Extension Specialist — Pesticides
University of Idaho Boise
322 East Front Street, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702
M.S., University of Nebraska, 1983
B.S., University of Wyoming, 1977
- Pesticide regulations
- Pesticides and food safety
- Pesticides and environmental and human health risks
- Pesticide safety education
- Neufeld, J., A. Agenbroad, R. Guggenheim, R. Hirnyck. 2016. Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network Delivers Strategic IPM Information to Agricultural and Urban Audiences. Journal of the NACAA. Vol. 9, Issue 2.
- Young, M. R. Hirnyck, A. Agenbroad, E. Bechinski. 2015. Captivate Your Audience by Turning PowerPoint Presentations into Interactive E-learning Content. Journal of Extension, Volume 53, No. 2.
- Hirnyck, R.E. and C. M. Daniels. 2009. Pacific Northwest Pest Management Workgroup: Leveraging partnerships across large geographic regions. Journal of Extension, Volume 47, No.4, Article Number 4IAW6.
- Flanagan, S., R. Hirnyck and R. Sisco. 2009. Priority Setting Tool for the Western Region IR-4 Center. Journal of Extension, Volume 47, No.3, Article Number 3IAW2.
- Reddy, S. R. Hirnyck, T. McCammon, J. Neufeld, L. Downey and L. Urias. 2008. Educating Spanish Speaking Pesticide Handlers: Agricultural and Landscape Workers. Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, Volume 10, pp. 13-21. www.jpse.org.
- Hirnyck, R.E., W. Warren and S. Takatori. 2016. Reading and Understanding Pesticide Labels, BUL 908. University of Idaho Extension.
- Hirnyck, R.E. and J. Neufeld. 2014. Pesticide Record Keeping Using the OnePlan PAR, CIS 1211. University of Idaho Extension.
- Gunn, D., R. Hirnyck, et. al. 2014. Managing Pocket Gophers in Idaho Lawns and Landscapes. CIS 1213. University of Idaho Extension.
- Gunn, D., R. Hirnyck, et. al. 2014. Managing Voles in Idaho Lawns and Landscapes. CIS 1214. University of Idaho Extension.
Ronda began with the University of Idaho in the fall of 1997. Prior to that, she spent six years with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, working with pesticide and fertilizer registrations and water quality.
Ronda grew up in rural Kansas. She then went to the University of Wyoming where she received her bachelor's degree in wildlife management. After a few years working in Kansas and Wyoming she continued her education with a master's degree in entomology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also a graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture, 1994.
At the University of Idaho she is currently working in the areas of pesticide safety education, Integrated Pest Management, IR-4 minor crop pesticide registrations and the One Plan IPM planner. Ronda is a member of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators.