Friends of IPM

The Friends of Southern IPM Awards program recognizes extraordinary achievement in research, Extension and implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the southern region of the United States. Winners are chosen by a two separate award panels, one for the regular awards, and one for the graduate student awards.

The Call for Nominations comes out in October. Click here to sign up for our newsletter, which will announce when nominations are open.

Winners

2017

 

  Tolulope Morawo
Louisiana State University, Ph.D. category
  David Theuret
University of Tennessee, Masters category
  Guido Schnabel
Clemson University
Bright Idea
  Ayanava Majumdar
Auburn University
IPM Educator
  Austin Hagan
Auburn University
IPM Implementer
  Peter Dittmar
University of Florida
Future Leader
  Texas Arbovirus Team
Texas A&M AgriLife
Pulling Together
  David Buntin
University of Georgia
IPM Lifetime Achievement
 

2016

Christopher Werle
Louisiana State University, Ph.D. category

Luis Aristizabal
University of Florida, Masters category

Dr. Oscar Liburd
University of Florida
Bright Idea
Dr. Edward Sikora
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
IPM Implementer
Dr. Mike Waldvogel
NC State University
IPM Educator
Ashfaq Sial
University of Georgia
Future Leader
Sugarcane Aphid Team
Texas A&M AgriLife
Pulling Together
Dr. Norm Leppla
University of Florida
IPM Lifetime Achievement Award

2015

Adam Dale Adam Dale
NC State University
Graduate Student, Ph.D. category
Julian Golec

Julian Golec
Auburn University
Graduate Student, Masters category

Social Media Team for UT Social Media Team for the UT Extension, Soil, Plant and Pest Center
University of Tennessee
Bright Idea
James Jacobs James Jacobs
University of Georgia
IPM Implementer
Frank Hale Frank Hale
University of Tennessee
IPM Educator
TCD Team Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) Team
University of Tennessee
Pulling Together
Heather Kelly Heather Kelly
University of Tennessee
Future Leader
Ronald Smith Ronald Smith
Auburn University
Lifetime Achievement

2014

Jhalehandra Rijal Jhalendra Rijal
Virginia Tech
Graduate Student, Ph.D. category
Molly Stedfast

Molly Stedfast
Virginia Tech
Graduate Student, Masters category

Southern Nursery IPM Working Group Southern Nursery IPM Working Group
Multi-institutional
Bright Idea
New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board
New Orleans, Louisiana
IPM Implementer
Gus Lorenz (r) Gus Lorenz
University of Arkansas
IPM Educator
Saltcedar Biological Control Team Saltcedar Biological Control Team
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension
Pulling Together
Dan Horton (r) Dan Horton
University of Georgia
Lifetime Achievement

 

2013

Southeast Entomologists Working Group
Multi-institutional
Bright Idea
Dan Lisenko (2nd from left) Dan Lisenko
Grounds Maintenance and Pest Control Manager
Manatee County Schools
Bradenton, FL 
IPM Implementer
Tim Reed (middle) Tim Reed
Auburn University
IPM Educator
Alabama IPM Communicator
Auburn University, Alabama A&M University, & Tuskegee University
Pulling Together
Steve Frank (r) Steven Frank
North Carolina State University
Future Leader
Jim VanKirk (l) and Harold Coble (r) Harold Coble
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Lifetime Achievement
Saundra Wheeler Saundra Wheeler
Florida A&M University
Graduate Student (Masters)
Jacob Price Jacob Price
Texas Tech University
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)

2012

Bugwood network Bugwood Network
University of Georgia
Bright Idea
Blaine Viator Blaine Viator
Calvin Viator, Ph.D., and Associates, LLC
IPM Implementer
Scott Stewart Scott Stewart
University of Tennessee
IPM Educator
Mississippi Crop Situation Blog team Mississippi Crop Situation Blog team
Multi-institutional
Pulling Together
Ayanava Majumdar Ayanava Majumdar
Auburn University
Future Leader
Ames Herbert Ames Herbert
Virginia Tech 
Lifetime Achievement

2011

The Okanola Project
Oklahoma State University
Bright Idea
Patty Lucas Patty Lucas
University of Kentucky
IPM Implementer
Janet Hurley Janet Hurley
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
IPM Educator
Mid-South Entomologists Mid-South Entomologist Working Group
Multi-institutional
Pulling Together
Hannah Burrack Hannah Burrack
North Carolina State University
Future Leader

 

2010

Clayton Hollier, Louisiana IPM Coordinator 
LSU AgCenter 
Lifetime Achivement
Godfrey Nalyanya, School IPM Extension Specialist 
North Carolina State University 
IPM Educator
Florida Center for Biological Control 
Florida A&M University
Pulling Together

2009

Scott Ludwig, Extension Program Specialist - IPM
Texas AgriLife Extension Service 
IPM Educator
Amy Fulcher, Extension Associate for Nursery Crops
University of Kentucky 
Future Leader
Chris Mills, Integrated Pest Management Specialist
Union County Public Schools
IPM Implementer
Southern Region School IPM Working Group
Bright Idea
North Carolina Western Christmas Tree IPM Program
Pulling Together

 

2008

Marvin Harris and Bill Ree, Pecan IPM Program
Texas AgriLife
IPM Educator
Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, Associate Director 
UF/IFAS IPM Florida 
Future Leader
Glades Crop Care, Inc.
Jupiter, Florida 
IPM Implementer