Entomology and Plant Pathology

Dr. Jonathan Edelson, Associate Director, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Entomology

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B.S., University of Missouri, 1976

M.S., Auburn University, 1979

Ph.D., Auburn University, 1982
jonathan.edelson@okstate.edu

  

Service Activities:

Departmental / Research Center:
Department Head, 2005 to 2007
Interim Department Head, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2007
Chair, Department Head Search Committee, Natural Resources Ecology & Management, 2006
Interim Department Head, Entomology & Plant Pathology, 2004-05
RPT Committee, OSU Entomology, 1996-97, 2000-2005
Center Director/WWAREC, 1989-1996
Secretary & Vice-President, Research Center Directors Assoc., 1994-96
Senior Science Advisor, International Science Foundation, Sweden, 1986-present
Advisor - OSU International Programs / World Bank, Turkey, 1999
Sabbatic Leave - Zeneca Agro, Ltd., Berkshire, UK, 1998-99


Professional Societies
President, Society of Southwestern Entomologists, 2004-05
Program Chair, Southwest Branch ESA annual meeting, 2003
Member and Chair, Publications Council, ESA, 1991-1996
Editor, Insecticide & Acaricide Tests, ESA, 1985-1990


USDA/CSREES
Panel Member, CSREES-Pest Management Alternatives Program, 2008
Panel Member, Western Region - CSREES IPM Program, 2005-2006
Advisory Panel, Southern Region Pest Management Center, 2004-05
Relevancy Review Panel, Southern Region IPM grants, 2004-05
Member, SERA-IEG3, 1996-2007
Secretary, SERA-IEG3, 1998 and 2004
Chair, SERA-IEG3, 1999 and 2005
Panel Manager, CSREES-Pest Management Alternatives Program, 2000 - 2002
Member, Western Research Committee-Pesticide Resistance, 1987-2000
Panel Member, CSREES-Pest Management Alternatives Program, 1998-2000
Southern Region Representative to ECOP/ESCOP, 1999; 2004
CSREES-IPM Expert System review team, 1999

Industry Collaborations
Consultant: Gerber Products Inc., Bird's Eye Foods, Green Giant Foods, Campbell Soup, Zeneca Ag. - Jealott's Hill Research Center, KALSEC Inc.

Recent Publications:

Lu, Wenhua, B. Warren Roberts, Merritt J. Taylor, Jonathan V. Edelson, Carla Goad, William D. Warde, Seong S. Chae. 2007. Production systems and association of management factors affecting productivity of Watermelon. International Journal of Vegetable Science. 13(4): In Press.

Damicone, J.P., J.V. Edelson, J.L. Sherwood, L.D. Myers and J.E. Motes. 2007. Effects of border and intercrops on cucurbit virus diseases. Plant Disease, 91(5): 509 - 516.

Lu, Wenhua, B. Warren Roberts, Merritt J. Taylor, J. V. Edelson, C. Goade, William D. Warde, and Seong S. Chae. 2007. Clustering of management tools in Oklahoma watermelon production systems. Intl. J. Vegetable Science, 13(4): 85- 102.

Dogramaci, M., Kristopher Giles, James W. Shrefler and J. V. Edelson. 2006. Spatial Pattern and Sequential Sampling of Squash Bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) Adults in Watermelon . J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 559-567

Edelson, J.V. and W. Roberts. 2005. Watermelon Growth And Yield Reductions Caused By Squash Bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) Feeding. Southwestern Entomol. 30(1): 17 - 22.

Dogramaci, M., J. W. Shrefler, B. W. Roberts, S. Pair and J. V. Edelson. 2004. Management strategies for squash bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in watermelon. J. Econ. Entom. 97: 1999 - 2005.

Dogramaci, M. W. Lu, J. Shrefler, W. Roberts, J. Duthie, M. Taylor and J. Edelson. 2004. Occurrence, Abundance, and Distribution of Watermelon Arthropod Pests in Oklahoma. Southwest. Entomol. 29: 99 - 110.

