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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

Hughes, B., & Olsen, L. (2009). Assessing Pesticide Risks to HumansŠ—"Putting Science into Practice. In Integrated Pest Management (Chapter 17). New York, New York: Cambridge City Press.

Pike, D., & Johnson, B. (2009). Pesticide Benefits Assessment:EPA Balances Risks and Benefits. (PPP-78), 52.

Salomon, S., Oltman, D., Obermeyer, J., Hawkins, S., Pearson, M., Overstreet, B., Lambert, S., . . . Titus, M. (2009). Poly Tanks for Farms and Businesses: Preventing Catastrophic Failures. (PPP-77), 84.

Becovitz, J., Robertson, B., MacGowan, B., Blase, G., Avenius, B., Donahoe, J., & Zimmerman, D. (2009). Solving the Fish Kill Mystery... Questions to Ask. (PPP-80), 2.

Ruhl, G., Martin, K., Lienhart-Cross, M., Nielsen, B., & Bossaer, G. (2009). The E's of Extension Presentation. (PPP-82), 2.

Penner, D., Johnson, B., Bledsoe, L., Wagoner, N., Garr, J., Wise, K., & Obermeyer, J. (2009). The Impact of Water Quality on Pesticide Performance. (PPP-86), 40.

Ruhl, G., Martin, K., Lienhart-Cross, M., Nielsen, B., & Bossaer, G. (2009). The Making of Effective Extension Presentations. (PPP-81).

Templeton, M., Schneider, J., Hawkins, S., Richwine, N., & Davis, D. (2009). Transporting Farm Equipment: What Growers Need to Know. (PPP-83), 76.

Becovitz, J., Robertson, B., MacGowan, B., Blase, G., Avenius, B., Donahoe, J., & Zimmerman, D. (2009). What Killed the Fish? (PPP-79), 32.

Whitford, F., Hughes, B., & Olsen, L. (2008). Assessing pesticide risks to humans-putting science into practice. In Integrated Pest Management (Chapter 17). Cambridge University Press.