Insect, mite pests and diseases. " Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming Regional Publication. 3rd Edition 147-149

Bradshaw, J., Peairs, Frank B, (2015) "Insect Management" Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming Regional Publication. 3rd Edition 95-110

Merrill, S. C., Holtzer, T. O., Peairs, F. B., Lester, P. J., (2015) Validating spatiotemporal predictions of an important pest of small grains. Pest Management Science 71 131-138

Fazel-Najafabadi, M., Peng, J. B., Peairs, Frank B, Simkova, H., Kilian, A., Lapitan, N. L., (2015) Genetic mapping of resistance to Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) biotype 2 in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) accession CI2401. Euphytica 203 607-614

(2014) "Making better decisions: 2014 Colorado wheat variety performance trials. " Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR14-8 51

Merrill, Scott C, Randolph, Terri L, Peairs, Frank B, Michels, Jr, Gerry J, Walker, Cynthia Bareta, (2014) Examining the Competitive Advantage of Diuraphis noxia (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Biotype 2 Over Biotype 1 J. Econ. Entomol. 107 4 5

Peairs, Frank B, Rudolph, J. B., Randolph, T. L., (2014) "2013 Colorado field crop insect management research and demonstration trials. " Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR14-07 37

Sotelo, P. A., Hein, G. L., Peairs, Frank B, Smith, C. M., Effects of planting date and barley variety on Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Journal of Economic Entomology 107 1969-1976

Victoria, Valdez, Haley, Scott D, Peairs, Frank B, Leach, Jan E, Lapitan, Nora L, (2014) Virus-induced gene silencing suggests that (1,3;1,4)-β-glucanase is a susceptibility factor in the compatible Russian wheat aphid-wheat interaction. Mol. Plant-Microbe Int 27 913-922

Puterka, G. J., Nicholson, S. J., Brown, M. J., Cooper, W. R., Peairs, Frank B, Randolph, T. L., (2014) Characterization of eight Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) biotypes using two-category resistant—susceptible plant responses. Journal of Economic Entomology 107 1274-1283

Haley, Scott D, Johnson, Jerry J, Peairs, Frank B, (2014) Registration of 'Antero' wheat Journal of Plant Registrations 8 165-168

Haley, Scott D, Johnson, Jerry J, Peairs, Frank B, (2014) Registration of 'Cowboy' wheat Journal of Plant Registrations 8 169-172

Merrill, Scott C., Holtzer, Thomas O, Peairs, Frank B, Lester, Philip J., (2014) Validating spatiotemporal predictions of a important pest of small-grains Pest Management Science

Johnson, Jerry J, Haley, Scott D, Jones, Sally Marie, Larson, Kevin, Bartolo, Michael E, Davidson, Jeffery William, Peairs, Frank B, Tisserat, Ned A, Westra, Philip, Davis, Jessica Gwyn, Novak, Rick Allen, Vigil, Merle, Mostek, Glenda, Bosley, Bruce, Meyer, Ron, Trujillo, Wilma, Irell, Ben, (2013) "Making better decisions: 2013 Colorado wheat variety performance trials." AES TR13-4 51

(2012) "2011 Colorado field crop insect managementresearch and demonstration trials" Colorado State Univ Agric Exp Sta Tech Rep TR12-09, 37 pp

(2012) Cyclical parthenogenetic reproduction in theRussian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in theUnited States: Sexual reproduction and its outcomeon biotypic diversity J Econ Entomol 105 1057-1068

(2012) Inheritance and genetic mapping of Russian wheat aphid resistance in Iranian wheat land race accession PI 626580 Crop Science 52 676-682

Anderson, Victoria Ashley, Byrne, Patrick F, Lapitan, Nora LV, Peairs, Frank B, Bernardo, Amy, Bai, Guihua, Haley, Scott D, (2012) Inheritance and genetic mapping of Russian wheat aphid resistance in Iranian wheat landrace accession PI 626580 Crop science 52 2 676–682

(2012) "Making better decisions: 2012 Colorado wheatvariety performance trials" Colorado State Univ Agric Exp Sta Tech Rep TR12-11, 52 pp

(2012) Molecularcharacterization of Russian wheat aphidconsumption by spiders in winter wheat Journal ofArachnology 40 71-77

(2012) Quantifying Russian wheat aphid pest intensityacross the Great Plains Environmental Entomology 41 1505-1515

(2012) Registration of 'Brawl CL Plus' wheat J Plant Reg 6 306-310

(2012) Registration of 'Denali' wheat J Plant Reg 6 311-313

(2012) Registration of 'Stoneham' spring feed barleyresistant to Russian wheat aphid J Plant Registrations 6 5-Jan

