Environmental and Agrichemical
is involved with IPM research and extension on crops including apples,
asparagus, carrots, mint, stone fruits, hops, grapes, poplars, and
onions. His projects also include pest management issues associated
with riparian restoration. Doug is based at WSU's Irrigated Agriculture
Research and Extention Center (IAREC) in Prosser.
serves as the statewide IPM coordinator, developing annual and 5-year
plans of work for implementation of integrated pest management strategies
in Washington State; as an ex officio Commissioner on the Washington
State Commission on Pesticide Registration, assisting in the review
of pest management research projects for funding; and as the Washington
State Liaison to the USDA IR-4 project for minor crop pesticide
registration, attending prioritization workshops and conducting
field research. Doug's Environmental and Agricultural Entomology
Laboratory (EAEL) serves as the Field Research Center for EPA Region
10, comprising Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, and most of Idaho.
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University
of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in entomology from the University
of California at Davis. Doug's areas of expertise include acarology,
agrichemicals, and economic entomology.
Holly is based at WSU's Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extention
Center (IAREC) in Prosser. She is responsible for coordinating local, statewide, and regional IPM projects primarily in support of the state's livestock and dairy commodities. Since joining WSU Extension in 2003, she has worked with scientists and stakeholders in a wide variety of commodities including beef cattle, dairy cattle timothy hay, alfalfa, hops, wine grapes, juice grapes, tree fruits, mint, wheat, potatoes, and carrots.
activities include authoring or co-authoring outreach materials including newsletter articles, web pages, and extension bulletins, and making oral and poster presentations to diverse groups of agricultural stakeholders in Washington State and beyond, including beef cattle ranchers, dry land alfalfa growers, grape growers, home gardeners, tree fruit growers, horse owners, grass hay growers, pesticide applicators, veterinarians, and university
and ARS researchers. Holly is also active in grantwriting and funding
and recent research activities include using digital photography to estimate fly abundance on beef cattle, conducting ear tag efficacy trials with beef cattle, assessing insecticide resistance in local populations of horn fly and face fly associated with beef cattle, and evaluating the effectiveness of bedding treatments against house flies in dairies.
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economic biology from Clemson
University in Clemson, SC, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology
from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Her agricultural pest management
background is diverse, having worked on pests of cotton, soybean,
and small grain on the East Coast before moving to the West Coast
to work on the codling moth in apple. In addition, she is becoming
quite the expert in the management of the flies pestering her horses
residing at her ranchette.
Carrie Foss, M.S.
Urban IPM Coordinator
manages the WSU Urban IPM Program in western Washington which
includes the WSU IPM Certification Program for Landscape and Turf
Professionals, and the Structural Pest Research and Demonstration
Facility. She is based at WSU's Puyallup Research and Extension
developed and initiated the WSU IPM Certification Program which
includes IPM curriculum for landscape and turf management and
certification for continuing IPM education. She manages the Structural
IPM program which includes hands-on training for pest management
professionals and structural pest inspectors.
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in botany from the University
of Washington and a Master of Science degree in plant pathology
from the University of Hawaii. Her background includes plant problem
diagnosis and research on beneficial microorganisms and management
strategies for turf and ornamental diseases.
Research and Extension Communication Specialist
the editor and graphic designer for the Washington State IPM Coordinator's
Office, Sally is like the anchorperson in a relay race. She's the
last person who touches the baton before the finish line. In this
case, the baton is IPM information and finish line is the end-user
of that information--the agricultural producers, homeowners, and
other stakeholders who need integrated pest management information
designs and edits most of the reports, Extension Bulletins, posters,
and other outreach materials for agricultural IPM in Washington.
She maintains the IPM website and authors or edits most of the grants
that fund the agricultural IPM programs.
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Practice of Art from Mills
College. She studied graphic design at the Universitá di
Syracuse in Florence, Italy and has taken graduate courses
in communications from Washington State University. Her background
includes work as an art director, copywriter, and creative director
for several advertising agencies and marketing firms. She served
as Editor for Agrichemical
and Environmental News from 1998 through 2003. Sally has written
four books on travel and the outdoors and writes a weekly column
In the course of researching her outdoor books and magazine
articles, she has become a seasoned practitioner of mechanical
control of mosquitoes, black flies, ticks, yellowjackets,
and other nuisance pests of the Pacific Northwest.