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Dr. Richard A. Casagrande

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IPM Coordinator

University of Rhode Island
79 Upper College Road
Kingston , Rhode Island 02881
United States

Company Description: The University of Rhode Island is the principal public research and graduate institution in Rhode Island that has undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal...   more

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State IPM Programs -, 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
IPM Coordinator at University of RI: Richard Casagrande Greenshare Program at University of RI
TERC Answer: To answer this, we ..., 18 June 2013 [cached]
TERC Answer: To answer this, we reached out to URI entomologist, Dr. Richard Casagrande, who has had a plastic deer fence surrounding his yard for the past 8 years. He's also in the market now to replace his fence. He told TickEncounter that he'll be replacing his plastic fence with metal hexagrid fencing ( After 8 years with the plastic fencing, he has quite a few patches where deer broke through and lots of patched holes from rabbits. While he explained that the metal costs quite a bit more, he believes it will last at least twice as long, and will keep the rabbits out, too. He'll be installing it himself.
2014 ELA Conference Sessions « Ecological Landscaping Association, 26 Feb 2014 [cached]
Dr. Richard Casagrande, University of Rhode Island
Invasive insects and weeds threaten forests, landscapes, and agricultural enterprises and affect all of us, much as the chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease affected communities in decades past. In New England, the emerald ash borer is already established, the hemlock woolly adelgid and winter moth are expanding their ranges, and the brown marmorated stink bug and spotted wing drosophila have made an appearance. Invasive plants are changing natural and managed landscapes in our area. Dr. Casagrande will show us how to easily identify specific invasive species and what biological controls and other management options are available to control both existing and new insect pests and weeds.
Northeastern IPM Center -, 13 Feb 2006 [cached]
Richard Casagrande, University of Rhode Island
Swallow-wort Biocontrols Pass Test - [cached]
Entomologists Richard Casagrande and Heather Faubert helped rid a Rhode Island farm of cypress spurge, an invasive weed, in the late 1990s.
"Then," says Casagrande (Univ. of Rhode Island), "along came swallow-wort. Now Casagrande is leading a team to help find biocontrol foes to take on swallow-wort, research backed by Northeast IPM Partnership funds.
"They stopped eating after a single bite," says Casagrande.
Working off a TAG (technical advisory group) test-plant list approved by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Casagrande's team examined five possible biocontrol specialists in their quarantine lab, including two moths that evolved to feed on swallow-wort leaves. The researchers wanted to be sure these biocontrol insects wouldn't jump to plants on the TAG list, since the last thing anyone wants is a new pest dominating the landscape.
"No-choice" tests ensure guests you want
The TAG list includes, naturally, most native milkweed relatives and even their sixth cousins. "Luckily, none of our native plants are closely related to swallow-wort," says Casagrande.
Both leaf-eating moths "passed the acid test," says Casagrande.
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