Strategic planning is an ongoing and critical activity for the Arizona Pest Management Center. We engage stakeholders in various ways to identify IPM needs and priorities and use this information to keep our programs strategically focused and relevant.
March 3-6, 2009. Documents related to 2009 Entomology Departmental Review.
In preparation for the 2009 CSREES and UA Academic Program Review for the Department of Entomology, Peter Ellsworth led a team of Entomology faculty and IPM Coordinating Committee members in developing several draft documents related to the APMC and UA IPM Programs. Many of these were included as appendices to
Section O of the self-study review document, which addressed applied IPM programs.
Appendix O-1A: APMC Units (bubble chart) (PDF, 46KB)
Appendix O-1B: APMC Membership List (PDF, 56KB)
Appendix O-2: IPM Coordinating Committee (PDF, 29KB)
Appendix O-3A: APMC Organizational Chart highlighting entomology investments (revised 11-13-08) (PDF, 157KB)
Appendix O-3B: APMC Organizational Chart Narrative highlighting entomology investments (revised 11-13-08) (PDF, 85KB)
Appendix O-4: APMC IPM Grants History (PDF, 75KB)
Appendix O-5: APMC Leverage Report (PDF, 190KB)
Appendix O-6: IPM Delivers (PDF, 6.2MB)
Appendix O-7: Pest Management Publications (PDF, 345KB)
Appendix O-8: APMC White Paper (PDF, 135KB)
January 7, 2009. Pest Management Strategic Plan for IPM in Schools is released.
USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Centers and the IPM INstitute of North America today released a Strategic Plan for IPM in U.S. Schools. The plan was created to reduce pest and pesticide-related hazards to children in U.S. public schools by 2015. Developed by a national team of IPM experts and stakeholders, the plan provides a roadmap to understanding pest biology, inspection and monitoring, and pest prevention that are key to successfully implementing IPM in schools.
Dr. Dawn Gouge, urban entomologist with the University of Arizona, was instrumental in stimulating and contributing to this national project, which she helped initiate following an APMC meeting where Rick Melnicoe, director of the Western IPM Center, made a presentation about Pest Management Strategic Plans. Al Fournier, Associate Director of the APMC, also contributed to the document and the process. The effort was jointly funded by USDA-CSREES, US EPA and the REgional IPM Centers. Dr. Tom Green, IPM Institute of North America, provided outstanding leadership to the development team. Tom Green and Dawn Gouge served as co-editors of the final document.
USDA-CSREES Press Release
US EPA Press Release
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.
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 Working 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.
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 IPM 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.