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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 Peter Ellsworth.

Community IPM Leadership Team
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 Al Fournier.

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 CropsAl Fournier.

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 Al Fournier.

 

University of Arizona Working Groups

Extension Ag Team
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.

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

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 Working Group
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 Al Fournier.

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.

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.

 

Archive of Previous Working Groups

Cross-commodity Research & Outreach Program (CROP).
The 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.

Soil Fumigant Education Team
This working group developed education materials and trainings to teach fumigant applicators about new EPA requirements. For more information contact Randy Norton.

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.

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.

 

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