Integrated Pest Management (IPM) activities at the University of Arizona represent an important aspect of our service to clientele in agricultural, urban and natural settings. The IPM Programs represented in the Arizona Pest Management Center have been developed over time in response to clients' needs, and continue to evolve to address new challenges as they arise.
A program represents a staffed, ongoing effort in a given area of applied research and organized outreach to achieve identified goals or outcomes in implementation and education. A project is defined as a short-term applied research and/or extension activity designed to address a specific question or need.
This page provides information about currently funded IPM projects of University of Arizona faculty and collaborating partners.
Starting in FY 2008-2009, Federal IPM 3(d) programs have shifted from formula funding to a new competitive Extension Integrated Pest Management (EIPM) grant program, that encompasses Extension programmatic funding for IPM in agricultural, urban and natural settings. The IPM Coordinating Committee and several faculty team leaders worked collaboratively to develop a strategic plan for statewide IPM programming and submitted proposals in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, our one-year proposal was funded for $181,000. In 2010, our three-year proposal was funded for $525,000.
- Ellsworth, P.C. & A. Fournier. The Arizona Pest Management Center: Enhancing Capacity for IPM Practice in Diverse Environments. $1,050,000, requested. Funded for $525,000.
- March 23, 2009. EIPM Summary of Reviewer’s Comments (PDF, 96KB)
- April 5, 2011. Extension IPM 2009-10 Report (PDF, 940KB)
FY 2010 Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Projects
The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) supports CE faculty efforts related to developing and/or delivering pesticide safety education to clientele throughout the state of Arizona. APMC PSEP projects are funded with Federal PSEP monies. UA faculty members submitted proposals to the IPM Coordinating Committee in response to a request for proposals (RFP). In 2010, $23,276 was awarded for PSEP projects. An additional $15,000 from EPA Region 9 is expected to be available to supplement project funding to a total of $38,276.
- Gouge, D. Advanced IPM Service Providers for Green Communities. $3,176. proposal (PDF, 31KB)
- Grumbles, R. Mohave County Pesticide Training and Continuing Education Workshops. $4,000. proposal (PDF, 60KB)
- Kopec, D. Turfgrass Pest Management for Arizona. $3,500. proposal (PDF, 141KB)
- Norton, R. Development and Implementation of a Statewide Training and Education Program for the Use of Soil Fumigants in Arizona Crop Production Systems. $10,000. proposal (PDF, 123KB)
- Schuch, U. IPM and Pesticide Safety Training for Arizona Green Professionals. $2,600. proposal (PDF, 95KB)
- Umeda K. & J. Schalau. Pesticide Applicator Training / Testing for Arizona Weed Management Personnel. $15,000. proposal (PDF, 88KB)
Arizona Pest Management Center IPM Projects
The Arizona Pest Management Center funded competitive intramural IPM projects annually with Federal 3(d) IPM monies from 2004 through 2008. UA faculty members submitted IPM proposals to the IPM Coordinating Committee in response to a request for proposals (RFP).
Archive of Past APMC IPM Projects (all years)
While intramurally-funded IPM projects are important, they represent only a fraction of all IPM projects at UA. Faculty members also develop projects through partnerships with commodity groups, industry, and state and federal agencies, with federal grants making up the largest portion of funded IPM projects.
- Ellsworth, P., P. Goodell, M. Parajulee, S. Bundy, S. Naranjo, J. Bancroft, J. Blackmer, Y. Carriere, A. Fournier, L. Godfrey, J. Hagler, J. Palumbo & J. Rosenheim. Developing and Implementing Field and Landscape Level Reduced-Risk Management Strategies for Lygus in Western Cropping Systems. $2,500,000. (Sept 2006 – Aug 2010).
Regional IPM Competitive Grants (USDA CSREES)
- Brown, J.K., W. Wintermantel, R. Gilberson. Integrated management and regional GIS mapping of the Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus-vector complex in the Desert Southwest. $180,000. (Aug. 2008 – July 2010).
- Ellsworth, P., A. Fournier, Y. Carriere & J. Palumbo. Spatially Explicit Approaches for Measuring and Implementing Higher Level, Multi-Crop, Multi-Pest IPM. $60,000 (July 2005 - June 2007).
- Ellsworth, P., S. Naranjo, A. Fournier, L. Brown, T. Vandervoet. Integrating Biological Control Into Management Decisions: Advancing The IPM Continuum Through Research And Implementation. $87,636. (May 2012 - April 2014).