(2012) Registration of'Byrd' wheat J Plant Reg 6 302-305

(2012) Russian wheat aphid(Hemiptera: Aphididae) reproduction anddevelopment on five noncultivated grass hosts Arthropod-Plant Interactions 6 67-73

(2012) "Sustainable dryland agroecosystemsmanagement" Colorado Agricultural ExperimentStation Technical Bulletin TB-12-01, 179 pp

(2012) "Sustainable drylandagroecosystems management: 2006-2007 results" Colorado Agric Exp Sta Tech Bulletin TB-12-02, 117 pp

(2011) "2010 Colorado field crop insect managementresearch and demonstration trials" Colorado State Univ Agric Exp Sta Tech Rep TR11-03, 31 pp

(2011) Inheritance of Russianwheat aphid resistance from tetraploid wheataccessions during transfer to hexaploid wheat Euphytica 179 247-255

(2011) "Legumeinsect pests" Legume ipm Pipe Diagnostic Pocket Series; Legume Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension and Eduction

(2011) "Making better decisions:2011 Colorado wheat variety performance trials" Colorado State Univ Agric Exp Sta Tech RepTR11-07, 44 pp

Randolph, Terri L, Peairs, Frank B, Walker, Cynthia Bareta, (2011) "Occurrence of Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) on Non-cultivated Grasses within Colorado Montane Environments" Agric Exp Stn Technical Bulletin, TB11-01 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 19pp

(2011) "Otherinsects and pests" Legume ipm Pipe Diagnostic Pocket Series; Legume Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension and Eduction

(2011) Registration of 'Snowmass'wheat J Plant Reg 5 4-Jan

(2011) Registration of six wheat-ryeaddition lines resistant to the Russian wheataphid Journal of Plant Registrations 5 426–429

(2011) Russian wheat aphid(Hemiptera: Aphididae) reproduction anddevelopment on five noncultivated grass hosts Arthropod-Plant Interactions DOI: 10.1007/s11829-011-9152-5

(2011) Spatial variability of western bean cut worm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) pheromone trap captures in sprinkler irrigated corn in eastern Colorado Environmental Entomology 40 654-660

Merrill, Scott C, Walter, Shawn M, Peairs, Frank B, Hoeting, Jennifer A, (2011) Spatial Variability of Western Bean Cutworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Pheromone Trap Captures in Sprinkler Irrigated Corn in Eastern Colorado Environmental Entomology 40 3 654–660

(2011) "Wheat stemsawfly: A new pest of Colorado wheat" Colorado State University Extension Fact Sheet 5612

(2010) "2009 Colorado field crop insect management research and demonstration trials" Colorado State Univ Agric Exp Sta Tech Rep TR10-03, 36 pp

(2010) "Examining the correlation between fall and spring population densities of the Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae)" Colorado State Univ Agric Exp Sta Tech Rep TR10-15, 17 pp

(2010) Host associations and incidence of Diuraphis spp in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, and pictorial key for their identification J Econ Entomol 103 1875-1885

(2010) Implications of Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia, falling rates for biological control in resistant and susceptible winter wheat Arthropod-Plant Inte 4 129-138

(2010) Nonlinear Degree-Day Models for Postdiapause Development of the Sunflower Stem Weevil (Coleoptera) J Econ Entomol 103 302-307

Merrill, Scott C, Gebre-Amlak, Assefa, Armstrong, J Scott, Peairs, Frank B, (2010) Nonlinear degree-day models for postdiapause development of the sunflower stem weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Journal of economic entomology 103 2 302–307

Harrington, Judith Eileen, Byrne, Patrick F, Peairs, Frank B, Nissen, Scott J, Westra, Philip, Ellsworth, Peter C, Fournier, Al, Mallory-Smith, Carol A, Zemetra, Robert S, Henry, W Brien, (2010) Perceived consequences of herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant crops on integrated pest management strategies in the western United States: Results of an online survey AgBioForum

(2010) Relationship between Russian wheat aphid abundance and edaphic and topographic characteristics in wheat fields Southwestern Entomologist 35 18-Nov

(2010) Virus-induced gene silencing of WRKY53 and an inducible phenylalanine ammonia-lyase in wheat reduces aphid resistance Plant Biotechnology Journal 8 1023-1032

(2010) "Wheat production and pest management for the Great Plains region" Colorado State University Extension Bulletin XCM235, 188 pp

(2009) Diuraphis noxia Reproduction and Development With a Comparison of Intrinsic Rates of Increase to Other Important Small Grain Aphids Environ Entomol 38 1061-1068

(2009) Modeling Spatial Variation of Russian Wheat Aphid Overwintering Population Densities in Colorado Winter Wheat J Econ Entomol 102 533-541

