Dr. Jeff Bradshaw

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Research & Extension Entomologist
Panhandle Research and Extension Center
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE
Phone: (308) 632-1369
FAX: (308) 632-1365

Appointment: 50% Extension, 50% Research

  1. A.A.S. Biology, Illinois Central College (1996)
  2. B.A. Zoology, Southern Illinois University (1998)
  3. M.S. Zoology, Southern Illinois University (2001)
  4. Ph.D. Entomology and Plant Pathology, Iowa State University (2007)

Professional Responsibilities and Activities: My lab is focused on integrated pest management of field crops and range common to western Nebraska or the High Plains ecoregion of the United States. Our lab is trying to understand the interactions of management practices common to this ecoregion on insect abundance, distribution, and biology, and the diseases related to these interactions. Areas of study include: plant resistance to insects, insect movement, and insect-vector biology. Crops of interest include: Wheat, corn, sugarbeet, dry edible beans, sunflower, and potato as well as range. My lab is striving to integrate mobile and social-networking technologies into Extension programming and to facilitate real-time technology transfer of regional research efforts.

Refereed Journal Publications:
  • Bradshaw, J.D., C. Zhang, J.H. Hill, and M.E. Rice. 2010. Landscape epidemiology of Bean pod mottle virus: Molecular evidence of heterogeneous sources. European Journal of Phytopathology. Submitted.
  • Adamski, D., P.J. Johnson, A.A. Boe, J.R. Prasifka, J.D. Bradshaw, and A. Pultyniewicz. 2010. Descriptions of life-stages of Blastobasis repartella (Lepidoptera:Gelechioidea:Coleophoridae:Blastobasinae) and observations on its biology in switchgrass. Zootaxa. In Press.
  • Bradshaw, J.D., J.R. Prasifka, K.L. Steffey, and M.E. Gray. 2010. First field report of populations of two potential aphid pests of the bioenergy crop Miscanthus x giganteus. Florida Entomologist. 93(1):135�137.
  • Zhang, C., J.D. Bradshaw, S.A. Whitham, and J.H. Hill. 2010. The development of an efficient multi-purpose BPMV viral vector set for foreign gene expression and RNA silencing. Plant Physiology. DOI:10.1104/pp.109.151639.
  • J.R. Prasifka, J.D. Bradshaw, Arvid A. Boe, DoKyoung Lee, David Adamski and M.E. Gray. 2009. Symptoms, distribution and abundance of the stem�boring caterpillar, Blastobasis repartella (Dietz), in switchgrass. Bioenergy Research. DOI:10.1007/s12155-009�9064-8.
  • J.R. Prasifka, J.D. Bradshaw, R.L. Meagher, R.N. Nagoshi, K.L. Steffey, and M.E. Gray. 2009. Development and feeding of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, on Miscanthus x giganteus and switchgrass. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(6):2154�2159.
  • Bradshaw, J.D. and M.E. Rice. 2009. Of ants and elephants: Measuring student appreciation for insects and charismatic megafauna during an African safari. American Entomologist 55(1):6-8.
  • Bradshaw, J.D., M.E. Rice, and J.H. Hill. 2008. Evaluation of management strategies for bean leaf beetles (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) and bean pod mottle virus (Comoviridae) in soybean. Journal of Economic Entomology 101(4):1211�1227.
  • Johnson, K.D., M.E. O�Neal, J.D. Bradshaw, and M.E. Rice. 2008. Is preventative, concurrent management of the soybean aphid (Hemiptera:Aphididae) and bean leaf beetle (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) possible? Journal of Economic Entomology 101(3):801�809.
  • Bradshaw, J.D., M.E. Rice, and J.H. Hill. 2007. Digital analysis of surface area: Effects of shape, resolution, and size. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80(4):339�347.
  • Bradshaw, J.D., M.E. Rice, and J.H. Hill. 2007. No�choice preference of Cerotoma trifurcata (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) to potential host plants of Bean pod mottle virus (Comoviridae) in Iowa. Journal of Economic Entomology 100(3):808�814.

