Project Publications


Western IPM Center funding has supported a variety of outreach and educational publications, including websites, videos, field guides and other publications. (Follow these links for Pest Management Strategic Plans and Crop Profiles.)


  • Intermountain Tree Fruit Production Guide
  • The Intermountain Tree Fruit Guide covers pest management and general production issues for growing healthy fruit in the Intermountain West, with an emphasis on integrated pest management and sustainable agriculture. Site developed jointly by the extension programs at Utah State University, University of Idaho and Colorado State University.
  • Insect Pests of Animals 
  • This website is devoted to the management of ectoparasites of animals - flies, lice, ticks, mites and fleas - an includes a database that lets veternarians find effective treatments based on their state, the type of animal being treated and the type of pest. Site developed by UC Riverside.


Training Material

Water Quality Training Slides 

Water quality slideaLearn how to protect water sources from pesticide pollution. The slides are designed for trainers to use and adapt to local audiences and needs.


A Classroom InPESTigation: Life Science Curriculum for Grades 3-5

A Classroom InPESTigationThis curriculum, written to meet the new federal Next Generation Science Standards, containes five one-hour lessons that teach students what a pest is, what kind of pest it is, why it lives where it does, how pests can be managed, and how to conduct a classroom “inPESTigation” to see what pests or potential pests might be in their classroom, and ways to prevent or control them. 





Field Guide for Northwest HopsField Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Hops


Released in December 2015, the Field Guide presents current, science-based information on all aspects of disease, weed, and pest and beneficial arthropod identification, biology, and management in a style intended for growers, consultants, and other field personnel. Over 200 color photos are provided throughout the book to aid in identification and diagnosis.


Handbook of community pests in the desert SouthwestHandbook on Pests of Community Environments of the Desert Southwest United States

The handbook covers major arthropod, vertebrate and weed pests in communities in the U.S. Desert Southwest, and includes IPM steps to manage most of the common pests in a practical, safe and sustainable manner, as well as sources that provide information on specific management measures for individual pests.


Medusahead Management Guide Medusahead Management Guide for the Western States

The Medusahead Management Guide has chapters on the introduction and spread of medusahead in the Western United States, as well as its impacts, biology and ecology. Much of the guide is devoted to management of the weed, through mechanical, cultural, chemical and integrated methods.


Natural Enemies of the SouthwestNatural Enemies of the Southwest

A full-color, 74-page guide highlighting the natural enemies of the pests of Southwest field crops. 



Weed Control FactsheetsYellow archangel factsgeet

Two-page factsheets for controlling American Pokeweed, Blackberry, English Ivy, Garlic Mustard, Giant Hogweed, Lesser Celandine, Old Man’s Beard, Spurge Laurel, Water Primrose and Yellow Archangel.


Weed Seedling Identification Guide for Montana and Northern Great PlainsWeed Seedling guide

A guide to common and problematic broadleaf weeds and grasses in Montana and the Northern Great Plains states.



Early Detection and Rapid Response brochureEarly Detection and Rapid Response to New Plant Invaders

This Montana-focused brochure describes how early detection and rapid response works as a key elements to weed management, and how to determine if it can be an effective strategy. It includes photos of three weeds of concern in Montana, and resources and contact information.


Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest VineyardsNorthwest Vineyards Field Guide

Provides straightforward, science-based information on identification and control of the region’s insect and mite pests, beneficial arthropods, diseases, disorders and weeds affecting wine and juice grapes. 

Download or order. English-Spanish pocket version.


Alaska Field Guide to Potato Pests and Beneficial InsectsAlaska Potato Guide

In English and Russian.



Bivalve aquaculture guideDichotomous Key and Illustrated Guide to the Pests of Bivalve Aquaculture in Washington and Oregon

The guide addresses some of the complex management decisions facing bivalve producers in Washington and Oregon. Many of the organisms described in the guide may be pests at times on bivalve farms but at other times are integral members of intertidal communities.


IPM Practitioners' DirectoryIPM Practitioner’s Directory of Least-Toxic Pest-Control Products

Lists more than 2,000 products by more than 600 suppliers.



Bed bugs poster in Chinese

Bed Bugs Poster

Available in the following languages: Amharic, Burmese, English, Nepali, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.