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Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Ali Zarrabi, Research Associate Professor

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B.S., Hamadan Agricultural College, 1975
M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1978
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University , 1982
ali.zarrabi@okstate.edu



Vita



 

Current research:

My research interests are ecology and impact of insects in Oklahoma ecosystem, including crop and natural habitats. My major focus is on host-plant resistance evaluation program on aphids in wheat and canola. I am also involved in insecticide efficacy and sampling in row crops in collaboration with Dr. Kris Giles and Dr. Tom Royer.

 

Publications:

Limaje, A., C. Hayes, J.S. Armstrong, W.W. Hoback, A. Zarabi, S. Paudyal, and J. Burke. In press. Antibiosis and tolerance discovered In USDA-ARS sorghums resistant to the sugarcane aphid Melanaphis sacchari (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Journal of Entomological Science.

Reiskind, M.H. and A.A. Zarrabi. 2013. Habitat quality favored over familiarity: a rejection of natal habitat preference induction in the mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Ecological Entomology, 38 (1): 96-100.

Reiskind, M.H. and A.A. Zarrabi. 2012. Is bigger really bigger? Differential Responses to Temperature in Measures of Body Size of the Mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58 (7): 911-917.

Reiskind, M.H., A.A. Zarrabi and L.P. Lounibos. 2012. Effects of combination of leaf resources on competition in container mosquito larvae. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 102 (4): 424-434.

Reiskind, M.H., and A.A. Zarrabi. 2012. Water surface area and depth determine oviposition choice in Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 49 (1): 71-76.

Reiskind, M. H., and A. A. Zarrabi. 2011. The importance of an invasive tree fruit as a resource for mosquito larvae. Journal of Vector Ecology 36: 197-203.

Reiskind, M.H., A.A. Zarrabi, and L. Phillip Lounibos. 2010. Invasive leaf resources alleviate density dependence in the invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Biological Invasions (2010) 12:2319-2328.

Berberet, R. C., K.L. Giles, A.A. Zarrabi, and M.E. Payton. 2009. Development, reproduction, and within-plant infestation patterns of Aphis craccivora (Homoptera: Aphididae) on alfalfa. Environ. Entomol. 38:-1765-1771.

Zarrabi, A.A., R.C. Berberet, M.E. Payton and G.E. Hoard. 2005. Within-plant distribution of Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Homoptera: Aphididae) on alfalfa. Environ. Entomol. 34:-193-198.

Bereberet, R.C., A.A. Zarrabi, M.E. Payton and A.D. Bisges. 2003. Reduction in effective parasitism of Hypera postica (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by Bathyplectes curculionis (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) due to encapsulation. Environ. Entomol. 32:1123-1130.

Giles, K.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and J.W. Dillwith. 2002. Influence of alfalfa cultivar on suitability of Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Homoptera: Aphididae) of survival and development of Hippodamia convergens and Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: occinellidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 95-552-557.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi, and J.D. Prater. 2002. Registration of 'OK 169' alfalfa. Crop Sci. 42: 216-317.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi, R.C. Berberet and J.D. Prater. 2002. Registration of OK 163, OK 164, OK 189 and OK 208 enhanced world collection germplasm. Crop Sci. 42:216- 317.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi and R.C. Berberet. 2002. Registration of OK 190 alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 42:992-993.

Caddel, J.L., A.A. Zarrabi and R.C. Berberet. 2002. Registration of OK 206 and OK 207 alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 42:991-992.

Berberet, R.C., A.D. Bisges and A.A. Zarrabi. 2002. Role of cold tolerance in the seasonal life history of Bathyplectes curculions (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in the Southern Great Plains. Environ. Entomol. 31:739-745.

