The Arizona Pest Management Center engages in a variety of activities related to its overall goal: to create a working environment in which the science and implementation of IPM can thrive in Arizona.
These activities include engaging with UA faculty and APMC partners and stakeholders to identify pest management priorities, develop resources, and support research and outreach programs designed to address these needs.
This page provides access to information about recent meetings, workshops, and discussions related to these goals.
There are currently no upcoming meetings scheduled.
March 21, 2013. IPM Coordinating Committee meeting. Maricopa Ag Center, 10am - 2pm. For more information contact Al Fournier
Agenda (PDF, 414 KB)
March 21, 2013. Agronomic Crops IPM Leadership Team meeting. Maricopa Ag Center, 2pm - 5pm. For more information contact Lydia Brown
Agenda (PDF, 189 KB)
February 8, 2013. APMC IPM Impacts Webinar. Presentation and discussion on how to most effectively create and report "impact stories" to USDA-NIFA. Al Fournier & Peter Ellsworth.
Agenda (PDF, 243 KB)
Presentation (PDF, 2 MB)
Presentation & Discussion notes (PDF, 82 KB) Notes by Lydia Brown, Assistant in Extension
Evaluation Resources (PDF, 827 KB) PDF includes a brief list of evaluation resources and web links (not presented during the webinar)
- February 15, 2011. Introduction & Exotic Cotton Pests: How do we know they are not here already? Lydia Brown, Assistant in
Extension, Agronomic Crops IPM. Presented at the Early Season Crop and Pest Management Workshop, Poston, AZ.
Presentation (PDF, 546KB)
- June 21, 2010. APMC Presentation and Funding Request to the CALS Executive Council.
Ellsworth presentation to the Executive Council (PDF, 2.5MB)
APMC Proposal to the Executive Council for Extension IPM (PDF, 231KB)
- October 27, 2009. Integrated
Pest Management Essentials for Schools: National “School Dude” Webinar.
Includes presentation by Dr. Dawn Goug
- May 31, 2009. The APMC provided comment on the preparation of a USDA roadmap for agricultural research, education and
APMC comment on roadmap
Regional IPM Center Coordinator's comment on roadmap.
- April 29, 2009. Public comments were due to CSREES for Extension Integrated Pest Management competitive grants program.
More information is available on the Federal Register.
Comments from the APMC submitted to National Program Staff 4/30/09 (PDF, 100KB)
- April 21, 2009. IPM Coordinating Committee Meeting, Maricopa Agricultural Center, Maricopa, AZ, 9:30am - 1:00pm.
Minutes (PDF, 179KB)
- March 26, 2009. CSREES Extension Integrated Pest Management Listening Session.
Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland, OR.
Summary of Stakeholder Comments (PDF, 106KB)
Audio File of Session (MP3, 12.0MB)
- December 17, 2008. Southeastern Arizona-Southwestern New Mexico Noxious Weed Stakeholder Meeting & Strategic Planning Session.
A diverse group of noxious weed stakeholders including state and federal agency and cooperative extension representatives from Arizona and New Mexico met to develop a list of priority needs and an action plan related to noxious weed management in a 5-county area spanning Southeast AZ and Southwest NM. The team is developing a strategic plan for moving forward on accomplishing the identified goals. For more information, contact Kim McReynolds, 520-384-3594.
- July 16, 2008. Desert turf Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP).
A number of interested stakeholders, including turfgrass managers, golf course superintendents, parks and recreation personnel, industry representatives, regulators and UA Cooperative Extension personnel assembled to begin drafting a Desert Turf Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP). This document, which will be completed in 2009, lists top pest management priorities for desert turfgrass research, regulation, and education. Please contact Kai Umeda if you are interested in reviewing the document.
- December 4, 2007.
The Arizona Pest Management Center: An interdisciplinary network for responding to pest issues.Al Fournier, presentation to the Arizona Invasive Species Advisory Council, Maricopa Cooperative Extension Office, 1:00 pm.
Presentation (PDF, 1.55MB)
- November 14, 2007. IPM Coordinating Committee.
Minutes (PDF, 185KB)
Presentation (PDF, 1.42MB) This is a modified version of the Executive Council presentation from July 2, 2007, with updated slides on the IPM budget and competitive grants.
- November 8, 2007. "The Arizona Pest Management Center: an interdisciplinary model for IPM research and outreach excellence at UA." Presentation by Al Fournier, Entomology Department Seminar Series.
Presentation (PDF, 6.14MB)
- November, 2008. The IPM Coordinating Committee developed a White Paper focusing on the Arizona Pest Management Center in response to UA President Shelton's call for transformative proposals. About 75 white papers are currently under review and can be viewed on the Provost's website. The APMC white paper was reviewed by the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Transformation Subcommittee (SPBAC), and was not recommended for further action. The SPBAC response indicated a rejection of the white paper due to its request for additional resources, and did not address components of the proposal that were independent of additional resources (i.e., institutional recognition). Peter Ellsworth, IPM Coordinator, requested further review on this point from CALS administration.
- September 24-25, 2007. 2007 Western Region School IPM Work Group Priority-Setting Workshop.
The Western Region School IPM Implementation and Assessment Work Group provides a focal point for interactive communication and collaboration by school IPM stakeholders and change agents throughout the West. The Work Group met for a face-to-face workshop to review funding opportunities, discuss the National Pest Management Strategic Plan for IPM in Schools, and to identify regional priorities to support school IPM implementation in the West.
- July 2, 2007. APMC Update to the UA Executive Council.
Peter Ellsworth and Al Fournier provided an update on Arizona Pest Management Center activities and outcomes, and presented suggestions for future support and expansion.
- Presentation (2 slides/page with notes, PDF file 2.3 MB)
- APMC Concept Organizational Chart (2 pages, PDF file, 508 KB)
- Executive Council Brief (2 page handout, PDF file 308 KB)
- IPM: Protecting Arizona's Environment, Human Health and Economic Vitality (6 page Arizona Cooperative Extension publication, PDF file 6.2 MB)
- Nickels for Know-how program brochure (NC State brochure, PDF file 1.5 MB)
- Nickels for Know-how program website (NC State)
- May 24, 2007. Desert Cotton Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP).
A number of interested stakeholders, including growers, pest control advisors, industry representatives, regulators and UA Cooperative Extension personnel assembled to begin drafting a Desert Cotton Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP). This document, which will be completed in 2008, lists top cotton pest management priorities for research, regulation, and education. Please contact Al Fournier if you are interested in reviewing the document.
- November 2, 2006. Roundtable Discussion: Identification of Needs, Resources, and Partnerships Related to Pesticide
Applicator Training (PAT) and Education for Weed Management. Francisco Grande Hotel, Casa Grande, AZ.
Minutes (PDF, 138KB)
- October 23-24, 2006. National Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for IPM in Schools.
A number of interested stakeholders, including public school administrators, architects, urban pest management professionals, industry representatives, regulators and UA Cooperative Extension personnel assembled to begin drafting a National Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for IPM in Schools. This document lists top school pest management priorities for management, education, research and regulation. This project is being spearheaded by the IPM Institute of North America and funded by the four Regional IPMC Centers. For more information contact Tom Green.
- June 6, 2006. Arizona Pest Management Center Summit.
The Arizona Pest Management Center Summit assembled UA faculty members involved in pest management related research and outreach, along with key stakeholders from urban, agricultural and natural resource sectors, in a forum to identify program needs and priorities, and to discuss the role of the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) and Extension in addressing these challenges.