Current School IPM Newsletter
Upcoming Events: School IPM
Purpose and Background
Schools Pest Press
School IPM 2015: Pest Management Strategic Plan
Western Region School IPM Inventory
2011 Priority-setting Exercise
School IPM Work Group Archive
May 2013 (PDF, 324KB).
April 2013 (PDF, 365KB).
March 2013 (PDF, 472KB).
April 11, 2013. Annual Spring turfgrass Seminar - "Haboobs, Heat, Rain, and Snow in the Desert". Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040. Click here for more information.
Early bird reduced registration until April 8. Learn about the basics of meteorology (jet stream, fronts, and pressure systems); Arizona's seasons (monsoon and dust storms); climate change and applications for frost management and irrigation management. This seminar will help you understand meteorological phenomena and their impact on turf management in Arizona.
Agenda (PDF, 164 KB)
Free Registration. This workshop for school personnel will provide information on: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) philosophy and the best way to manage pests, including ants, cockroaches, key kitchen pests, rodents, bats, bed bugs and head lice, pesticide safety, how to understand pesticide labels, and how to evaluate your pest management program. Participates will be awarded six Continuing Education Units for Office of Pest Management (general category). Those who are in Yavapai County can contact Jeff Schalau, regarding the agenda and registration for the class.
Early bird reduced registration until April 30, 2013. Desert Horticulture is the premier annual conference for all members of the Green Industry: landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, and suppliers. Our goal is to distribute timely, research-based information relevant to urban landscapes in the arid Southwest. Concurrent sessions are offered for Plants and Landscapes, Plant Health, and Hands-on Workshops. Participants can earn Continuing Education Units for different professional organizations including OPM, ISA and others. Please visit website at http://ag.arizona.edu/deserthort.
Purpose. 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.
2007 - 2009 Grant Proposal (PDF, 141KB)
Grant Proposal (2006) PDF, 5.1MB
Grant Report (Aug 1, 2007) PDF, 111KB
Grant Report (Aug. 22, 2008) PDF, 211KB
Funding. In 2006, the work group was established with funding from the Western IPM Center. Our activities are leveraged by considerable resources and in-kind support from many member institutions, including the Arizona Pest Management Center.
Fournier, A., T.J. Gibb & C.Y. Oseto. 2010. Go to the Head of the Class: A Research-based Approach to Understanding Adoption and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management in Schools. Purdue IPM Technical Resource Center, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. 375 pp.
IPM: Integrated Pest Management
IPM Basics - In and Around Buildings
City of Phoenix IPM Program
August 2012 Issue 2, featuring Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, in English (PDF, 678KB).
August 2012 Issue 1, Back-to-School Issue, featuring Head Lice in English (PDF, 65KB).
June 2012 Issue, Clear-Up and Clean-Out For Summer, in English (PDF, 396KB).
September 2010 Issue, featuring Bed Bugs, in English (PDF, 196KB).
October 2010 Issue, featuring Mice and Rats, in English (PDF, 156KB).
December 2010 Issue, featuring Pigeons in English (PDF, 298KB).
Previous newsletters can be found here.
EPA Announces New School IPM Initiative (1.1MB, PDF)
School IPM 2015: A Strategic Plan for Integrated Pest Management in Schools in the United States. 2009. Green, T.A. and Gouge, D.H., editors. IPM Institute of North America website.
IPM Implementation by 2015, A Pest Management Strategic Plan. 2009. Green, T.A., D.H. Gouge & M.L. Lame. A
Quick Facts summary of the PMSP process.
The Western School IPM Working Group is charged with creating an inventory of existing school IPM programs, resources, and laws throughout the West. These inventory documents are created and regularly updated by working group participants. They are meant to serve as a resource for established and nascent school IPM programs in the West and elsewhere.
