Robin Rosetta

Robin Rosetta, Regional Extension Educator
Robin Rosetta, Regional Extension Educator

Regional Extension Educator-Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Nursery production

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At NWREC since: 1994

Department: Horticulture

Duties: My Nursery IPM Extension program based at the North Willamette Research and Extension Centers is a multi-dimensional information system to assist nursery and greenhouse growers to make informed decisions in all aspects of integrated pest management (IPM) including pest identification, monitoring, pest biology, thresholds, and pest management tactics. My program serves commercial growers in Clackamas, Columbia, Linn, Marion, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.

Outreach is the main focus of my program and I have developed a number of resources for IPM in nursery production:

  • Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM
    This website has been established to provide educational materials and links for the identification and management of pests in commercial nursery production in the Pacific Northwest.
  • IPM Alert System
    The email Alert system is a free service sending out pest management information with regional, national, and international pest information pertinent to nursery production.
  • Twitter - PNW Nursery IPM 
  • OktoberPest – Weekly IPM workshops every October

Research Interests: Recent and current projects include: amber snail management, biological control of root weevils with Straeolaelaps mites, and intelligent spray systems (Smart Sprayer).

Research Interests: Recent and current projects include: amber snail management, biological control of root weevils with Straeolaelaps mites, and intelligent spray systems (Smart Sprayer).

Current Research Projects

Recent Research

               

Education

1992, University of California, Davis, M.S.-Plant Protection/Pest Management

1990, University of California, Davis, B.S.-Entomology  

1987, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, A.S.-Horticulture

1977, University of California, Santa Cruz, Electronic Communications

 

  •      Biotech Assistance for my program is provided by Derek Wells, Bio Science Research Technician 2