Friends of Southern IPM

UPDATE: Deadline has been extended!


The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Friends of IPM Award 2020 Call for Nominations. Deadline for proposals is Monday, December 23, 2019 at 5 PM EST.


Please be advised that there is a new Grants  System for this proposal submission.  Allow ample time to enter  information.


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 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.


The award categories are as follows:


Professional Graduate Student
Bright Idea Masters
IPM Implementer Doctoral
IPM Educator  
Pulling Together  
Future Leader  

Lifetime Achievement


Download 2020 RFA:

Professional Category

Graduate Student Category


2019 Friends of Southern IPM Recipients

Professional Graduate Student
Bright Idea: Bhabesh Dutta, UGA (Plant Pathology) Masters: Matthew A. Borden
IPM Implementer: Phillip M. Roberts, UGA (ENT) Doctoral: Lina Bernaola
IPM Educator:  Jim Walgenbach, NCSU (ENT)  
Pulling Together:  One nomination received was not recommended for the award.  
Future Leader: David Coyle, Clemson (Forestry)  
Lifetime Achievement: Timothy Brenneman, UGA (Plant Pathology)