Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Peter B Goodell Ph.D.

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Cooperative Extension Advisor, IPM
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 646-6515
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Statewide IPM Program

Biography

Research Statement
As a member of the UC Statewide IPM Program, my primary mission is to develop and deliver IPM tactics and strategies to the San Joaquin Valley. I deal with insects and nematodes on field crops including cotton, alfalfa seed, dry beans and forage. My work takes on a system approach that encompasses crop and pest interactions, ecological landscapes and development of community-based IPM programs. I support the programs of County Farm Advisors by providing expertise and educational support for local farmers and pest control advisers. Current projects include:

  • Managing the landscape to mitigate lygus migration
  • Improving our understanding of cropping mosaics through the use of GIS technologies to map insect movements across large areas
  • Improving pest management decision-making for aphid, whiteflies and lygus

Extension Statement
Taking research information developed on campus or at Centers and adapting it to local conditions is the primary objective of Cooperative Extension. Using stakeholder participatory approaches, my outreach programs are locally developed to address statewide issues such as reducing agriculture’s footprint on environmental quality while maintaining he productivity of California’s farms.

Administration Statement
As the IPM Extension Coordinator for Statewide IPM Program, I am responsible for coordinating and reviewing activities of the eight IPM Advisors throughout California. In addition, I meet annually with IPM Coordinators from the Western States and Territories to review and discuss IPM issues at the regional and national level.

Education

Ph.D. Entomology, Nematology, University of Califonria, Riverside. 1986
M.S. Entomology, Nematology, University of Califonria, Riverside. 1979
B.A. Ecology, Field Biology, San Francisco State University. 1974

Specialty

Development and delivery of IPM tactics, nematode and insect pest management in field crops, (cotton, alfalfa, melon) developing IPM strategies at the ecological landscape level

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Files

ANR Publications

California Agriculture Article Contributions

ANR Workgroup Associations

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