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Karey Windbiel-Rojas

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Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area Urban IPM Advisor
UC ANR: Integrated Pest Management
2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618-7774
(530) 750-1241
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Also in:
Yolo County
Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Solano County


M.S. Integrated Pest Management, University of California, Davis. 2006
B.S. Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 1998



Integrated Pest Management

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Peer Reviewed

  • L, Hayden; LR, Oki; D, Haver; T, Majcherek; K, Windbiel-Rojas; ML, Cadenasso (2023). Residential Adoption of Best Landscape Management Practices: Effects of Outreach to Reduce Non-Point Source Pollution. Land. 12 (2):382. 01/31/2023.
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K; Matuskey, R; Wall-Parilo, D (2021). Delusional infestation: What nurses should know. Nursing Management. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 51:8, 5. August.
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K; Messenger-Sikes, B (2020). Sooty Mold. Pest Notes. Oakland, CA, UC ANR Publication 74108. 4. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74108.html
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2019). Centipedes and Millipedes. Pest Notes. Oakland, CA, UC ANR Publication 7472. 4 pp. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7472.html
  • Flint, M. L.; Sutherland, A. M.; Windbiel-Rojas, K. (2018). Vegetable Pest Identification for Gardens and Small Farms. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 3553, 51 pp.
  • Perry, E. J.; Windbiel-Rojas, K (2014). Boxelder Bug. Pest Notes. Oakland, CA, UC ANR Publication 74114. 3 pp. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74114.html
  • Goodell, Peter B.; Zalom, Frank G.; Strand, Joyce F.; Wilen, Cheryl A.; Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2014). "MAINTAINING LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT: Over 35 years, integrated pest management has reduced pest risks and pesticide use." California Agriculture 68(4): 153-157.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Windbiel-Rojas, K (2023). Organic Herbicides for Weed Control in Urban Landscapes. Green Bulletin. UC IPM. 12:3, 5. 02/27/2023. https://ipm.ucanr.edu/legacy_assets/pdf/pubs/greenbulletin.winter.2023.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K; Messenger-Sikes, B (2022). Common Spiders Around the Home. Home and Garden Pest Newsletter. UC IPM. 2:3, 1. 10/11/2022. https://ipm.ucanr.edu/legacy_assets/pdf/pubs/fall_2022_home-garden-pest-newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K (2022). What are Abiotic Plant Disorders? Home and Garden Pest Newsletter. UC IPM. 2:2, 1. 07/21/2022. https://ipm.ucanr.edu/legacy_assets/pdf/pubs/summer 2022_home-garden-pest-newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K; Messenger-Sikes, B (2021). The Dangers of Homemade Pest Control Remedies. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM Newsletter. UC IPM. 11:1, 4. Spring. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Spring_2021_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K (2020). Alternatives to Glyphosate: Efficacy and Trade-offs in the Landscape. Proceedings of the 72nd Annual Conference of the California Weed Science Society of America. https://www.cwss.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Proceedings-2020-Complete-PDF_061120.pdf
  • Reiter, Maggie; Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2020). Organic herbicides and glyphosate for weed control: results of coordinated experiments in urban landscapes. CAPCA Advisor. 23:1, 6 pp. February. https://capca.com/publication/capca-adviser-february-2020/
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K (2020). Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM Newsletter. 10:2, pp. 1. Summer. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Summer_2020_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Lander, E; Windbiel-Rojas, K (2020). Unwanted Indoor Critters? There‚Äôs a Pest Notes for that! Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM Newsletter. 10:3, 1. Winter. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Winter_2020_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K; Messenger-Sikes, B (2020). Using Disinfectants and Sanitizers Safely. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM Newsletter. 10:1, pp. 3. Spring. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Spring_2020_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K; Roncoroni, J (2019). Organic Herbicide Trials in Yolo and Sacramento Counties. Proceedings of the 71st Annual Conference of the Calfornia Weed Science Society. p 33. https://www.cwss.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019proceedings-for-website-040119.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2019). Reading the Pesticide Label. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 9:1. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Spring_2019_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2019). UC IPM Resources for Landscape Pest Management Professionals. Green Bulletin. 9:1. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/greenbulletin.2019.winter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2019). Wear the Right Gear When Using Pesticides. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 9:2. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Summer_2019_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2018). Mosquito Problems in Garden Centers. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 8:2. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Summer_2018_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Messenger-Sikes, B; Windbiel-Rojas, K (2018). New Fipronil Label Protects Water. Green Bulletin. 8:1. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/greenbulletin.2018.spring.pdf
  • Messenger-Sikes, B; Windbiel-Rojas, K (2018). When Familiar Pesticides Change. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 8:2, 2 pp. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/Summer_2018_Retail_Newsletter.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, K.; Schellman, A. (2017). Retailers Attend IPM Workshops on Invasive Pests and More. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 7:1, 4 pp. May 2017. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/retailipmnews.2017.may.pdf
  • Schellman, A; Windbiel-Rojas, K (2016). Retailers Receive IPM Training in 2016. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 6:1, 4 pp. March 2016. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/retailipmnews.2016.march.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2016). Zika, Mosquitoes, and Repellents. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. UC IPM. 6:2:2, 4 pp. August 2016. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/retailipmnews.2016.august.pdf
  • Swain, S. V.; Windbiel-Rojas, K. (2015). Dealing with Pantry Pests. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 5:2, 4 pp. July 2015. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/retailipmnews.2015.july.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2014). Excluding Migratory Birds from Buildings. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 4:3. November 2014. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/retailpmnews.2014.nov.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2013). Using Traps and Barriers for Insects and Other Pests. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 3:3. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/retailipmnews.2013.oct.pdf
  • Windbiel-Rojas, Karey (2012). Tools for Removing Dandelions and Other Weeds. Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News. 2:2. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PDF/PUBS/retailipmnews.2012.jun.pdf

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