Director of Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project
Department: Department of Entomology and Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project
Location: University of California, Davis, CA 95616
Telephone: (530) 752-8350
Fax: (530) 752-6004
General Research Interest Statement:
I have conducted research on integrated pest management for
18 years, and specifically on the tomato system for 14 years.
During this time I have helped to develop several programs
for monitoring insect pests which have been widely adopted
by the tomato industry in California and resulted in reduction
in pesticide use statewide. I have conducted outreach programs
to demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative practices.
I was one of the founding members of this cropping systems
team, and have a great appreciation for interdisciplinary
research. I am also Director of the University of California's
Statewide IPM Project.
Research Interest Pertaining to
For my research, I work on sampling strategies and non-chemical
approaches to pest management. I look at interactions of pests
and their host plants. In this project, I take weekly samples
of insect populations, and make decisions on pest problems
in corn and tomatoes. I am also responsible for recommending
control decisions for all four treatments. I also monitor
fruit and foliar disease incidence and evaluate fruit damage
at the end of the year.
Zalom, F. G. & W. E. Fry. 1992. Biologically intensive
IPM for vegetable crops. pp. 107-166, In F. Zalom & W.
Fry (eds.) Food, crop pests and the environment; the need
and potential for biologically intensive integrated pest management.
APS Press, St. Paul, MN.
Zalom, F. G. 1993. Reorganizing to facilitate the development
and use of integrated pest management. pp. 245-256, In C.A.
Edwards, M.K. Wali, D.J Horn & F. Miller, eds. Agriculture
and the environment. Elsevier Publishers. Amsterdam. 325 pp.
Castane, C. & F. G. Zalom. 1994. Artificial oviposition
substrate for the mass-rearing of Orius insidiosus (Hem. Anthocoridae).
Biol. Control. 4: 88-91.
Zalom, F. G., & A. Jones. 1994. Insect fragments in processed
tomatoes. J. Econ. Entomol. 87(1): 181-186.
Zalom, F. G., C. Castane, and R. Gabarra. 1995. Selection
of some winter-spring vegetable crop hosts by Bemisia argentifolii
(Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 88(1): 70-76.
Zalom, F. G., J. M. Smilanick and L. E. Ehler. 1995. A summary
of stink bug monitoring and control research. Calif. Processing
Tomatoes News and Views. 18(2):1-4.
Hanna, R., F. G. Zalom, and C. L. Elmore. 1995. Integrating
cover crops into grapevine pest and nutrition management:
the transition phase. Sustainable Agriculture Technical Reviews.
Toscano, N. C., F. G. Zalom, and J. Trumble. 1995. Tomato
pest management guidelines (insects and mites section). Univ.
of Calif. PMG. Publ. 14. 26 pp.
Zalom, F. G (one of 22 contributors). 1995. Alternatives
to methyl bromide: Research needs for California. Calif. Dept.
Foof and Agric., Pesticide Consultation Unit. Sacramento,
CA. 76 pp.
Heinz, K. M. & F. G. Zalom. 1995. Variation in trichome-based
resistance to Bemisia argentifolii in tomato. J. Econ. Entomol.
Smilanick, J.M., F.G. Zalom & L.E. Ohler. 1996. Effect of
methamidophos residue on the pentatomid egg parasitoids Trissolocus
basalis and T. utahensis (Hymenoptera Scelionidae). Biol.