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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 2015

(all locations are in California, listed by county)

Alameda County

Amador County

El Dorado County

Fresno County

  • Fresno City College—Ongoing
    1101 E University Ave, Fresno

Nevada County

Orange County

Sacramento County

  • Cal-EPA lobby—Ongoing
    1001 I Street, Sacramento
    (corner of I and 10th streets)

San Bernardino County

San Mateo County

  • Orchard Supply Hardware
    May 5-Sept 5
    1010 Metro Center Blvd, Foster City
    (650) 525-2100

San Diego County

  • Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply—Ongoing
    1105 West Mission Ave., Escondido
    (760) 745-4671
    Grangettos Web site
  • MiraCosta College—Ongoing
    Horticulture Department
    1 Barnard Dr., Bldg 7000, Oceanside
    (760) 795-6841
  • San Diego Zoo—Ongoing
    Near the Orchid House
    2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego
    (619) 234-3153
    San Diego Zoo Web site
  • UCCE San Diego County Office Lobby—Ongoing
    9335 Hazard Way, Ste #201 (2nd floor),
    San Diego
    (858) 822-7711
    UCCE San Diego County Web site
  • County Operations Center
    May 29-July 31
    5510 Overland Ave, San Diego
    (858) 694-2794
  • Valley Center Branch Library
    April 30-June 30
    29200 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center
    (760) 749-1305

Yolo County

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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