Dr. Michael D. Culy

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Product Development Manager,
SipcamAdvan LLC; Sipcam Agro USA, Inc.
Address: 13395 Bellshire Lane
Carmel, IN 46074
Phone: (317) 407-2332
Email(s): mculy@sipcamadvan.com, mdculy57@gmail.com

Appointment: Professor (Adjunct)

Education:

  1. B.S. in Entomology, Purdue University, 1979
  2. M.S. in Entomology, Purdue University, 1982
  3. Ph.D. in Entomology, Purdue University, 1987

Professional Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Product Development Manager, SipcamAdvan
  • [Current] Owner, INSPECTOLOGY LLC. Professional Consulting, Structural, Wood Destroying Insect and Radon Measurement evaluations
  • [2015] Dow AgroSciences R&D Fellow (Retired)
  • [2014-2015] R&D Fellow & Global Trait Development Process Leader. Global oversight/ enhancement of Dow AgroSciences trait development process and improvement strategies.
  • [2014] R&D Fellow & Global Certified Reference Materials Strategy Leader. Development of global strategies for Dow AgroSciences Certified Reference Materials for regulatory compliance.
  • [2012-2013] Associate Director & Global Production Research Leader.  Leadership for all inbred and varietal seed characterization – all crops (Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary and Poland)
  • [2009-2011] Associate Director & Global Parent Seeds Leader. Leadership for all inbred and varietal seed production – all crops (Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary and Poland)
  • [2008-2009] North America Traits & Product Development Leader. Leadership for North America organization; pre-commercial hybrid characterization and associated transgenic traits.
  • [2007] North America Biology Leader – Seeds & Traits. Leadership for development of biological characterization data/analysis of SmartStax trait technologies.
  • [2004-2006] Global Regulatory Molecule Leader. Global accountability for regulatory actions and maintenance of legal right-to-sell existing molecules (Spinosad, Methoxyfenozide, Tebufenozide, Trifluralin, Ethalflrualin, Benfluralin, Flumetsulam, Diclosulam, Cloransulam- methyl, Nitrapyrin), and new registration of pyroxulam.
  • [2002-2003] Regulated Traits Compliance Project Leader.  Development/implementation of key work processes and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory standards/guidelines established for research with regulated transgenic materials.
  • [1989-2002] Dow Agricultural Products/DowElanco/Dow AgroSciences LLC. Crop Protection R&D (multiple roles). Technical Service & Development Scientist, Field Development Scientist, Product Development Manager, Precision Agriculture Specialist, Technology Development Leader, Human Resources Manager.

Previous Experience:

  • [1982-1989] Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Tipton, IN. Production Research Agronomist, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator.
  • [1982] Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN. Graduate Teaching Assistant.
  • [1981] Henry Hilger & Sons Farms, Inc., Ft Wayne, IN. IPM Supervisor & Ag Chemicals Specialist.
  • [1979-1981[ Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN. Graduate Research Assistant, Extension Assistant.

Publications:

Culy, M.D. Yield loss of field corn from insects.  In R.K.D. Peterson and L.G. Higley (ed.) Biotic stress and yield loss. CRC Press LLC. 2001. pp 43-71.

Lindroth, E., T.E. Hunt, S.R. Skoda, M.D. Culy, D. Lee and J.E. Foster. 2012. Population genetics of the western bean cutworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) across the United States. Annals Entomological Society of America. 105(5):685-692.

Culy, M.D., C.R. Edwards, and J.R. Cornelius. 1992. Effect of silk feeding by western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on yield and quality of inbred corn in seed corn production fields. J. Econ. Entomol. 85(6):2440-2446.

Culy, M.D., C.R. Edwards, and J.R. Cornelius. 1992. Minimum silk length for optimum pollination in seed corn production fields. J. Prod. Agric. 5(3):387-392.

Culy, M.D., C.R. Edwards, and J.R. Cornelius. 1991. Row position effects within seed corn production fields on yield and quality of inbred corn. J. Prod. Agric. 4(3):373-376.

Notable Distinctions:

  • “Best Grandpa Ever” (2014-present)
  • John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement Award in Entomology, Purdue University (2014)
  • Director (Board of Directors), The Entomological Foundation (2013-present)
  • Department of Entomology Development Council. (2014-present).  Purdue University, Department of Entomology. W. Lafayette, IN
  • Department of Entomology Advisory Board (2011-2014). University of Nebraska, Department of Entomology. Lincoln, NE
  • Department of Agronomy Advisory Council (2008-2012). Purdue University, Department of Agronomy. W. Lafayette, IN
  • ESA Local Arrangements Co-Chair (2009 Annual Meeting), Indianapolis, IN
  • Award of Merit, North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America (2007)
  • Governing Board Member, Section F. Entomological Society of America (2006- 2007)
  • Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award; Purdue University College of Agriculture (2006)
  • President, North Central Branch – Entomological Society of America (05-06)
  • The Entomological Foundation - Board of Counselors. (2003-2013). (Fundraising Committee 04-13).
  • CERES Agricultural Honorary, Purdue University

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