Dr. Gregg Nuessly

Professor, Center Director

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As Director of the Everglades Research and Education Center, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences with the University of Florida, my role is to support the research, extension and teaching goals of our 15 faculty and nearly 100 support staff working at EREC and at the USDA-ARS Sugar Research Lab at Canal Point.  During the next five years, I plan to complete a capital building and facilities enhancement campaign to provide for our current and future programs supporting improvement and sustainability of agricultural production, and conservation of natural resources in the Everglades Agricultural Area.  Projects include a new Outdoor Education Pavilion; remodeled and expanded Molecular Breeding and Plant Pathology Laboratories within the Wedgworth Laboratory, extension and remodel of our Sugar Laboratory within our Farm Shop to expand and modernize the Sugar Laboratory, while also providing new laboratory space for our Sweet Corn Breeding Program and an Insect Mass Production Lab to assist with our breeding programs; and finally to build a new 8-bedroom Dormitory to house the ever expanding number of students, interns, and visiting scientists during their studies at EREC.

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Nur Asbani, PhD Student

Working under the direction of Dr. Gregg Nuessly, Bani's research is on the bioecology and pest status of rust mites on sugarcane. 
Extension Publications (EDIS)
  • Larsen, N., G. Nuessly and R. Cherry.  2016.  Efficacy of pyrethroid and neonicotinoid insecticides for Melanotus communis (Gyl.) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) control in Florida sugarcane (Saccharum spp.).  J. Appl. Entomol. 140: 517-526.
  • Owens, D., G. S. Nuessly, D. R. Seal, and T. A. Colquhoun. 2016. Variable pyrethroid susceptibility among the sweet corn infesting Ulidiidae (Diptera) in Florida and new baseline susceptibilities. J. Econ. Entomol. DOI:10.1093/jee/tow054.
  • Wei C., Hincapie M., Larsen N., Nuessly G., Rott P., 2016. First report of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus infecting grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in the United States. Plant Disease. 100(8):1798-1799.
  • Owens, D., G. S. Nuessly, R. Beiriger, and N. Larsen. 2016. Cob Flies, Megaselia spp. (Diptera: Phoridae), in Sweet Corn. EDIS. ENY-754. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1144
  • Larsen, N., D. Owens, and G. S. Nuessly 2016. Insecticidal Control of sugarcane aphid, 2015, Arthropod Management Tests DOI: 10.1093/amt/tsw012.
  • Owens, D., Larsen, N., and G. S. Nuessly. 2016. Evaluation of Two Insecticide Regimens for Control of Sweet Corn Ear Pests, 2015. Arthropod Management Tests 41 (1): tsw128, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsw128.
  • Borkhataria, R. R., G. S. Nuessly, E. Pearlstine, and R. H. Cherry.  2012.  Effects of blackbirds on stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) populations and yield in Florida rice.  Florida Entomologist 95(1): 143-149.
  • Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, D. R. Seal, G. J. Steck, J. L. Capinera & K. J. Boote.  2012.  Alternative Plants for development of picture-winged fly pests of maize.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 143: 177-184.
  • Scully, B.T., R.T. Nagata, R. H. Cherry, G.S. Nuessly, L.E. Trenholm, K.E. Kenworthy,B.M. Schwartz, and J.B. Unruh. 2012. Registration of 'Ultimate' Zoysiagrass. J. Plant Registrations 6(1): 71-74.
  • Scully, B., R.N. Nagata, D.M. Sistrunk, R.H. Cherry, G.S. Nuessly, K.S. Kenworthy, and J. Defrank. 2011. Registration of 'Aloha' seashore paspalum. Journal of Plant Registration 5(1): 22-26.
  • Cruz, I., R. Braga da Silva, M.C. Figueiredo, A.M. Penteado-Dias, and G.S. Nuessly. 2011. Survey of ear flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) in maize (Zea mays L.) and a new record of Euxesta mazorca Steyskal in Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 55: 102-108.
  • Goyal, G., G.S. Nuessly, D.R. Seal, J.L. Capinera, G.J. Steck, and K.J. Boote. 2011. Distribution of picture-winged flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) infesting corn in Florida. Florida Entomologist 94: 35-47.
  • Sandhu, H.S., G.S. Nuessly, R. Cherry, R.A. Gilbert, and S.E. Webb. 2011. Effects of harvest residue and tillage on Elasmopalpus lignosellus damage to sugarcane. Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 155-163.
  • Sandhu, H.S., G.S. Nuessly, R. Cherry, R.A. Gilbert, and S.E. Webb. 2011. Effects of Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) damage on sugarcane yield. Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 474-483.
