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C. Richard Edwards
 

C. Richard Edwards

Professor Emeritus

Department: Entomology
Fax: 1.765.496.2827
Office: 1.765.494.4562
E-mail: edwards@purdue.edu
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Education
 

PhD Entomology, Iowa State University - 1972
MS Entomology, Iowa State University - 1970
BS Entomology, Texas Tech University - 1968

Professional Background

Assistant Professor of Entomology, Purdue University, 1972; Promoted to Associate Professor in 1976; Promoted to Full Professor in 1981; Acting Department Head, 1999-2000; Appointed Professor Emeritus in 2003. Board Certified Entomologist, No 908, Entomological Society of America. Appointed Adjunct Professor, Szent Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary, 1996.


Professional Associations

Entomological Society of America
Royal Entomological Society - Fellow

 


Research Interests

Agricultural Systems Pest Management Research Specializations include the development and implementation of biologically-intensive pest management programs; pest management and pesticide applicator training; pest management systems research; development of biorational pesticides, including biologicals and botanicals; development and utilization of row crop transgenics; evaluation of pesticide performance; field application of biological control; and environmental assessments of pest and pesticide management programs.


Professional Activities

Involved in the management of pests, development of pest management systems, pest management training, and environmental assessments on agronomic and horticultural crops in USA, Central America, West Africa, South Asia, People`s Republic of China, and Western/Central/Eastern Europe. The above activities are, or have been, in association with USAID; World Bank; UN FAO; UNIDO; Mellon Foundation; Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); European Plant Protection Organization (OEPP/EPPO); International Working Group on Maize Pests (IWGO); European Union; St. Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary; University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), and Purdue University. Involved in the policy making process for pest management and pesticides in USA. Participated in the writing of several reports on the future direction of pest management. Have also been involved in the evaluation of international pest management research projects. Have served as an advisor to the Office of Pesticide Programs, USEPA; the National Coalition on IPM, an organization of businesses, trade associations, commodity groups, and environmental organizations that support the further development of pest management; and the National Foundation for IPM Education. Have developed and conducted pest management and pesticide training sessions for agribusinesses; also have designed and developed pest management programs for use by agribusinesses in the USA and for international agencies and institutions in West Africa, People`s Republic of China, South Asia, Central America, and Western/Central/Eastern Europe. Member of the Editorial Board of Entomologia Croatica.


Research and Other Awards

Fulbright Scholar, Named, 2003; Senior Fulbright Specialists, Named, 2004 and 2006; IOBC-International Working Group on Ostrinia and Other Maize Pest Recognition Award as Leader of Diabrotica Sub-Group, 2002; North Central Branch Nominee for ESA Recognition Award in Entomology for International Work, Entomological Society of America, 2000; USDA-ARS Technology Transfer Award, 1999; FAO Partnership Programme Fellow, 1998; Elected to Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, 1997; International Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Extension Honorary, 1996; Research Fellow, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Szent Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary, 1996; Crops and Soils Merit Award, Indiana Crop Improvement Association, 1994; Frederick L. Hovde Award for Outstanding Service to the People of Rural Indiana, Indiana Farm Bureau, 1992; Outstanding Publication Award for the Seed Corn Pest Management Manual for the Midwest, American Society of Agronomy, 1992; American Registry of Professional Entomologists, Outstanding Award in Pest Management, 1991; Elected Fellow, Royal Entomological Society, 1989; USDA Unit Award for Superior Service, 1989; Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension, Entomological Society of America, 1984; American Soybean Association, Inc., Researchers Recognition Award, 1982


Recommended Links

 http://www.ag.purdue.edu/entm/  Purdue University Entomology Web Page
 http://www.entm.purdue.edu/wcr/  Western corn rootworm distribution maps - USA and Europe


Courses Taught

 ENTM 595A  Case Studies in International Pest Management: Nuts, Bolts, and Bailing Wire. With Prof. Larry Murdock


Graduate Students

18 M.S. and 11 Ph.D. students.

 
Other Publication Information

Ten extension books/manuals, co-edited 1 book, 3 book chapters, 51 refereed journal articles, 25 research abstracts, and 58 miscellaneous research/extension publications.