Amarasakari, K. and J.V. Edelson. 2004. Effect of temperature on efficacy of insecticides to differential grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae). J. Econ. Entomol. 97: 1595-1602.

Edelson, J.V., W. Roberts and J. Duthie. 2003. Watermelon growth, fruit yield and plant survival as affected by squash bug (Anasa tristis DeGeer) feeding. J. Econ. Entomol. 96(1): 64-70.

Lu, W., J. Edelson, J. Duthie, and W. Roberts. 2003. A comparison of yield between high and low intensity management for three watermelon genotypes. HortScience. 38(3):351-356.

Lu, W., W. Roberts, J. Duthie, J. Edelson and M. Taylor. 2003. Partial budget analysis of effects of crop management intensity on profitability of three watermelon cultivars. Journal of Vegetable Crop Production. 9(1): 49 - 71.

Lu, W., M. Biernacki, W. Roberts, J. Duthie, J. Edelson, J. Shrefler, and M. Taylor. 2003. Characteristics and geographic variation of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) production in Oklahoma from a statewide survey. Journal of Vegetable Crop Production. 9(1): 33 - 48.

Edelson, J.V., J. Duthie and W. Roberts. 2002. Watermelon seedling growth and mortality as affected by feeding by the squash bug, Anasa tristis (DeGeer). J. Econ. Entomol. 95(3): 595-597.

Edelson, J.V., J. Duthie and W. Roberts. 2002. Toxicology of biorational insecticides: Activity against the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae (Sulzer)). Pest Management Science. 58: 255-260.

Roberts, Warren, Maciej Biernacki, Jonathan Edelson, Jim Shrefler, and Merritt Taylor. 2002. Uniformity in watermelon cultivar trials. HortScience 37(5):752-753.

Roberts, Warren, Benny Bruton, Jonathan Edelson, and Jim Shrefler. 2002. Effects of cultural practices on watermelon stand and disease. HortScience 37(5):746-747.

Roberts, Warren, Lynn Brandenberger, Jonathan Edelson, and Jim Shrefler. 2002. Watermelon cultivar evaluations in Oklahoma. HortScience 37(5): 753.

Shrefler, J., J. Duthie, J. Edelson, W. Roberts, M. Taylor, and M. Dogramaci. 2002. Foliar Disease Management Alternatives for Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus). Cucurbitaceae 2002. pp 252-258.

Roberts, W., J.V. Edelson, J. Duthie, J. Shrefler and N. Roe. 1999. Limitations and potential for conservation tillage systems in horticultural crops. Hort. Tech. 9(3): 359-365.

Royer, T.A., M. Harris and J.V. Edelson. 1999. Temperature related, stage-specific development and fecundity of colonizing and root-feeding morphs of Pemphigus populitransversus (Homoptera: Aphididae) on Brassica. Environ. Entomol. 28: 572-576.

Duthie, J.A., Shrefler, J.W., Roberts, B.W., and Edelson, J.V. 1999. Plant density-dependent variation in marketable yield, fruit biomass, and marketable fraction in watermelon. Crop Science 39:406-412.

Duthie, J.A., Roberts, B.W., Edelson, J.V., and Shrefler, J.W. 1999. Plant density-dependent variation in density, frequency, and size of watermelon fruits. Crop Science 39:412-417.

Extramural Funding:

2006:
Taylor, M., W. Roberts, Edelson, J.V., and J. Shrefler. Alternative crops - Organic production for the south central U.S. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $210,000.

2005:
W. Roberts, Edelson, J.V., M. Taylor and J. Shrefler. Alternative crops - Organic production for the south central U.S. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $193,000.
Edelson, J.V. Performance trials for alternative insecticides for controlling thrips on vegetable crops. USDA/IR4 Performance Grants, $9,800.

