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Amber C. Vinchesi-Vahl Ph.D.

Area Vegetable Crops Advisor

, CA
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Ph.D. Entomology, Washington State University. 2014
M.S. Entomology, Washington State University. 2011
B.S. Entomology, Purdue University. 2009




Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, Pollinators, Insect-vectored diseases, vegetable crops, soilborne fungal pathogens, processing tomatoes, muskmelons, cucumber beetle

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Peer Reviewed

  • Haber, A. I.; Wallingford, A. K.; Grettenberger, I. M.; Ramirez Bonilla, J. P.; Vinchesi-Vahl, A. C.; Weber, D. C. (2021). Striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum (F.)) and Western striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma trivittatum (Mannerheim)) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)". Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 12:1.
  • Vinchesi, Amber; Walsh, Doug; Broadhead, Craig (2018). Assessing Transportation Impacts to Alkali Bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) and Alfalfa Seed Production in Southeastern Washington State. American Entomologist. 64:1, 52-58.
  • Echegaray, E. R.; Vinchesi, A. C.; Alvarez, J. M.; McKinley, N. D.; Rondon, S.I. (2017). "Potato Psyllid (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Response to Insecticides under Controlled Greenhouse Conditions." Journal of Economic Entomology 110(1): 142-149.
  • Vinchesi, Amber; Goyer, Aymeric; Rondon, Silvia (2017). "Priming potato with thiamin to control Potato Virus Y." American Journal of Potato Research 94: 120-128.
  • Rondon, S., A. Vinchesi, A. Rashed and D. Crowder. "Wireworms: a pest of monumental proportions." Oregon State University Extension bulletin 9166. 2017. 

  • Vinchesi, A. C.; Walsh, D. B. (2014). "Quadrat Method for Assessing the Population Abundance of a Commercially Managed Native Soil-nesting Bee, Nomia melanderi (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Proximity to Alfalfa Seed Production in the Western USA." Journal of Economic Entomology 107(4): 1695-1699.
  • Vinchesi, A.; Cobos, D.; Lavine, L.; Walsh, D. (2013). "Manipulation of soil temperatures to influence brood emergence in the alkali bee (Nomia melanderi)." Apidologie 44(3): 286-294.

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