Zarrabi, A.A., R.C. Berberet and J.L. Caddel. 1995. New biotype of Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Homoptera: Aphididae) on alfalfa in Oklahoma. J. Econ. Entomol. 88:1461-1465

Caddel, J.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and K.T. Shelton. alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 32:840. 1992. Registration of OK 85

Caddel, J.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and K.T. Shelton. alfalfa germplasm. Crop Sci. 32:839. 1992. Registration of OK 51

Caddel, J.L., R.C. Berberet, A.A. Zarrabi and K.T. Shelton. alfalfa. Crop Sci. 32:280. 1992. Registration of OK 49

Bergman, D.K., J.W. Dillwith, A.A. Zarrabi, J.L. Caddel and R.C. Berberet. 1991. Epicuticular lipids of alfalfa relative to its susceptibility to spotted alfalfa aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae). Environ. Entomol. 20:781-785.

Bergman, D.K., J.W. Dillwith, A.A. Zarrabi and R.C. Berberet. 1991. Epicuticular lipids of alfalfa relative to position on the stem and their correlation with aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) distributions. Environ. Entomol. 20:470-476.

 

Research Papers Presented at Scientific Meetings: (Unabstracted):

Royer, T.A., J.C. Lindenmayer, K.L. Giles, A.A. Zarrabi, N.C. Elliott, R. Bowling, A.E. Knutson, N. Seiter, S. Brown and B. McCornack.  2017.  Evaluation of spatial, temporal and geographic variation of within-field distribution of the sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner) in grain sorghum. Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium, Madrid, Spain.

Jessica Lindenmayer (jessica.pavlu@okstate.edu)1, Tom Royer1, Kris Giles1, Ali Zarrabi1, Allen Knutson2, Robert Bowling3, Nicholas Seiter4, Brian McCornack5, Sebe Brown6 and Norman Elliott7, 1Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK, 2Texas A&M Univ., Dallas, TX, 3Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Corpus Christi, TX, 4Univ. of Arkansas, Monticello, AR, 5Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Bruce, Australia, 6Louisiana State Univ. AgCenter, Winnsboro, LA, 7USDA - ARS, Stillwater, OK. Utilizing stratified sampling data to develop a scouting plan for sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari Zehntner, in sorghum. 2017. 65th ANNUAL MEETING of the SOUTHWESTERN BRANCH of the ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. April 9-13, 2017, Austin, Texas.

Ankur Limaje (ankur.limaje@gmail.com)1, Chad Hayes2, J. Scott Armstrong3, W. Wyatt Hoback1, Ali Zarrabi1, Sulochana Paudyal1 and John Burke2, 1Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK, 2USDA-ARS, Lubbock, TX, 3USDA - ARS, Stillwater, OK. 2017. The reproductive potential of the sugarcane aphid on susceptible and resistant sorghums from the Lubbock USDA-ARS germplasm. 2017. 65th ANNUAL MEETING of the SOUTHWESTERN BRANCH of the ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. April 9-13, 2017, Austin, Texas.

Ali Zarrabi (ali.zarrabi@okstate.edu)1, Tom Royer1, Kris Giles1, Norman Elliott2, S. Seuhs1, Jessica Lindenmayer1 and Neda Ghousifam1, 1Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK, 2USDA - ARS, Stillwater, OK . 2017. An evaluation of management tactics for sugarcane aphid (SA) Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner) in Oklahoma grain sorghum Sorghum bicolor (L.), 2017. 65th ANNUAL MEETING of the SOUTHWESTERN BRANCH of the ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. April 9-13, 2017, Austin, Texas.

S. Seuhs (k.seuhs@okstate.edu)1, Ali Zarrabi1, Audrey Arant2, Jenna Tuggle2, Anna Hammons2, Maggie Edwards2, Kylie King2 and Phillip G. Mulder1, 1Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK, 2Oklahoma School of Innovation and Experiential Learning, Bixby, OK. 2017. Spotted alfalfa aphid (SAA) control: A look at conventional vs. unconventional products. 65th ANNUAL MEETING of the SOUTHWESTERN BRANCH of the ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. April 9-13, 2017, Austin, Texas.

David Kerns and Gus Lorenz, Robert Bowling, David Buntin, Jeff Gore, Brian McCornack and Ali Zarrabi. 2017. How to effectively manage SCA in the presence of other pests? Sorghum-Sugarcane Aphid Regional Program Research Exchange Meeting (special Invitation), January, 2017. Dallas, TX.

