Charles Overstreet

Title Professor
Department Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Department
E-mail COverstreet@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 A418 Life Science Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-5740
Fax 225-578-1415

Awards (last 5 years)

  • International Service Award for Southern Region. 2017. Presented by the National Epsilon Sigma Phi association, Wilmington, North Carolina, 11 October, 2017
  • Distinguished Service Award. 2016. Presented by Alpha Alpha Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Alumni Certificate of Merit. 2016. Presented at the 2016 awards luncheon by Gamma Sigma Delta Louisiana State University Chapter, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Distinguished Service Award for Southern Region. 2016. Presented by the National Epsilon Sigma Phi association, Cape May, New Jersey, 25 October, 2016
  • Distinguished Achievement in Agriculture. 2014. Presented at the awards luncheon of the Gamma Sigma Delta LSU Chapter, Baton Rouge, LA.

Grants (last 5 years)

  • A grant proposal to USDA-LA-CIG. Evaluation of cover crop mixture on row crop productivity through quantified soil health and crop production. K. Han, D. Fromme, C. Overstreet, and C. Jeong. 2017 $99,751 (funded)
  • A grant proposal to Koch Biological Solutions. Assessment of Koppert’s Trianum P for fungal disease, nematode suppression and impact on growth and yield in soybean. 2017 $9600 (funded)
  • A grant proposal to Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. Investigating cover crop impacts on row crop production in NELA. J. Copes, S. Dodla, L. Fultz, and C. Overstreet. 2018 $55,324 (funded)
  • A grant proposal to Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. Evaluating the functional aspects of mixed application of cover crop on crop productivity and soil health in Louisiana. C. Jeong, J. H. Ham, S. Dodla, D. Fromme, and C. Overstreet. 2018 $53,900 (funded)
  • A grant proposal to Cotton Inc. Investigating cover crop impacts on row crop production in North Louisiana cotton rotations. J. Copes, J. Hendrix, Syam Dodla, L. Fultz, and C. Overstreet. 2018 $3,000 (Funded)
  • A grant proposal to Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. Management of plant-parasitic nematodes in soybean. C. Overstreet and E. C. McGawley. 2017. $40,000 (funded)
  • Program to establish collaboration between Brazilian-Argentinian institutions and LSU for soybean disease research. Louisiana EPSCoR, LINK, Board of Regent. 2017. $2,000 (Funded)A grant proposal to Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. Management of plant-parasitic nematodes in soybean. C. Overstreet and E. C. McGawley. 2016. $40,000 (funded).
  • A grant proposal to USDA-AFRI-1701. 2015. Management of plant-parasitic nematodes of soybean in fields previously cropped to cotton using site-specific technology. J. C. Rupe, T. Spurlock, P. Francis, R. Stark, C. Overstreet, T. Allen, and E. C. McGawley. $196,274. Funded
  • A grant proposal to the United Soybean Board for "Investigations into the occurrence, distribution, and impact of nematodes in soybean fields in the Southern United States". 2013. P. Donald, C. Overstreet, C. T. Kirkpatrick, S. Moore, K. Lawrence, G. Lawrence, T. Allen, S. Koenning, P. Augdelo $123,000 ($18,500) Funded
  • Cotton Incorporated, Survey of selected U.S. states for incidence of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum race 4, 2013, $2000, C. Overstreet-Funded
  • A grant to Cotton Incorporated for "Survey of selected U.S. states for incidence of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum race 4". 2012, $2000, C. Overstreet-Funded
  • USDA-RAMP, Innovative nematode management strategies to reduce pesticide usage while enhancing farm profit and environmental quality, 2010-2013, $1,200,000 ($342,848), A. Khalilian, T. L. Kirkpatrick, C. Overstreet, J. D. Mueller, S. W. Monfort, W. G. Henderson, and T. W. Griffin. Funded

Research Refereed Journals: (last 5 years)

