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January 26, 2007

Weed scientist pulls out ahead of competition

University of California Integrated Pest Management Advisor Cheryl Wilen received the “Award of Excellence” from the California Weed Science Society (CWSS) at their 59th annual meeting in San Diego recently.

   University of California Integrated Pest Management Advisor and weed scientist Cheryl Wilen recently won an "Award of Excellence" from the California Weed Science Society.
  

University of California Integrated Pest Management Advisor and weed scientist Cheryl Wilen recently won an "Award of Excellence" from the California Weed Science Society.
Photo by Jack Kelly Clark

The CWSS award is one of two excellence awards given annually to weed scientists or weed practitioners for an entire body of work, rather than a single achievement. The award has been in existence for more than 20 years.

“Each year the California Weed Science Society selects one or two people among its 600 members to receive the Award of Excellence,” says Carl Bell, president of CWSS. “In 2007, my good friend and colleague, Cheryl Wilen, was recognized for her many contributions to weed science over the past several years. Cheryl has been an active member of this society as a speaker and organizer of numerous sessions. She has always done a great job in both capacities, and I have enjoyed working with her.”

Wilen received her Ph.D. in Botany at the University of California, Riverside with emphasis on weed physiology and ecology.  Her master’s degree is in horticulture. 

Wilen has been an IPM advisor for the UC Statewide IPM Program and UC Cooperative Extension in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties since 1995. She conducts applied research with growers and pest control advisors in the turf, ornamental, and nursery industries to help develop successful IPM programs. 

Her current projects include development and implementation of IPM educational programs for non-commercial pesticide users in San Diego, development of snail control monitoring programs, and rabbit and weed management in nurseries and landscapes. Wilen gives more than 40 presentations each year and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications.

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High-resolution image (548KB) "University of California Integrated Pest Management Advisor and weed scientist Cheryl Wilen recently won an "Award of Excellence" from the California Weed Science Society." Photo credit: Courtesy of UC Statewide IPM Program, by Jack Kelly Clark. Photos are for use with this release only. All other uses see Legal Notices.

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