- Stock, P. & D. Gouge. Assessment and Implementation of Native Insecticidal Nematodes: an Alternative for Control of Urban Pests $60,000 (July 2006 – June 2008).
- Brown, J.K. Epidemiology and integrated pest management of CYSDV in Sonoran Desert cucurbits.. Addressing Western IPM Issues. $79,988. (Feb. 2008 - Jan. 2010).
- Brown, L., V. Barlow, S. Bundy, P. Ellsworth, A. Fournier, P. Goodell, G. Hughes, D. Kerns, A. Mostafa, and S. Naranjo. Field Guide for Beneficial Arthropods in Summer Crops in the Arid & Semi-Arid Regions of the Southwest. $20,000 (Mar 2012-Mar 2013).
- Ellsworth, P., A. Fournier, K. Nolte, E. Natwick (UC), R. Ledra (Arizona Cotton Growers Association), P. Townsend (Arizona Crop Protection Association). Proposal to Develop a Cotton Pest Management Strategic Plan for the Low Desert Eco-region of Arizona and California. $11,996 (June 2007 - Sept 2008).
- Fournier, A. & P. Ellsworth. Arid Southwest IPM Network. Special Grant Proposal to the Western IPM Center. $37,500. (Sept 2011 - Feb 2013).
- Fournier, A., P. Ellsworth, J. Palumbo, V. Barlow, W. Dixon, M. Matheron, W. McCloskey, B. Tickes. Crop Pest Losses and Impact Assessment Working Group. $12,000 (Jan 2012 - Dec 2012).
- Fournier, A., D. Kopec, K. Umeda, P. Ellsworth, Carmella Ruggiero (Cactus and Pine Golf Course Superintendents Association). Proposal to Develop a Pest management Strategic Plan for Desert turfgrass. $12,062 (Sept 2007 - Sept 2008).
- Gouge, D.. School Integrated Pest Management - A Change Agent Practicum. $4,992 (Feb 2008 - Jan 2009).
- Gouge, D., B. Stevens, A. Fournier. Training on Integrated Pest Management for Tribal Schools. US EPA, Region 9. $24,925. Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2013).
- Gouge, D., T. Stock & A. Code. 2010. Integrated Pest Management Education and Outreach for Public Housing in Arizona and Oregon. WIPMC Publications & Outreach grant. $20,000. (Jan 2011 - Mar 2012).
- Gouge, D., T. Stock, A. Code, C. Foss & D. Young. Integrated Pest Management Education and Outreach for Public Housing in Western States. $20,000 (Jan 2012 - Dec 2012).
- Green, T., D. Gouge, A. Fournier. Pest Management Strategic Plan for IPM in Schools. $10,000 (July 2006 – June 2008).
- McReynolds, K., A. Fournier & C. Rubio. Noxious Weeds Stakeholder Meeting for Southeastern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Ongoing Special Issues. $5,000. (Dec 2008 - Sept 2009).
- McReynolds, K. & C. Rubio. 2010. Southeastern Arizona - Southwestern New Mexico Noxious Weed Rapid Response Teams. WIPMC Publications & Outreach grant. $13,000. (Jan 2011 - Dec 2011).
- McReynolds, K., C. Rubio & A. Fournier. 2010. Southeastern Arizona-Southwestern New Mexico Noxious Weed Work Group. $2,000. (Jan 2011 - Dec 2011).
- Stock, T. (OSU), Gouge, D. H. (UA), Foss, C. (WSU), & Grasswitz, T. (NMSU). Western Region School IPM Implementation and Assessment Work Group. $10,000 (Jan 2011 - Dec 2011).
Other USDA-funded Projects
- Bostock, R., M. Olsen (collaborator). USDA-CSREES. Western Region National Plant Diagnostic Network. $16,000 (Oct. 2006 - Sept. 2007).
- Carrière, Y., T.J. Dennehy, B.J. Orr, S.E. Marsh, P.C. Ellsworth, B.E. Tabashnik. Development and field test of a refuge strategy for the management of whitefly resistance to pyriproxyfen. USDA National Research Initiative. $359,000. (Sept. 2007- Aug. 2010).
- Ellsworth, P. Commodity Reference and Survey Guidelines for Cotton Pests. USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST. $47,999. (July 2010 - July 2011).
