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

Dr. Lori A. Berger

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Academic Coordinator
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center
9240 South Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 646-6523
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Biography

Lori has been at the intersection of agriculture, IPM, food systems, public policy, and sustainability for over two decades. She joined the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program in 2014. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director of the grower-supported California Specialty Crops Council, leading technical and regulatory affairs for a diverse array of fruit, vegetable, berry and vine crops valued at >$5 Billion produced on over 600,000 acres. 

Throughout her career, she has been active in several industry associations and has been on many federal advisory committees for USDA and EPA (pollinator protection, water quality, and soil health).

Lori holds a BS in Crop Science, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology, and an MBA. She is a licensed pest control advisor (PCA) and certified crop advisor (CCA) with a credential in sustainability. She is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

Education

MBA Business, California State University - Fresno. 2006
Ph.D. Entomology, Texas A&M University. 1987
M.S. Entomology, Oklahoma State University. 1982
B.S. Crop Science, University of Wyoming. 1980

Specialty

IPM, Pollinator Protection, MRLs, Environmental Stewardship, Organizational Leadership, Public Policy, Sustainbility

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

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Drees, Bastiaan M.; Cavazos, Robert; Berger, Berger; Vinson, S. Bradleigh (1991). Factors affecting sorghum and corn see predation by foraging red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Economic Entomology. 84:1, 285-289.
  • Drees, Bastiaan M.; Cavazos, Robert; Berger, Berger; Vinson, S. Bradleigh (1991). Impact of seed-protecting insecticides on sorghum and corn seed feeding by the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). J. Economic Entomology. 85:3, 993-997.
  • Berger, Lori A.; Vaissiere, Bernard E.; Moffett, Joseph. O.; Merritt, Sammie J. Merritt (1988). Bombus (Hymepotera: Apidae) as pollinators of Male-Sterile Upland Cotton on the Texas High Plains. Environmental Entomology. 17:5, 789-794.
  • Berger, Lori A.; Moffett, Joseph. O.; Rummel, D.R. (1987). The foraging activity of Agapostemon angelicus Cockerell relative to hybrid cottonseed production on the Texas High Plains. Southwestern Entomologist. 113:1, 47-54.
  • Berger, Lori A.; Gilstrap, F.E.; Rummel, D.R. (1986). The impact of introduced honey bees on native bees foraging in hybrid production areas. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conference. 94.
  • Berger, Lori A.; Moffett, Joseph. O.; Rummel, D.R. (1985). Seasonal cycles of Agapostemon angelicus Cockerell relative to hybrid cottonseed production on the High Plains of Texas. J. Kansas Entomological Society. 58, 1-8.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Berger, Lori A.; Farrar, James J.; Goodell, Peter B.; and McIntyre, Joseph (2019). Roadmap to IPM in California - A Summary.
  • Berger, Lori A.; Farrar, James J.; Goodell, Peter B.; and McIntyre, Joseph (2018). Roadmap for IPM in California: Using systems thinking to build better IPM for all Californians. White Paper.
  • L. A. Berger, et al. (2016). Area-wide Pest Management Strategic Plan for Safflower Production in the S. San Joaquin Valley of California.
  • representatives, L. A. Berger and commodity (2015). Crop Profile for Saffloer Production in California.
  • Berger, Lori A. (2014). Canine detection of citrus canker may show Huannglonbing (HLB) application promis. Citrograph.
  • Goodell, Peter B.; Berger, Lori A. (2014). Identifying and managing critical uses of chlorpyrifos against key pests of almond, alfalfa, citrus, and cotton.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Specialty Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2009). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Pear Production in California (Revision).
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Specialty Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2008). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Plum Production in California(Revision).
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Specialty Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2007). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Dry Bean Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Specialty Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2007). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Onion Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Specialty Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2005). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Fresh Carrot Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2004). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, and Mixed Melon Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2004). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Celery Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2004). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Cherry Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2004). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Pepper Production in California.
  • L. A. Berger, et al. (2003). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Avocado Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2003). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Fresh Tomato Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2003). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Kiwifruit Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2003). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Nectarine Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2003). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Olive Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2003). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Peach Production in California.
  • Berger, L. A.; CA Minor Crops Council, and commodity representatives (2003). Pest Management Strategic Plan for Strawberry Production in California.
  • Berger, L.A.; Nemec, S.J. (1987). Evaluation of Capture tank mix for control of Tetranychus cinnabarinus Boisduval in cotton. Insecticide and Acaracide Tests.
  • Berger, L.A., J.O. Moffett, and D.R. Rummel. 1982. Wild bee and honey bee visitation patterns in hybrid cottonseed production on the Southern High Plains of Texas. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conference. 90.

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