Dr. Gaurav Goyal

Contact Information

Citrus Research and Education Center
Lake Alfred, Florida
Entomology and Nematology
Phone: 863.956.8667
Email: goyalgau@ufl.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Entomology (2010), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Dissertation title: Morphology, Biology and Distribution of corn-infesting Ulidiidae

M.S. in Entomology (2005), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

Thesis title: Management of maize stem borer, Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) with cultural practices in Kharif maize

B.S. Agriculture (Honors in Plant Protection) (2003), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

Positions

Post Doctoral Associate (2011) (Department of Entomology and Nematology, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL) - “Impact of vector-expressed insecticidal peptides on the Asian citrus psyllid, brown citrus aphid and citrus leaf miner”

Graduate Research Assistant (2007-2010) (Department of Entomology, Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, FL) – “Morphology, Biology and Distribution of corn-infesting Ulidiidae”

Research Assistant (2006-2007) (Division of Plant Industry, Gainesville, FL) - “Florida State Collection of Arthropods”

Senior Research Fellow (2006) (Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. Supervisor: Dr. Balwinder Singh) “All India Network Project on Pesticide Residues”

Specialization

Insect biology, morphology, ecology, pest management, sampling

Publications

Refereed Papers

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 corn-infesting Ulidiidae. Annals of Entomological Society of America 104: 416-428.

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.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, G. J. Steck, D. R. Seal, J. L. Capinera, and K. J. Boote. 2011. Distribution of corn-infesting pictured-wing flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist 94: 32-47.

Gill, H. K., R. McSorley, G. Goyal, and S. E. Webb. 2009. Mulch as a potential management strategy for lesser cornstalk borer, Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), in bush bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Florida Entomologist 93: 308 – 309.

Goyal, G., and U. Kanta. 2005. Influence of time and method of sowing of Kharif maize on the incidence of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe). Journal of Insect Science 19:  24-29.

Goyal, G., and U. Kanta. 2005. Influence of barrier crops on the incidence of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) in Kharif maize. Journal of Insect Science 19: 54-58.

Non-refereed papers

Goyal, G., and G. S. Nuessly. 2008. Corn blotch leafminer, Agromyza parvicornis (Loew) (Insecta: Diptera: Agromyzidae). Featured Creatures article. Entomology and Nematology Department Website. http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/veg/leaf/corn_blotch_leafminer.htm

Goyal, G., and G. S. Nuessly. 2008. Corn blotch leafminer, Agromyza parvicornis (Loew) (Insecta: Diptera: Agromyzidae). 4 pp. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, EENY 435. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/document_in789.

Selected Abstracts

Goyal, G., and U. Kanta. 2005. Influence of date and method of sowing of Kharif maize on the incidence of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe). Abstract in Proceedings on 1st Congress on Insect Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab), India. 1: 72-74.

Goyal, G., and U. Kanta. 2005. Influence of barrier crops on the incidence of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) in Kharif maize. Abstract in Proceedings on 1st Congress on Insect Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab), India. 1: 75-76.

Oral Presentations

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, D. R. Seal, J. L. Capinera, G. J. Steck, and K. J. Boote. 2010. Corn-infesting picture-winged flies: distribution in field by time and space. 58th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 12-15.

Goyal, G., G. J. Steck, G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, D. R. Seal, and K. J. Boote. 2010. Pictured-wing fly pests of corn: How to identify the immatures? 81st Annual Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists, Silverton, CO. August 2-3.

Nuessly, G. S., G. Goyal, X. Ni, A. Sparks, D. Buntin, F. Huang, B. R. Leonard, P. J. McLeod, C. Daves and A. M. Simmons. 2010. Distribution of corn-infesting picture-winged flies in the southeastern United States. 84th Annual Meeting of southeastern branch of Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA. March 7-10.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, D. R. Seal, G. J. Steck, and K. J. Boote. 2009. Comparative lab and field biology of three picture-winged fly pests of corn. 57th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. December 13-16.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, D. R. Seal, K.J. Boote, and H. K. Gill. 2009. Biology of corn infesting picture-winged flies: Euxesta eluta, E. stigmatias and Chaetopsis massyla. 83rd Annual Meeting of southeastern branch of Entomological Society of America, Montgomery, AL. March 8-11.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, D. R. Seal, G. J. Steck, and K.J. Boote. 2009. Development of ‘corn silk flies’ in alternate hosts. 92nd Annual Meeting of Florida Entomological Society, Fort Myers, FL. July 26-29.

