Carl Redmond

Carl Redmond
Scientist II

Professional Profile


  • Doctor of Philosophy – Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2010.  Dissertation Research: Natural enemies and site characteristics affecting distribution and abundance of native and invasive white grubs on golf courses. 
  • Master of Science – Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1990. 
  • Thesis Research: The evaluation of Bacillus popilliae, major causal agent of milky disease for the biological control of Japanese beetle grubs 
  • Bachelor of Science – Agronomy (Integrated Pest Management minor) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1986


My position, as a Research Scientist, at the University of Kentucky includes the responsibilities of the day-to-day operations of field and lab studies for the Turfgrass and Landscape Entomology lab.  Tasks include training and supervision of students and direct involvement of the experimental design, implementation, data collection, statistical analysis, and writing reports.  Major areas of research includes the biology of turfgrass and ornamental pest complexes, factors affecting biological control agents of turfgrass and nursery insect pests and pesticide evaluations.  A strong emphasis is placed on the dissemination of information to scientific and public clientele.  

In recent years, our laboratory has focused on researching environmental sound practices in the urban sector.  These investigations include the identification of at-risk urban pollinators, providing a safer urban environment for pollinators/ improving pollinator habitats, and the utilization of more environmental –safe pesticides and IPM practices.

Recent Publications

  • Larson, J.L., C.T. Redmond and D.A. Potter.  2015.  Mowing Mitigates Bioactivity of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Nectar of Flowering Lawn Weeds and Turfgrass Guttation. Environ Toxicol Chem. 34(1):127-32. DOI: 10.1002/etc.2768.
  • Larson, J.L., C.T. Redmond and D.A. Potter.  2014.  Impacts of a Neonicotinoid, Neonicotinoid-Pyrethroid Premix, and Anthranilic Diamide Insecticide on Four Species of Turf-Inhabiting Beneficial Insects. J. Ecotoxicology 23:252–259. DOI 10.1007/s10646-013-1168-4.
  • Redmond, C.T., A. Kesheimer and D.A. Potter. 2014. Earthworm community structure and seasonal activity on Kentucky golf courses. Applied Soil Ecology. 75: 116-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2013.11.005
  • Redmond, C.T. and D.A. Potter . 2013. Relative resistance or susceptibility of landscape-suitable elms (Ulmus spp.) to multiple insect pests. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. 39(5) 236-243. 
  • Potter, D.A., C.T. Redmond and D.W. Williams. 2013. History and future of managing excessive earthworm casting on golf courses and sport fields. Inter. Turfgrass Soc. Res. J.  12: 347-356. 
  • Larson, J.L., C.T. Redmond and D.A. Potter. 2013 Assessing insecticide hazard to bumble bees foraging on flowering weeds in treated lawns. PLOS One. 8 (6) e66375 (online at
  • Seagraves, B.L., C.T. Redmond and D.A. Potter. 2012. Resistance of Maple (Acer) Species and cultivars to arthropod pests of production nurseries. Pest Manage. Sci.  DOI: 10.1002/ps.3375. 
  • Redmond, C.T. Redmond, D.W. Williams and D.A. Potter. 2012. Comparison of scarab grub populations and associated pathogens and parasitoids in warm- or cool-season grasses used on transitional-zone golf courses. J. Econ. Entomol. 105: 1320-1328. DOI: 10.1603/EC12027. 
  • Larson, J.L., C.T. Redmond and D.A. Potter. 2011. Comparative impact of an Anthranilic Diamide and other insecticidal chemistries on beneficial invertebrates and ecosystem services in turfgrass. Pest Manage. Sci. 68: 740-748. DOI 10.1002/ps.2321.
  • Redmond, C.T. and D.A. Potter. 2010. Incidence of turf-damaging white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and associated pathogens and parasitoids on Kentucky golf courses. J. Environ. Entomol. 39: 1838-1847. DOI 10.1603/EN10172. 
  • Potter, D.A., C.T. Redmond, K. Meepagala and D. W. Williams. 2010. Managing earthworm castings (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) in turfgrass using a natural by-product of tea oil (Camellia sp.) Manufacture. Pest Manag. Sci. 66: 439-446. DOI 10.1002/ps.1896. 
  • Seagraves, B.L., K.F. Haynes, C.T. Redmond, S. Tittle, and D.A. Potter. 2008.  Seasonal biology and management of the maple shoot borer, Proteoteras aesculana in production nurseries. Pest Manag. Sci.  64: 1040-49. DOI 10.1002/ps.1605.  
  • Potter, D.A., J.T. Stokes, C.T. Redmond, D.G. Panaccione, and C.L. Schardl. 2008. Contribution of ergot alkaloids to suppression of a grass-feeding caterpillar assessed with gene-knockout endophytes in perennial ryegrass. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 126: 138-147. DOI 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2007.00650.x. 
  • George, J, C.T. Redmond, N. Royalty and D.A. Potter. 2007. Residual effects of imidacloprid on Japanese beetle (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae) oviposition, egg hatch, and larval viability in turfgrass. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 431-439. DOI 10.1603/0022-0493(2007)100[431:REOIOJ]2.0.CO;2. 
  • Prater, C.A., C.T. Redmond, W. Barney, B.C. Bonning and D.A. Potter. 2006. Microbial control of black cutworm (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) in turfgrass using Agrotis ipsilon multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus. J. Econ.Entomol. 99(4) 1129-1137. 
  • Redmond, C.T. and D.A. Potter. 2006. Silicon fertilization elevates silica in creeping bentgrass but not resistance to black cutworms and white grubs.  App. Turfgrass Sci. DOI 10.1094/ATS-2006-1110-01-RS.