The mission of the Arizona Pest Management Center (APMC) is to support College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty in their efforts to develop and deliver outstanding Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs that address the needs of Arizona’s citizens. This includes IPM programs serving agriculture, urban communities and natural areas.


For information, please contact APMC at https://acis.cals.arizona.edu/about-us/arizona-pest-management-center.

Recent Submissions

  • Guayule Weed Management During Establishment in Arizona – September 2021

    McCloskey, William B.; Evancho, Blase; Pier, Naomi; University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences; University of Arizona Cooperative Extension (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2021-12)
    Guayule is a desert-adapted crop that is grown using agronomic practices like those used to grow cotton. Guayule seed is planted shallow in dry soil on beds and then irrigated to germinate the seed. Guayule seedlings are small and grow slowly making them poor competitors with weeds. Weeds must be actively managed for several months after planting until the crop canopy closes and guayule becomes very competitive against weeds.