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Entomological Foundation names 2010 award winners
Date:10/19/2010

The Entomological Foundation (http://www.entfdn.org), a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a future for entomology by educating young people about science through insects, has announced the winners of its 2010 student and professional awards, which are as follows:

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

  • Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest ManagementSponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection, this award is given for outstanding contributions to integrated pest management (IPM). Dr. Frank Zalom is a professor of entomology, an extension agronomist, and an entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of California, Davis. His current research focuses primarily on California specialty crops, including tree crops (almonds, olives, prunes, peaches), small fruits (grapes, strawberries, caneberries), and fruiting vegetables (tomatoes), as well as international IPM programs. The IPM strategies and tactics he has developed include monitoring procedures, thresholds, pest development and population models, biological controls and use of less toxic pesticides, which have become standard in practice and part of the University of California IPM Guidelines for these crops. His lab has responded to six important pest invasions in the last decade, with research projects on glassy-winged sharpshooter, olive fruit fly, a new biotype of greenhouse whitefly, invasive saltcedar, light brown apple moth, and the spotted wing Drosophila. The results of these studies are reflected in Dr. Zalom's 290 authored/co-authored, refereed journal articles or book chapters and 340 extension publications. He was director of the University of California's Statewide IPM Program for 16 years, and is co-chair of the APLU National IPM Committee.

  • Henry and Sylvia Richardson Research GrantThis award provides research funds to postdoctoral ESA members who have at least one year of promising work experience, are u
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Contact: April Gower
april@entfdn.org
301-459-9082
Entomological Society of America
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