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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Team Awards for Technology Transfer / March 6, 2007 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

Icon and text: 2006 Annual Recognition Program: Link to news release on technology transfer awards
Technology transfer awards

Team Awards for Technology Transfer

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Areawide Suppression of Fire Ant Populations in Pastures Team

Citation: For outstanding effort and creativity in areawide suppression of imported fire ants and providing the basis for integrated management of this invasive species.

  • Richard Brenner, Office of Technology Transfer, Beltsville, Md.
     
  • Anne-Marie Callcott, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Gulfport, Miss.
     
  • Bastiaan Drees, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
     
  • Robert M. Faust, (retired), National Program Staff, Beltsville, Md.
     
  • Paul Horton, Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development, Columbia, S.C.
     
  • Phil Koehler, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
     
  • Curtis Lard, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
     
  • David Oi, South Atlantic Area, Gainesville, Fla.
     
  • Roberto Pereira, South Atlantic Area, Gainesville, Fla.
     
  • Sanford Porter, South Atlantic Area, Gainesville, Fla.
     
  • Doug Streett, Mid South Area, Stoneville, Miss.
     
  • Steven Valles, South Atlantic Area, Gainesville, Fla.
     
  • Robert Vander Meer, South Atlantic Area, Gainesville, Fla.
     
  • David Williams, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
     
  • Russell Wright, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
     

 

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ARS Sugarcane Variety Development Team

Citation: For the development and transfer of improved sugarcane varieties to the Louisiana sugarcane industry.

 

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Melon Postharvest Quality Team

Citation: For uncommon creativity in developing an on-the-vine, grower-friendly, globally applicable technology overcoming the calcium infiltration barrier of melons and improving melon marketable quality and extending storage life.

 

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RZWQM2 Team

Citation: For promoting adoption of the RZWQM2 (Root Zone Water Quality Model) by private companies, governmental agencies, and scientists for evaluating and enhancing environmental sustainability of agricultural systems.

  • Lajpat Ahuja, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, Colo.
     
  • Liwang Ma, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, Colo.
     
  • Robert Malone, Midwest Area, Ames, Iowa
     
  • Ken Rojas, Natural Resources and Conservation Service, Fort Collins, Colo.
     
  • S.A. Saseendran, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
     
  • James Ascough, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, Colo.
     
  • Tim Green, Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, Colo.
     

 

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Seafood Safety Team

Citation: For outstanding efforts in transferring virus extraction technologies to U.S. and Canadian regulatory agencies in order to enhance monitoring of shellfish safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Modified: 3/7/2007