Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Jay F. Brunner

Jay F. Brunner


Graduate Faculty
Scientist, Entomologist, TFREC Director
Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA
Phone: (509) 663-8181 ext. 238

Education


  • B.A. in Biology, Willamette University 1969
  • M.S. in Entomology, Washington State University 1973
  • Ph.D. in Entomology, Washington State University 1975

Specialization and Areas of Particular Interest


Integrated pest management of insect pests on tree fruit crops. This specialization includes development of sampling methods and action thresholds, development of predictive models of insect phenology, evaluating biological control agents of tree fruit pests and use of mating disruption as a tactic for management of Lepidoptera pests of tree fruit.


Professional Record:


  • 1998-present: Director and Entomologist, Washington State University (WSU), Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), Wenatchee;
  • 1997-1998: Entomologist and Interim Superintendent, Washington State University (WSU), Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), Wenatchee;
  • 1982-1997: Associate Entomologist, WSU-TFREC, Wenatchee;
  • 1978-1982: Assistant Entomologist, WSU-TFREC, Wenatchee;
  • 1975-1978: Assistant Entomologist, Michigan State University;
  • 1970-1975: Graduate Research Associate in the Department of Entomology, Washington State University.

Philosophical Foundation:


The approach I bring to my research position at WSU is based on my philosophy of mankind's responsibility as a steward of natural resources and accountability to society. Agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry represent segments of society with major responsibility for managing natural resources to produce food and fiber. This responsibility must be undertaken through good stewardship that maintains the quality of the land and sustains renewable resources. The revolution that occurred following World War II with the development of synthetic organic insecticides provided tremendous advances in the production of cheap food and fiber but at an ecological cost that we do not yet fully understand. I firmly believe that Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which is grounded in the principles of ecology, is the best stewardship blueprint for agriculture. Throughout my career I have developed a technology and knowledge base that supports the promotion and adoption of IPM in tree fruit production.


Recent Publications:


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Doerr, Michael D, Jay F. Brunner and Timothy J. Smith . 2009. Biology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Washington Cherry Orchards. J. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 105, Dec. 2008. p 69-81.
  2. Ulysses R. Vianna, Dirceu Pratissoli, Jose C. Zanuncio , Eraldo R. Lima, Jay Brunner, Fabri cio F. Pereira, Jose E. Serrao. 2009. Insecticide toxicity to Trichogramma pretiosum (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) females and effect on descendant generation. Ecotoxicology (2009) 18:180–186.
  3. Kupke, C, J. F. Brunner and V. P. Jones. 2008. Factors influencing mating success in Euschistus conspersus Uhler. Environ. Entomol. 37: 192-197.
  4. Jones, VP, M Doerr, JF Brunner. 2008. Is biofix necessary for predicting codling moth emergence in Washington State apple orchards? Journal of Economic Entomology.101: 1651-1657.
  5. Jones, VP, NG Wiman, JF Brunner. 2008. Comparison of the effect of delayed female mating on reproductive biology of codling moth and obliquebanded leafroller. Env. Entomol. 37: 679-685.
  6. Stelinski LL, McKenzie D, Gut LJ, Isaacs R, Brunner JF, 2007. Comparison of female attractiveness and male response among populations of Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris) in Western and Eastern US apple orchards. Environmental Entomology 36: 1032-1039.
  7. Curkovic, T. and J. F. Brunner. 2007. Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris) and Pandemis pyrusana Kearfott (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) male control in Washington State (USA) apple orchards treated with different source densities of several attracticide formulations. Agric. Téc. (Chile). 67 pp 23-28.
  8. Kupke, C, J. F. Brunner and V. P. Jones. 2008. Factors influencing mating success in Euschistus conspersus Uhler. Environ. Entomol. 37: 192-197.
  9. Stelinski LL, McKenzie D, Gut LJ, Isaacs R, Brunner JF. 2007. Comparison of female attractiveness and male response among populations of Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris) in Western and Eastern US apple orchards. Environmental Entomology 36: 1032-1039.
  10. Jones, Vincent P., James R. Hagler, Jay F. Brunner, Callie C. Baker and Tawnee D. Wilburn. 2006. An inexpensive immunomarking technique for studying movement patterns of naturally occurring insect populations. Environ. Entomol. 35 (4): 827-836.
  11. Dunley, J.E., J.F. Brunner, M.D. Doerr and E.H. Beers. 2006. Resistance and cross-resistance in populations of Choristoneura rosaceana and Pandemis pyrusana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Washington apple. Journal of Insect Science, 6:14, Available online: insectscience.org/6.14.
  12. Curkovic, T., J.F. Brunner and P.J. Landolt. 2006. Evaluation of permethrin for attracticide development against Choristoneura rosaceana and Pandemis pyrusana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) males. Crop Protection. 25: 973-976.
  13. Curkovic, T. and J.F. Brunner. 2006. Courtship behavior in Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris) and Pandemis pyrusana Kearfott (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 99(3): 617-624.

Proceedings

  1. Brunner, J. F. 2008. How to get involved in the Apple Pest Management Transition Project. Proc. Washington State Horticultural Association. 103rd Annual Meeting (2007). p 137-138.
  2. Doerr, M. D., Jay F. Brunner and Keith Granger. 2008. New Insecticides that will help with the Successful Transition of Apple IPM Programs. Proc. Washington State Horticultural Association. 103rd Annual Meeting (2007). p 149-152.
  3. Jones, V.P., Gary G. Gove, Jay F. Brunner, Gerald V. Tangren and Wendy E. Jones. 2008. Making the Complex Simpler: IPM Decision Aid System Now and in the Future. Proc. Washington State Horticultural Association. 103rd Annual Meeting (2007). p 139-142.
  4. Brunner, J.F. 2007. Quality health care for tree fruit: Protecting the crop from pest attack. Proc. Wash. State Hort. Assoc. 101: 122-124.
  5. Jones, V., G. G. Grove, J. F. Brunner, G. V. Tangren, E. H. Beers, T. J. Smith TJ. 2007. Advances in decision support technology. Proceedings of the Washington State Horticultural Association. 102 pp 185-187.
  6. Jones, V., G. G. Grove, J. F. Brunner, G. V. Tangren, E. H. Beers, R. R. Bittle, T. J. Smith. Update on the Washington State University Decision Aid System. 2007. Proceedings of the Washington State Horticultural Association. 102 pp 166-167.
  7. Doerr, M.D., J. F. Brunner, K. R. Granger. 2007 Baseline Toxicity of Altacor Against Codling Moth and Obliquebanded Leafroller. Orchard Pest and Disease Managment Conference. Orchard Pest and Disease Managment Conference; January 10-12, 2007; Portland, OR..

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