New York State IPM Program

Accepting Nominations for 2019 Excellence in IPM Awards

This graphic is a replica image of the Excellence in IPM Award plaque given awardees.


Exceptional people are everywhere — innovators and natural leaders whose work really does change the world. With IPM, it’s about intelligent pest management — about supporting and protecting New York’s agricultural and urban communities as they cope with pests and pesticides both. Each year we award people or organizations who:

  • develop new tools and tactics to speed the adoption of IPM
  • encourage demonstrations of IPM methods on their farms
  • promote IPM in their businesses, schools, and communities
  • bolster the adoption of IPM practices through their organizations or educational programs
Photo shows Dr. Jennifer Grant awarding a plaque to Mike Hunter for his Excellence in IPM Award.

NYSIPM DIrector, Dr. Jennifer Grant awards Mike Hunter his Excellence in IPM award during a recent field crops meeting.

We Give Awards: IPMers Who Make a Difference

The NYS IPM Program ( seeks nominations of people working in agricultural IPM (fruit, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops) and in community IPM (schools, homes, landscapes, turf, and municipalities). New Yorkers involved in communicating about IPM through the media are also eligible.

Criteria for Nomination:

Candidates for an Excellence in IPM Award are individuals or organizations whose IPM work in New York State deserves special recognition. Excellence in IPM Awards recognize effort in:

  • developing new IPM tools;
  • implementing or evaluating IPM methods in their operations, businesses, or organizations;
  • encouraging demonstrations and adoption of IPM;
  • promoting IPM and bolstering the adoption of IPM practices; or
  • educating others about IPM.
Photo shows Excellence in IPM Award winner Keith L. Eggleston and NYSIPM Fruit IPM Coordinator, Dr. Juliet Carrol

Excellence in IPM Award winner Keith L. Eggleston with NYSIPM Fruit IPM Coordinator, Dr. Juliet Carroll

IPM award winners work with the NYS IPM Program, commodity groups, Cornell Cooperative Extension, private organizations, schools, the NYS pest control industry, and in other settings to help develop and promote the use of IPM.

For more information visit our website or use this link for nominations.

Curious about 2018’s awardees?


Author: Debra E. Marvin

Community IPM Program Assistant for Schools, Daycare and Horticulture. New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, 630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456 Email:

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