Nuessly, G. S., N. Larsen, and G. Goyal. 2009. Evaluation of conventional and unconventional strategies for managing picture-winged flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) on sweet corn. 57th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. December 13-16.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, and H. K. Gill. 2008. Four corn silk fly species and counting: which ones are primary pests? 44th Annual Meeting of Caribbean Food Crop Society, Miami, FL. July 13-17.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, and H. K. Gill. 2008. Spatial and temporal distributions of corn infesting picture-winged flies. 91st Annual Meeting of Florida Entomological Society, Jupiter, FL. July 13-16.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, and H. K. Gill. 2008. Corn silk flies: Past, Present and future. Graduate Student Council Forum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. April 14.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, D. R. Seal, and H. K. Gill. 2008. Corn silk flies: Who’s on primary, what’s on secondary? 82nd Annual Meeting of southeastern branch of Entomological Society of America, Jacksonville, FL. March 2-5.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, and H. K. Gill. 2008. Oviposition preference of corn-infesting picture wing flies. 56th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV. November 16-19.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, N. Larsen, J. L. Capinera, D. R. Seal and H. K. Gill. 2007. Distribution of corn feeding picture winged flies (Ulidiidae) in Florida. 55th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 8-12.

Goyal, G., and G.S. Nuessly. 2007. Corn silk flies in Florida: Future. North American Dipterists Society Meeting, 55th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 8-12.

Goyal, G., G. J. Steck, G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, and D. R. Seal. 2007. Establishing identity of corn silk flies, Euxesta spp. 90th Annual Meeting of Florida Entomological Society, Sarasota, FL. July 15-18.

Nuessly, G. S., N. Larsen and G. Goyal. 2007. Picture Winged flies (Ulidiidae) feeding on sweet corn in the Everglades Agricultural Area. 90th Annual Meeting of Florida Entomological Society, Sarasota, FL. July 15-18.

Nuessly, G. S., and G. Goyal. 2006. Euxesta spp. in Florida maize: And then there were three. In Symposium: Crop Protection Entomology. 54th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN. December 10-13.

Poster Presentations

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, D. R. Seal, J. L. Capinera, G. J. Steck, and K. J. Boote. 2010. Evaluation of potential food sources for development by three species of picture-winged fly (Diptera: Ulidiidae) species. 58th Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA. December 12-15.

Goyal, G., G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, D. R. Seal, G. J. Steck, and K. J. Boote. 2009. Evaluation of alternative hosts for development by ‘Corn silk flies’. National Science Foundation Research Day (October 12), Graduate Student Council Forum (February 12), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. October 12.

Nuessly, G. S., G. Goyal, N. Larsen, A. Sparks, X. Ni, D. Buntin, A. M. Simmons, and B. Scully. 2009. Corn-infesting Picture-winged Flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae) in the southeastern U.S.: Are They Already in a Field Near You? 81st Annual Meeting of southeastern branch of Entomological Society of America, Montgomery, AL. March 8-11.

Goyal, G., G. J. Steck, G. S. Nuessly, J. L. Capinera, and H. K. Gill. 2008. Immature identification of corn silk flies. Graduate Student Council Forum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. April 14.

Goyal, G., G. J. Steck, G. S. Nuessly, and J. L. Capinera. 2007. Establishing identity of corn silk flies, Euxesta spp. 81st Annual Meeting of the southeastern branch of Entomological society of America, Knoxville, TN. March 4-7.

Goyal, G., and U. Kanta. 2005. Influence of barrier crops on the incidence of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) in Kharif maize. In 1st Congress on Insect Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. December 15-17.

Goyal, G., and U. Kanta. 2005. Influence of time and method of sowing of Kharif maize on the incidence of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe). In 1st Congress on Insect Science, PAU, Ludhiana, India. December 15-17.

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