This past week out team met with the top aquatic plant management firm from across the United States at the SePRO Preferred Applicator Seminar held this year in St. Thomas, VI. SePRO is a life science company that has invested to bring to market a number of the key tools we need to manage invasive aquatic plants and phosphorus pollution.
During this meeting, SePRO recognized Dr. Lars Anderson, retired from the USDA ARS Aquatic Plant Management Research Program with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Lars worked on invasive aquatic weed and marine algae issues from his office in Davis California for the past three decades. Bill Cullpepper credited him with the idea to develop immunoassay to rapidly measure herbicide levels in lakes and thereby more accurately dose areas impacted by invasive aquatic weed growth.
Aquatechnex biologists Kyle Langan and Adam Kleven were awarded “Seeing is Believing” award for documenting two projects that used new technologies from SePRO to remove phosphorus pollution from our clients lakes limiting eutrophication.
The highlight of the evening for us was their selection from over 150 of the top aquatic plant management experts in the United States of Ian Cormican, our Southern California Regional Manager. Ian was presented with the 2012 Applicator of the Year award for leadership in the field of aquatic plant management. Thanks to SePRO and congratulations to Ian for work well done.