The goals of the IPM team are:
- To address the needs of stakeholders, extension agents, research scientists, and department specialists;
- To collectively conduct sound, relevant research;
- To monitor and prioritize pests in Colorado regions through IPM projects and periodic surveys;
- To enhance pest diagnostics through the CSU Plant Pest Clinic and statewide training; and
- To promote collaborative activities with stakeholders, universities, colleges, units and and departments, and state and federal agencies.
Don Bright — Beetle identification, C. J. Gillete Museum of Arthropod Diversity
Matt Camper — Insect identification
Whitney Cranshaw — Insect and mite pests of vegetables, trees, shrubs & ornamentals; insect identification
Research/Teaching Entomology Faculty
Lou Bjostad — Chemical ecology & insect behavior
Andrew Norton — Insect ecology & biological control
Paul Ode — Behavior and ecology of parasitoid wasps
Outreach/Extension Plant Pathologists
Tamla Blunt — Diseases of turf, landscape and vegetable plants and Director of the CSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic.
William Jacobi (retired) — Biology and management of diseases and insects of forest and shade trees.
Ned Tisserat (retired) — Diseases of turfgrass, tree, ornamental and small grains.
Research/Teaching Plant Pathology Faculty
Jan Leach — Mechanisms for plant disease resistance.
George Beck — Pasture, range and non-crop noxious weed ecology and management; public policy / legislation
Scott Nissen — Weed management in vegetable and field crops; weed seedling identification; herbicide behavior in plants.
Philip Westra — Weed management in field crops; bioeconomic modeling of weeds; herbicide resistant weed management.
Pesticide Safety and Education
Thia Walker — Extension Specialist and program manager for the Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program.