Stanton Gill is a principal extension regional specialist, with professor rank with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension stationed at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Ellicott City, Maryland. He is also professor with Montgomery College, where he teaches integrated pest management (IPM) for greenhouse and nursery management classes. He has a bachelor's degree in horticulture and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Maryland. Gill leads the IPM team that works with the herbaceous perennial greenhouse industry in Maryland. Gill has published numerous refereed articles in scientific journals and more than two hundred popular journal articles on greenhouse and nursery pest control topics. He also has written several books and contributed to many others. He is a regular speaker at state, national and international greenhouse and nursery conferences.
David L. Clement received his Ph.D in plant pathology from Purdue University. He currently serves as the center director and plant pathologist for the Home and Garden Information Center at the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. The Home and Garden Information Center is a unique extension program nationally that offers environmental horticulture information to the public through an 800 phone service, diagnostic Web site, fact sheets, master gardener program, and student interns. The center also fosters applied environmental horticulture research projects for the green industries.
Ethel Dutky has a B.S. in entomology and an M.S. in botany/plant pathology, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. She directs the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory for the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service and has more than twenty-five years' experience in diagnostic plant pathology. She also trains IPM scouts and diagnoses specimens from IPM pilot programs. Dutky is an invited speaker at over thirty events each year, presenting disease diagnosis and management information to diverse audiences including nurserymen, greenhouse growers, arborists, landscape contractors and master gardener volunteers. She has consulted for the United States Agency for International Development, visiting agricultural projects in West Africa and South America. She is author of many articles in the popular press, extension fact sheets, and bulletins on plant disease diagnosis and control.