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Fred Whitford

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Clinical Engagement Professor - Purdue Pesticide Programs
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., Harmeyer, N., & Hovde, D. (2016). Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family.

Whitford, F. (2016). Indiana Transportation Regulations: What to do To Keep On Trucking, Planting, and Harvesting. (PPP-111). Retrieved from

Whitford, F., Mayer, S. L., Ruhl, G., Lerner, R., & Orick, J. (2015). What Gardeners Need to Know About Pesticides. (PPP-109). Retrieved from

Whitford, F., Nowaskie, D., Young, B. G., Foreman, K., Spradley, P., Walker, T., . . . Smith, K. (2015). Removing Herbicide Residues From Agricultural Application Equipment. (PPP-108). Retrieved from

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

Whitford, F., Nowaskie, D., Hawkins, S., Busdeker, D., Depoister, M., Queen, S., . . . Smith, K. (2012). Extracting Stuck Equipment Safely: How to Avoid Expensive and Painful Incidents. (PPP-98), 96. Retrieved from

Hipkins, P., Nowaskie, D., Linscott, D., Martin, A., Obermeyer, J., Patton, A., . . . Beestman, G. (2012). Measuring pesticides: overlooked steps to getting the correct rate. (PPP-96), 52. Retrieved from

Drummy, B., Schrier, J., Gunter, D., Lester, D., & Smith, K. (2012). The aftermath of a farm truck accident: lawsuits, settlements, and court proceedings. (PPP-95), 36. Retrieved from

Hawkins, S., Bowman, K., Walker, P., Obermeyer, J., & Smith, K. (2012). The tractor hitch pin: a critical component in keeping control of implements. (PPP-94), 68. Retrieved from

Lester, D., Gunter, D., Schrier, J., Taflinger, J., Templeton, M., & Smith, K. (2011). Farm Truck Accidents: Considering Your Liability Management Options. (PPP-91), 56. Retrieved from