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Cindy Kron PhD

North Coast Area IPM Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension
133 Aviation Boulevard
Suite 109
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2894
ckron@ucanr.edu Create VCard

Also in:
Mendocino County
Lake County
Napa County



Ph.D. Entomology, UC Davis. 2018
B.S. Viticulture & Enology minor Agricultural Pest Management, UC Davis. 2013


Integrated Pest Management, Entomology, Viticulture

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Peer Reviewed

  • Beal, D.J., A.G. Adams, M.L. Cooper, L.G. Varela, R.J. Smith, C.R. Kron, R.P.P. Almeida, and M.P. Daugherty. 2021. Assessment of nymphal ecology and adult Xylella fastidiosa transmission biology of Aphrophora nr. permutata (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) in California vineyards. Environmental Entomology. 50(6): 1446-1454.  https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab081

  • Abrams, A.E., A. Alvarez, M. Rodriguez, C.R. Kron, D.E. Bellamy, and S.S. Walse. 2021. Rearing methods for brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on live cowpea plants. Journal of Economic Entomology. 114(6): 2297- 2306.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab201

  • Kron, C.R. and M.S. Sisterson. 2020. Spissistilus festinus (Hemiptera: Membracidae) susceptibility to six generalist predators. Plos One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242775

  • Bick, E.N., C.R. Kron, and F.G. Zalom. 2020. Timing the implementation of cultural practices for Spissistilus festinus (Hemiptera:Membracidae) in California vineyards using a stage-structured degree day model. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113(5): 2558-2562. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa165

  • Bick, E., E.S. de Lange, C.R. Kron, L. da Silva Soler, J. Liu, and H.D. Nguyen. 2020. Effects of salinity and nutrients on water hyacinth and its biological control agent, Neochetina bruchi. Hydrobiologia. 847: 3213-3224. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-020-04314-x

  • Kron, C.R. and M.S. Sisterson. 2020. Identification of Non-Host Cover Crops of the Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hopper (Spissistilus festinus). American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 71(3): 175-180. https://doi.org/10.5344/ajev.2020.19069.

  • Kron, C.R. 2019. Keeping the spotted lanternfly out. https://www2.ipm.ucanr.edu/Invasive-and-Exotic-Pests/Spotted-Lanternfly/

  • Kron, C.R., D.E. Bellamy, S.S. Walse, and F.G. Zalom. 2019. Predicting larval stage distribution of Lobesia botrana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) at three constant temperatures. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(2): 585-590. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy374

  • Kron, C.R., M.R. Sudarshana, B.W. Bahder, E.N. Bick, and F.G. Zalom. 2019. Seasonal dynamics of Spissistilus festinus (Hemiptera: Membracidae) in a Californian vineyard. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(3): 1138-1144. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz022

  • Kron, C.R., M.R. Sudarshana, and F.G. Zalom. 2018. Feeding and reproductive hosts of Spissistilus festinus (Say)(Hemiptera: Membracidae) found in Californian vineyards. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111(6): 2531-2535. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy236

  • Kron, C.R., M.R. Sudarshana, M.L. Bollinger, and F.G. Zalom. 2018. Vitis vinifera as a reproductive host of Spissistilus festinus (Hemiptera: Membracidae).  Journal of Insect Science. 18(6): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iey129

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Kron, C.R. 2023. How to use a model to time ground cover management for suppression of the threecornered alfalfa hopper. Sonoma-Marin Farm News. April issue. 

  • Kron, C.R. 2022. Sonoma County Pest Control District. Sonoma-Marin Farm News. November issue. 

  • Kron, C.R. 2022.Why are ants a pest in vineyards? CAPCA Advisor Magazine. 25(4): 66-68. 

  • Kron, C.R. 2021. Monitoring for the walnut husk fly in Lake County. CAPCA Advisor Magazine. 24(5): 48-50. 

  • Kron, C.R. 2021. Bagrada bug. Sonoma-Marin Farm News. 10: 13.

  • Kron, C.R. 2020. Invasive tree-of-heaven is a preferred host for two invasive insect pests that cause economic damage in California agricultural crops. CAPCA Adviser magazine. 13(5): 40-44.

  • Kron, C.R. 2019. Keeping the spotted lanternfly out. Sonoma-Marin Farm News. 12: 17.

  • Kron, C.R., M.R. Sudarshana, and F.G. Zalom. 2019. A Grapevine red blotch virus vector: three-cornered alfalfa hopper in Napa vineyards. American Vineyard Magazine. 28(2): 14-18.

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