Friends of Southern IPM

Each year, the Southern IPM Center recognizes those with extraordinary potential to contribute to the development and implementation of research, extension, or implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Southern Region of the United States. The RFA for next year’s nominations will be released in Fall of 2019. 


The award program generally gets submissions from college deans, department heads, and other administrative personnel who are not usually involved directly in IPM programs but may interact or supervise students or faculty who are involved in IPM research or extension. Student and professional award recipients are invited to participate in future award panels to assist with selection of new winners.


2019 Friends of Southern IPM Recipients


Graduate Students

M.S. – Matthew A. Borden, UFL (ENT)
Ph.D. – Lina Bernaola, LSU (ENT)


Future Leader – David Coyle, Clemson (Forestry)
IPM Educator –  Jim Walgenbach, NCSU (ENT)
IPM Implementer – Phillip M. Roberts, UGA (ENT)
Bright Idea – Bhabesh Dutta, UGA (Plant Path)
Lifetime Achievement – Timothy Brenneman, UGA (Plant Path)
Pulling Together – One nomination received was not recommended for the award.