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2006 Excellence-in-IPM Award Winners

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Greenhouse Consultant Elise Schillo-Lobdell receives IPM Award

Jul 27, 2010

In 2001, independent integrated pest management (IPM) scout Elise Schillo-Lobdell noticed a strange thing at Zerrillo’s Greenhouse in East Syracuse, NY. She was seeing a new type of fly—lots of them. And she was counting drastically lower numbers of pesky fungus gnats and shore flies, though Zerrillo’s wasn’t applying any sprays. Read more

James Tette, New York's "Father of IPM," Receives IPM Award

Dec 7, 2007

Dr. James Tette is being honored with an "Excellence in IPM Award" from the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell University. Tette built New York's program from scratch, making it one of the top IPM programs in the nation by the time he retired in 1999. Read more

Weed warrior wins IPM award for reducing herbicide risk

Jul 26, 2007

Russell Hahn was working toward his Masters at the University of Nebraska when the Cooperative Extension weed specialist had a heart attack, and Hahn helped fill in for several months. That’s when Hahn knew what he wanted his life work to be. Read more

Grower Brian Reeves Receives “Excellence in IPM” Award

Feb 14, 2007

“When I was a kid we religiously sprayed our strawberries four times in the spring for insects,” says Brian Reeves of Reeves Farm in Baldwinsville, NY. “For quite a few years now we have sprayed our berries only one time in the spring. That’s a dramatic drop.” Read more

Long Island leader earns IPM award for innovation at ag-urban interface

Jan 18, 2007

Serving an agricultural region that’s worth $200 million a year—but also grows homes, schools, and playgrounds as well it does crops—makes entomologist Dan Gilrein mindful of finding the safest means of dealing with pests. Now for his innovation and leadership in careful, practical pest management, Gilrein, an educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York’s Suffolk County, has received an “Excellence in IPM Award” from Cornell University’s New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. Read more