Silvia Rondon

Director - OIPMC

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Insects-Plant Interactions
  • Biological Control
  • Insect Ecology-Insect Movement
  • Chemical Control

The goal of my research program is to develop and implement cost-effective reduced-risk Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices for irrigated crops in eastern Oregon, including potatoes, onions, corn, wheat, etc.  This goal is achieved through the integration of population dynamics studies, understanding insect behavior, and implementing biological and chemical control  methods.  My extension program delivers IPM information to growers, crop consultants, field experts, and  public in general following "one to one" approach, and developing on-farm demonstration trials, presentations, trainings, workshops, and extension publications.


Accepts only self-funded graduate students.

NOTE: For non-commercial questions about insects or pest management at home or in the garden, please reach out to your local Master Gardener Program. This is a group of trained volunteers, often from YOUR community, who are eager to assist you with pest issues.