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This award is given by Syngenta Crop Protection to an APS member for an outstanding recent contribution to teaching, research, or extension in plant pathology. Priority for this award is given to members of APS who are in the first decade of a career in plant pathology. The recipient receives an engraved award and a $1500 honorarium from Syngenta Crop Protection.

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.


Award Winners:​

1975 D. J. Hagedorn
1975 A. L. Shigo
1976 W. W. Hare
1977 G. S. Abawi
1978 A. L. Jones
1979 A. A. MacNab
1980 W. J. Moller
1981 S. M. Mircetich
1982 J. M. Duniway
1983 G. R. Safir
1984 R. C. Rowe

1985 S. E. Lindow
1986 T. J. Burr
1987 M. A. Ellis
1988 C. T. Stephens
1989 L. V. Madden
1990 J. J. Marois

1991 M. E. Daub
1992 W. F. Wilcox
1993 A. H. C. van Bruggen
1994 F. W. Nutter, Jr.
1995 J. E. Loper
1996 K. B. Johnson
1997 C.C. Mundt 
1998 R. L. Gilbertson
1999 A. Culbreath
2000 G. Munkvold
2001 E. L. Davis
2002 T. E. Mirkov
2003 S. Kamoun
2004 K. Subbarao

2005 J. Alfano
2006 G. L. Wang

2007 N. Grunwald
2008 S. Kang
2009 I. Carbone
2010 S. J. Pethybridge
2011 A. O. Charkowski
2012 R. P.P. Almeida
2013 L.J. du Toit
2014 A. E. Robertson
2015 M. Goellner Mitchum
2016 P. A. Paul
2017 A. E. Whitfield
2018 Melania Figueroa
2019 Peter Ojiambo​