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Fred Whitford

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Clinical Engagement Professor - Purdue Pesticide Programs
765.494.1284
Lilly Hall Room G-446
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

Awards & Honors

(2014) Honorary Master Farme. Indiana Prairie Farmer and Purdue University.

(2013) Honorary Master Farmer. Indiana Prairie Farmer and Purdue University.

(2012) Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to Rural People of Indiana. Indiana Farm Bureau.

(2012) Purdue University Outstanding Extension Faculty/Specialist Award. Purdue University.

(2011) Outstanding Extension Faculty/Specialist Award. Purdue Cooperative Extension Service.

(2009) Award of Achievement. Midwest Regional Turf Foundation.

(2009) Senior Recognition Extension Specialist Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Association.

(2008) Award of Achievement. Midwest Regional Turf Foundation.

(2006) American Society of Agronomist Educational Materials Award for Atrazine and Drinking Water and Atrazine Use and Weed Management Strategies to Protect Surface Water Quality. 2006. American Society of Agronomist.

(2005) Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association Team Award, 2005. Soybean Rust Team. Purdue Cooperative Extension Service.

Selected Publications

Bower, B., Mann, L., Feinberg, R., Downey, S., Dlugosz, S., Van Klavern, J., & Smith, K. (2010). An Agricultural Retailer's Guide to Customer Care. , (PPP-90), 52. Retrieved from www.ppp.purdue.edu

Cain, S., Beaty, J., Hawkins, S., Southard, J., Henderson, C., Paddick, S., Bunte, J., . . . Smith, K. (2010). Plan Today for Tomorrow's Flood: A Flood Response Plan for Agricultural Retailers. , (PPP-87), 44. Retrieved from www.ppp.purdue.edu

Hawkins, S., & Obermeyer, J. (2010). The Selection and Inspection of Hoses. , (PPP-89), 48. Retrieved from http://www.btny.purdue.edu/Pubs/PPP/PPP-89.pdf

Cain, S., Beaty, J., Hawkins, S., Southard, J., Henderson, C., Paddick, S., Bunte, J., . . . Smith, K. (2010). When Floods Threaten. , (PPP-88), 1. Retrieved from www.ppp.purdue.edu

Whitford, F., Lindner, G., Young, B., Penner, D., Deveau, J., Linscott, D., Zhu, H., . . . Wagoner, N. (2014). Adjuvants and the Power of the Spray Droplet:Improving the Performance of Pesticide Applications. , (PPP-107), 60.

Whitford, F., Hawkins, S., Purschwitz, M., Earnest, J., Hynes, D., & Smith, K. (2014). The Truck-Trailer Combination Vehicle: Making Sure the Numbers Add Up. , (PPP-106), 44.

Patton, A., Whitford, F., Weisenberger, D., Hardebeck, G., Trappe, J., & Smith, K. (2013). Calibrating Ride-on Pesticide Sprayers and Fertilizer Spreaders: Keys to Application Accuracy. , (PPP-104), 56.

Martin, D., & Whitford, F. (2013). Can a national job analysis serve as a basis for individual state certification exams? Answers from a national pesticide applicator exam development project. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education. Volume 15:1-16.. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education., 15, 16-Jan.

Whitford, F., Nowaskie, D., Peas, B., Sink, D., Fuller, E., Bunn, G., Kominski, C., . . . Smith, K. (2013). Steel tanks for Storing and Transporting Pesticides and Fertilizers. , (PPP-105), 72.

Whitford, F., Nowaskie, D., Buckmaster, D., Turner, S., Hawkins, S., Schaefer, K., Hayden, M., . . . Smith, K. (2013). Tires for the Road and Field: A Guide to Getting the Best Value and Performance. , (PPP-99), 84.