Books and Book Chapters:
  • Lam, W.K.F., R.K. Krell, J.D. Bradshaw, M.E. Rice, and L.P. Pedigo. 2008. Validation and application of predictive models on bean leaf beetle (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae) population dynamics in central Iowa, pp.334-399. In Jolivet, P. H., J.A. Santiago�Blay, and M. Schmitt (eds.), Research on Chrysomelidae, Vol. 1. Brill Academic Publishers, Netherlands.

Select Extension Publications:
  • Bradshaw, J.D. 2010. Market Journal. Grasshopper Concerns, May 21.
  • Bradshaw, J.D. 2010. Wireworms pose minimal thread to Nebraska dry beans. CropWatch, May 7.
  • Wright, B. and J.D. Bradshaw. 2010. Western Nebraska rangeland at high risk for grasshopper damage. CropWatch, April 9.
  • Bradshaw J.D. and J. Schild. 2010. Weather, beneficials may help thwart grassland grasshoppers, May 26.
  • Bradshaw J.D. and B. Wright. 2010. Managing the transition from a winter wheat cover crop to sugarbeets. CropWatch, April 23.
  • Bradshaw J.D. and D. Boxler. 2010. Scout now for second hatch of grasshoppers in western Nebraska. CropWatch, June 23.
  • Klein R., G. Kruger, J. Bradshaw, S. Wegulo, and G. Hein. 2010. Why control volunteer winter wheat and other weeds in wheat stubble? CropWatch, July 9.
  • Bradshaw, J.D., S. Wegulo, G. Kruger, and R. Klein. 2010. Harvest, hail, and winter wheat disease. CropWatch, August 6.
  • Lyon, D., S. Wegulo, G. Kruger, and J.D. Bradshaw. 2010. Planting wheat after wheat may increase pest risk. CropWatch, August 17.
  • Wright, B. and J.D. Bradshaw. 2010. Grasshopper populations in crop areas may warrant treatment. CropWatch, July 9.
  • Bradshaw, J.D. 2010. Late season grasshoppers ravage crops in western Nebraska. CropWatch, August 20.
Notable Distinctions:
  • 2008. J.H. Comstock Graduate Student Award. North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America.
  • 2007. Exceptional Service, Committee on the Common Names of Insects from 2005-2006. Entomological Society of America.
  • 2006. Exceptional Service, Committee on Student Affairs from 2004-2005. Entomological Society of America.
  • 2005. Herbert Osborn Award for Professional Performance. Dept of Entomology, Iowa State University.
  • 2005. Outstanding Extension/Regulatory Display � extension poster. Entomological Society of America Annual Mtg, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2004. Outstanding Extension/Regulatory Display � extension poster. Entomological Society of America Annual Mtg, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2003. Runner-Up Team, Linnaean Games team competition. Entomological Society of America, North Central Branch Mtg, Madison, WI
  • 2003. Richard R. Kudo Memorial Award. Most outstanding thesis or dissertation, Dept of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • 2002. Cover illustration, Annals of the Entomological Society of America, March 2002, 95(2).

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Congratulations to all of our student winners at the ESA National Meeting - Andrea Rilaković, 1st Place Undergrad Virtual Poster, Sajjan Grover, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Jeffrey Cluever, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Earl Agpawa, 2nd Place Undergrad Poster, Timothy Dang, 2nd Place Grad Poster, Annie Krueger, 1st Place Grad Poster and 1st Place 3-Minute Competition, Jordy Reinders, 1st Place Oral paper, Gabriela Carmona, 2nd Place Oral paper, Molly Darlington, 1st Place Oral paper, and Kelly Willemssens (SNR student), 2nd Place 3-Minute Competition. The group came in second in the number of awards won by one department.
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives the Early Career Innovation award from the Entomological Society of America
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy Anderson on being elected Vice President Elect for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section of the Entomological Society of America!
  • Scott O’Neal (NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow with Troy Anderson) was recognized as the 2019 New Investigator of the Year by the American Chemical Society AGRO Division. Congratulations, Scott!
  • Dr. Kyle Koch named new insect diagnostician
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!