Shipp, Les, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Greenhouse, Integrated Pest Management


Contact Information:

2585 County Road 20
Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0
Telephone: 519-738-1235
Fax: 519-738-2929
Email: les.shipp@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • plants
  • integrated pest management
  • efficacy
  • chemical (minor use registration for greenhouse vegetables)
  • behaviour
  • biology and life history
  • ecology
  • crop losses
  • biological
  • other chemical control (mating disruption)
  • entomology
  • other solanaceous crops (sweet pepper)
  • tomato
  • horticulture crops and products
  • cultural
  • vine crops (cucumber)
  • control
  • Development of integrated pest management programs for control of greenhouse pests with the emphasis on non-chemical control measures; evaluation of the influence of greenhouse microclimate on pest management strategies
  • Use of trap plants as a control strategy; investigation of intraguild relationships among predator and parasitoid communities; development of novel application technologies for the application of microbial control agents
  • Development of novel application technologies for the application of microbial control agents; development of IPM program for thrips on greenhouse ornamentals
  • Elucidate the role of insects in the epidemiology of plant diseases
  • Development of decision-support systems for integrated crop management of greenhouse vegetable crops
  • Evaluation of chemicals for use in integrated pest management programs, impact on non-target organisms and the registration of chemicals under the Minor Use Program

Current Projects:

  • Develop reduced risk technologies and BMP's for management of insect and mite pests of greenhouse crops.

Affiliations:

  • Associate Graduate Faculty, University of Guelph, Dept. of Environmental Biology
  • Adjunct professor, University of Windsor, Dept. of Biological Sciences
  • President-elect, International Organization of Biological Control/Nearctic Regional Section
  • Member of the Ontario Greenhouse and Protected Crops and Greenhouse Floriculture Research and Services Subcommittees of the Ontario Horticulture Crops Research Services Committee

Research Publications:

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

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2013

2012

  • Faucher Delisle, J., Shipp, J.L., and Brodeur, J. (2012). "Le supplément alimentaire: á la rescousse des acariens prédateurs pour augmenter leur contrôle des ravageurs en srriculture.", 139e réunion annuelle de la Société d’entomologie du Québec, Boucherville, QC, Canada, November 1-2, 2012.
  • Hewitt, L.M., Scott-Dupree, C.D., Shipp, J.L., and Buitenhuis, R. (2012). "Determining the better thrips predator: the effect of seasonal variability on predatory mites in ornamental greenhouse IPM.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012. (Poster)
  • Hewitt, L.M., Scott-Dupree, C.D., Shipp, J.L., and Buitenhuis, R. (2012). "Some like it hot: the effect of seasonal variability on predatory mites in ornamental greenhouse IPM.", 10th Annual Ontario Pest Management Conference, Victoria East Golf Club, Guelph, ON, Canada, November 8, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Hewitt, L.M., Scott-Dupree, C.D., Shipp, J.L., and Buitenhuis, R. (2012). "Some like it hot: the effect of seasonal variability on predatory mites in ornamental greenhouse IPM.", Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Newsletter, December 2012, pp. 3-4. (Newsletter)
  • Nasreen, A. and Shipp, J.L. (2012). "Effects of cold storage on quality of the whitefly parasitoids, Encarsia formosa and Eretmocerus eremicus.", Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Newsletter, December 2012, pp. 6-7. (Newsletter)
  • Nunes-Silva, P., Shipp, J.L., Hrncir, M., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V.L., and Kevan, P.G. (2012). "Influence of bumblebee behavior on tomato pollination: Effects of number of flower visits and forager body size.", 1st ApiEcoFlora, Kursaal Congress Centre, San Marino, San Marino, October 4-6, 2012. (Poster)
  • Park, H.-H., Shipp, J.L., Kim, J.-J., and Kevan, P.G. (2012). "Bee-vectoring technology for crop protection and recent studies in Korea.", XXIV International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012), Daegu, South Korea, August 19-24, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L. (2012). "New developments in bee vectoring technology in Canada.", National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development Administration, Suwon, South Korea. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L. (2012). "Optimization of management practices for biological control of thrips and other important pests of ornamental crops.", Research and Innovation Forum, Canadian Ornamental Science Cluster, Mississauga, ON, Canada, December 5, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L. (2012). "Pollinators provide added value: Combining pollination and pest management.", Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Newsletter, September 2012, pp. 3-4. (Newsletter)
  • Shipp, J.L. (2012). "The ABC's of thrips.", Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC2012), Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, October 3-4, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L., Faucher Delisle, J., Brodeur, J., and Hernández, Ó.M. (2012). "Influence of supplemental food sources on predatory mites (Amblyseius swirskii and Neoseiulus cucumeris) and their control efficacy for western flower thrips.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville Convention Centre, Knoxville, TN, USA, November 11-14, 2012, #0964.
  • Traugott, M., Athanassiou, C., Cutler, C.G., Desneux, N., Horowitz, A.R., Meyhöfer, R., Shipp, J.L., Stauffer, C., Weber, D.C., and Zalucki, M.P. (2012). "Editorial 2012: Shaping the profile of Journal of Pest Science. (Editorial).", Journal of Pest Science, 85(1), pp. 1-3.

