Special Reports

The Western IPM Center periodically publishes special reports documenting the adoption, impacts and evaluation of integrated pest management.

Integrated Pest Management of MosquitoesIPM of Mosquitoes report cover

This report looks at case studies of three different mosquito and vector control districts in California to show how they use integrated pest management to accomplish multiple goals simultaneously: protecting citizens from mosquitoes, limiting exposure to chemical control agents, and achieving both goals with limited funding.

Download the Report (23 pages, pdf)

 

Integrated Pest Management Improvements in Hops from 2008 to 2015

This report compared Pest Managament Strategic Plans for hops in 2008 and 2015 to look at improvements in integrated pest management in one crop over time. Our review found significant IPM improvements in the management of spider mites, prionus beetles and mildew diseases, and regulatory changes promoting the use of reduced-risk pesticides.

Download the Report (4 pages, pdf)

 

Retrospective of the Regional IPM Grants Program 

The Regional IPM competitive grant program promoted scientific advances in integrated pest management to reduce risks of pest and pest management practices. This retrospective of the Regional Integrated Pest Management Grants Program highlights some of the important and varied research and extension conducted while the Regional IPM Centers administered the grant program.

Download the Report (12 pages, pdf)

 

Impacts of the Regional Integrated Pest Management Competitive Grants Program in the Western United States

The Regional IPM competitive grant program promoted scientific advances in integrated pest management to reduce risks of pest and pest management practices. From 2003 to 2014, the Western IPM Center organized the grant review panel, which selected projects based in part on regional priority needs. 

This report highlights impacts generated by 66 research and extension projects funded from 2003 to 2012. They involved 83 project directors and 107 collaborators in 15 universities across all 13 Western states. 

Download the Full Report (20 pages, pdf)

Download the Abstract (4 pages, pdf)

 

Adoption and Impacts of Integrated Pest Management in Agriculture in the Western United States

To document IPM adoption and impacts, this report examined peer-reviewed scientific literature and studies conducted by or on behalf of commodity groups or other agriculture interests, published since the year 2000. The data show that many IPM techniques have become so broadly adopted in the West they are now essentially conventional pest management, and that these high levels of IPM adoption are contributing to a reduction in pest-management risks to people and the environment.

Download the Full Report (66 pages, pdf)

Download the Abstract (4 pages, pdf)