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Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners
Date:9/28/2008

Lanham, MD; September 29, 2008The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2008 awards. The Society's professional awards will be presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada during the Plenary Session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the evening of Sunday, November 16, 2008. The student awards will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18. The awardees are listed below.

Winners of the Entomological Foundation's awards and scholarships will be announced in next month's newsletter.

Professional Awards

Distinguished Achievement Award in ExtensionThis award recognizes outstanding contributions in extension entomology. This year's winner, Dr. Frederick P. Baxendale, is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He completed his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in entomology at Texas A&M University, and earned his B.S. degree in entomology at Cornell University. Baxendale has extensive experience as an extension educator and research scientist. His extension responsibilities include educational programming in the areas of turfgrass and horticultural entomology, urban pest management, 4-H and youth entomology, and, most recently, forensic entomology. Baxendale has served as a panelist on the popular, long-running Backyard Farmer television program (now completing its 55th consecutive season) since 1985.

Baxendale is widely recognized for his expertise in the environmentally-responsible management of turfgrass and landscape insect pests, and he is a leading authority on the insects and mites associated with buffalograss. His research focuses on the development of integrated pest management strategies for insects affecting turfgrasses, native grasses, and horticultural plantings in Nebraska. He is currently investigating the biology, ecology, and management of arthropods associated with buffalograss and sw
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Contact: Richard Levine
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301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America
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