Scott D. Stewart (Project leader), Co-Authors (data providers) David Buntin (University of Georgia), Francis Reay-Jones (Clemson University), Gus Lorenz (University of Arkansas), Scott Stewart (University of Tennessee), Ali Zarrabi (Oklahoma State University). Summary of Standardized Efficacy Trial for Sugarcane Aphids in Grain Sorghum. Sorghum-Sugarcane Aphid Regional Program Research Exchange Meeting (special Invitation), January, 2017. Dallas, TX.

David Buntin, University of Georgia; Ali Zarrabi, Tom Royer, Kris Giles, Oklahoma State University; Alana Jacobson, Auburn University, M.O. Way, Texas A&M University. 2017. Sorghum IPM System for SCA Management. Sorghum-Sugarcane Aphid Regional Program Research Exchange Meeting (special Invitation), January, 2017. Dallas, TX.

Ali A. Zarrabi. 2017. Managing spider mites in corn and soybeans. Fall Crops Tour, OPREC, Goodwell,

Robert Bowling, Mo Way, Kris Giles, David Kerns, Nick Seiter, Gus Lorenz, David Buntin, Glenn Studebaker, Ali Zarrabi. 2016. What is the efficacy of season long programs that incorporate the industry leader Transform? Sorghum-Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Robert Bowling, Ali Zarrabi, Glenn Studebaker, David Kerns, Nick Seiter, Gus Lorenz, David Buntin. 2016. What is the effect of various adjuvant classes on control of sugarcane aphid when applied with the industry standards Transform? Sorghum-Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Robert Bowling, Mo Way, Ali Zarrabi, JP Michaud, Julien Beuzelin, Jeff Gore, Gus Lorenz, Alana Jacobson, Glenn Studebaker, Moneen Jones, Nick Seiter, Francis Reay- Jones, David Buntin, Gregg Nuessly, Angus Catchot, Scott Stewart. 2016. What is the efficacy of various insecticides against SCA in grain sorghum? 2016. Sorghum-Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jessica Pavlu, Kris L. Giles, Ali Zarrabi, Norman C. Elliott and Tom A. Royer. 2016. Developing a sampling plan for sugarcane aphid in sorghum. 2016. Sorghum-Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ali A. Zarrabi, Kris L. Giles, Tom A. Royer, Norman C. Elliott, and Jessica C. Pavlu. 2016. Future work for sorghum-sugarcane aphid?  The effects of Transform on natural enemy survivorship and impact. The effects of Transform on natural enemy survivorship and impact. Sugarcane Aphid Research Exchange Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.

John Gordy, Michael Brewer, Darwin Anderson, Robert Bowling, M.O. Way, David Kerns, David Buntin, Nick Seiter, Tom Royer, Ali Zarrabi. 2016. Development of Thresholds for Management of Sugarcane Aphid on Sorghum. Annual Meeting, SWB Entomological Society of America, Tyler, TX.

Zarrabi, Ali A., S. Kelly Seuhs, Tom A. Royer, and Kris L. Giles. 2016. Insecticide evaluations for grasshopper control in bermudagrass (Pasture) Cynodondactylon(L.) in Oklahoma. Annual Meeting, SWB Entomological Society of America, Tyler, TX.

Jessica C. Lindenmayer, Kris L. Giles, Ali A. Zarrabi, Nick Seiter, Allen E. Knutson, Sebe Brown, Robert Bowling, Brian McCornack, Norman C. Elliott and Tom A. Royer. 2016. Developing a research based sampling protocol for sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari Zehntner in Sorghum. XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, Florida

Zarrabi, Ali A. Tom A. Royer, 2016. Sugarcane Aphid Management Projects, 2016. Oklahoma Ag Expo, Norman, OK October 13, 2016.

Zarrabi, Ali A., Assiatant Research Preofessional, Tom A. Royer, Extension Entomologist. Oklahoma State University. Sugarcane Aphid Management Projects. 2016. Oklahoma Ag Expo, Norman, OK October 13, 2016.