  • Goyal, G., G.S. Nuessly, G.J. Steck, D.R. Seal, J.L. Capinera, , and K.J. Boote. 2011. Comparative morphology of the immature stages of three species of corn-infesting Ulidiidae. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104:416-428.
  • Sethi, A., H.T. Alborn, H.J. McAuslane, G.S. Nuessly, R.T. Nagata. 2011. Banded cucumber beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in romaine lettuce: understanding latex chemistry. Arthropod-Plant Interactions DOI 10.1007/s11829-011-9168-x (Volume 4).
  • Cherry, R., and G. Nuessly.  2010.  Establishment of a new stink bug pest, Oebalus insularis (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in Florida rice.  Florida Entomologist 93: 291-293.
  • Cherry, R., and G. Nuessly.  2010.  Repellency of the biopesticide, azadirachtin, to wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae).  Florida Entomologist 93: 52-55.
  • Goyal, G., G.S. Nuessly, G.J. Steck, D.R. Seal, J.L. Capinera, and K.J. Boote.  2010.  New report of Chaetopsis massyla (Walker) (Diptera: Ulidiidae) as a primary pest of corn in Florida.  Florida Entomologist 93: 198-202.
  • Nuessly, G.S., M.G. Hentz, R.A. Gilbert.  2010.  Susceptibility of stage IV Canal Point (CP) sugarcane clones to yellow sugarcane aphid (Sipha flava (Forbes)) feeding damage.  Journal American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 30: 104-114.
  • Sandhu, H.S., G.S. Nuessly, S.E. Webb, R. Cherry, and R.A. Gilbert.  2010.  Temperature-dependent development of lesser cornstalk borer, Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on sugarcane under laboratory conditions.  Environmental Entomology 39: 1012-1020.
  • Sandhu, H.S., G.S. Nuessly, S.E. Webb, R. Cherry, and R.A. Gilbert.  2010.  Life table studies of Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on sugarcane.  Environmental Entomology 39: 2025-2032.
  • Larsen, N.A., and G.S. Nuessly.  2009.  Effectiveness of reduced rates of insecticides for the control of Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in sugarcane.  Florida Entomologist 92: 629-634.
  • Sethi, A., H.J. McAuslane, B. Rathinasabapathi, G.S. Nuessly, and R.T. Nagata. 2009. Enzyme induction as a possible mechanism for latex-mediated insect resistance in romaine lettuce.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 35: 190-200.
  • Nuessly, G.S., R.T. Nagata, J.D. Burd, M.G. Hentz, A.S. Carroll, and S.E. Halbert.  2008.  Biology and biotype determination of greenbug, Schizaphis graminum (Hemiptera: Aphididae), on seashore paspalum turfgrass (Paspalum vaginatum).  Environmental Entomology 87: 586-591.
  • Sethi, A., H.J. McAuslane, H.T. Alborn, R.T. Nagata, and G.S. Nuessly. 2008. Romaine lettuce latex deters feeding of banded cucumber beetle: a vehicle for deployment of biochemical defenses. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 128: 410-420.
  • Nuessly, G.S., B.T. Scully, M.G. Hentz, R. Beiriger, M.E. Snook, and N.W. Widstrom.  2007.  Resistance to Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Euxesta stigmatias Loew (Diptera: Otitidae) in sweet corn derived from exogenous and endogenous genetic systems.  Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1887-1895.
  • Nuessly, G., and W. Crow.  2006.  Insects and Nematodes on Sugarcane. Pp. 137-158 in R.M. Muchovej (Ed.), Sugarcane Field Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida.
  • Sethi, A., H.J. McAuslane, R.T. Nagata, and G.S. Nuessly.  2006.  Host plant resistance in romaine lettuce affects feeding behavior and biology of Trichoplusia ni and Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).  Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 2156-2163.
  • Nagoshi, R.N., R.L. Meagher, J.J. Adamczyk, Jr., S.K. Braman, R.L. Brandenburg, and G. Nuessly.  2006.  New restriction fragment length polymorphisms in the cytochrome oxidase I gene facilitate host strain identification of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in the southeastern United States.  Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 671-677.
  • Nagoshi, R.N., R.L. Meagher, G. Nuessly, and D.G. Hall.  2006.  Effects of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) interstrain mating in wild populations.  Environmental Entomology 33: 881-889.
  • Nagata, R.T., G.S. Nuessly, M.G. Hentz, and A.S. Carroll.  2005.  Greenbug: a new insect pest of seashore paspalum, Paspalum vaginatum. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 10: 742-745.
  • Halbert, S.E., and G.S. Nuessly.  2004.  Species composition of Florida aphid fauna.  Pp. 147-150 in J.C. Simon, C.A. Dedryver, C. Rispe, and M. Hulle (Eds.), Aphids in a New Millenium.  Proceedings of the VIth International Symposium on Aphids.  INRA Editions, Paris.