(2009) Molecular cytogenetic and agronomic characterization of advanced generations of wheat x triticale hybrids resistant to Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko) Genome 52 353-360

(2009) Registration of 'Sidney' Spring Feed Barley Resistant to Russian Wheat Aphid J Plant Regist 3 214-218

(2009) Registration of 'Thunder CL' Wheat J Plant Regist 3 181-184

(2009) Seasonal Presence of the Russian Wheat Aphid (Hemiptera) Southwest Entomol 34 121-129

Merrill, Scott C., Holtzer, Thomas O, Peairs, Frank B, (2009) Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov), reproduction and development with a comparison of intrinsic rates of increase to other important small grain aphids: a meta-analysis. Environ. Entomol. 38 4 1061-1068

(2008) Biotypic diversity in Colorado Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera) J Econ Entomol 101 569-574

(2008) Ground beetle (Coleoptera) Southwest Entomol 33 31-42

(2008) Registration of 'Bill Brown' Wheat J Plant Regist 2 218-223

(2008) Reproduction and development of Russian wheat aphid Biotype 2 on crested wheatgrass, intermediate wheatgrass, and susceptible and resistant wheat J Econ Entomol 101 541-545

(2008) Reproductive rates of Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera) J Econ Entomol 101 955-958

(2007) Insect pest densities across site-specific management zones of irrigated corn in northeastern Colorado J Econ Entomol 100 781-789

(2007) Molecular mapping of the Russian wheat aphid resistance gene Dn2414 in wheat Crop Sci 47 2418-2429

(2007) Registration of 'Ripper' Wheat J Plant Regist 1 6-Jan

(2007) Resistance to Rhopalosiphum padi (Homoptera) J Entomol Sci 42 217-227

(2007) Yield response to Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) Southwest Entomol 32 15-Jul

(2006) Biotypic variation among North American Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 99 1862-1866

(2006) Modeling the effect of Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko) and weeds in winter wheat as guide to management Agr Syst 88 494-513

(2006) Registration of 'Bond CL' wheat Crop Sci 46 993-995

(2006) Registration of 'protection' wheat Crop Sci 46 995-996

(2006) Response of resistant and susceptible barley to infestations of five Diuraphis noxia (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 99 2151-2155

(2006) Yield response to Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera) Southwest Entomol 31 25-32

Lanier, Will T, Brewer, M J, Peairs, Frank B, Hein, Gary L, Schwartz, Howard F, Campbell, J B, Blodgett, Sue, (2006) Development and assessment of an on-line High Plains Integrated Pest Management Guide for a regional audience American Entomologist 52 30-35

(2005) Biotype 2 Russian wheat aphid resistance among wheat germplasm accessions Crop Sci 45 1877-1880

(2005) Comparison of Dn4- and Dn7-carrying spring wheat genotypes artificially infested with Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 98 1698-1703

(2005) Influence of three resistance sources in winter wheat derived from TAM 107 on yield response to Russian wheat aphid J Econ Entomol 98 389-394

Zemetra, Robert, Brown, Jack, Byrne, Patrick F, Harrington, Judith Eileen, Nissen, Scott J, Peairs, Frank B, Westra, Phil, Riera-Lizarazu, Oscar, Mallory-Smith, Carol, Ellsworth, Peter, (2005) Integrated Pest Management for Herbicide Tolerant and Insect Resistant Crops: Assessing Information and Research Needs.

(2005) Management implications of reduced fallow periods in dryland cropping systems in the Great Plains Agron J 97 373-377

(2005) Registration of 'Hatcher' wheat Crop Sci 45 2654-2656

(2005) Yield response and categories of resistance to Russian wheat aphid in four Dn4 hard red winter wheat cultivars J Econ Entomol 98 588-594

(2004) Occurrence of a new Russian wheat aphid biotype in Colorado Crop Sci 44 1589-1592

(2004) Registration of 'Ankor' wheat Crop Sci 44 1025-1026

(2003) Above winter wheat Can J Plant Sci 83 107-108

(2003) AP502 CL winter wheat Can J Plant Sci 83 109-110

(2003) Categories of resistance at different growth stages in halt, a winter wheat resistant to the Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 96 214-219

(2003) Categories of resistance at four growth stages in three wheats resistant to the Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 96 673-679

Gebre-Amlak, Assefa, Peairs, Frank B, (2003) "Degree day model for sunflower stem weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) management"

(2003) Plant damage and yield response to the Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 96 352-360

(2003) Registration of 'Avalanche' wheat Crop Sci 43 432-432

(2002) Augmentative releases of commercial biological control agents for Russian wheat aphid management in winter wheat Southwest Entomol 27 37-44