2004:
Edelson, J.V., W. Roberts, M. Taylor and J. Shrefler. Integrated Production Systems – Organic production for the south central U.S. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $193,554.
Edelson, J.V. Performance trials for reduced risk, biological and alternative insecticides for controlling thrips. Southern Region, USDA/IR4 Performance Grants. $9,800.
Damicone, J., J.V. Edelson and C. Anderson. Pod rots in snap beans. USDA/CSREES/SR-IPM. $98,000.

2003:
Elliot, R., W. Roberts, S. Gilliland, D. Hamilton, M. Taylor and J.V. Edelson. Improved Water Quality through Alternative Poultry Litter Products. EPA/ Water Quality Programs. $250,000.
Edelson, J.V., W. Roberts, M. Taylor and J. Duthie. Alternative production practices for watermelons in the south central U.S. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $215,649.
Edelson, J.V. and J. Criswell. Activity of alternative insecticides for managing pests on cucurbit, leafy greens and pepper crops. USDA/IR-4 Performance Grants. $10,000.
Evicks, T., J. Shrefler and J.V. Edelson. Alteranative management strategies for insect pests on market garden tomato crops. Kerr Center for Sustainble Agriculture, Poteau, OK. $7,400.
Edelson, J.V. Grants in aid. Agricultural chemicals industries, FMC, Syngenta, Dow, Bayer. $15,000.

2002:
Edelson, J.V., W. Roberts, M. Taylor and J. Duthie. Effects of cultural practices on production of watermelon. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $164,624.
Edelson, J.V. and J. Criswell. Activity of alternative insecticides for managing pests on cucurbit crops. USDA/IR-4 Performance Grants. $5,000.
Grants in aid. Syngenta, $4,000; Bayer, $2,000.

2001:
Edelson, J.V. and J. Criswell. Insecticide efficacy comparisons for leafy greens and cucurbit crops. USDA-IR4, Performance Data Program, $9,000.
Taylor, M., J.V. Edelson, W. Roberts and J. Duthie. Effects of multiple abiotic and biotic factors on watermelon yield and production. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $168,390.
Shrefler, J., J.V. Edelson, W. Roberts, and M. Taylor. Melon Pest Manager – an internet based education system. USDA/CSREES-SRIPM. $33,276.
Bolin, P., B. Brown, R. Gribble, L. Sanders, A. Guenzi, J. Criswell, J. Edelson and G. Cuperus. Workshop on biotechnology: the science and the issues in food safety. OSU – FEI Program. $7,975.
Grants-in-aid: Syngenta, Rohm & Haas , $4,000.

2000:
Edelson, J.V., J. Damicone, J. Criswell and G. Cuperus. Managing insect pests on leafy greens crops. USDA/CSREES, Crops at Risk program. $112,000.
Edelson, J.V., J. Damicone, J. Criswell, P. Bolin and G. Cuperus. Managing insect pests on leafy greens crops. OSU IPM state program. $2,400.
Edelson, J.V. and J. Criswell. Insecticide efficacy comparisons for cucurbit crops. USDA-IR4, Performance Data Program, $5,000.
Edelson, J.V., J. Duthie, W. Roberts, and M. Taylor. Interaction of Multiple Biotic and Abiotic Factors on Watermelon Growth. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $168,390.
Grants-in-aid: Gowan, Zeneca, Novartis, Rohm & Haas, $3,500

1999:
Shrefler, J., M. Taylor, J.V. Edelson and J. Duthie. On-farm development of alternative insect and disease management for cucurbit crops in the south central U.S.A. USDA/CSREES, Pest Management Alternatives Program. $91,000.
Roberts, B.W., J. Duthie, J.V. Edelson, M. Taylor and M. Biernacki. Management systems for pest reduction in watermelon. USDA/CSREES-Special Grants. $168,408.
Grants-in-aid: Zeneca, Valent, $4,000.

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