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Summer 2014: Jim Bethke receives the 2014 CANERS Research Award

CAMPUS AND COUNTIES NEWS by Linda Dodge and Loren Oki

Dr. Loren Oki, UCNFA Co-Director (left) presents Jim Bethke, UCCE San Diego County (right) with the 2014 CANERS Research Award.
Dr. Loren Oki, UCNFA Co-Director (left) presents Jim Bethke, UCCE San Diego County (right) with the 2014 CANERS Research Award.
Jim Bethke, Farm Advisor and County Director for UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego County, received the 2014 CANERS Research Award on June 25, 2014 at the UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance (UCNFA) Irrigation Management Efficiency in Nurseries Workshop in San Marcos.

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.

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Jim has an extensive list of peer reviewed, technical and popular publications. He has been continuously invited to make presentations at scientific and industry meetings nationwide concerning his research to address industry problems.

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

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