  • Hentz, M.G., and G.S. Nuessly.  2004.  Development, longevity, and fecundity of Sipha flava (Homoptera: Aphididae) feeding on Sorghum bicolor.  Environmental Entomology 33: 546-553.
  • Hentz, M.G., and G.S. Nuessly.  2004.  A technique for rearing the sweet corn pest, Euxesta stigmatias (Diptera: Otitidae).  Journal of Entomological Science 39: 140-143.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and M.G. Hentz.  2004.  Contact and leaf residue activity of insecticides against the sweet corn pest Euxesta stigmatias Loew (Diptera: Otitidae).  Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 496-502.
  • Nuessly, G.S., M.G. Hentz, R.L. Beiriger, and B.T. Scully.  2004.  Insects associated with faba bean, Vicia faba (Fabales: Fabaceae), in southern Florida.  Florida Entomologist 87: 204-211.
  • Huang. J., H.J. McAuslane, and G.S. Nuessly.  2003.  Effect of leaf surface extraction on palatability of romaine lettuce to Diabrotica balteata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 106: 227-234.
  • Huang, J., H.J. McAuslane, and G.S. Nuessly.  2003.  Resistance in lettuce to Diabrotica balteata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae):  the roles of latex and inducible defense.  Environmental Entomology 32: 9-16.
  • Huang, J., G.S. Nuessly, H.J. McAuslane, and R.T. Nagata.  2003.  Effect of screening methods on expression of romaine lettuce resistance to adult banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).  Florida Entomologist 86: 194-198.
  • Nuessly, G.S.  2003.  Damage Caused by Arthropods. Pp. 50-52 in K.L. Pernezny, P.D. Roberts, J.F. Murphy, and N.P. Goldberg (Eds.), Compendium of Pepper Diseases.  APS Press.  St. Paul, MN.
  • Widstrom, N.W., B.R. Wiseman, M.E. Snook, B.T. Scully, and G.S. Nuessly.  2003.  Registration of the maize population shrunken Zapalote Chico 2451F.  Crop Science 43: 444-445.
  • Hentz, M.G., and G.S. Nuessly.  2002.  Morphology and biology of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a predator of the yellow sugarcane aphid, Sipha flava (Homoptera: Aphidae).  Florida Entomologist 85: 276-278.
  • Huang, J., G.S. Nuessly, H.J. McAuslane, and F. Slansky.  2002  Resistance to adult banded cucumber beetle, Diabrotica balteata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in romaine lettuce.  Journal of Economic Entomology 95: 849-855.
  • Scully, B.T., G.S. Nuessly, M.G. Hentz, and R.L. Beiriger.  2002.  A rating scale to assess damage caused by the ‘corn silk fly’ (Euxesta stigmatias Loew) (Diptera: Otitidae) on the ears of sweet corn.  Subtropical Plant Science 54: 34-38.
  • Scully, B.T., G.S. Nuessly, and R.L. Beiriger.  2000.  Resistance in maize to Euxesta stigmatias Loew (Diptera: Otitidae).  Journal of Entomological Science 35: 432-443.
  • Scully, B.T., G.S. Nuessly, R. Beiriger, N.W. Widstrom, and M.E. Snook.  2000.  Registration of the maize population shrunken Zapalote Chico.  Crop Science 40: 1837-1838.
  • Nagata, R.T., L. Wilkinson, and G.S. Nuessly.  1998.  Longevity, fecundity, and leaf stippling of Liriomyza trifolii (Diptera: Agromyzidae) as affected by lettuce cultivar and supplemental feeding.  Journal of Economic Entomology 91: 999-1004.
  • Scully, B.T., R.N. Raid, G.S. Nuessly, and E.A. Wolf.  1997.  ‘Florida XP-7’:  a yellow shrunken 2 sweet corn hybrid and the male inbred of parent ‘UFISH 8008’.  HortScience 32: 328-330.
  • Nuessly, G.S., R.T. Nagata, E.S. Skiles, J.R. Christensen, and C. Elliott.  1995.  Techniques for differentially staining Liriomyza trifolii (Diptera: Agromyzidae) eggs and stipples within cos lettuce leaves.  Florida Entomologist 78: 258-264.
  • Scully, B., G.S. Nuessly, R.N. Raid, and R.E. Stubblefield.  1995.  ‘Wolf-249’ and FBL 5-2M:  an autumn celery cultivar and breeding line for Florida.  HortScience 30: 1104-1105.
