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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 Farmer. 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

Whitford, F., Nowaskie, D., Young, B. G., Foreman, K., Spradley, P., Walker, T., Becovitz, J. D., . . . Smith, K. (2015). Removing Herbicide Residues From Agricultural Application Equipment. (PPP-108). Retrieved from https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=PPP-108

Whitford, F., Mayer, S. L., Ruhl, G., Lerner, R., & Orick, J. (2015). What Gardeners Need to Know About Pesticides. (PPP-109). Retrieved from https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=PPP-109

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.

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.

Martin, D., & Whitford, F. (2008). Pesticide Applicator Certification Tests: Validation and the Limits of Score Meaning. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, 10, 6-Jan.

Whitford, F. (2006). Whitford, F. & A. Martin. 2006. Pesticides and Workplace Safety. Chapter 13. In Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Program Training Manual. Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association. Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association.

Whitford, F. (in press). Are All These Rules Necessary? Extension Pesticide Programming With a Regulatory Purpose. Journal of Extension.

Whitford, F. (2004). Are All These Rules Necessary? Extension Pesticide Programming With a Regulatory Purpose. Journal of Extension, 42(5). Retrieved from http://www.joe.org/

Whitford, F. (n.d.). A Review of Vegetable Insect Management. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, 9, 4-Jan.

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.