Honors & Awards

August 6, 2009 – American Phytopathological Society Excellence in Industry Award presented to H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D.

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September 2008 – “Friends of IPM Implementation Award” presented to Madeline Mellinger and H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D. by the Southern IPM Region at the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Annual Meeting.

July 2008 – Florida Entomological Society Pioneer Lecture Honorees awarded to Madeline Mellinger and H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D.

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April 4, 2006 – National IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Achievement Award presented to Madeline Mellinger and H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D. at the 5th National IPM Symposium.

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July 20, 2005 – Glades Crop Care Selected as Champion fourth year running

“Sixteen members of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) were recognized for their efforts in preventing pollution and reducing pesticide risk at a ceremony July 15 in Arlington, Va. The 2005 “PESP Champions” used most or all of the following integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to reduce the human health and environmental risks associated with pesticide use: (1) sampling to accurately determine pest population levels; (2) training and demonstrating IPM practices; (3) employing cultural practices such as crop rotation or removing food and habitat for structural pests; (4) controlling or managing pests through biologically based technologies; (5) applying less toxic or reduced-risk pesticides such as insect growth regulators; and (6) using conventional pesticides only when absolutely necessary.”

September 15, 2004 – Glades Crop Care Selected as Champion for third straight year

“EPA is recognizing 13 members of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) for their outstanding efforts in pollution prevention and pesticide risk reduction. The 2004 “PESP Champions” used most or all of the following integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to reduce the human health and environmental risks associated with pesticide use: (1) sampling to accurately determine pest population levels, (2) training and demonstrating IPM practices, (3) employing cultural practices such as crop rotation or removing food and habitat for structural pests, (4) controlling or managing pests through biologically based technologies, (5) applying less toxic or reduced-risk pesticides such as insect growth regulators, and (6) using conventional pesticides only when absolutely necessary. Established in 1994, PESP is a voluntary program that forges partnerships with pesticide users to implement pollution-prevention strategies and reduce the health and environmental risks associated with pesticide use. PESP began with 16 charter members and now has 147 members.”

December 2003 – Glades Crop Care Selected as Repeat Champion

“EPA has selected sixteen members of its Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) as “PESP Champions” of 2003. Glades Crop Care, Inc., a charter member of PESP, was one of six to receive this designation for the second consecutive year. It is the only agricultural consultancy ever to have received the prestigious designation.”

December 19, 2002 – EPA Awards Glades Crop Care, Inc. for Significant Progress in Reducing Pesticide Risk.

“EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) has selected Glades Crop Care, Inc. as one of eighteen PESP Champions based on its out- standing efforts in promoting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) toward the reduction of pesticide risk and its extraordinary level of commitment to protecting human health and the environment. According to Janet Anderson, Director of EPA’s Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, ‘these eighteen PESP Champions deserve recognition for pushing the envelope by setting ambitious goals and implementing their strategies for reducing pesticide risk.'”

1999 – Florida State Horticultural Society President’s Industry Award presented to Galen Frantz

1997 – American Cyanamid Outstanding Consultant of the Year presented to H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D.

1997 – Florida State Horticultural Society President’s Industry Award presented to H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D.

1991 – USDA / APHIS Certificate of Appreciation awarded to H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D.

1991 – NAICC Extraordinary Service Award presented to H. Charles Mellinger, Ph.D.

1991 – Florida Entomological Society Achievement Award for Industry present to Galen Frantz