Zarrabi, Ali A., Kris L. Giles, Phil G. Mulder, Eric J. Rebek, Tom A. Royer, Keely S. Seuhs, and Justin L. Talley. 2015. Efficacy and Genetic Evaluations for Insecticide on Oklahoma Crops and Livestock. 63rd Annual Meeting of the ESA-Southwestern Branch, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Zarrabi, Ali A., Tom A. Royer, Kristopher L. Giles, and. S. Kelly Seuhs. 2015. Insecticide Efficacy for Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner) on grain sorghum sorghum bicolor (L). 63rd Annual Meeting of the ESA-Southwestern Branch, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Zarrabi, Ali A. Kris L. Giles, S. Kelly Seuhs, N. C. Elliott, and Tom A. Royer. 2015. Sugarcane Aphid (Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner) in Oklahoma: Responding to a New Pest. Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America. Manhattan, Kansas.

Royer, T.A., K.L. Giles, A.A. Zarrabi, J. Damicone and J. Bushong.  2015. Winter Canola as a Rotational Crop for Winter Wheat in Oklahoma:  Pest Management Challenges and Solutions.  8th International IPM Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Collett, Dayna, Kris Giles, Brett Carver and Ali A. Zarrabi. 2014. Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) Resistance in Wheat. 2014. Entomological Society of America. Portland, OR.

Talley, Justin, Tom Royer, & Ali Zarrabi. Grasshopper Control for Pastures. 2014.. 62nd OCA Convention and Trade.

Zarrabi, Ali A., Kris L. Giles, Dayna R. Collett, Brett F. Carver, Keely S. Seuhs, John S. Armstrong, and Xiangyang Xu. 2014. Evaluation of winter wheat (Triticum aestvum L.) germplasm for resistance against bird cherry oat aphids (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) , 62nd Annual Meeting of the ESA-Southwestern Branch, San Antonio, Texas.

Royer, T., K. Giles, A.A. Zarrabi and K. Seuhs. 2013. Determine control of foliage- feeding caterpillars and incidence of other sporadic insect pests on winter canola.  Partners in Progress: Oilseed research at OSU 2013. Oklahoma State University. DASNR-OAES- OCES. Stillwater, OK.

Royer, T. A., K. L. Giles, A. Zarrabi and K. Seuhs.  2013. The OKANOLA Project: Challenges in Managing Insect Pests of Canola in the Southern Plains.  Paper: Entomological Society of America. Austin, TX.

Kris Giles, Ali Zarrabi, Kelly Seuhs, John Damicone, Mike Stamm, and Tom Royer. 2013. Canola Insects: Wait till Next Year. Ninth Annual Oklahoma-Kansas Winter Canola Conferences, July 17th Enid, Okla and July 18th Altus, Okla.

Royer, Tom, Kristopher Giles, Ali Zarrabi, and Kelly Seuhs. 2013. The OKANOLA Project: Challenges in Managing Insect Pests of Canola in the Southern Plains. Entomological Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.

Ali A. Zarrabi, S. Kelly Seuhs, Tom A. Royer, and Kris L. Giles. 2016. Insecticide evaluations for grasshopper control in bermudagrass (Pasture) Cynodondactylon(L.) in Oklahoma. Annual Meeting, SWB Entomological Society of America, Tyler, TX.

Jessica C. Lindenmayer, Kris L. Giles, Ali A. Zarrabi, Nick Seiter, Allen E. Knutson, Sebe Brown, Robert Bowling, Brian McCornack, Norman C. Elliott and Tom A. Royer. 2016. Developing a research based sampling protocol for sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari Zehntner in Sorghum. XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, Florida

Pavlu, J. K. Giles, A. Zarrabi, N. Elliott, and T. Royer. 2016. Developing a research based sampling protocol for sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari in sorghum. XXV International

Zarrabi, A., K. L. Giles, T. A. Royer, N.C. Elliott and K. Seuhs. 2015. Sugarcane aphid Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner) on sorghum: is there a comprehensive solution? 63rd Annual meeting, SW Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Tulsa, OK.

Zarrabi, A., S.K. Seuhs, T.A. Royer and K. L. Giles. 2015. Insecticide evaluations for grasshopper control in bemudagrass (pasture) Cynodon dactylon (L.) in Oklahoma. 63rd Annual meeting, SW Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Tulsa, OK.

