2006 ARS Technology Transfer Award
On September 18, ARS awarded Superior Efforts to the Area-Wide Suppression of Fire Ant Populations in Pastures Team
for outstanding effort and creativity in area-wide suppression of imported fire ants and providing the basis for integrated management of this invasive species.
The purpose of this awards program is to annually recognize individuals/groups who have done outstanding work in transferring technology to users outside ARS. The technology or product developed must be commercially available, or must be adopted and widely used by farmers, consumers, or other ARS customers.
Team members included: Richard Brenner, Anne-Marie Callcott, Bastiaan Drees, Robert M. Faust, Paul Horton, Phil Koehler, Curtis Lard, David Oi, Roberto Pereira, Sanford Porter, Doug Streett, Steven Valles, Robert Vander Meer, David Williams, and Russell Wright.
Entomologist of the Year for 2003
Presented by Florida Entomological Society to Dr. Sanford Porter "For His Internationally Recognized Contributions to Fire Ant Biology and Biological Control".
Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for 2003
Presented by Southeast Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium to Dr. David F. Williams (retired) and Dr. Sanford D. Porter for their project entitled Fire Ant Decapitating Flies: Transfer of Rearing and Release Technology.