  • Leibee, G.L., R.K. Jansson, G. Nuessly, and J.L. Taylor.  1995.  Efficacy of emamectin benzoate and Bacillus thuringiensis on diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) populations on cabbage in Florida.  Florida Entomologist 78: 82-96.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and R.T. Nagata.  1995.  Pepper varietal response to thrips feeding.  pp. 115-118 in B.L. Parker, M. Skinner, and T. Lewis (Eds.), Thrips Biology and Management.  Proceedings of the 1993 International Conference on Thysanoptera, Towards Understanding Thrips Management, Burlington, VT.  Plenum Publishing Corp., New York.  636 pp.
  • Raid, R.N., L.L. McDaniel, G.S. Nuessly, and B.T. Scully.  1995.  First report of bean red node in the eastern United States.  Plant Disease 79: 539.
  • Blua, M.J., T.M. Perring, G.S. Nuessly, J.E. Duffus, and N.C. Toscano.  1994.  Seasonal cropping pattern effects on abundance of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) and incidence of lettuce infectious yellows virus.  Environmental Entomology 23: 1422-1427.
  • Johnson, F.A., and G.S. Nuessly.  1994.  Whiteflies. Pp. 97-99 in L.G. Higley and D.J. Boethel (Eds.), Handbook of Soybean Insect Pests.  Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and R.T. Nagata.  1994.  Differential probing response of serpentine leafminer, Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess), on cos lettuce.  Journal of Entomological Science 29: 330-338.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and T.M. Perring.  1994.  Influence of endosulfan on Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) populations, parasitism, and lettuce infectious yellows virus in late summer planted cantaloupe.  Journal of Entomological Science 30: 49-61.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and W.L. Sterling.  1994.  Mortality of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs in cotton as a function of oviposition sites, predator species, and desiccation.  Environmental Entomology 23: 1189-1202.
  • Nuessly, G.S., D.E. Meyerdirk, D.L. Coudriet, and T.J. Henneberry.  1994.  The effect of short season cotton production schedules on Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius).  Southwestern Entomologist 19: 209-218.
  • Scully, B.T., G.S. Nuessly, R.N. Raid, M.L. Gardiner, and S.W. Marshall.  1994.  Dictionary of traits for fresh market sweet corn production in Florida.  Subtropical Plant Science 46: 50-61.
  • Cherry, R.H., and G.S. Nuessly.  1992.  Distribution and abundance of imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida sugarcane fields.  Environmental Entomology 21: 767-770.
  • Prabhaker, N., N.C. Toscano, T.M. Perring, G. Nuessly, K. Kido, and R.R. Youngman.  1992.  Resistance monitoring of the sweetpotato whitefly (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in the Imperial Valley of California.  Journal of Economic Entomology 85: 1063-1068.
  • Bethke, J.A., G.S. Nuessly, T.D. Paine, and R.A. Redak.  1991.  Effect of host insect-host plant associations on selected fitness components of Encarsia formosa (Gahan) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae).  Biological Control 1: 164-169.
  • Bethke, J.A., T.D. Paine, and G.S. Nuessly.  1991.  Comparative biology, morphometrics, and development of two populations of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on cotton and poinsettia.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 84: 407-411.
  • Nuessly, G.S., A.W. Hartstack, J.A. Witz, and W.L. Sterling.  1991.  Dislodgment of Heliothis zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs from cotton due to rain and wind:  a predictive model.  Ecological Modelling 55: 89-102.
  • Muller, H., G.S. Nuessly, and R.D. Goeden.  1990.  Natural enemies and host-plant asynchrony contributing to the failure of the introduced moth Coleophora parthenica Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), to control of Russian thistle. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 32: 133-142.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and W.L. Sterling.  1986.  Distribution of 32P in laboratory colonies of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) after feeding on labeled Heliothis zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs:  An explanation of discrepancies encountered in field predation experiments.  Environmental Entomology 15: 1279-1285.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and W.L. Sterling.  1984.  Comparison of D-vac and modified drop cloth methods for sampling arthropods in cotton.  Southwestern Entomologist 9: 95-103.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and R.D. Goeden.  1984.  Rodent predation on larvae of Coleophora parthenica (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), a moth imported for the biological control of Russian thistle.  Environmental Entomology 13: 502-508.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and R.D. Goeden.  1984.  Aspects of the biology and ecology of Diguetia mojavea Gertsch (Araneae: Diguetidae).  Journal of Arachnology 12: 75-85.
  • Nuessly, G.S., and R.D. Goeden.  1983.  Spider predation on Coleophora parthenica (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae), a moth imported for biological control of Russian thistle.  Environmental Entomology 12: 1433-1438.
  • Nuessly, G.S.  1978.  A study of Encelia californica Nutt in the Blome-Rinker Ranch area.  Journal of Undergraduate Environmental Research 1: 26-36.