Dixon, Peggy, Ph.D.

Entomologist


Contact Information:

308 Brookfield Road, BLDG 25
St. John's, Newfoundland and labrador A1E 0B2
Telephone: 709-772-4763
Fax: 709-772-6064
Email: peggy.dixon@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • entomology - integrated pest management
  • cole crops
  • entomology - horticulture
  • cranberry
  • blueberry
  • other small fruits
  • entomology - cultural control
  • entomology - ecology
  • entomology - behaviour
  • entomologist
  • entomology - biology and life history
  • small fruits and vegetables

Current Projects:

  • Provide information on the biology and ecology of insect pests and their natural enemies.
  • To develop insect and mite control technologies for horticultural ecosystems that are environmentally responsible, sustainable and reduced-risk.

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2015

2014

  • Dixon, P.L., Cass, L., Vincent, C., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). "Implementation and Adoption of Integrated Pest Management in Canada: Insects.", in Peshin, R. and Pimentel, D. (eds.) - Experiences with IPM, Transgenic Crops and Pesticide Use, Springer, Chapter 9, pp. 221-252.

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Debnath, S.C., Anderson, S., Bishop, G.A., Dixon, P.L., McKenzie, D.-L., Mills, A.A.S., and Siow, Y.L. (2015). Developing innovative technologies to accelerate industry transition from 'wild' to cultivated cool climate berry crop production systems. Project ID: 13-1155; Research Project Annual Report 2014-2015., AAFC Science and Technology Branch. (Report)

2014

  • Debnath, S.C., Anderson, S., Bishop, G.A., Dixon, P.L., McKenzie, D.B., Mills, A.A.S., and Siow, Y.L. (2014). Developing innovative technologies to accelerate industry transition from 'wild' to cultivated cool climate berry crop production systems. Project ID: 13-1155; Research Project Annual Report 2013-2014, AAFC Science and Technology Branch. (Report)
  • Debnath, S.C., Dixon, P.L., and Bishop, G.A. (2014). "Cranberry Research at the Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Centre.", Atlantic Cranberry Management Conference - “Out of the Red”, St. John’s, Canada, March 20-21, 2014. (Poster)
  • Debnath, S.C., Dixon, P.L., and Bishop, G.A. (2014). "Recherches sur la canneberge menées au Centre de recherches de l'Atlantique sur les cultures de climat frais.", Atlantic Cranberry Management Conference - “Out of the Red”, St. John’s, Canada, March 20-21, 2014. (Poster)
  • Debnath, S.C., McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., Dixon, P.L., Siow, Y.L., and Mills, A.A.S. (2014). "Blueberries: transitioning from wild to cultivated production.", STB Weekly Science Story, January 21, 2014. (Newsletter)
  • McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., Dixon, P.L., and Noronha, C. (2014). "No thanks, I’ll pass on the wireworms in my potatoes.", 56th Annual Farm Field Day, St. John’s, NL, Canada, August 9, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)
  • McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., Dixon, P.L., and Noronha, C. (2014). "Non merci, je ne veux pas de larves de doryphores sur mes patates!", 56th Annual Farm Field Day, St. John’s, NL, Canada, August 9, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)
  • McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., and Dixon, P.L. (2014). "Assessment of surface mulch type effect on the initial growth of half-high blueberry cultivars from a range of maturity classes under the cool, high precipitation climatic conditions of eastern Newfoundland.", Canadian Society of Agronomy & Canadian Society for Horticultural Science Joint Annual Conference, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, July 10-12, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)
  • McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., and Dixon, P.L. (2014). "Assessment of surface mulch type effect on the initial growth of half-high blueberry cultivars from a range of maturity classes under the cool, high precipitation climatic conditions of eastern Newfoundland.", Research Centre Field Day, Centre de recherche de l'Atlantique sur les cultures de climat frais, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada, St. John’s, NL, Canada, August 9, 2014. (Poster)
  • McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., and Dixon, P.L. (2014). "Effet de divers types de paillis sur la croissance initiale des cultivars de bleuetiers semi-géants de différentes classes de précocité de maturation dans les conditions fraîches et pluvieuses de l’est de Terre-Neuve.", Canadian Society of Agronomy & Canadian Society for Horticultural Science Joint Annual Conference, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, July 10-12, 2014.
  • McKenzie, D.B., Bishop, G.A., and Dixon, P.L. (2014). "Effet de divers types de paillis sur la croissance initiale des cultivars de bleuetiers semi-géants de différentes classes de précocité de maturation dans les conditions fraîches et pluvieuses de l’est de Terre-Neuve.", Research Centre Field Day, Centre de recherche de l'Atlantique sur les cultures de climat frais, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada, St. John’s, NL, Canada, August 9, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • Dixon, P.L., Zvalo, V., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., and Power, T. (2013). "Managing the cabbage maggot using long-lasting insect netting." (Factsheet)
  • Dixon, P.L., Zvalo, V., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., and Power, T. (2013). "Update on the use of long-lasting insect netting to control the cabbage maggot.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, 2013.
  • Owen, J., LeBlanc, S., Dixon, P.L., Parsons, C.K., Madore, L., Zvalo, V., Mellish, S., and Pemberton, R. (2013). Row covers as physical barriers in brassica vegetable crops to control cabbage maggot (Delia radicum L.): Final Report for AAFC Pesticide Risk Reduction Program. Project Code: PRR10-220. (Report)

2012

  • Debnath, S.C., McKenzie, D.B., Dixon, P.L., and Bishop, G.A. (2012). "Cool climate berry crop production and protection in Newfoundland and Labrador.", Newfoundland and Labrador Symposium: Our Food, Our Future, Growing the Agriculture Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, NL, Canada, November 23, 2012, pp. 11-12.
  • Dixon, P.L., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., Power, T., and Zvalo, V. (2012). "Row covers as physical barriers to control cabbage maggot (Delia radicum) in rutabaga.", Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Grower Association Conference, February, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Dixon, P.L., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., Power, T., and Zvalo, V. (2011). "Row covers as physical barriers to control cabbage maggot (Delia radicum) in rutabaga.", Entomological Society of Canada-Acadian Entomological Society Joint Annual Meeting, Halifax, N.S., Canada, November, 2011. (Poster)
  • Dixon, P.L., Fillmore, S.A.E., LeBlanc, S., Madore, L., Mellish, S., Owen, J., Parsons, C.K., Pemberton, R., Power, T., and Zvalo, V. (2011). "Rutabaga, (Brassica napus var. napobrassica L. Reichenb.), cv. Laurentian, York and pest Cabbage maggot (Delia radicum (L.)).", Pest Management Research Report.
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