Research & Extension Entomologist 
Department of Entomology
256 Hultz Hall 
(701)-231-7901
mark.boetel@ndsu.edu 

 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Entomology; South Dakota State University, 1996

Areas of Research:

  • Alternative Strategies for Sugarbeet Root Maggot Control
  • Decision Aids and Assessment of Sugarbeet Insect Control
  • Improving Chemical Control of Sugarbeet Insects
  • Corn Insect Pest Management 

Sugarbeet Insect Resources:

Sugarbeet Insect Extension Bulletins:

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Msangosoko, K. R., and M. A. Boetel.  2018.  Oviposition preference and larval host range of the sugarbeet root maggot.  Environmental Entomology.  47: 629-637.
  • Calles-Torrez, V., J. J. Knodel, M. A. Boetel, C. D. Doetkott, K. K. Podliska, J. K. Ransom, P. Beauzay, B. W. French, and B. W. Fuller.  2017.  Transgenic Bt corn, soil insecticide, and insecticidal seed treatment effects on corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) beetle emergence, larval feeding injury, and corn yield in North Dakota.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  111: 348-360.
  • Wenninger, E. J., S. Y. Emmert, K. Tindall, H. Ding, M. A. Boetel, D. Rajabaskar, and S. D. Eigenbrode.  2017.  Aggregation behavior and a putative aggregation pheromone in sugar beet root maggot flies (Diptera: Ulidiidae).  Journal of Insect Science.  17(1), 29: 1-9.
  • Boetel, M. A., A. Majumdar, S. T. Jaronski, and R. D. Horsley.  2012.  Cover crop and conidia delivery system impacts on soil persistence of Metarhizium anisopliae (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) in sugarbeet.  Biocontrol Science and Technology.  22: 1284-1304. 
  • Burange P. S., R. L. Roehrdanz, and M. A. Boetel.  2012.  Geographically based diversity in mitochondrial DNA of North American Lygus lineolaris (Hemiptera: Miridae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America.  105: 917-929.
  • Yocum, G. D., J. P. Rinehart, and M. A. Boetel.  2012.  Water balance in the sugarbeet root maggot, Tetanops myopaeformis, during long-term low-temperature storage and after freezing.  Physiolgical Entomology.  37: 340-344.
  • Boetel, M. A., R. J. Dregseth, and A. J. Schroeder.  2010.  Economic benefits of additive insecticide applications for root maggot control in replanted sugarbeet.  Journal of Sugar Beet Research.  47: 35-49.
  • Chen, W. L., R. A. Leopold, and M. A. Boetel.  2010.  Host plant effects on development and reproduction of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (Homoptera: Cicadellidae).  Environmental Entomology.  39: 1545-1553.
  • Chirumamilla, A., J. S. Buckner, G. D. Yocum, C. L. Fatland, and M. A. Boetel.  2010.  Internal lipids of sugarbeet root maggot (Tetanops myopaeformis) larvae: effects of multi-year cold storage.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B.  157: 73-79.
  • Rinehart, J. P., G. D. Yocum, A. Chirumamilla, and M. A. Boetel.  2009.  Supercooling point plasticity during cold storage in the freeze-tolerant sugarbeet root maggot, Tetanops myopaeformis.  Physiological Entomology.  34: 224-230.
  • Chen, W. L., R. A. Leopold, and M. A. Boetel.  2008.  Cold storage of adult Gonatocerus ashmeadi Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) and effects on maternal and progeny.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  101: 1760-1770.
  • Chirumamilla, A., G. D. Yocum, M. A. Boetel, and R. J. Dregseth.  2008.  Multi-year survival of sugarbeet root maggot (Tetanops myopaeformis) larvae in cold storage.  Journal of Insect Physiology.  54: 691-699. 
  • Majumdar, A., M. A. Boetel, and S. T. Jaronski.  2008.  Discovery of Fusarium solani as a naturally occurring entomopathogen of sugarbeet root maggot (Diptera: Ulidiidae) pupae: susceptibility and field prevalence.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.  97: 1-8.
  • Boetel, M. A., R. J. Dregseth, A. J. Schroeder, and C. D. Doetkott.  2006.  Conventional and alternative placement of soil insecticides to control sugarbeet root maggot (Diptera: Ulidiidae) larvae.  Journal of Sugar Beet Research.  43: 47-63.
  • Campbell, L. G., M. A. Boetel, N. B. Jonason, S. T. Jaronski, and L. J. Smith.  2006.  Grower-adoptable formulations of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) for sugarbeet root maggot (Diptera: Ulidiidae) management. Environmental Entomology.  35: 986-991.
  • Knott, J. O., M. A. Boetel, and P. A. Glogoza.  2006.  Estimating Lygus lineolaris (Heteroptera: Miridae) population densities in sugarbeet.  Journal of Sugar Beet Research.  43: 15-25.
  • Smigocki, A., S. Ivic-Haymes, D. Puthoff, L. Campbell, and M. Boetel.  2006.  A sugarbeet root maggot (Tetanops myopaeformis Röder) bioassay using Beta vulgaris L. seedlings and in vitro propagated transformed hairy roots.  Journal of Sugar Beet Research.  43: 1-13.
