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Source: Robert Wolf, 785-532-2935,
Note to editor: Wolf lives in Wamego.
Photo available. Contact or 785-532-6415.
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Robert Wolf, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Kansas State University, has been named a 2009 Fellow of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators.

The honor was presented at the recent meeting of the North American Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop in Charleston, S.C.

Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators. Individuals are nominated because of their superior achievement in research, education, public service, personal achievement and recognition. They must also have a minimum of 10 years of association membership.

"Having this honor bestowed on you by your peers is an awesome experience and is very humbling," Wolf said. "I am proud to be a part of such fine organization consisting of great people. It has made my work very enjoyable."

Wolf, also an extension specialist, is a nationally recognized expert on pesticide application technology. His research program has included the evaluation of sprayer technology to determine best practices to improve coverage and minimize spray drift. His contributions to drift mitigation programming and training have been paralleled by a 25 percent reduction of drift incidents over the past decade. Wolf is also recognized as an innovative trainer.

Wolf is involved in both ground and aerial applications, and works with a variety of applicators and pesticide industries across the nation, including commercial field crop applicators, farmers, aerial applicators, golf course superintendents, weed scientists, turf care professionals, county weed directors, nozzle manufacturers, the agrichemical industry, state and federal regulatory agencies and spray adjuvant companies.

Wolf is a charter member of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators, which is a group of educators dedicated to providing pesticide safety training and certification programs to protect human health and the environment.