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Richard "Dick" Rice of Kingsburg, Calif. passed away on Dec. 24, 2011, at the age of 74. Dr. Rice was an active member of the Entomological Society of America. He served as president of the Pacific Branch and secretary-treasurer for three years.
Dr. Rice was a UC Davis professor emeritus who worked at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center for 33 years.
"His contributions cannot be overstated," said UC Davis entomology professor Frank Zalom. "He was an early innovator in using management approaches to regulatory and quarantine entomology, focusing on developing acceptable programs for exporting California's fruit to other countries through cultural management and monitoring while minimizing the use of disruptive and environmentally harsh interventions."