(2002) Registration of CO960293-2 wheat germplasm resistant to Wheat streak mosaic virus and Russian wheat aphid Crop Sci 42 1381-1382

Walter, Shawn M, Peairs, Frank B, Gebre-Amlak, Assefa, (2001) "2003 Colorado field crop insect management research and demonstration trials" University of Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station

(2001) Registration of 'Prairie Red' wheat Crop Sci 41 1362-1363

(2001) Registration of 'Prowers 99' Wheat Crop Sci 41 929-929

(2001) Registration of 'Prowers' wheat Crop Sci 41 928-929

(2001) Registration of 'Yumar' wheat Crop Sci 41 1363-1364

(1999) Precision farming Crop Sci 41 1777-1783

Schwartz, Howard F, Peairs, Frank B, (1999) "Integrated pest management" Kluwer Pub, Boston 0-7923-5887-2 371-388

(1998) Economic injury levels for the Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 91 741-747

(1998) Effect of plant phenology and climate on Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) Environ Entomol 27 221-231

(1996) Environmental parameters related to winter mortality of the Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Econ Entomol 89 1281-1287

(1996) Evaluation of hymenopterous biological control agents of the alfalfa weevil larvae Hypera postica (Coleoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 69 326-336

(1996) Gustatory and olfactory responses of Cylindrocopturus adspersus (Leconte) to various plant species in the laboratory Southwest Entomol 21 255-264

(1996) Integrated Pest Management of insects, plant pathogens, and weeds in dryland cropping systems of the great plains J Prod Agric 9 200-208

(1996) Registration of 'Halt' wheat Crop Sci 36 210-210

(1996) Registration of Russian wheat aphid-resistant wheat germplasm CORWA1 Crop Sci 36 217-217

(1996) Winter wheat planting date effect on Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 69 302-309

(1995) Germinating Corn Extracts and 6-Methoxy-2-Benzoxazolinone - Western Corn-Rootworm (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) Larval Attractants Evaluated with Soil Insecticides J Econ Entomol 88 716-724

(1994) Leaf Unrolling of 3 Wheat Genotypes in Russian Wheat Aphid Extracts Cereal Res Commun 22 375-379

(1993) The Effect of Planting Time Insecticides and Liquid Fertilizer on the Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera, Aphididae) and the Lesion Nematode (Pratylenchus-Thornei) on Winter-Wheat J Kansas Entomol Soc 66 69-74

(1992) Binomial Regression-Models for Spring and Summer Infestations of the Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera, Aphididae) in the Southern and Western Plains States and Rocky-Mountain Region of the United-States J Econ Entomol 85 1779-1790

(1992) Comparison of Chemigated and Aerially-Applied Chlorpyrifos and Fenvalerate for Control of European Corn-Borer (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) Larvae J Econ Entomol 85 539-543

(1992) Distribution of Overwintering Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera, Aphididae) in Furrow-Irrigated Small Grains in Western Colorado J Econ Entomol 85 2452-2458

(1992) Inheritance of Resistance of 3 Russian Triticale Lines to the Russian Wheat Aphid Crop Sci 32 689-692

(1991) Alternate Hosts of the Russian Wheat Aphid (Homoptera, Aphididae) in Northeastern Colorado J Econ Entomol 84 1691-1694

(1991) Inheritance of Resistance of Pi 372129 Wheat to the Russian Wheat Aphid Crop Sci 31 905-907

(1991) Russian Wheat Aphid Reaction and Agronomic and Quality Traits of a Resistant Wheat Crop Sci 31 50-53

Brick, Mark A, Wood, Don R., Ballarin, Marco, Schwartz, Howard F, Peairs, Frank B, Ogg, J. Barry, Echols, James W., (1991) Registration of 3 Germplasm Lines of Pinto Bean Crop Sci 31 1100-1101

(1990) Effect of Vernalization on Russian Wheat Aphid Resistance of Wheat and Triticale in Greenhouse Screening-Tests Cereal Res Commun 18 131-134

(1990) Gene Location for Russian Wheat Aphid Resistance of Imperial Rye Using Wheat-Rye Addition Lines Cereal Res Commun 18 307-313

(1990) Russian Wheat Aphid (Diuraphis-Noxia) Resistance in Wheat and Related Species Can J Plant Sci 70 691-698

(1989) Russian Wheat Aphid Resistance of Wheat, Rye, and Triticale in Greenhouse Tests Cereal Res Commun 17 227-232

(1987) Effects of Cropping System and Insecticide Protection on Insects Associated with Maize (Zea-Mays-L) and Cassava (Manihot-Esculenta Crantz) Turrialba 37 147-153