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USDA-RAMP Regional Lygus Research Project
2nd International Lygus Symposium, April 15-19, 2007, Pacific Grove, California,USA
1st International Lygus Symposium, Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2005, Ottawa, Canada

USDA-RAMP Project Focuses on Lygus Management in the West

A team of over a dozen researchers from throughout the West is collaborating on a USDA Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program (RAMP) project, Developing and implementing field and landscape level reduced-risk management strategies for Lygus in Western cropping systems. This $2.5M, 4-year project includes research and extension efforts ranging from Lygus biology and movement to field and landscape level management issues across multiple crops in the west.

For more information, including project reports, visit the RAMP project page on the Arizona Pest Management Center website.

Principle Investigators:

Peter C. Ellsworth, IPM Specialist & State IPM Coordinator, University of Arizona, Maricopa, AZ
Pete Goodell, IPM Advisor, State IPM Coordinator & Interim Director, University of California, Parlier, CA
Megha Parajulee, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Lubbock, TX
Scott Bundy, Associate Professor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Steve Naranjo, Research Entomologist & Research Unit Leader, USDA-ARS, ALARC, Maricopa, AZ
Jay Bancroft, Research Ecologist, USDA-ARS, Shafter, CA
Jackie Blackmer, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS, ALARC, Maricopa, AZ
Yves Carriere, Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Al Fournier, Assistant Specialist & IPM Program Manager, University of Arizona, Maricopa, AZ
Larry Godfrey, Extension Entomologist, University of California - Davis, CA
James Hagler, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS, ALARC, Maricopa, AZ
John Palumbo, Extension Vegetable Specialist, University of Arizona, Yuma, AZ
Jay Rosenheim, Professor, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA
David Kerns, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Texas A&M University, Lubbock,TX


Andrew Corbett, Veterinary Information Network
Pierre Dutilleul, McGill University
Bob Hutmacher, University of California, Davis
M.J. Jimenez, University of California IPM
R. Molinar, University of California IPM
Russ Tronstad, University of Arizona



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