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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Touch-Screen Pest Management Kiosks


UC IPM kiosk helps solve pest management problems

The University of California Statewide IPM Program has developed a portable, touch-screen computer kiosk program to help consumers solve pest problems, protect the environment, and prevent runoff from residential landscapes.

The IPM Kiosks contain information in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF) on over 60 common home and garden pests, including pest identification and management, alternatives to pesticides and least toxic pest control, as well as safe use and disposal of pesticides. The kiosk also has tips related to proper watering, fertilizing, and avoiding problems associated with garden chemicals. Kiosk users can look up a pest by category and name, or diagnose a problem on plants. Users can watch videos, print and take home information, as well as locate resources for finding additional pest management help in their county.

Kiosks are placed throughout California as part of UC Master Gardener outreach events and in nurseries, libraries, county fairs, garden shows and expos, and plant clinics. To borrow one of our 16 kiosk units for your retail garden center, library, or government center, contact your local UC Master Gardener or UC Cooperative Extension office. For more information about the kiosks, contact Anne Schellman at UC IPM.

Find out when a kiosk will be in your area!

Kiosk location schedule 2018

(all locations are in California, listed by county)

Los Angeles County

  • The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
    April 13, 2017 to December 31, 2018
    1151 Oxford Road, San Marino
    626) 405-2100
    web site

Marin County

  • Jackson’s Hardware
    September 12, 2017 to December 31, 2018
    435 Du Bois Street, San Rafael
    (415) 454-3740
    web site

San Diego County

  • MiraCosta College Horticultural Department Complex Lobby
    January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
    1 Barnard Drive Oceanside, CA
    web site
  • UCCE San Diego County Office Lobby
    June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
    9335 Hazard Way #201, San Diego
    (858) 822-6932

Santa Barbara County

  • Santa Maria Office of Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner
    March 23, 2018 to December 31, 2018
    624 W. Foster Rd, Santa Maria
    (805) 934-6200
    web site

Yolo County

  • UC Agriculture & Natural Resources Building Lobby—Ongoing
    2801 Second Street, Davis
    (530) 750-1240

Created in collaboration with the Healthy Garden/Healthy Home Project, UC Cooperative Extension San Diego, the California State Water Resource Control Board, and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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