Coordination and Leadership Teams
IPM Coordinating Committee
The IPM Coordinating Committee is a steering committee for the Arizona Pest Management Center made up of UA faculty and stakeholders from across the state. For more information contact Peter Ellsworth.
Agronomic IPM Leadership Team
The Agronomic IPM Leadership Team serves as a steering committee to guide the development and implementation of IPM programs for field crops in Arizona. For more information contact Lydia Brown.
Community IPM Leadership
The Community IPM Leadership Team serves as an executive committee that provides direction to the urban components of our Extension IPM Program. For more information contact Shaku Nair.
Vegetable IPM Leadership Team
The Vegetable IPM Leadership Team serves as a steering committee to guide the development and implementation of IPM programs for vegetable crops in Arizona. The team is located in the center of one of the world’s most productive regions for leafy vegetables, brassicas, and melon crops in Yuma, AZ and helps coordinate the activities of the Assistant in Extension for Vegetable Crops Marco Peña.
IPM Assessment Leadership Team
The IPM Assessment Leadership Team serves as an executive committee that provides direction to assessment and evaluation of our Extension IPM Programs. For more information contact Wayne Dixon.
Diagnostics Leadership Team
The Diagnostics Leadership Team provides coordination and planning in support of insect diagnostic activities of the Arizona Pest Management Center. For more information contact Gene Hall.
Pesiticide Safety Education Leadership Team
The Pesticide Safety Education Leadership Team provides coordination and planning in support of effective and sustainable Pesticide Safety Education that meets the needs of Arizona stakeholders. For more information contact Michael Wierda.
University of Arizona Working Groups
School IPM Inside and Out
The Arizona "School IPM Inside and Out" Extension program is run by the Community IPM leadership team. This is a multi-disciplinary group with expertise in diverse fields relevant to implementation of sustainable IPM programs. This unique program aims at providing school districts with a "one-stop expert advice system" to establish sustainable IPM programs covering indoor and outdoor school environments; an approach which is widely appreciated by stakeholders. For more information contact Shaku Nair.
Cross-commodity Research & Outreach Program (CROP).
The CRThe CROP working group addresses the need for timely communication of scientific information that spans across both crops and disciplines. Our goal is to anticipate and proactively resolve the problems unique to cross-commodity interactions by engaging agricultural stakeholders to identify and discuss key issues and to provide input on research and education needs. For more information contact Al Fournier.
Integrated Crop Management
The Cotton Team is now the Integrated Crop Management Team. The goal of the team is to facilitate statewide communication and program planning for agricultural research and outreach. For more information contact Al Fournier.
Program Evaluation Working Group
The program Evaluation Research and Support (PERS) Working Group is made up of UA faculty who have an interest in developing resources and support for effective program planning and evaluation. Our goal is to develop and share resources, provide educational opportunities for faculty and to boost awareness and support for program evaluation efforts in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. For more information contact Al Fournier.
Statewide Noxious & Invasive
Plant Working Group
The purpose of this working group is to improve communication among entities, such as Weed Management Areas, for sharing of pertinent information, research findings and educational strategies. For more information contact Larry Howery.
Regional Working Groups
Stop School Pests Project
The Stop School Pests project, funded by EPA, is initiated to address the need for a recognized, standardized, peer-reviewed national IPM training program for school communities. The program is a collaborative effort that includes extension, university, government, private and non-profit organizations and individuals. For more information contact Dawn Gouge
Housing IPM Project Team
The project team, funded through a USDA ARDP grant, will work with elder/disabled housing facilities in Arizona, providing inspections and IPM recommendations to facilitate implementation of sustainable IPM strategies. A national survey co-authored by PDs, the team will report on the impacts of bed bugs and develop education materials for residents. For more information contact Shujuan (Lucy) Li or Dawn Gouge
“Prospective” Resistance Management Project Team
The project team, funded through a USDA ARDP grant, will pro-actively address significant threats of whitefly resistance by developing spatial chemical use maps, delivered through outreach, to inform and evaluate pest manager insecticide use decisions, and will test spatial hypotheses about the relationship of prior chemical use to development of resistance in whiteflies. For more information contact Peter Ellsworth
Handbook on Pests of Community Environments in the Desert Southwest United States
This publication was developed through a grant from the Western Region IPM Center, and is available on the Arizona Pest Management Center website. It covers all major arthropod, vertebrate and weed pests encountered in community environments in the desert southwestern United States, and will serve as a handy reference guide to support community IPM efforts in this region. For more information contact Shaku Nair.
Arid Southwest IPM Network
The Arid Southwest IPM (ASIPM) Network is a multi-state, multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary Information Network sponsored by the Western IPM Center. The ASIPM Network was created to enhance pest management communication and cooperation among partner organizations, centered in the low desert region of the Southwest. Partners include the University of Arizona, the University of California (Riverside), University of Nevada (Reno), New Mexico State University and the Western IPM Center. For more information contact Al Fournier
Crop Pest Losses and Impact Assessment
The Crop Pest Losses and Impact Assessment Working Group was established with Western IPM Center funding in 2003 to facilitate the collection of
real world data
on insect losses in key crops in the low deserts of Arizona and Imperial Valley
California. We currently collect data on cotton, head lettuce, watermelon and cantaloupes
through a face-to-face survey process. In 2008, the process was expanded to include
other pest types (plant diseases, weeds) and their impact on crop yields, grower
economics and pesticide use. For more information contact
Mexicali Cotton IPM Project
This EPA-funded project is part of pollution prevention efforts along the U.S.-Mexican Border. The program is designed to help Mexican growers improve their integrated pest management programs in cotton in the Mexicali and San Luis Valley areas through an Extension program that includes field trainings, Spanish-language publications and other communications, other education, and grower-cooperator field research and demonstrations. The project is guided by an advisory committee made up of local entomologists, growers and industry representatives. Information regarding this Mexicali - San Luis Valleys Cotton IPM Project is within the guidelines of the Border 2012 Program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and administered by BECC. For more information contact Peter Ellsworth.
SE Arizona - SW New Mexico
Noxious Weeds Working Group
The Southeast Arizona - Southwest New Mexico Noxious Weeds Working Group was organized to identify stakeholder needs and solicit input on the development of a strategic plan to address noxious weeds issues in southeaster Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. For more information contact Kim McReynolds.
Western School IPM Implementation
and Assessment Working Group
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. We stimulate and facilitate collaboration between university, state agencies, federal agencies, industry, advocacy groups, and school based staff working to encourage and enhance successful implementation of IPM in schools in the western region. For more information please contact Dawn Gouge.