​Scott Stewart, Angela Thompson McClure receive the Dutch and Marilee Cavender Award 


2016 UTIA Cavender Winner Scott Stewart

Scott Stewart, professor of entomology and integrated pest management Extension specialist, and Angela Thompson McClure, associate professor in the UT Department of Plant Sciences, both received one of two honors in the Dutch and Marilee Cavender Award for Best Publication for UTIA. Pictured are Dr. Tim Cross, Dean of UT Extension; Dr. Stewart; and U Dr. Larry Arrington, UTIA Chancellor. Award winner Dr. Angela McClure was not available for the photo.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently presented several awards to top faculty, staff, researchers and outreach experts. Thirty-two people were recognized at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held in early August. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Scott Stewart, professor of entomology and integrated pest management Extension specialist, and Angela Thompson McClure, associate professor in the UT Department of Plant Sciences, both received one of two honors in the Dutch and Marilee Cavender Award for Best Publication for UTIA.

Stewart and Thompson McClure are headquartered at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson.

Stewart and Thompson McClure authored the “2016 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops.” This annual publication is a valuable tool for farmers in corn, cotton, soybeans and forage. It includes recommendations in integrated pest management, scouting and monitoring row crops and information about insecticide resistance. It also includes information about identifying pests such as beetles, armyworms and aphids, and safety tips for farmers handling pesticides.

“I’m honored the ‘2016 Insect Control Recommendations for Field Crops’ was recognized with the Dutch and Marilee Cavender Award for Best Publication,” says Stewart. “It’s a nuts and bolts publication that gets a lot of use by our clients, and I appreciate the cotton and soybean commodity boards and UTIA’s Marketing and Communications staff for helping get this in the stakeholder’s hands.” 

“We are so proud of the many talented and dedicated people working for the UT Institute of Agriculture across the state,” says UTIA Chancellor Larry Arrington. “It was an honor to recognize all these award winners for their hard work.”

The award was established by Dutch Cavender, former director of communications for UTIA, and his wife Marilee. It recognizes excellence in the development of published materials produced by professionals in UTIA. The winners were chosen from peer-reviewed publications, with Dr. Heather Wallace of UT Extension and Kayla Sizemore, a doctoral student in the UT Department of Child and Family Studies, also receiving one of the Cavender awards for a publication.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu

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Contacts:

Charles Denney, 865-382-8058 (mobile), cmdenney@utk.edu

Scott Stewart, 731-425-4709, sdstewart@utk.edu

Angela Thompson McClure, 731-425-4760, athompson@utk.edu