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How do we reframe IPM so that it is more widely accepted by our audiences.

Integrated pest management (IPM) has been around for over 50 years and yet overall adoption and implementation is lagging. At the same time, the recent changes to the Food Modernization Safety Act (FMSA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA) which resulted in changes towards the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) have brought back the emphasis on IPM. However, is the public ready for this concept or are they still willing to make choices based on speed not knowledge? How do we reframe IPM so that it is more widely accepted by our audiences.

Speaker: Janet A. Hurley, ACE, MPA 

Senior Extension Program Specialist IPM, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 

Ms. Hurley holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from Texas Woman’s University and Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. Hurley was hired by AgriLife Extension in 2001 to oversee the Texas School IPM program. Hurley coordinates school IPM coordinator training for public schools in TX and oversees the statewide effort to educate schools about their Integrated Pest Management programs. Hurley also oversees the efforts of the IPM Experience House a hands-on training facility located in Dallas to train pest management professionals and homeowners about structural pest problems. Ms. Hurley’s background in public health and administration, has led to additional work with zoonotic species. Bats and rodents are two areas that human to mammal conflict can cause problems. Hurley, is the Co-Chair for the 11th International IPM Symposium slated for March 2025 in San Diego, CA. 

Date & Time

December 20, 2023
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

portrait of Janet Hurley

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Dr. Bryan Brown

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