  • Allen,T. W., C. A. Bradley, A. J. Sisson, E. Byamukama, M. I. Chilvers, C. M. Coker,A. A. Collins, J. P. Damicone, A. E. Dorrance, N. S. Dufault, T. R. Faske, L.J. Giesler, A. P. Grybauskas, D. E. Hershman, C. A. Hollier, T. Isakeit, D. J.Jardine, H. M. Kelly, R. C. Kemerait, N. M. Kleczewski, S. R. Koenning, J. E.Kurle, D. K. Malvick, H. L. Mehl, D. S. Mueller, J. D. Mueller, R. P.Mulrooney, B. D. Nelson, M. A. Newman, L. Osborne, C. Overstreet, G. B.Padgett, P. M. Phipps, P. P. Price, E. J. Silora, D. L. Smith, T. N. Spurlock,C. A. Tande, A. U. Tenuta, K. A. Wise and J. A. Wrather. 2017. Soybean yieldloss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada, from2010 to 2014. Plant Health Progress 18:19-27.
  • Bell, A. A., A. F. Robinson, J. Quintana, N. D. Dighe, M. A. Menz, D. M. Stelly, X. Zheng, J.E. Jones, C. Overstreet, E. Burris, R. G. Cantrell, and R. L. Nichols. 2014. Registration of Lonren-1 and Lonren-2 Germplasm lines of upland cotton resistant to reniform nematode. Journal of Plant Registrations 8:187-190.
  • Bhandari, B., G. O. Myers, M. O. Indst, and C. Overstreet. 2015. Response of five resistant cotton cultivars to isolates of Rotylenchulus reniformis collected from reniform infested fields in Louisiana. Nematropica 45:252-262.
  • Cianchetta, A. N., T. W. Allen, R. B. Hutmacher, R. C. Kemerait, T. L. Kirkpatrick, G. W. Lawrence, K. S. Lawrence, J. D. Mueller, R. L. Nichols, M. W. Olsen, C. Overstreet, J. E. Woodward, R. M. Davis. 2014. Distribution of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum in the United States. Journal of Cotton Science 19:328-336.
  • Khanal, C., R. T. Robbins, T. R. Faske, A. L.Szalanski, E. C. McGawley, and C. Overstreet. 2016. Identification andhaplotype designation of Meloidogynespp. of Arkansas using molecular diagnostics. Nematropica 46:261-270.
  • Khanal, C., E.C. McGawley, C. Overstreet, and S. Stetina. 2017. The elusive search forreniform nematode resistance in cotton. Phytopathology: https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-09-17-0320-RVW
  • Kularathna, M. T., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, D. M. Xavier, and C. M. Martin. 2014. Influence of soil nutrients on reproduction and pathogenicity of Rotylenchulus reniformis on cotton. Nematropica 44:15-24.
  • McGawley, E. C., and C. Overstreet. 2015. Reniform nematode. Pp. 96-98 in G. L. Hartman, J. C. Rupe, E. J. Sikora, L. L. Domier, J. A. Davis, and K. L. Steffey, eds. Soybean Disease Compendium, 5th edition. Amerian Phytopathological Society Press, St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Overstreet, C. 2013. Diseases caused by Nematodes. in: C. Clark, D. M. Ferrin, T. P. Smith, and G. J. Holmes, (eds.). Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pest, and Disorders. Pp. 62-73. The American Phytopathological Society Press, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Overstreet, C., E. C. McGawley, A. Khalilian, T. L. Kirkpatrick, W. S. Monfort, W. Henderson, and J. D. Mueller. 2014. Site specific nematode management-development and success in cotton production in the U.S. Journal of Nematology 46:309-320.
  • Plaisance, A.R., E. C. McGawley, and C. Overstreet. 2015. Influence of plant-parasitic nematodes on growth of St. Augustine and centipede turfgrass. Nematropica45:288-296.
  • Xavier, D. M., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, M. T. Kularathna, and C. M. Martin. 2014. The influence of soil texture on reproduction and pathogenicity of Rotylenchulus reniformis on cotton. Nematropica 44:7-14.
  • Publications: (last 5 years)
  • Bhandari, B., G. O. Myers, M. O. Indest, and C. Overstreet. 2015. Response of five tolerant cotton cultivars to isolates of Rotylenchulus reniformis collected from reniform infested fields in Louisiana. Proceedings of the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 5-7 January, 2015, San Antonio, TX. P. 561
  • Burns, D., E. Burris, B. Haygood, and C. Overstreet. 2015. Evaluation of Telone II soil fumigation and two nematode resistant cotton varieties in Louisiana. Proceedings of the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 5-7 January, 2015, San Antonio, TX. Pp. 366-372.
  • Donald, P., K. Lawrence, T. Kirkpatrick, R. Kemerait, J. Bond, D. Herschman, C. Overstreet, A. Wrather, G. Lawrence, S. Koenning, P. Agudelo, and C. Canaday. 2014. Occurrence, distribution, and impact of nematodes in soybean fields in the Southern United States. Journal of Nematology 46:154.
  • Faske, T. R., T. M. Allen, G. W.Lawrence, K. S. Lawrence, H. L. Mehl, R. Norton, C. Overstreet, and T. A. Wheeler. 2017. Beltwide nematode research and education committee report on cotton cultivars and nematicides responses in nematode soils, 2016. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences; 4-6 January, 2017; Dallas, TX. National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN. Pp. 270-273.
  • Godoy, F. M. C., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, D. M. Xavier, and M. T. Kularathna. 2016. A survey of Aphelenchoides besseyi on rice in Louisiana. Journal of Nematogy 48:324
  • Haygood, R. A., C. Overstreet, T. L. Kirkpatrick, D. Burns and G. Burris. 2013. Successes and challenges of precision application of fumigants in cotton. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 7-10 January 2013; San Antonio, TX. National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN. Pp. 755-756
  • Khanal, C., R. T. Robbins, E. C. McGawley, and C. Overstreet. 2015. Meloidogyne spp. reported from Arkansas: past and present. Journal of Nematology 47:250.
  • Khanal, C., E. C. McGawley, and C. Overstreet. 2016. Assessment of geographic isolates of endemic populations of Rotylenchulus reniformis against selected cotton germplasm lines. Journal of Nematology 48:337.
  • Khanal, C., R. T. Robbins, C. Overstreet, and E. C. McGawley. 2015. Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) associated with soybean in Arkansas. Proceedings of the 2015 Southern Soybean Disease Workers, 11-12 March, 2015, Pensacola Beach, Florida. Page 19.
