Tara Smith

 

 

Sweet Potato Research Station

 

 

Specialization: Sweet Potato Integrated Pest Management

 

EMAIL: TSmith@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

DEGREES:B.S. University of LA at Monroe, 2000

 

M.S. Louisiana Tech University , 2001

 

Ph.D Louisiana State University, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interest:

 

        My research program focuses on integrated pest management solutions to manage sweet potato insects problems in Louisiana.

 

Extension Interest:

 

        Working closely with the Louisiana sweet potato industry to implement research based recommendations for managing sweet potato insects on-farm.

 

 

Extension Publications:

 

        Smith, Tara P., A. M. Hammond, R. N. Story and E. Burris. 2008. Insect Pest Management in Louisiana Sweet Potatoes. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Pub. No. 2620.

 

        Smith, Tara P., A. M. Hammond, R. Story and E. Burris. 2007. Bug Biz, Pest Management and Insect Identification Series. "Managing cucumber beetles (rootworms), in Louisiana sweet potato production" Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Pub. No. 2960.

 

        Smith, Tara P., and A. M. Hammond Louisiana recommendations for control of sweet potato insects. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.

 

        Smith, Tara P., A. M. Hammond, R. Story and E. Burris. 2006. Bug Biz, Pest Management and Insect Identification Series. "Lepidopteran insect pests in Louisiana sweet potato production." Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Pub. No. 2954.

 

 

Research Publications

 

        Smith, Tara P., A.M. Hammond, R.N. Story and E. Burris. 2010. Comparison of Banded Cucumber Beetle (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) and Cumulative Soil Insect Damage in Three Sweetpotato Varieties Evaluated Under Selected Insecticide Regimes in Louisiana. MidSouth Entomologist. Vol. 3, No. 1:pp.1-6.

 

        Smith, Tara P., S. Stoddard, M. Shankle and J. Schultheis. 2009. Sweetpotato in the United States, p. 287-323. In G. Loebenstein, G. Thottappilly [eds], pp. 522, The Sweet Potato. Springer Netherlands.

 

        Smith, Tara. P., and A. M. Hammond. 2006. Comparative susceptibility of sweetpotato weevil (Coleoptera: Brentidae) to selected insecticides. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 2024-2029.

 

        Hammond, A.M., R. Story, T. Smith and J. Murray. 2009. Season-long Management of the Banded Cucumber Beetle in Louisiana Sweet Potatoes. Louisiana Agriculture. 52(2):30-31.

 

        Smith, Tara. P., A. M. Hammond. 2008. Managing Sweetpotato Weevils in South Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture. 51 (1):20-21.

 

        Smith, Tara. P., A. M. Hammond, C. A. Abel, M. J. Stout, and B. R. Leonard. 2007. Sugarcane Beetle: A Potential Threat to Louisiana Crops. Louisiana Agriculture. 50: 27-28.

 

 

Proceedings

 

        Smith, Tara P., A. M. Hammond, R.N. Story and W. McLemore. 2010. Evaluation of Selected Insecticides for Management of Sugarcane Beetle in Sweetpotato. Annual Meeting of the Sweet Potato Collaborators Group, Orlando, FL. February 6-7, 2010.

 

        Smith, Tara P. 2008. Assessing the effects of preplant insecticides on insect damage and yield in Beauregard, Evangeline and Covington sweetpotatoes. Annual Meeting of the Sweet Potato Collaborators Group, Asheville, NC. January 19-20, 2008. Hort Science 43(3): p. 619-620.

 

 

Non-refereed:

 

        Smith, Tara. P., A. Hammond, R. Story. 2010. Evaluation of foliar insecticides for control of soil insects in sweet potato, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 35.

 

        Smith, Tara. P., A. Hammond, R. Story. 2010. Evaluation of foliar insecticides for control of Lepidopteran species in sweet potato, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 35.

 

        Story, R.N., A.M. Hammond, M.J. Murray and T. Smith. 2010. Evaluation of layby and foliar insecticides in 3 grower fields for control of rootworms and white grubs in sweet potatoes, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests 35: submitted

 

        Story, R.N., A.M. Hammond, M.J. Murray and T. Smith. 2010. Residual activity of foliar-applied insecticides to control banded cucumber beetle and sweetpotato weevil, 2009. Arthropod Management Tests 35: submitted.

 

        Smith, Tara. P., E. Burris, A. Hammond, R. Story. 2009. Evaluation of foliar insecticides for control of Lepidopteran species in sweet potato, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 34.

 

        Smith, Tara. P., A. Hammond, R. Story, E. Burris. 2009. Evaluation of preplant and layby insecticides for control of soil insects in sweet potato, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 34.

 

        Story, R. N., A. M. Hammond, M. Murray and T. P. Smith. 2009. Evaluation of preplant and foliar insecticides in five grower fields for control of banded cucumber beetles and white grubs in sweet potato, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 34.

 

        Story, R. N., A. M. Hammond, M. Murray and T. P. Smith. 2009. Evaluation of preplant and foliar insecticides for control of white grubs in sweet potato, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 34.

 

        Hammond, A.M., R.N. Story, M. Murray and T. P. Smith. 2009. Evaluation of preplant insecticides for control of white grubs in sweet potato, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 34.

 

        Story, R. N., A. M. Hammond, M. Murray and T. P. Smith. 2009. Evaluation of layby insecticides for control of banded cucumber beetles in sweet potato, 2008. Arthropod Management Tests Vol. 34.