The mission of the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) is to support College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty in their efforts to develop and deliver outstanding Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs that address the needs of Arizona’s citizens. This includes IPM programs serving agriculture, urban communities and natural areas.
The APMC engages with faculty, partner organizations, clientele and other interested stakeholders to:
All IPM programs at the University of Arizona are organized within the APMC, an umbrella organization directed by the IPM Coordinating Committee, a steering committee made up of UA faculty and stakeholders from across the state with expertise in entomology, plant pathology and weed science. The APMC maintains five program foci: Detection & Diagnostics, Agricultural IPM, Community IPM, IPM Assessment and Pesticide Education. Within each focus, program teams actively develop, manage, support and implement UA’s IPM programs. The IPM Program Manager provides leadership, manages communications, and provides support to faculty for needs assessment activities, proposal development and program evaluation. The IPM Coordinator has statewide responsibility for all aspects of the IPM programs, manages the resources, convenes the IPM Coordinating Committee, and submits federal reports.
Our IPM programs are staffed by an energetic, but limited number of faculty and staff from multiple departments, agricultural centers and counties across Arizona. The activities of the APMC help keep our programs strategically focused, relevant, and well positioned to compete for IPM funding both regionally and nationally.
Our goal is to create a working environment in which the science and implementation of IPM can thrive in Arizona.