2011

  • Buitenhuis, R., Shipp, J.L., Scott-Dupree, C.D., Brommit, A., and Lee, W. (2011). "Can trichome density explain the differences in behaviour and performance of Amblyseius swirskii on greenhouse ornamentals?", IOBC/WPRS Working Group: Integrated Control in Protected crops, Temperate Climate 2011, Sutton Scotney, UK, September 18-22, 2011, Published in: IOBC/WPRS, Vol. 68, pp. 29-32.
  • Hewitt, L.M., Scott-Dupree, C.D., Shipp, J.L., and Buitenhuis, R. (2011). "Influence of greenhouse climatic parameters on the use of predatory mites for management of western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis on ornamental crops.", Entomological Society of Ontario 148th Annual General Meeting, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, October 21-23, 2011. (Poster)
  • Nasreen, A., Shipp, J.L., and Ferguson, G. (2011). "Effects of cold storage on quality of whitefly parasitoids.", 61st Essex County Associated Growers’ Annual Trade Show, Leamington, ON, Canada, November 22-23, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Nunes-Silva, P., Hrncir, M., Shipp, J.L., Kevan, P.G., and Imperatriz-Fonseca, V.L. (2011). "The potential use of Melipona fasciculata, a stingless bee, for buzz pollination: What do vibration characteristics tell us?", Xth ICPBR IICPBR Pollination Symposium, Cholula, México, June 27-29, 2011.
  • Shipp, J.L. (2011). "Bee vectoring of fungal biocontrol agents and design of optimal inoculum dispenser.", National Biopesticide Priority Setting Workshop, AAFC Pest Management Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L. (2011). "Using bumble bees as an application strategy for microbial agents for biological control of arthropod pests and disease suppression in greenhouse and outdoor crops.", Seminar to the Institute of Apiculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L., Hewitt, L.M., Buitenhuis, R., and Scott-Dupree, C.D. (2011). "Does seasonality affect the performance of predatory mites?", 61st Essex County Associated Growers’ Annual Trade Show, Leamington, ON, Canada, November 22-23, 2011. (Poster)
  • Shipp, J.L., Morse, A., Kevan, P.G., and McGarvey, B.D. (2011). "Impact of greenhouse tomato floral volatiles on bumble bee pollination.", Xth ICPBR IICPBR Pollination Symposium, Cholula, México, June 27-29, 2011.
  • Shipp, J.L., Zhang, Y., and Park, H.-H. (2011). "Monitoring of western flower thrips under supplemental lighting conditions for greenhouse mini cucumbers.", IOBC/WPRS Working Group: Integrated Control in Protected crops, Temperate Climate 2011, Sutton Scotney, UK, September 18-22, 2011, Published in: IOBC/WPRS, Vol. 68, pp. 173-176.

2010

  • Buitenhuis, R., Shipp, J.L., Murphy, G., and Brownbridge, M. (2010). "Diversity in IPM strategies against thrips in greenhouse ornamentals.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 58th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-15, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L. (2010). "Current research in integrated pest management of greenhouse crops.", Seminar to National Academy of Sciences, Rural Development Administration, Suwon, South Korea. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L. (2010). "Using bumble bees as an application strategy for microbial agents for biological control of arthropod pests and disease suppression in greenhouse crops.", Maritime Action Forum on Pollination Research, Delta Beausejour, Moncton, NB, Canada, March 19, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L., Kevan, P.G., Sutton, J.S., Kapongo, J.-P., Al-mazra'awi, M.S., Broadbent, A.B., and Khosla, S. (2010). "Insect vectoring of phyllosphere microbes.", 9th International Symposium on the Microbiology of Aerial Plant Surfaces, Corvallis, OR, USA, August 14-18, 2010.
  • Shipp, J.L., Kevan, P.G., Sutton, J.S., Kapongo, J.-P., Al-mazra'awi, M.S., Broadbent, A.B., and Khosla, S. (2010). "Pollinator vectoring of microbial control agents.", Ontario Pesticide Education Program Training Session, Guelph, ON, Canada. (Presentation)
  • Shipp, J.L., Silva, P.N., Kevan, P.G., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V.L., and Hrncir, M. (2010). "The buzz about bees.", Canadian Greenhouse Conference ’10, International Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada, Octeber 6-7, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Silva, P.N., Kevan, P.G., and Shipp, J.L. (2010). Bombus impatiiens behaviour on flowers of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and eggplant (Solanum melongena) (Solanaceae) and its consequences for pollination. Final report to Kinross-University of Guelph partnership program. (Report)

2009

  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Hucl, P.J., and Shipp, J.L. (2009). "Anthocyanin composition and antioxidant capacity of blue and purple wheat lines selected for the development of functional wheat.", International Wheat Quality Conference IV (IWQC IV), Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 2-6, 2009. (Poster)
  • Cass, L., Shipp, J.L., and Dubuc, E. (2009). "Hands-off method for application of microbial agents.", 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. 1-3. (Technology transfer)