David Riley’s work on the effects of cowpea curculio and other insects on vegetables earned him the 2016 Recognition Award in Entomology from the Southeastern branch of the Entomological Society of America.
Riley, an entomologist based at UGA’s Tifton campus, will be recognized at the society’s annual meeting March 15-16 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
To be eligible for the award, the nominee must be a current SEB-ESA member and must have made significant contributions to agricultural advancement through work in the entomology field. The award is given each year to one applicant from across nine Southeastern states along with one territory, Puerto Rico. The winner must demonstrate an exceptional contribution to both the science of entomology and the advancement of agricultural production in the Southeast.