 


Selected Publications

Boriani, M., M. Agosti, J. Kiss, and C. R. Edwards. 2006. Sustainable management of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), in infested areas: Experiences in Italy, Hungary and the USA. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO 36: pp. 531-537.

Gerber, C. K., C. R. Edwards, L. W. Bledsoe, J. L. Obermeyer, G. Barna, and R. E. Foster. 2005. Sampling devices and decision rule development for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) adults in soybean to predict subsequent damage to maize in Indiana. In: Western Corn Rootworm Ecology and Management, ed. S. Vidal, U. Kuhlmann, and C. R. Edwards. CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DE, United Kingdom. pp. 169-187.

Gerber, C. K., C. R. Edwards, L. W. Bledsoe, M. E. Gray, K. L. Steffey, and L. D. Chandler. 2005. Application of the areawide concept using semiochemical-based insecticide baits for managing the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) variant in the Eastern Midwest. In: Western Corn Rootworm Ecology and Management, ed. S. Vidal, U. Kuhlmann, and C. R. Edwards. CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DE, United Kingdom. pp. 221-238.

Kiss, J., C. R. Edwards, H. K. Berger, P. Cate, M. Cean, S. Cheek, J. Derron, H. Festic, L. Furlan, J. Igrc-Barcic, I. Ivanova, W. Lammers, V. Omelyuta, G. Princzinger, P. Reynaud, I. Sivcev, P. Sivicek, G. Urek, and O. Vahala. 2005. Monitoring the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in Europe 1992-2003. In: Western Corn Rootworm Ecology and Management, ed. S. Vidal, U. Kuhlmann, and C. R. Edwards. CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DE, United Kingdom. pp. 29-39.

Kiss, J., J. Komaromi, K. Bayar, C. R. Edwards, and I. Hatala-Zseller. 2005. Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and the crop rotation system in Europe. In: Western Corn Rootworm Ecology and Management, ed. S. Vidal, U. Kuhlmann, and C. R. Edwards. CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DE, United Kingdom. pp. 189-220.

Bazok, R., J. Igrc Barcic, and C. R. Edwards. 2005. Effects of proteinase inhibitors on western corn rootworm life parameters. J. Applied Entomol. 129(4), 185-190.

Alwang,J., S. C. Weller, G. E. Sanchez, L. Calderon, C. R. Edwards, S. Hamilton, R. Williams, M. Ellis, C. Suarez, V. Barrera, C. Crissman, and G. W. Norton. 2005. Developing IPM packages in Latin America. In: Globalizing Integrated Pest Management: A Participatory Research Process, ed. G. W. Norton, E. A. Heinrichs, G. C. Luther, and M. E. Irwin. Blackwell Publishing Professional, 2121 State Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50014, USA. pp. 71-94.

Bayar, K., J. Komaromi, J. Kiss, C. R. Edwards, I. Hatala-Zseller, E. Szell. 2003. Characteristics of a population of western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in continuous maize. Novenytermeles. Tom. 52. No.2, 185-202.


Edwards, C. R., C. K. Gerber, and G. J. Hunt. 2003. A laboratory study to evaluate the toxicity of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, bait, Success 0.02 CB, to the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Apidilogie 34, 171-180.


Onstad, D. W., D. W. Crwoder, S. A. Isard, E. Levine, J. L. Spencer, M. E. O'Neal, S. T. Ratcliffe, M. E. Gray, L. W. Bledsoe, C. D. Di Fonzo, J. B. Eisley, and C. R. Edwards. 2003. Does landscape diversity slow the spread of rotation-resistant western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environ. Entomol. 32(5), 992-1001.


Hyde, J., M. A. Martin, P. V. Preckel, L. L. Buschman, C. R. Edwards, P. E. Sloderbeck, and R. A. Higgins. 2003. The value of Bt corn in southwest Kansas: A Monte Carlo simulation approach. J. of Agricultural and Resource Economics Vol. 28, No. 1, 15-33.


Kiss, J., F. Szentkiralyi, F. Toth, A. Szenasi, F. Kadar, K. Arpas, D. Szekeres and C.R. Edwards. 2003. Bt corn: Impact on non-targets and adjusting to local IPM systems. In: T. Lelley, E. Balazs, M. Tepfer (Editors): Ecological Impact of GMO Dissemination in Agro-ecosystems. Facultas Verlags-und Buchhandels AG. Wien. 157-172.


