Wendy Gelernter is a managing director of PACE Turf., an independent consulting organization that provides research, education and information services to the turfgrass industry. PACE Turf’s work in helping turf managers implement integrated pest management has been recognized with awards that range from the California Environmental Protection Agency’s “Integrated Pest Management Innovator Award” to the Turf and Ornamental Communicator’s Association’s “Environmental Communicator of the Year Award.
Gelernter received her B.S. from Cornell University in agricultural science (1976) and her Ph.D. in entomology from the University of California, Riverside (1984). Her research focuses on development of programs for reduced nutrient, water and pesticide inputs in turf.