  • Kularathna, M. T., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, D. M. Xavier, C. M. Martin, and D. Burns. 2013. Influence of soil nutrients on reproduction and pathogenicity of Rotylenchulus reniformis on cotton. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 7-10 January 2013; San Antonio, TX. National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN. Pp. 477-483
  • Kularathna, M., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, D. M. Xavier, and E. M. C. Godoy. 2016. Impact of fumigation on soybean varieties against Rotylenchulus reniformis. Journal of Nematology 48:340-341.
  • Kularathna, M. T., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, and D. M. Xavier. 2015. Evaluating the resistance of some soybean cultivars on reniform isolates from Louisiana. Proceedings of the 2015 Southern Soybean Disease Workers, 11-12 March, 2015, Pensacola Beach, Florida. Page 28.
  • Lawrence,K., M. Olsen, T. Faske, R. Hutmacher, J. Muller, J. Mario, R. Kemerait, C.Overstreet, G. Sciumbato, G. Lawrence, S. Atwell, S. Thomas, S. Koenning, R. Boman, H. Young, J. Woodward, H. Mehl. 2014. Cotton disease loss estimate committee report, 2013. Proceeding of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, 6-8 January, 2014; New Orleans, LA. National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN. Pp.247-248.
  • Lawrence, K. S.,G. W. Lawrence, T. R. Faske, C. Overstreet, T. A. Wheeler, H. Young, S. Koenning, J. D. Mueller, R. C. Kemerait, and H. L. Mehl. 2015. Beltwide nematode research and education committee 2014 report cotton varietal and nematicide responses in nematode soils. Proceedings of the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 5-7 January, 2015, San Antonio, TX. Pp. 739-742.
  • Lawrence, K. S., G. W. Lawrence, T. Faske, C. Overstreet, T. Wheeler, H. Young, and H. Mehl. 2016. Cotton varietal and nematicidal responses in nematode soils. Proceedings of the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Conference; 5-7 January, 2016; New Orleans, LA.National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN. 737-740.
  • Lawrence, K., A. Hagan, R. Norton, T. Faske, R.Hutmacher, J. Mueller, D. Wright, I. Small, B. Kemerait, C. Overstreet, P.Price, G. Lawrence, T. Allen, S. Atwell, A. Jones, S. Thomas, N. Goldberg, R.Boman, J. Goodson, H. Kelly, J. Woodward, and H. Mehl. 2017. Cotton diseaseloss estimate committee report, 2016. Proceedings of the 2017 Beltwide CottonConference; 4-6 January, 2016; Dallas, TX. National Cotton Council, Cordova,TN. Pp. 150-152.
  • McGawley, E. C.and C. Overstreet. 2015. Internet-based resources for teaching nematology.Nematropica 45:ABST 39-40. McGawley, E. C., C. Overstreet, and A. M. Skantar. 2016. Enhancedawareness of nematology: educational materials, extension activities and socialmedia. 2016. Journal of Nematology 48:349.
  • McGawley, E. C., C. Overstreet, M. J. Pontif and A. M.Skantar. 2014. Introduction to nematodes: a multimedia presentation forteaching nematology. Journal of Nematology 46:204.
  • McGawely, E. C., C. Overstreet, and Y. Takeuchi. 2015. Increase in the incidence of symptoms of pine wilt disease in southeast Louisiana. Journal of Nematology 47:256-257.
  • McInnes, B., M.Kularathna, E. C. McGawley, and C. Overstreet. 2016. Evaluation of endemic populations of Rotylenchulus reniformis within Louisiana on soybean genotypes with known levels of resistance to soybean cyst nematode. Journal of Nematology 48:350.
  • Overstreet, C. 2013. Changing strategies for nematode management. 16th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference Proceedings; 1-2 February, Baton Rouge, LA. Pp. 6-7
  • Overstreet, C. 2015. Cotton nematodes- What's changing and what should you do. Proceedings of the 18th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference; 14-16 January, 2015, Baton Rouge, LA. Pp. 11-13.
  • Overstreet, C., E. C. McGawley, M. T. Kularathna, D. M. Xavier, C. M. Martin, D. Burns, and R. A. Haygood. 2013. Nutient and nematicide effects against reniform and root-knot nematodes in cotton. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 7-10 January 2013; San Antonio, TX. National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN. Pp. 906-910
  • Overstreet, C., E. C. McGawley, D. M. Xavier, M. Kularathna, and D. R. Burns. 2014. Infuence of alluvial soils on nematicides applied to cotton in Louisiana. Proceedings of the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 6-8 January, 2014, New Orleans, LA. Pp. 216-219.
  • Overstreet, C., E. C. McGawley, D. M. Xavier, M. T. Kularathna, D. Burns, and B. Haygood. 2015. Variability within a Commerce silt loam soil on reniform nematode and nematicide treatment. Proceedings of the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 5-7 January, 2015, San Antonio, TX. Pp. 750-756.
  • Overstreet, C., E. C. McGawley, D. M.Xavier-Mis, and M. Kularathna. 2017. Developing management zones for nematodes in soybean. Proceedings of the Southern Soybean Disease Workers meeting, 8-9, March, 2017, Pensacola Beach, FL. P. 10.
  • Sullivan, K., D. M. Xavier-Mis, R. J. Bateman, C. Overstreet, and T. L. Kirkpatrick.2016. White tip nematode findings in Arkansas and Louisiana Rice. Journal of Nematology 48:374.
  • Xavier, D. M., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, M. T. Kularathna and C. M. Martin. 2013. Influence of soil texture on reproduction and pathogenicity of Rotylenchulus reniformis on cotton. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 7-10 January 2013; San Antonio, TX. National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN. Pp. 460-464.
  • Xavier-Mis, D. M., C. Overstreet, and M. Kularathna. 2015. Suitability of grain sorghum cultivars to Meloidogyne incognita. Nematropica 45:ABST 57.
  • Xavier-Mis,D. M., C. Overstreet, E. C. McGawley, and M. Kularathna. 2017. Reniform nematode in the variable soil texture of a Commerce silt loam soil. Proceedingsof the Southern Soybean Disease Workers meeting, 8-9, March, 2017, Pensacola Beach, FL. P. 16
  • Extension publications (last 5 years)