Weller, S. C., G. E. Sanchez, C. R. Edwards, and G. H. Sullivan. IPM CRSP Success in NTAE Crops Leads to Sustainable Trade for Developing Countries. Sustainable Development International, ICG Publishing Ltd. Sixth Edition, 2002.


Hyde, J., M. A. Martin, P. V. Preckel, C. L. Dobbins, and C. R. Edwards. 2001. An economic analysis of non-Bt corn refuges. Crop Protection 20(2), 167-171.

Chandler, L. D., J. R. Coppedge, C. R. Edwards, J. L. Tollefson, and G. E. Wilde. 2000. Corn rootworm area-wide management across the United States, pp. 159-167, in Area-wide control of fruit flies and other insect pests, ed. K. H. Tan. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.

Hyde, J., M. A. Martin, P. V. Preckel, C. L. Dobbins, and C. R. Edwards. 2000. Economics of refuge requirements for Bt corn. AgBioForum Vol. 3, Issue 1, 315-320.

Sullivan, G., G. E. Sanchez, S. C. Weller, C. R. Edwards, and P. P. Lamport. Integrated crop management strategies in snow pea: A model for achieving sustainable NTAE production in Central America. Sustainable Development International, ICG Publishing Ltd. Third Edition, Autumn 2000.

Barna, G., C. R. Edwards, J. Kiss, C. Gerber, and L. W. Bledsoe. 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.

Edwards, C. R., J. Igrc Barcic, H. K. Berger, H. Festic, J. Kiss, G. Princzinger, G. G. M. Schulten, and I. Vonica. 1999. Results of the 1997-1998 multi-country FAO activity on containment and control of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, in Central Europe. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 34 (4), 373-386.

Edwards, C. R., J. Kiss, A. Pajmon, and G. Urek. 1999. New findings on spreading of western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in Europe. Zbornik, Slovenia Drustvo Za Varstvo Rastlin, 51-59.

Hyde, J., M. A. Martin, P. V. Preckel, and C. R. Edwards. 1999. The economics of Bt corn: Valuing protection from the European corn borer. Review of Agricultural Economics, 21 (2), 442-454.

Onstad, D. W., M. G. Joselyn, S. A. Isard, E. Levine, J. L. Spencer, L. W. Bledsoe, C. R. Edwards, C. D. Di Fonzo, and H. Willson. 1999. Modeling the spread of western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) populations adapting to soybean-corn rotation. Environ. Entomol. Vol. 28 (2), 188-194.

Ripka, G., G. Princzinger, I. Zseller Hatala, L. Vasas, B. Toth, J. Kiss, and C. R. Edwards. 1999. Recent data to the distribution of western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in Hungary. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 34 (4), 387-392.

Sullivan, G. H., G. Sanchez, S. C. Weller, and C. R. Edwards.. Sustainable development in Central America's non-traditional export crops sector through adoption of integrated pest management practices: Guatemalan case study. Sustainable Development International, ICG Publishing Ltd. Launch Edition, Spring 1999.

Yatsukh, K. I., N. I. Svereda, R. Edwards, and R. Foster. 1999. Resistance of potato varieties to late blight. Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences, Scientific - Technical Bulletin, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Biology, Issue 1(1), 22-27.

Barna, G., C. R. Edwards, C. Gerber, L. W. Bledsoe, and J. Kiss. 1998. Management of western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in corn based on survey information from previous soybean crop. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica. 33 (1-2), 169-178.

Buhler, W. G., C. R. Edwards, L. W. Bledsoe, C. Gerber, M. E. Gray, and K. L. Steffey. 1998. Areawide pest management of western corn rootworm in Indiana and Illinois - turning the first corner. Pflanzenschutzberichte, Band 57, Heft 2, 69-74.

Caldwell, J. S., Mme. G. K. Toure, M. Erbaugh, B. Dembele, C. R. Edwards, and A. Diarra. 1998. Merging farmer knowledge and priorities with scientific knowledge and research methods for participatory development of IPM technology for control of blister beetles and Striga parasitic weed in Mali, West Africa. pp. 1030-1037 in: Association for Farming Systems Research-Extension, 15th International Symposium: Rural Livelihoods, Empowerment, and the Environment -- Going Beyond the Farm Boundary, vol. 2. Association for Farming Systems Research-Extension, Pretoria, South Africa.

