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APMC 2006 Summit


2006 Arizona Pest Management Center Summit
Maricopa Agricultural Center
June 6, 2006

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The purpose of the 2006 Arizona Pest Management Center Summit was to assemble University of Arizona faculty members involved in pest management related research and outreach, along with key stakeholders from urban, agricultural and natural resource sectors, in a forum to identify program needs and priorities, and to discuss the role of the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) and Extension in addressing these challenges.


The general format for this one-day workshop was a morning plenary session with broad presentations related to the APMC and integrated pest management and afternoon focus sessions during which participants identified IPM priorities.

Meeting Agenda


Fournier, A. The Arizona Pest Management Center (PDF, 2.36MB). Al Fournier is Associate Director of the APMC and IPM Program Manager at the University of Arizona.

Ellsworth, P. IPM: What Does the “I” Stand for? (PDF, 1.8MB). Peter Ellsworth is Director of the APMC, an IPM Specialist and IPM Coordinator at the University of Arizona.

Melnicoe, R. What’s Most Important in IPM? (PDF, .5MB). Rick Melnicoe is Director of the Western IPM Center.

Olson, C. Diagnostics & Identification: A Key to Pest Management (PDF, .43MB). Carl Olson is Associate Curator in the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona.

Green, T. The Greening of the Marketplace: Increasing Demand for IPM (PDF, 1.5MB). Tom Green is President of The IPM Institute of North America.

IPM Priorities (final presentation), Presented by Kai Umeda, University of Arizona; Tom Green, IPM Institute of North America; Peter Ellsworth, University of Arizona; and Linda Herbst, Western IPM Center.



Afternoon breakout sessions were focused on the development of IPM priorities in four major areas:

A facilitator engaged participants in each focus group in a priority-setting activity that used established IPM criteria to develop a focused list of priorities. In addition, groups brainstormed potential resources and solutions for addressing the priorities they identified. A representative from each group presented their priorities to all meeting participants in a final plenary session.

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Desired Outcomes (listed before meeting):


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