  • Ferrin, D.M., C.A. Hollier, J.W. Hoy and C. Overstreet. 2013 Plant Disease Management Guide. Pub. 1802, 295 pages.
  • Hollier, C. A., M. L. Ivey, J. W. Hoy,C. A. Clark, C. Overstreet, J. Sidhu, R. Singh, T. P. Price, M. H. Ferguson, B.G. Padgett, and D. Groth. 2017. Louisiana Plant Disease Management Guide, LCESPub. 1802, 330 pp.
  • Ivey, M. L. L., C. A. Hollier, J. W. Hoy, C. A. Clark, C. Overstreet, R. Singh, T. P. Price III, M. H. Ferguson, B. G. Padgett, and D. Groth. 2014. Louisiana Plant Disease Management Guide, LCES Pub. 1802, 288 pp.
  • Ivey, M. L. L., C. A. Hollier, J. W. Hoy, C. A. Clark, C. Overstreet, R. Singh, T. P. Price III, M. H. Ferguson, B. G. Padgett, and D. Groth. 2015. Louisiana Plant Disease Managemetn Guide. LCES Pub. 1802, 320 pp.
  • Overstreet, C. 2013. Management options for nematodes in cotton and soybean. Louisiana Crops Newsletter Vol. 3, Issue 12, pages 7-9.
  • Overstreet, C. 2013. Root-knot nematodes. Louisiana Crops Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 16, page 1.
  • Overstreet, C. 2014. Nematode problems in soybean. Louisiana Crops Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 1-3.
  • Overstreet, C. 2015. Using resistance to manage nematodes in soybean. Louisiana Crops Newsletter, Volume 5, Issue 3, pages 1-3.
  • Overstreet, C. 2017. Get ahead of nematode problems this fall. Louisiana Crops Newsletter, volume 7, Issue 9, pages 4-5.
  • Overstreet, C. 2017. Root-knot nematode survey information. Louisiana Sweet Potato News,Winter 2017, pages 1-2.
  • Workshops (last 5 years)

