We will conduct a program of IPM outreach in Idaho led by Extension IPM Coordinator (Bechinski) in collaboration with Idaho Pest Management Center Director (Hirnyck); we have worked as a team since 2000 and together account for 38-years of extension experience in IPM at the University of Idaho. Our mission is to help the citizens of Idaho manage pests in ways that maximize the profitability of control action while minimizing harm to human health and environmental quality. We work to our mission by delivering educational programs that provide farmers, ranchers, homeowners and others with the tools and training needed to put IPM into practice. Our approach is driven by stakeholder needs identified by Advisory Committees, statewide social surveys, and Pest Management Strategic Plans. We build our plan around working groups of statewide faculty
Teams who have expertise across pest-suppression disciplines.