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Larry W Bledsoe


  • Indiana CAPS Coordinator / Pest Management Research & Extension

Awards & Honors

(2016) Bravo Award. School of Agriculture.

(2014) Bravo Award. Purdue Univ/Dept of Entomology.

(2012) 30 Year Service Award. Purdue University.

(2005) Certificate of Excellence. American Society of Agronomy.

(2005) ESA Special Projects Team Award. Entomological Society of America.

(2004) Outstanding Service Award. Department of Entomolgy.

(2000) Certificate of Appreciation. USDA-ARS.

Selected Publications

Bledsoe, L., Onstad, D., Crowder, D., & Isard, S. (2003). Does Landscape Diversity Slow the Spread of Rotation-Resistant Western Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)? Environmental Entomology, 32(5), 992-1001.

Edwards, C., & Bledsoe, L. (1999). Study of behavioral change of western corn rootworm beetle by crop and sex in maize and soybean fields in northwestern Indiana, USA. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 34(4), 393-402.

Buhler, W., Edwards, C., Bledsoe, L., Gray, M., & Steffey, K. (1998). Areawide pest management of western corn rootworm in Indiana and Illinois - turning the first corner. Pflanzenschutzberichte, 57(2), 69-74.

Edwards, C., & Bledsoe, L. (1998). Comparisons of Hungarian pheromone and Pherocon AM traps under economic western corn rootworm populations in Indiana, USA. Pflanzenschutzberichte, 57(2), 52-56.

Edwards, C., & Bledsoe, L. (1998). Management of western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in corn based on survey information from previous soybean crop. Acta Phytopathologica, 33(2-Jan), 173-182.

Cloyd, R., Edwards, C., & Bledsoe, L. (1997). Trichome density differences and bean leaf beetle, Ceratoma trifurcata (Forster), feeding behavior on soybean pods. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 106(2-Jan), 85-94.

Hammond, R., Bledsoe, L., & Anwar, M. (1995). Maturity and environmental effects on soybeans resistant to Mexican bean beetle (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) J. Econ. Entomol, 88(1), 175-181.

Ellis, C., Bergman, M., & Bledsoe, L. (1991). Effect of wind speed on the application and distribution of granules applied to the soil for control of corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chyrsomelidae) J. Econ Entomol, 84(1), 260-266.

Bergman, M., Ellis, C., & Bledsoe, L. (1991). Influence of winds speed and placement of granules on efficacy of soil insecticides against corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) J. Econ Entomol, 84(1), 256-259.

Flanders, R., Bledsoe, L., & Edwards, C. (1984). Effects of insecticides on Pediobius foveolatus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a parasitoid of the Mexican bean beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Environ. Entomol, 13(6), 902-906.

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