by Margaret Haining Cowles
George operates a greenhouse complex in Central New York and has been committed to the development of IPM methods for nearly eight years. He has allowed IPM scientists and extension staff to test, evaluate, and demonstrate new pest management methods in his greenhouses, sometimes at some risk to his crops. George has been innovative in evaluating biological control techniques and has adopted many IPM methods. He has also encouraged the development of a private consultant to provide IPM services to his business. He has always been willing to share his knowledge with other greenhouse crop producers.