The newly established Excellence in Regulatory Affairs and Crop Security Award recognizes outstanding contributions to regulatory plant pathology, crop security, and trade enhancement efforts by APS members. “Crop” is defined as a non-animal species or variety grown for food, livestock fodder, ornamental, silvicultural, fuel, or any other economic purpose. Individuals or groups eligible for the award include members that are federal, state, university, extension, and industry plant pathologists, molecular biologists, best management practices teams, and risk assessment specialists. Those nominated would be individuals or teams (led by an APS member) that have measurably contributed to an aspect of regulatory plant pathology and crop security by the following:
When nominating an individual or group for this award, examples of the following supporting information should be included:
Note: Fellows are not eligible to be nominated for excellence awards except when the new nominations are for accomplishments different from that on which the Fellow nomination was based, and the new accomplishment has occurred after recognition as a Fellow.