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Catherine E Eastman
Title: Agricultural Entomologist
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: Forbes Natural History Building
Phone: 217-333-6659
Fax: 217-265-5110

Insect pest management in organic/alternative and conventional vegetable cropping systems, alternatives to pesticides, impact of crop environment on pest complexes, insects associated with cruciferous crops, insect-weed interactions
Research: I am involved currently in a multidisciplinary research project with colleagues at INHS and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to evaluate changes that occur in soil health, crop productivity, and pest management when land is transitioned from conventional to organic farming practices .
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Professional affiliations:
Selected publications:
Eastman, C., R. Barrido, H. Oloumi-Sadeghi, C. Hoy, J. Wyman, J. Palumbo, and G. Leibee. 2005. Cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Pages 156 - 173 in R. Foster and B. Flood [eds.]. Vegetable Insect Management. Meister Media Worldwide: Willoughby, Ohio. 264 pp.

Sexson, D., J. Wyman, L. Granadino, S. Mahr, C. Eastman, W. Chaney, R. Story, and A. Hammond. 2005. Root crops. Pages 108 - 122 in R. Foster and B. Flood [eds.]. Vegetable Insect Management. Meister Media Worldwide: Willoughby, Ohio. 264 pp.

Eastman, C. E., and J. Fletcher. 2007. Brittle root of horseradish, pp. 64 - 65. In S. R. Rimmer, V. I. Shattuck, and L. Buchwaldt (eds.) Compendium of Brassica Diseases. APS Press: St. Paul, MN. 117 pp.

Velasquez, C., C. E. Eastman, and J. B. Masiunas. 2005. An assessment of Illinois Farmer
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Program affiliates:
Edmond Zaborski, Associate Research Scientist

Professional society involvement and activities:
Entomological Society of America: Section C-ESA: Subsection Cc (Insect Vectors in Relation to Plant Disease): Secretary, 1983; Chair-elect, 1984; Chair, 1985. Section C (Biology, Ecology, and Behavior): Secretary-elect, 1993; Secretary, 1994; Chair-elect, 1995; Chair, 1996; Past-Chair, 1997.
Section C member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Entomology, 1988-1992.
North Central Branch-ESA: Specialty Crops Section, NCB-ESA annual meetings: Vice-chair, 1982; Chair, 1983.
Co-chair, Local Arrangements, 1994 NCB-ESA meeting, Champaign, Ill. (1992-1994).
Member, Nominations Committee, NCB-ESA, 1993-1994.
Member, Location and Time Committee, NCB-ESA, 1997-1998.
Chair, Nominations Committee, NCB-ESA, 1998-1999.
Education: PhD, Entomology, Louisiana State University, 1976

MS, Entomology, Louisiana State University, 1973

BS, Biology, Belhaven College, Jackson, MS, 1970
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