DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN HORTICULTURAL ENTOMOLOGY—This award, which is sponsored by Gowan Company, honors any ESA member who has contributed to the American horticulture industry. Dr. Whitney Cranshaw is presently a professor and extension specialist of entomology at Colorado state University. For the past 30 years he has conducted a broadly based program largely directed at questions involving arthropod pests affecting horticultural commodities in Colorado, including vegetables, shade trees, turfgrass, and specialty crops. This has resulted in the production of over 80 refereed publications and several hundred related to extension and outreach. Included among the latter are the books Pests of the West, Garden Insects of North America, Guide to Colorado Insects, and, most recently, Bugs Rule! An Introduction to the World of Insects. Whitney Cranshaw maintains an active extension presence throughout the state, annually addressing 30-50 audiences including master gardeners, arborists, turf care professionals, pest control operators, and vegetable producers. Increasingly, this has also included programs across the country and, following his discovery and 2008 description of thousand cankers disease of walnut (with Ned Tisserat), has involved considerable effort related to management and containment of this emergent threat to North American Juglans. On campus teaching includes an introductory class in entomology for non-science majors and the Horticultural Entomology Lab. In the area of professional service, Whitney Cranshaw maintains the listserv discussion group OrnaEnt (co-founded with Mike Merchant) that provides a heavily used forum for over 220 professionals across the country with interests in subjects related to ornamental pest management. He is also an active participant in providing images through the BugWood/IPM Images system and in the promotion of insect common names through the ESA.
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