Overstreet Receives Bayer CropScience International AwardCharles Overstreet
, AgCenter nematologist, is the recipient of the Bayer CropScience Award presented by the Organization of Nematologist of Tropical America (ONTA) during their 39th annual meeting in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina, Oct. 28–Nov. 2. Overstreet was cited for his outstanding research in applied nematology -- in particular the management of the reniform and other nematodes in cotton and other crops grown in Louisiana -- and for his service to Latin American agriculture.
ONTA’s focus is the Latin American area including the southern United States and Central and South America. Membership includes scientists from these areas as well as much of Europe who have interests in Latin America. Overstreet is involved with a number of national and international organizations that work with nematode problems on plants, serving on various committees. He has held several officer positions with the Louisiana Plant Protection Association and serves as an editorial reviewer for three journals. He is currently the chairman of the ONTA Foundation.