The Integrated Pest Management Program of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service provides research-based information and education for agricultural producers, agribusiness, consumers and citizens in the urban areas. The IPM Department disseminates expert, reliable and current educational information in the areas of integrated pest management.
The IPM program offers education that transfers new knowledge and technologies from research to users, enhances communities and the environment, and enables individuals to improve the quality of their lives through improved decision-making. Research is an integral part of this program whereby demonstrations in agriculture are conducted every year to determine the IPM practices needed by producers to increase yield and profit and reduce conventional pesticide use.
The Integrated Pest Management Agent serves the Agricultural and Urban clientele of El Paso county and Hudspeth County. He is supported by extension specialists who provide current research applications and educational material. These specialists are located on the Texas A&M University campus and at district research and extension centers across the state.
Got bugs? Insects in the City is where you can learn more about common insects found around your home and landscape. Check out our fact sheet section for practical information on a variety of insect topics. Not sure what’s bugging you? Pest Wizard will help you name that insect or spider.
Salvador Vitanza, Ph.D.
9521 Socorro Road
Suite A2 – Box2
El Paso,TX 79927
Ph: (915) 860-2515
Fx: (915) 860-2536