Kabaluk, Todd, M.Sc.

Research Biologist, Integrated Pest Management


Contact Information:

6947 Highway 7
PO Box 1000
Agassiz, British Columbia V0M 1A0
Telephone: 604-796-6083
Email: todd.kabaluk@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Biological control of field insect pests using microbial insecticides and other bio-based materials, from discovery through to development
  • Host-pathogen ecology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pest monitoring

Current Projects:

  • Attracting and killing click beetles (Agriotes spp.) to reduce input of soil larvae (wireworms), using pheromones and entompathogens
  • Incidence of latent Metarhizium infection of wireworms and its suppression by symbiotic bacteria
  • Development of a comprehensive approach for wireworm biocontrol
  • Predicting wireworm damage to crops
  • Efficacy and mode of action of a bio-based fertilizer with pest control properties

Affiliations:

  • President, Professional Pest Management Association of British Columbia
  • Board of Directors - Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association
  • Editor - Annual Proceedings of the Growers Short Course, Pacific Agriculture Show
  • Associate Editor, Organic Agriculture - Journal of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research

Research Publications:

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Kabaluk, J.T., Janmaat, A., Sheedy, C., Goettel, M.S., and Noronha, C. (2013). "Agriotes spp. Wireworms and Click Beetles.", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing.
  • Mason, P.G., Kabaluk, J.T., Spencer, B., and Gillespie, D.R. (2013). "Regulation of biological control in Canada.", in Mason, P.G. and Gillespie, D.R. (eds.) - Biological Control Programmes in Canada 2001-2012, CABI Publishing, pp. 1-5.

2012

  • Kabaluk, J.T., Young, B.M.S., Doreau, A.M., and Mackovic, C.R. (2012). "A simple computation-based approach for measuring the carbon dioxide production of respiring biological samples in passively ventilated chambers (Technical Note).", Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 145(2), pp. 175-180. doi : 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2012.01324.x

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Kabaluk, T. 2016. Wireworms - know your pest to make the best control decisions. BC Organic Grower 19(3) 19-21, 30.

2015

  • Kabaluk, J.T. and Li-Leger, E. (2015). "Latent Infection of Wireworms and Its Relation to Ambient Metarhizium Levels in Soil.", 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-13, 2015. (Poster)
  • Kabaluk, J.T., Ruau, S., and Noronha, C. (2015 internal). Infection Parameters of Met52 Targeting Click Beetles (Agriotes obscurus) and the Effect of Seasonal Temperatures on Disease Development in A. obscurus, A. lineatus, and A. sputator. (Report)
  • Nam, S., Li-Leger, E., and Kabaluk, J.T. (2015 internal). A Survey of the Wireworm (Agriotes spp.) Microbiome and Associations of Symbiotic Bacteria with Metarhizium Infection. (Report)
  • Ruau, S. and Kabaluk, J.T. (2015 internal). The Effect of Seasonal Temperatures on Metarhizium LRC112 and Met52 Disease Development in Agriotes obscurus and A. lineatus Click Beetles, and a Degree-day Infection Model. (Report)
  • Wong, J. and Kabaluk, J.T. (2015 internal). Metarhizium Attract and Kill Tactic for Click Beetles - Lowest Effective Pheromone Rate. (Report)
  • Woo, J. and Kabaluk, J.T. (2015 internal). The Effect of Enterra Natural FertilizerTM on Delia radicum Reproduction. (Report)

2014

  • Kabaluk, J.T. (2014 internal). Bait ball for monitoring wireworms to predict crop damage (invention report). (Report)
  • Kabaluk, J.T. (2014 internal). Black Soldier Fly Digestate (frass) as a Wireworm Control Product. (Report)
  • Kabaluk, J.T. (2014). Pheromones for click beetles (Elateridae) formulated as granules (invention report). (Report)

2013

  • Kabaluk, J.T. (2013 internal). A New Biocompound for Wireworm Control – Preliminary Assessment of Mode of Action I. (Report)

2010

  • Anishchenko, I., Lapa, S., Cepoi, L., Voloshchuk, N., Bondar, A., Koshevskyi, I.I., Goncharenko, N., and Kabaluk, J.T. (2010). "Ukraine, Russia, and Moldava.", in Kabaluk, J.T., Svircev, A.M., Goettel, M.S., and Woo, S.G. (eds.) - The Use and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide, IOBC Global, pp. 35-41.
  • Cuddeford, V. and Kabaluk, J.T. (2010). "Alternative Regulatory Models for Microbial Pesticides.", in Kabaluk, J.T., Svircev, A.M., Goettel, M.S., and Woo, S.G. (eds.) - The Use and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide, IOBC Global, pp. 94-98.
  • Cuddeford, V. and Kabaluk, J.T. (2010). "Preface.", in Kabaluk, J.T., Svircev, A.M., Goettel, M.S., and Woo, S.G. (eds.) - The Use and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide, IOBC Global, pp. vi-vii.
  • Kabaluk, J.T., Brookes, V.R., and Svircev, A.M. (2010). "Canada.", in Kabaluk, J.T., Svircev, A.M., Goettel, M.S., and Woo, S.G. (eds.) - The Use and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide, IOBC Global, pp. 59-73.
  • Kabaluk, J.T., Svircev, A.M., Goettel, M.S., and Woo, S.G. (Eds.) (2010). The Use and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides in Representative Jurisdictions Worldwide., IOBC Global. (Book)
  • Vernon, R.S., Kabaluk, J.T., Mikitzel, L.J., and Noronha, C. (2010). "Reduced-risk Wireworm Management in Potato.", published by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC), Pesticide Risk Reduction Program/Programme de réduction des risques liés aux pesticides, pp. 1-4. (Technology transfer)
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