Baxendale has received numerous awards for excellence in extension programming, including the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association's Outstanding New Specialist Award (1987), the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Team Awards for Backyard Farmer and Urban Pest Management (1995), the Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Award of Merit (1995), the ESA Recognition Award in Urban Entomology (1998), and the Excellence in Extension Award presented by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges in 2007. Baxendale has been an active member of ESA since 1978.
Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology (Sponsored by OHP)This award honors any entomologist who has contributed to the American horticulture industry. This year's awardee, Dr. Ronald D. Oetting, is a professor emeritus with the University of Georgia. He received his B.S. from the University of Missouri in wildlife conservation and after a short stint in the military returned to obtain an M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology. He has a split appointment in research and extension, and his responsibility is to develop pest management programs for pests of ornamental crops. Ron has worked with all of the major floricultural pests, including studies on their developmental biology and behavior; research on application technology; and management with traditional pesticides, specialized compounds, natural products, and biological control. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his research on the management of pests of greenhouse-grown, floricultural crops. Ron was an advisor for an AID/MERC project on greenhouse pest management in the Middle East for several years. He is an invited speaker for floricultural industry conferences nationally and internationa
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