Edwards, C. R., C. Gerber, L. W. Bledsoe, G. Barna, and J. Kiss. 1998. Comparisons of Hungarian pheromone and Pherocon AM traps under economic western corn rootworm populations in Indiana, USA. Pflanzenschutzberichte, Band 57, Heft 2, 52-56.

Edwards, C. R., J. Igrc Barcic, H. K. Berger, H. Festic, J. Kiss, G. Princzinger, G. G. M. Schulten, and I. Vonica. 1998. Overview of the FAO western corn rootworm management program for Central Europe. Pflanzenschutzberichte, Band 57, Heft 2, 3-14.

Cloyd, R. A., C. R. Edwards, and L. W. Bledsoe. 1997. Trichome density differences and bean leaf beetle, Ceratoma trifurcata (Forster), feeding behavior on soybean pods. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 106 (1-2), 85-94

Sammons, A. E., C. R. Edwards, L. W. Bledsoe, P. J. Boeve, and J. J. Stuart. 1997. Behavioral and feeding assays reveal a western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) variant that is attracted to soybean. Environ. Entomol. Vol. 26 (6), 1336-1342.

Edwards, C.R. 1996. The development of the Land Grant system in the USA: with emphasis on the university extension service. Novenyvedelem (Hungarian Plant Protection Journal) 32 (8): 430-435.

Edwards, C. R. 1995. Managing the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), at the farm level in Indiana (USA). Novenyvedelem (Hungarian Plant Protection Journal) 31 (8): 353-360.

Nagarajan, K., R.J. O`Neil, C.R. Edwards, and J. Lowenberg-DeBoer. 1994. Indiana soybean system model (ISSM): II. Mexican bean beetle model development and validation. Agricultural Systems 45:291-313.

 

 

- Recent Publications

Edwards, C., Gerber, C. K., & Hunt, G. J. (2003). A laboratory study to evaluate the toxicity of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, bait, Success 0.02 CB, to the honey bee, Apis mellifera.. Apidologie.

Martin, M. A., Preckel, P. V., Buschman, L. L., Edwards, C., Sloderbeck, P. E., & Higgins, R. A. (2003). The value of Bt corn in southwest Kansas: A monte Carlo simulation approach.. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Edwards, C., Gerber, C. R. E. K., Bledsoe, L. W., Barna, J. L. O., & Foster, R. E. (2003). Same as title. In Sampling devices and decision rule development for western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) adults in soybean to predict subsequent damage to corn in northwest Indiana (p. 25 pages). Oxon, UK: CABI Publishing.

Edwards, C. (2003). The case of the crickets lucky chirp.. Not dertermined as of yet: Not determined.

Edwards, C. (2003). Effects of some proteinase inhibitors on western corn rootworm life parameters.. To be determined.

Edwards, C. (2002). Managing the Western Corn Rootworm in the USA With Special Reference to Indiana and the Eastern Midwest. Diabrotica Symposium.

Edwards, C. (2002). Areawide Pest Management: Guide for Corn Rootworm Control Programs. IDEA.

Edwards, C. (2002). Is the development of western corn rootworm possible in corn/soybean and corn/alfalfa rotation systems?. IWGO Annual Diabrotica Meeting.

Edwards, C. (2002). Establishing Economic Threshold for Silk Feeding by Western Corn Rootworm Adults in Commercial Corn. IWGO Annual Diabrotica Meeting.

Edwards, C. (2002). Western corn rootworm and regional crop rotation system: results of a regional trial. IWGO Annual Diabrotica Meeting.

 

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- Awards & Honors

Global IOBC/IWGO Recognition Award (2002). IOBC/IWGO.

International Scientist of the Year 2002 (2002). International Biographical Centre.

Outstanding People of the 20th Century, Second Edition (2002). International Biographical Centre.

Who's Who in American Education (2002). Marguis.

Who's Who in American Education (2002). Marquis.

Who's Who in Science and Engineering (2002). Marquis.

Who's Who in the World (2002). Marquis.

 

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