Last update: July 2011
School & Child Care IPM & Pesticide Laws (PDF, 37KB) A state-by-state checklist of IPM and pesticide laws for schools and child care facilities in western states. (Updated July 2011)
Updated March 1, 2013
Lead Contact: Dawn H. Gouge, Urban Entomologist (University of Arizona)
Alicia Aalto, EPA, Region 8
Kaci Agle, National Pesticide Information Center
Diane Alston, Utah State University
Sandy Alvey, Department of Defense
Paul Baker, University of Arizona
Rebecca Baldwin, University of Florida
Amy Bamber, Montana Department of Agriculture
Juliann Barta, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Washington
Donald Baumgartner, Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Stacey Bealmear, University of Arizona
Rick Bell Arrow Exterminators
Steven Blunt, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Lynn Braband, Cornell University
Laurie A. Brajkovich, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Gary Braness, Bayer Environmental Science
Zach Bruns, IPM Institute of North America, LLC
Sam Bryks, Integrated Pest Management Consultancy
Clark Burgess, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Mary E. Burrows, Montana State University
Don Callaway, Arizona Organic Pest & Termite Control
Joy Campbell, EPA Region 6
Jorine Campopiano, Environmental Protection Agency- Region 9
Jon Carpenter, Nevada Department of Agriculture
Bob Cartwright, Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
Kari Christensen, Oregon Department of Health Services
Gilbert Chun, Hawaii Department of Education
Aimee Code, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Bill Coli, University of Massachusetts
John F. Connett, University of Wyoming
Shelly Connor, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Pat Copps, Orkin, Inc., California and western states
Vince Craig, Office of Pest Management
William Currie, International Pest Management Institute, Arizona
Brian Davidson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ryan Davis, Utah State University
Jaslyn Dobrahner, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8
Diane Eckles, Arizona Department of Health Services
Fabiola Estrada, US EPA Region 9
Carrie Foss, Washington State University
Al Fournier, University of Arizona
Indra Frank, Board of Directors Improving Kid's Environment
Julie Finke, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Sherry Glick, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Nevada
Kathryn Goldman, Pesticide Action Network of Blaine County
Fudd Graham, Auburn University
Tess Grasswitz, New Mexico State University
Tom Green, IPM Institute of North America, Inc.,Wisconsin
Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, Oregon Environmental Council
Nina Hapner, Kashia Band of Pomo Indians
Tony Harback, Office of Pest Management
Lyndon Hawkins, IPM Professional, California
Robert Hayes, Idaho Department of Agriculture
Mary Hintikka, Legal Nurse Consultant
Janet Hurley, Texas AgriLife Extension
Sharon H. Jaycox, Arizona Department of Health Services
Guinevere Jones, University of Wyoming
Janet Kirkland, Montana Department of Agriculture
Sonja Koukel, New Mexico State University
Pat Kwiatkowski, Pat Kwiatkowski
Marc Lame, Indiana University
Alexandre V. Latchininsky, University of Wyoming
Lucy Li, University of Arizona
VelRey Lozano, EPA Region 8
Jack Marlowe, Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, Washington
Thomas K. Matsuda, Hawaii Department of Ag
John McCown, Ecolab
Kenneth R. McPherson, US EPA Region VI
Tom Muhlbach, Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Stacy Murphy, US EPA Region 6
Kathy Murray, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
Angela O'Callaghan, University of Nevada
Ruth O'Neill, Montana State University
Chip Osborne, Osborne Organics
Lionel Puhuyesva, Hopi EPA
Corlene Rose, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Clay W. Scherer, DuPont Crop Protection
John W. Scott, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Kyrrha Sevco, Ecology Action, California
Mark Shour, Iowa State University Extension
Gregg Smith, Salt Lake City School District, Utah
Forrest St. Aubin, Augustine Exterminators
Tim Stock, Oregon State University
Cathy Tarutani, University of Hawaii
Cecil Tharp, Montana State University
Hank Uhden, Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Josh Vincent, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
Fred Willey, Invader Pest Managerment
Keith Willingham, Western Exterminator Company
Erick Wolf, Innolytics, LLC
Julian Yates, University of Hawaii
Deb Young, Colorado State University
Complete Member Information (PDF, 24KB) A list of work group members with complete contact information.
Regional School IPM Working Groups
Arizona School and Childcare IPM
National School IPM Website (University of Florida)
IPM Institute of North America: School IPM 2015
Western IPM Center
eXtension: Urban Integrated Pest Management website
Spanish School IPM CDC NIOSH
AZ IPM Tip of the Week
Western School IPM Work Group Archive