Summer 2014: Jim Bethke receives the 2014 CANERS Research Award
CAMPUS AND COUNTIES NEWS by Linda Dodge and Loren Oki
Other industry awards that Jim has recently received for extension activities which have benefited the nursery industry include the Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture Award, 2013 (from CAPCA) and the Outstanding Person of the Year, 2013 award (from the San Diego County Flower and Plant Association).
Jim has worked extensively to address invasive insect species, including serving as a member of the CDFA Palm Weevil Technical Working Group and the Gold Spotted Oak Borer Steering Committee and serving as Co-Chair of the European Pepper Moth Technical Working Group.
During the past year, in addition to his leadership of the floriculture and nursery program at UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego County, he assumed management of other extension programs, including the Master Gardener, Wildfire Zone, Gold Spotted Oak Borer, Ag Water Quality, and the Rainbow Creek Nutrient Management programs, and was successful in receiving grants for administering these efforts.
Congratulations, Jim, on receiving this prestigious award. Thank you for your contributions to the nursery industry!
Learn more about CANERS- Endowment for Research and Scholarships at http://www.cangc.org/scholarships.html