- Kubota, C. et al., M. Olsen (collaborator). USDA Methyl Bromide Transitions Program. Use of grafted seedlings for methyl bromide transition in U.S. open-field fresh vegetable production. $884,330. (July 2007 - June 2010).
- Li, X., J. Palumbo, P. Ellsworth & A. Fournier. Sustaining Cross-commodity Whitefly Management and Novel Reduced Risk Chemistries. USDA Pest Management Alternatives Program. $197,198. (Sept 2009 - August 2011).
- Olsen, M. W. & P. J. Cotty, Development of field based techniques for assessing variability among cotton cultivars in susceptibility to aflatoxin contamination. USDA-ARS. $42,500. (July 2007 - June 2008).
- Palumbo, J., K. Nolte. Development of sustainable insect management approaches in lettuce using new reduced risk insecticide technology and delivery systems. USDA Pest Management Alternatives Program. $132,855. (July 2008 - June 2010).
- Richards, T.J., P.C. Ellsworth, R. Tronstad & S. Naranjo. Market-based instruments for the optimal control of invasive insect species: B tabaci in Arizona. USDA Economic Research Service. $172,161. (Oct 2008 - Sept 2009).
Other Competitive Projects
- Bealmear, S.B. Whitefly Management for Nurseries and Landscapers in Arizona. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Arizona Specialty Crops Program. $27,750. (Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011).
- Brown, J.K. Development of a real-time PCR assay for sensitive detection of Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus in preparation for a widespread outbreak in Arizona melon crops. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Arizona Specialty Crops Program. $29,882. (Dec. 2007 - Nov. 2009).
- Brown, J.K. & E. Taylor. Temporal and spatial distribution of CYSDV and SLCV and the whitefly vector in cultivated and wild host in Central Arizona for knowledge-based management. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Arizona Specialty Crops Program. $98,523. (Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2010).
- Brown, L., P.C. Ellsworth, A. Fournier, S. Naranjo & A. Mostafa. Reduced Risk Pesticide Use in Arizona Cotton. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Reduced Risk Pesticide Use Program. $16,304. (Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2012).
- Ellsworth, P.C., P. Asiimwe, S. Naranjo. Integrating Natural Enemies into a Cotton IPM Program for Whiteflies and Lygus Bugs. Cotton Foundation, General Project. $6,350. (Sept. 2009 - Aug 2010).
- Fournier, A., P.C. Ellsworth, R. Farmer & J. Peterson. Arizona Pesticide Use Reporting Database: An Information Resources to Enhance Competitiveness in the Special Crops Industry. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Program. $61,277. (Oct. 2009 - Sept. 2010).
- Fournier, A., P.C. Ellsworth, P. Jepson & W. Dixon. Risk Management for Farmers and Advisors. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. $54,010. (Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2012).
- Fournier, A., P.C. Ellsworth & J. Peterson. Pesticide Information Empowers Progressive Vegetable Industry. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. $142,426. (Oct. 2010 - Sept. 2013).
- Olsen, M. W., D. Kopec & J. Walworth. Salinity and/or sodium hazard of irrigation water as an indicator of rapid blight disease in turf. University of Arizona Technology and Research Initiative Fund. $23,500. (July 2007 - June 2008).
- Palumbo, J. Evaluation of New IPM Alternatives for Melons. California Melon Research Board. $18,567. (Jan 2010 - Jan 2011).
- Palumbo, J. Using a New Reduced Risk Insecticide Technology to Optimize Insect Management. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. $58,898. (Oct. 2009 - Sept. 2010).
- Palumbo, J. Enhancing Arizona Vegetable Extension IPM Programs. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. $37,125. (Oct. 2009 - Sept. 2010).
- Palumbo, J. Whitefly Dispersal and CYSDV Epidemiology in Melons. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. $74,600. (Oct. 2010 - Sept. 2012).
- Palumbo, J. Enhancing Arizona Vegetable IPM in Arizona. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. $87,709. (Oct. 2010 - Sept. 2013).
- Pryor, B. M. Development of an effective biocontrol strategy for the management of lettuce drop disease caused by the plant pathogenic fungus Sclerotinia minor. Arizona Iceburg Lettuce Research Council. $16,240. (Sept. 2007 - Sept. 2008).
- Young, K.M. Integrated Spurge Management in Nursery Containers. Arizona Department of Agriculture, Environmental Services Division Field Demonstrations - Reduced Risk Pesticide Use. $7,118. (October 2010 -September 2011).