The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2007 awards. Professional awards will be presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting in San Diego on December 9, 2007, and student awards will be presented on December 11. The Societys professional and student awards are listed below with professional awards listed first.
Distinguished Achievement Award in ExtensionThis award recognizes outstanding contributions in extension entomology. This years winner, Dr. William (Bill) D. Hutchison, is a professor of entomology and extension entomologist at the University of Minnesota. His outreach and research focus includes the development of ecologically based IPM for vegetables and grapes, with a goal of reducing economic and environmental risk. In 1996, Dr. Hutchison and several graduate students developed the VegEdge web site to support timely access of research-based Vegetable IPM results for growers, vegetable processors, crop consultants and extension staff in the Midwest Region. VegEdge is home to factsheets, real-time monitoring data for several insect pests, and the Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable IPM News, a joint effort with the Minnesota Deptartment of Agriculture IPM Program. During the summer months, VegEdge receives more than 2,500 requests/day. He has also published over 85 extension publications, 97 refereed journal articles and 17 book chapters. Dr. Hutchison has been very responsive to the needs of vegetable producers in the North Central Region. He recently led a multi-state effort to better understand migratory behavior and insecticide resistance in Helicoverpa zea, an effort that combines traditional research with data from multiple cooperators, to assist growers and IPM field representatives with real-time and strategic decision making.
Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural EntomologyThis award honors any entomologist who has contributed to the A
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