Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Dr. Carlos Quesada completed his master’s and doctorate at Purdue University where he focused on the integration of chemical and biological approaches toward managing scale insects. Before joining WVU, he was a pesticide education specialist at Pennsylvania State University where he upgraded, developed and presented educational materials about integrated pest management and pesticide safety. Quesada’s research interest is improving IPM programs to help growers produce high quality crops in ways that are economically and environmentally sustainable.
Refereed Journal Articles
- Quesada C R, M Scharf and C S Sadof, 2020. Excretion of non-metabolized insecticides through honeydew of striped pine scale. Chemosphere 126167.
- Quesada C R and C S Sadof, 2020. Residual toxicity of insecticides to Chrysoperla rufilabris and Rhyzobius lophanthae predators as biocontrol agents of pine needle scale. Crop Protection 130: 105044
- Quesada C R and C S Sadof, 2019. Field evaluation of insecticides and application timing on natural enemies of selected armored and soft scales. Biological Control 133:81-90
- Quesada C R, A Witte and C S Sadof, 2018. Factors influencing insecticide efficacy against armored and soft scales. HortTechnology 28:267-275
- Quesada C R, and C S Sadof, 2017. Efficacy of horticultural oil and insecticidal soap against selected armored and soft scales. HortTechnology 27:619-624
- Quesada C, Oak Shothole Leafminer. IPM Chronicle, WVU Extension Service, West Virginia University.
- Quesada C R. What you need to know about bed bug control. Pesticide Education Program. The Pennsylvania State University.
- Quesada C R. Public health - invertebrate pest management. Pesticide Education Program. The Pennsylvania State University. AGRS-151 2C01/20mpc (85 p.)