2018 International IPM Achievement Awards

The IPM Achievement Awards are devoted to recognizing practitioners from all areas in the work they do to achieve IPM adoption, implementation and maintaining programs. In 2002, the USDA, along with its stakeholders, developed a national roadmap for IPM. This roadmap has provided direction for practitioners who specialize in IPM for research, implementation of new technology and measurement of success in management of all types of pests, including agricultural, structural, ornamental, forest and public health pests. The success of an IPM program depends on how well it follows the IPM Roadmap, as well as how well it increases IPM adoption and implementation, and engender stakeholder support. To achieve excellence the nominees must fully support the IPM roadmap and garner stakeholders to help program implementation and team building. For each award category the Awards Committee reviews each nomination package on

• improving economic returns by reducing input costs and/or improving product or service quality;

• reducing human health risks;

• minimizing adverse environmental effects from pests or pest management activities;

• documenting outcomes in pesticide use and hazard reduction, improved economic returns, environmental impacts, etc. vs. outputs items like fact sheets published and distributed, meetings convened and attendance, number of producers in the study, etc.

• developing/implementing innovative strategies.

• Most importantly what type of team did they work with – pulling people together. The Award Committee wants each applicant to illustrate how the nominees have used a team approach in the IPM process.

Lifetime Achievement in IPM Award

The Lifetime Achievement in IPM Award goes to an individual who has devoted his or her career to implementing IPM in a specific environment. The awardee must have devoted their career to enhancing integrated pest management in the area of implementation, team building, and integration across pests, systems and disciplines.

International IPM Awards of Excellence

The International IPM Awards of Excellence recipients are individuals or teams who were ranked highest for achieving exceptional accomplishments relating to economic benefits of IPM adoption, reducing potential human health risks, and demonstrating minimal adverse environmental effects. Their nomination packages were exemplary and reflected true champion recognition.

International IPM Awards of Recognition

The International IPM Awards of Recognition recipients are individuals or teams who have demonstrated their role in enhancing IPM in the area of implementation, team building, and integration across pests, systems and disciplines in a local or regional effort. This group of awardees is devoted to IPM and deserves special recognition.

New This Year - IPM Graduate Student Awards

This award program recognizes graduate students with extraordinary potential to contribute to the development and implementation of research, extension, or implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This new award for graduate students will recognize two to four students: two in a Master's program and two in a Ph.D. program. Nominees in this category should have demonstrably strong potential of providing leadership in IPM as evidenced through fieldwork, data collection, experimental design, teaching, outreach, or other support for research, extension, and/or education IPM projects.


The Awards will be presented at a special ceremony during the 9th International IPM Symposium March 19-22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.

For more information, contact Janet Hurley (ja-hurley@ag.tamu.edu), or Shaku Nair (nairs@email.arizona.edu), Co-Chairs, International IPM Symposium Awards Committee.


2015 Award Recipients

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International IPM Awards of Excellence
Muck Crops IPM Program
Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release (OKSIR) Program
International IPM Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. George W. Norton
International IPM Awards of Recognition
Ms. Carrie Foss
StopBMSB Program
StopPests in Housing Program

2012 Award Recipients

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International IPM Excellence Awards

Soybean Rust PIPE Project
Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage Team
Dr. Alexandre Latchininsky
Regional IPM Centers, United States
"Eco Apple"
Spring Independent School District, Houston, TX

International IPM Lifetime Achievement Award

Walter Bentley

International IPM Awards of Recognition
Dr. Thomas Green

Mr. Ashraf Saber Alhawamdeh
Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC), Oregon State University
Sherry Glick

2009 Award Recipients

International IPM Excellence Awards

IPM CRSP Funded by USAID at Virginia Tech
SYSCO Corporation and Participating Branded Suppliers and Growers
GREEN SHIELD CERTIFIED Program of The IPM Institute of North America
Dr. Zeyaur R. Khan, Nairobi, Kenya
Salt Lake City School District, Utah

Lifetime International IPM Achievement Award
Bio-Integral Resource Center of California

International Award of Recognition
Santa Clara County, California
Grower Incentives for IPM Team Project
International Team for Sustainable Adoption of Eggplant IPM in South Asia

2006 Award Recipients

IPM Achievement Awards

Glades Crop Care, Inc.
Hawaii Area-Wide Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management Program
Integrated Pest Management Program City & County of San Francisco, California
Dr. Marc Lame
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association