Multi-state Sugarcane Aphid Team Receives regional award for saving the grain sorghum crop

Researchers and extension specialists from four different states received the Friends of IPM Pulling Together Award at the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America meeting in February. Because of the proactive actions of Texas A&M AgrLife Extension and research entomologists and the collaboration across state lines, grain sorghum producers were spared losses in the hundreds of millions. In Texas alone, sorghum is planted on 1.25 million acres and brings a value to the state of $160 million dollars each year. Continue reading

Nominate a graduate student or colleague for the Friends of Southern IPM Award

We are pleased to release the Calls for Nomination for our annual Friends of Southern IPM Award program. This program recognizes outstanding work in IPM in the southern region. We have two kinds of awards: one for IPM professionals and one for graduate students.

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Southern Nursery IPM Working Group receives award for innovations

An app and an e-book that have saved nursery growers over $2 million since their release earned a regional working group a Friends of Southern IPM Bright Idea award. They received the award at the Southern Nursery Association trade show and research conference July 23 in Atlanta.

The Southern IPM Center’s Friends of Southern IPM Award recognizes professionals for outstanding work in IPM. There are six categories, including Bright Idea, plus two awards for graduate students. The Bright Idea award is given to an individual or group who has introduced an idea or product that has improved or has the potential for improving pest management in the field. Southern IPM Center Associate Director Henry Fadamiro from Auburn University presented the award at the Southern Nursery Association awards luncheon on July 23.

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