Contact Us

IPM Center

Ronda Hirnyck
Extension Pesticide Coordinator
University of Idaho, Boise Center
322 E Front St, Suite 180
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4046
Fax: (208) 364-4035

Edward J. Bechinski
Extension Entomologist and Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
University of Idaho, PSES Dept.
Ag. Science Bldg., Rm 242
Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Phone: (208) 885-5972
Fax: (208) 885-7760

Homeowner Information

New EPA Lawn Care Videos

The EPA has created a series of new videos to encourage homeowners and communities to adopt healthy lawn care practices as a means of reducing pesticide risk to human health and the environment. Healthy, environmentally friendly lawn and landscape practices can reduce erosion, stream sedimentation, flooding and runoff of pollutants into local waterways as well as risk of pesticide exposure to children, adults, pets and wildlife.

The video series was developed to educate homeowners, garden clubs, civic associations and others seeking a healthy, environmentally friendly lawn. In addition, the video was created as an educational tool to assist federal, state and local government agencies, Master Gardeners and community-based groups with their existing outreach and education efforts. The series is available in a 4-minute format, an extended 11-minute format and several short, topic-specific versions. Topics covered include soil testing, watering, mowing, weed and pest control, fertilizer use, aerating soil and controlling runoff. To view the EPA's new healthy lawn care practices videos, visit:


Idaho Gardening Information

  • The University of Idaho Extension's Idaho Landscapes & Gardens - If you need basic guidance on Idaho gardening or expert advice, you can find it here. Idaho landscapes and gardens provides information on topics such as planning your garden and and landscape, caring for lawns, growing fruits and vegetables, wildlife and also provides links to contact a Master Gardener in your area.
  • The University of Idaho eXtension: Gardens, Lawns and Landscapes - This site has information on basic lawn care, composting, landscaping, plant selection, fruit and vegetable gardening and much more.
  • Idaho Master Gardeners - The Master Gardener website has information on how to become a master gardener, classes, and a handbook with information on a multitude of topics such as growing fruits and vegetables, pest management, and plant propagation.
  • Planning an Idaho Vegetable Garden (1996 BUL 775) - Your complete guide to starting a vegetable garden.

Pests and Problems


Integrated Pest Management and Biological Controls