    • Extension Plant Pathology perspective on CV’s. 2013. Presented at the “Opening Doors to Your Future - Session I: Writing a CV” sponsored by the Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Graduate Student Association in Baton Rouge, LA, May 12, 2013
    • Extension Plant Pathology perspective on cover letters. 2013. Presented at the “Opening Doors to Your Future - Session II: Writing a Quality Cover Letter” sponsored by the Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Graduate Student Association in Baton Rouge, LA, May 19, 2013.

    Presentations (last 5 years)

  • Nutient and nematicide effects against reniform and root-knot nematodes in cotton. 2013. Presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference in San Antonio, TX, January 7-10, 2013
  • Changing strategies for nematode management. 2013. Presented at the 16th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference in Baton Rouge, LA, January 31-February 1, 2013
  • Nutrient and nematicide effects against reniform and root-knot nematodes in cotton. 2013. Presented at the Spring Seminar Series of the Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Department in Baton Rouge, LA, January 16, 2013
  • Site-specific nematology- changing strategies for nematode management. 2013. Presented at the Telone® II Fumigant Research Exchange and Planning Meeting in Buras, LA, February 4-6, 2013
  • Nutrient enhancement of nematicides in cotton with concominant infestation of Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis. Presented at the Society of Nematologists meeting in Knoxville, TN, July 14-17, 2013
  • Reniform nematode influence on soybean production in Louisiana. Presented at the Southern Soybean Disease Workers meeting in Pensacola Beach, FL, 5 March, 2014.
  • Variability within a commerce silt loam soil on reniform nematode and nematicide treatment. Presented at the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conference, 5-7 January, 2015, San Antonio, TX.
  • Variability within a silt loam soil on the response of a fumigant to Rotylenchulus reniformis. Presented at the 2015 Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America, 18-22 May, 2015, Varadero, Cuba.
  • The development and implementation of site-specific technology for managing cotton nematodes in the United States. Presented at the 2015 Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America, 18-22 May, 2015, Varadero, Cuba.
  • Using precision agriculture to manage nematode problems in soybean. Presented at the Organization of Nematologists meeting 10-15 July, 2017, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
  • Soybean cultivars and fumigation against Rotylenchulus reniformis in a commerce silt loam soil. Presented at Society of Nematologists meeting, 13-16 August, 2017, Williamsburg, VA.

  • Nematode problems associated with all crops grown in Louisiana particularly cotton. The areas that I am working on include developing better management programs, understanding the basic biology of nematodes for management exploitation, and innovative technologies such as site-specific management.

    1988 Ph.D. Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    Dissertation Title: "The influence of Calonectria crotalariae on population developmnet of Heterodera glycines on resistant and susceptible soybean"

    1978 M.S. Botany Department. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    Thesis Title: Distribution, biology, and microscopy of nematophagous fungi in North Carolina agricultural soils

    1975 B. S. Biology Department. University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Wilmington, NC


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