Integrated Pest Management
The IPM program works with the agricultural industry in the research and implementation of alternative pest control methods, in order to decrease the use of pesticides. The current emphasis in the North Coast is on pest management systems for wine grapes, apples, and pears.
For information refer to the Integrated Pest Management list at the left and click on a specific pest.
Dr Varela retired after an impactful career as the IPM Advisor for the North Coast. A list of her peer reviewed publications are available here.
As part of the UC IPM European Grapevine Month Team that helped eradicate the pest in Sonoma County, the team was awarded an International IPM Award for Recognition at the 2018 International IPM Symposium. This team also received the UCANR Distinguished Service Team Award.