Peter B Goodell Ph.D.
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Statewide IPM Program
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
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.
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.
SpecialtyDevelopment 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)
- Ag Commodities and Products - Other
- Field Crops - Other
- Cotton, Long Fiber
- Cotton, Upland
- Beans, Dry - Blackeyed
- Honeydew Melons
- Plants and Their Systems
- Insects, Mites, and Other Arthropods Affecting Plants
- Pathogens and Nematodes Affecting Plants
- Integrated Pest Management Systems
- Beneficial Insects
- Pollution Prevention and Mitigation
- A Field Key to Lygus Species of the Central San Joaquin...
- Alfalfa: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines
- Cotton: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines
- Cucurbits: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines
- Eggplant: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines
- Integrated Pest Management for Citrus—3rd Edition
- Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western Region...
- IPM in Practice -- Second Edition
- Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to...
California Agriculture Article Contributions
- California cotton growers utilize integrated pest management
- Accuracy of cotton-planting forecasts assessed in the San Joaquin Valley
- Cotton aphid emerges as major pest in SJV cotton
- Improved mite sampling may reduce acaricide use in roses
- In the San Joaquin Valley, cotton aphids have become resistant to commonly used pesticides
- IPM: CALEW Cotton: an integrated expert system for cotton production and management
- Trapping tomato fruitworm in the Central Valley
- Sampling for nematodes