As the integrated pest management (IPM) advisor for ornamentals in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties since 1995, Dr. Cheryl Wilen provides effective IPM strategies to farm advisors, governmental agencies, pest control advisors, and commercial growers and landscapers. Her research and extension program focus on 1) progressive integrated pest management techniques in ornamental crop production, landscapes, and turf; 2) IPM and water quality in urban environments; 3) evaluation and demonstration of least-toxic pest control systems; and 4) pesticide safety.
Dr. Wilen is involved in UC workgroups, public service, and national and international scientific societies. She has been the co-chair for two statewide conferences (Pest Management in ANR and the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers Research and Education Conference), co-chair of the Urban Systems review panel for the Exotic Pests grants, and chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the South Coast Research and Extension Center. In addition, she provids information and training to California policy makers regarding the use of pesticides and pest control. She continues to be recognized as one of the experts in IPM for non-crop situations and represents the University of California.
For more information on Dr. Wilen's IPM research and extension projects, please visit http://cesandiego.ucdavis.edu/Integrated%5FPest%5FManagement/.
Also, you can check out her blog here.
Using fabric mulch to control landscape weeds
Controlling yellow nutsedge in the home garden and landscape
Current Research Projects: Comparison of weed control methods in turf; rabbit repellants; urban IPM outreach and education; and presticide runoff mitigation and education.
Contact Dr. Cheryl Wilen