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Joni Blount (CV)

Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information

Address: Department of Entomology
University of Georgia 
1109 Experiment St.
Cowart Bldg.
Griffin, GA 30223-1797

Email: jonilb@uga.edu

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Education

2007-2011 B.S. in Agricultural Biology, from New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural , Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science

2012 - Current Pursuing PhD in Entomology, University of Georgia.

Major Professor
Dr. G.David Buntin

Research

I am conducting my doctoral research on the Kudzu Bug Megacopta cribraria, determining its phenology in kudzu as well as soybean. Biology of the Kudzu Bug in relation to maturity group and planting date as well as host preference of several legume species have been the primary focus of my research. I am also looking at movement in relation to biology of kudzu bug to and from kudzu and soybean throughout the year.

Employment

2007-2011, IPM Lab, under direction from Dr. C. Scott Bundy- lab and field assistant

2012-Current, Research Assistant, UGA Griffin, Entomology, under the direction of Dr. G. David Buntin

Research Presented

Blount, J., Bundy, C.S. “Seasonal development of the beet leafhopper, Neoaliturus tenellus (Baker) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), on desert hosts in southern New Mexico” 2010 Entomological Society of America. (Poster)

Blount, J., Bundy, C.S.“Seasonal development of the beet leafhopper, Neoaliturus tenellus (Baker) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), on desert hosts in southern New Mexico” 2011 Southwest Branch of the Entomological Society of America (Talk)

Blount, J., Buntin, G.D., Roberts, P., “Biology of the kudzu bug Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae), on soybean and kudzu in relation to soybean maturity group, planting date” 2012  Entomological Society of America (Poster)

Blount, J., Buntin, G.D., Sparks, A. “Host preference of the kudzu bug Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) on selected edible beans and soybean” 2013 Southeast Branch of the Entomological Society of America (Talk)

Blount, J., Buntin, G.D., Sparks, A. “Host preference of the kudzu bug Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) on selected edible beans and soybean” 2013 Georgia Entomological Society (Talk)

 

 

 

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