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Larry W Bledsoe


  • Indiana CAPS Coordinator / Pest Management Research & Extension

Awards & Honors

(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., Buckmaster, D., Camberato, J. J., Creswell, T. C., Gerber, C., Krupke, C. H., . . . Wise, K. A. (2015). Forage Field Guide, ID-317. (Third Edition), 314.

Frank, D. L., Kurtz, R., Tinsley, N. A., Gassmann, A. J., Meinke, L. J., Moellenbeck, D., . . . Hibbard, B. E. (2015). Effect of Seed Blends and Soil-Insecticide on Western and Northern Corn Rootworm Emergence from mCry3A + eCry3.1Ab Bt Maize. Oxford University Press, 108(3), 1260-1270. doi:

Gerber, C., Edwards, C., Bledsoe, L., Gray, M., Steffey, K., & Chandler, L. (2004). Application of the areawide concept using semiochemicl based insecticide baits for managing the west. In Western Corn Rootworm: Ecology and Management (1st Editon, 221-238). Cambridge, MA: CABI Publishing.

Gerber, C., Edwards, C., Bledsoe, L., Obermeyer, J., & Foster, R. (2004). Sampling devices and dexision rule development for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgi. In Western Corn Rootworm: Ecology and Management (1st editon, 169-188). Cambridge, MA: CABI Publishing.

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.

Bledsoe, L., Whitford, M., Bennett, J., & Miller, B. (2002). Ecological risk assessments: Evaluating pesticide risks to nontarget species. In The complete Book of Pesticide Mangagement (1st edition, 140-195). 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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.