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PA IPM Coordinator Receives ESA Award - January 2011

Posted: January 25, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A trio of Penn State agriculture professors were recently recognized by the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America for achievement in their respective fields.
Edwin Rajotte

Edwin Rajotte

Edwin Rajotte, professor of entomology and Pennsylvania IPM coordinator, received the Entomological Foundation Award for Excellence in IPM. In addition, Michael Saunders, professor of entomology, received the ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in teaching; and Shelby Fleisher, professor of entomology, received the ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension; and

Each year the Eastern Branch recognizes members who have achieved distinction in their respective fields. Founded in 1889, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. For more information on ESA, go to http://www.entsoc.org/.

The Pennsylvania IPM program is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture aimed at promoting integrated pest management in both agricultural and urban settings. For more information, contact the program at (814) 865-2839, or Web site http://www.paipm.org.