Zarrabi, A.A., K. L, Giles, S. K. Seuhs, N.C. Elliott and T.A. Royer. 2015. Sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari (Cehntner)) in Oklahoma: Responding to a new pest. Proc. Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America. Manhattan, KS.

ABSTRACTS, PROCEEDINGS, TECHNICAL AND NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Ali A. Zarrabi, Tom A. Royer, S. Kelly Seuhs, and Kristopher L. Giles. 2017. Insecticide Evaluation for Grasshopper Control in Bermudagrass Pasture, 2015*. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, tsx078, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsx078.

Ali A. Zarrabi, Tom A. Royer, Kristopher L. Giles, S. Kelly Seuhs, and Neda Ghousifam. 2017. Standardized Evaluation of Strafer for Control of Sugarcane Aphid, 2016*. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, tsx008, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsx008.

Ali A. Zarrabi, Tom A. Royer, S. Kelly Seuhs, and Kristopher L. Giles. 2017. Insecticide Evaluations in Soybean for Control of Twospotted Spider Mite, 2015. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, tsx004, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsx004.

Ali A. Zarrabi, Tom A. Royer, Kristopher L. Giles, S. Kelly Seuhs. 2017. Laboratory Bioassay of Insecticide Efficacy for Soybean Aphid ( Aphis glycines Matsumura), 2015. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, tsx005, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsx005 

Ali A. Zarrabi, Tom A. Royer, Kristopher L. Giles, S. Kelly Seuhs, Jessica Pavlu Lindenmayer, and Neda Ghousifam. 2017. Standardized Evaluation of Carbine for Control of Sugarcane Aphid in Early and Late-Planted Sorghum, 2016*. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, tsx006, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsx006.

Ali A. Zarrabi, Tom A. Royer, Kristopher L. Giles, S. Kelly Seuhs, and Neda Ghousifam. 2017. Standardized Evaluation of Sivanto Prime for Control of Sugarcane Aphid, 2016*. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, tsx007, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsx007.

Ali A. Zarrabi, K. Seuhs, K. Giles and T. A. Royer. 2015. Insecticide evaluations for grasshopper control in Bermuda grass pasture, 2014. Arthropod Management Tests 40 (1): F1 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsv133.2.

Ali A. Zarrabi, K. Seuhs, K. Giles and T.A. Royer. 2015. Evaluation of insecticides for sugarcane aphid control in grain sorghum, 2014. Arthropod Management Tests. 40 (1): F3 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsv135.3.

Ali A. Zarrabi, K. Seuhs, K. Giles and T.A. Royer. 2015. Insecticide evaluations for grasshopper control in bermudagrass pasture, 2013. Arthropod Management Tests. 40 (1): F2 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsv134.

P. G. Mulder, Jr, S. K. Seuhs, A. Zarrabi, R. C. Berberet. 2003. INSECTICIDE PERFORMANCE FOR CONTROL OF ALFALFA WEEVIL LARVAE, 2002. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 28, Issue 1, 1 January 2003, F7, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/28.1.F7.

R. C. Berberet, A. A. Zarrabi, A. D. Bisges. 1998. Early-Season Insect Control in Alfalfa, 1997. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 23, Issue 1, 1 January 1998, Pages 169–170, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/23.1.169. 

R. C. Berberet, A. A. Zarrabi, A. D. Bisges, P. G. Mulder. 1997. Early Season Insect Control in Alfalfa, 1996. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 22, Issue 1, 1 January 1997, Pages 195–196, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/22.1.195.

R. Berberet, A. Zarrabi, A. Bisges. 1996. Control of Insect Pests in The First Alfalfa Crop, 1995. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 21, Issue 1, 1 January 1996, Pages 193, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/21.1.193.

R. Berberet, A. Zarrabi. 1995. Early Season Insect Control in Alfalfa, 1994. Arthropod Management Tests, Volume 20, Issue 1, 1 January 1995, Pages 147, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/20.1.147.

 
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