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Clifford S Sadof


  • Professor / Ornamental / Pest Management / Coordinator of Extension

Awards & Honors

(2014) Developing and Testing a Conceptual Framework for Assessing Risks of Pesticides to Beneficial Arthropods. Fulbright Scholar Program CIEE.

(2004) Entomological Foundation Recognition Award in Urban Entomology. Entomological Socieity of America.

(2004) Eric G. Sharvelle Distinguished Extension Specialist Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association.

(2002) 2002 Senior Award. PUCESA.

Selected Publications

Stack, S., Sadof, C. S., & Ginzel, M. D. (2019). Effects of grafting on host plant resistance in ash (Fraxinus spp.) to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 21(2), 180--189.

Griffin, J. J., Jacobi, W. R., MacPherson, E. G., Sadof, C. S., Mckenna, J. R., Mark, G. L., . . . Newby, A. F. (2017). Ten-Year Perfomance of the United States National Elm Trial. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, 43(3).

Richmond, D. S., & Sadof, C. S. (2016). Protecting Pollinators in Home Lawns and Landscapes. Purdue Extension POL-1.

Sadof, C. S. (in press). Residual toxicity of insecticides to Chrysoperla rufilabris and Rhyzobius lophanthae predators as biocontrol agents of pine needle scale. Crop Protection.

Sadof, C. S. (2019). Field evaluation of insecticides and application timing on natural enemies of selected armored and soft scales. Biological Control, 133, 81-90. doi:

Sadof, C. S., Hughes, G. P., Witte, A. R., Peterson, D. L., & Ginzel, M. D. (2017). Tools for Staging and Managing Emerald Ash Borer in the Urban Forest. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, (43). Retrieved from Department of Entomology, Purdue University

Peterson, D. L., Duan, J. J., Yaninek, J. S., Ginzel, M. D., & Sadof, C. S. (2015). Development of Larval Agrilus planipennisi (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and Fitness of Tetrastichus planipennisi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Blue Ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata) and Green Ash (F. pennsylvanica) Environmental Entomology. doi:

Quesada, C., Witte, A., & Sadof, C. S. (2018). Factors Influencing Insecticide Efficacy against Armored and Soft Scales. HortTechnology, 28(3), 237-265. Retrieved from Department of Entomology, Purdue University

Quesada, C. R., & Sadof, C. S. (in press). Efficacy of Horticultural Oil and Insecticidal Soap against Selected Armored and Soft Scales. HortTechnology.

Prado, J., Witte, A. R., Frank, S. D., & Sadof, C. S. (2015). Do leaf domatia mediate intraguild predation and host plant resistance to Oligonychus aceris (Shimer) on Red Sunset Maple (Acer rubrum)? Biological Control, 90, 187-192.

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