  • Boetel, M. A., B. W. Fuller, L. D. Chandler, J. J. Tollefson, B. L. McManus, N. D. Kadakia, and T. A. Mishra.  2005.  Nontarget arthropod abundance in areawide-managed corn habitats treated with semiochemical-based bait insecticide for corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) control. Journal of Economic Entomology.  98: 1957-1968.
  • Jonason, N. B., M. A. Boetel, J. D. Eide, L. G. Campbell, and M. B. Rao.  2005.  Virulence of Metarhizium anisopliae (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) to Sugarbeet Root Maggot (Diptera: Ulidiidae) Larvae.  Journal of Sugar Beet Research.  42: 103-118.
  • McManus, B. L., B. W. Fuller, M. A. Boetel, B. W. French, M. M. Ellsbury, and G. P. Head.  2005.  Abundance of Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in corn rootworm-resistant Cry3Bb1 maize.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  98: 1992-1998.
  • Boetel, M. A., B. W. Fuller, and P. D. Evenson.  2003.  Emergence of adult northern and western corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) following reduced soil insecticide applications. Journal of Economic Entomology.  96: 714-729.
  • Dregseth, R. J., M. A. Boetel, A. J. Schroeder, R. B. Carlson, and J. S. Armstrong.  2003.  Oat cover cropping and soil insecticides in an integrated sugarbeet root maggot (Diptera: Otitidae) management program.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  96: 1426-1432.
  • Boetel, M. A., B. W. Fuller, L. D. Chandler, D. G. Hovland, and P. D. Evenson.  1998.  Fecundity and egg viability of northern and western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) beetles surviving labeled and reduced soil insecticide applications.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  91: 274-279.
  • Boetel, M. A., and B. W. Fuller.  1997.  Seasonal emergence-time effects on adult longevity, fecundity, and viability of northern and western corn rootworms (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology.  26: 1208-1212.
  • Fuller, B. W., M. A. Boetel, D. D. Walgenbach, J. A. Grundler, G. L. Hein, K. J. Jarvi, A. J. Keaster, D. A. Landis, L. J. Meinke, J. D. Oleson, K. R. Ostlie, J. J. Tollefson, J. L. Wedberg, G. E. Wilde, and P. D. Evenson.  1997.  Optimization of soil insecticide rates for managing corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larvae in the North Central United States.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  90: 1332-1340.
  • Fuller, B. W., T. M. Landsman, M. A. Boetel, D. D. Walgenbach, and D. P. Matthees.  1997.  Soil-surface collection of volatilized insecticides in relation to corn rootworm management. Journal of Agricultural Entomology.  14: 399-407.
  • Fuller, B. W., T. E. Reagan, J. L. Flynn, and M. A. Boetel.  1997.  Predation on fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in sweet sorghum.  Journal of Agricultural Entomology.  14: 151-155.
  • Catangui, M. A., B. W. Fuller, A. W. Walz, M. A. Boetel, and M. A. Brinkman.  1996.  Abundance, diversity, and spatial distribution of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on mixed-grass rangelands treated with diflubenzuron.  Environmental Entomology.  25: 757-766.
  • Boetel, M. A., and B. W. Fuller.  1993.  Biological and conventional insecticide management of European corn borer stress on South Dakota field corn.  Proceedings of the Northern Plains Biostress Laboratory Dedication Symposia: Biostress Mechanisms, Responses, and Management. College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University.  1: 228-232.
  • Catangui, M. A., B. W. Fuller, M. A. Brinkman, M. A. Boetel, and A. W. Walz.  1993.  Impact of aerial spraying for grasshoppers with diflubenzuron on nontarget arthropods in open grasslands.  Proceedings of the Northern Plains Biostress Laboratory Dedication Symposia: Biostress Mechanisms, Responses, and Management. College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University.  1: 245-250.
  • Fuller, B. W., M. A. Boetel, R. W. Kieckhefer, D. D. Walgenbach, and N. C. Elliott.  1993.  Reducing insecticide usage in cereal aphid management. Proceedings of the Northern Plains Biostress Laboratory Dedication Symposia: Biostress Mechanisms, Responses, and Management. College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University.  1: 262-266.
  • Boetel, M. A., D. D. Walgenbach, G. L. Hein, B. W. Fuller, and M. E. Gray.  1992.  Oviposition Site Selection of the northern corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology.  85: 246-249.
  • Gray, M. E., G. L. Hein, M. A. Boetel, and D. D. Walgenbach.  1992.  Western and northern corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) egg densities at three soil depths: implications for future ecological studies.  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society.  65: 354-356.  
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